Terrible news as Doom Metal band Messa was involved in a head-on collision bus accident while on tour this weekend. There were no fatalities, but all members of the band and crew suffered multiple bad injuries, some requiring surgery, and apparent rehabilitation. The band’s van was totaled and possibly their gear as well. They has issued an update on social media and has thanked the fans for their support. A GoFundMe was launched to support their recovery, or feel free to buy music from their Bandcamp. Messa who released their amazing album Close via Svart Records earlier this year. Please help if you can.
Moon Tooth has released a statement about the current condition of guitarist Nick Lee, who is suffering from medical issues stemming from a series of seizures. Nick has been placed in a medically induced coma by doctors. The band has canceled their upcoming shows, including opening for Cave In at their New York City show. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help offset medical expenses. We’ll share more news as it becomes available. Get well soon Nick!
In a story we are following up on, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Matt Holzboog of Crawling Through Tartarus. The Death Metal vocalist and family man was seriously injured when a shootout broke out at his bands’ show April 23rd, 2022, outside of The Marquis Lounge, in San Bernardino, California. One person wqas killed and three others besides Matt were hurt. Matt suffered a shattered fibia and tibia bone, and a main artery was hit as well. After two surgeries and almost a month in the hospital, he came home to his family on May 18th. Matt has not only suffered from being shot, but he faces medical bills and loss of wages for his wife who took unpaid leave to help care for him when he came home. Please help Matt and his family with anything you can spare.
Sad news as according to a published report by Metal injection, Fuming Mouth guitarist and vocalist Mark Whelan has unfortunately been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Whelan is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A GoFundMe to help Whelan with his medical expenses has been launched here. Read the posts from the band and their label Triple B Records from Boston and please contribute to the GoFundMe if you can, at the link below.Continue reading
There has been an outpouring of support for Russian Circles since they annoucned most all of their gear was roobed after the first few shows opening for System of A Down and Korn last weekend. The band has now shared a verified GoFundMe launched by band manager, Cathy Pellow to help them after suffering back-to-back financial losses.
Extreme Metal band Begat The Nephilim has suffered a bad loss as their van caught on fire and was destroyed. Although no one was harmed, their drummer Josh was living out of the van and lost many personal items. This terrible news comes on the heels of the band landing the coveted spot opening for the much-anticipated tour from Death Metal legends Deicide, Kataklysm, and Internal Bleeding. Begat is one of the better bands in the New England scene and even better people too. A friend has launched a GoFundMe to help them recover from this loss, so please donate if you can.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help Exodus drummer Tom Hunting offset the high cost of his battle against cancer, following the start of treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. The campaign, titled “Help Tom Hunting with his cancer battle!,” was organized by Exodus/Slayer guitarist Gary Holt and created on Tuesday, April 20. In less than 24 hours, the campaign has amassed nearly $4,500 and is now more than $15,000 from hitting the target goal of $20,000. At press time, the campaign has 89 donors, 25 shares and 87 followers. Donate now at the link below and read a message from Gary.
Following the news that former Entombed and current Entombed AD vocalist Lars-Goran Petrov was diagnosed with incurable cancer, Converge announced they would be donating 100% of the earnings from their 2013 guest-filled Entombed covers EP to Petrov’s GoFundMe. The EP includes five covers of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues” with a different vocalist on each one. The covers were originally recorded to be spliced together as one track on Converge’s 2012 split with Napalm Death, but the following year, Converge released each vocalist’s take as its own track on this EP. In addition to Converge’s own Jacob Bannon, Nate Newton, and Kurt Ballou, the vocalists include Aaron Turner (Isis, Sumac, Old Man Gloom), Kevin Baker (All Pigs Must Die, The Hope Conspiracy), and Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear).Continue reading
Sadly, the long-running and legendary ProgPower USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 weekend-long festival in September. Promoter Glenn Harveston took to social media to announce that ProgPower USA XXI, the annual Atlanta event is canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for September 8 – 11, 2021. “We can’t social distance in the venue (Centerstage) which is sold out.” The festival has rebooked for 2021 and launched a GoFundMe campaign to try and recover the lost monies from their $14,000 lost to a one-time US Visa application. On the plus side 19 of this year’s anticipated 21 acts have reconfirmed for next year. Theyhavealreadyreceived 25K of the 14k goal. Continue reading
Matt Pinfield, the iconic rock music personality and former MTV veejay of 120 Minutes had a fundraiser launched for him on GoFundMe on Monday (May 11). Organized by a friend of the TV and radio icon, the crowdfunding campaign seeks to raise funds for medical bills stemming from physical and mental ailments plaguing the entertainer. As of early today (May 13), the crowdfunding effort has brought in over $27,000 of its stated $50,000 goal. Pinfield was hospitalized in Los Angeles after getting hit by a car, which resulted in major injuries, as Billboard reported at the time. Since then, the entertainer has struggled with his health and the ensuing medical bills. That’s why his friend Chris Trovero organized the fundraiser for Pinfield. In addition to MTV, he’s also worked as a DJ for Sirius XM’s Lithium and hosted the 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield podcast. Taking to his Twitter account, Pinfield expressed his gratitude after the initial contributions began pouring in.