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.
A Hollywood legend, immortalized in the recent acclaimed Elton John Biopic and countless other films, documentaries and biographies, Doug Weston’s The Troubador has launched a GoFundMe page, clinging to life in the coronavirus world and trying not to close permanently. The clubs has called it’s survival “a big if”, according to the LA Times. For 60 years, the historic club the Troubadour has anchored the western edge of West Hollywood, just south of the Sunset Strip has made it a kind of neighborhood spot for musically minded Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood residents. A presence in Los Angeles live music since the beatnik era, the club opened by Doug Weston has provided thousands of artists the opportunity to make magic on hallowed ground. But as Gov. Gavin Newsom was recently laying out the stages by which businesses may be able to re-open, Christine Karayan, the club’s general manager, realized the seeming futility of the Troubadour’s plight. Newsom has announced that music venues will be among the last to open, in Phase 4. “That means the middle to the end of next year to potentially open, and maybe a 25% cap” on crowd size, Karayan says. “I can’t foresee being able to ride this out like that.” Continue reading
New York City metal landmark Lucky 13 Saloon has been hit hard by the closure due to the coronavirus. The club is vital to our scene, hosting live bands nightly, events, and more! The entire place is rock and metal living history! They have launched a GoFundMe for relief for the bar and their staff, but they need your help! Like much of New York City, forced to close on March 16th. Given the nature of their business, they are ineligible for any sort of government assistance. So, it’s up to our community to help them make it through. Ghost Cult frequents Lucky 13 and the owners and staff have been amazing to us over the years, and even let us conduct some interviews at the club with artists there. Times are tough all over, but if you can, please help by support their GoFundMe, set up by a friend to the club!Continue reading
A fundraiser has been launched to help offset the millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost by tour managers, merch slingers, and roadcrew lighting designers, sound persons, tour bus driver types from all of these canceled tours and festivals worldwide. Frank Fanelli (ex-The World We Knew singer) launched a GoFundMe to help all these folks out in their time of need. As much as we want you to support bands and artists, please also consider helping these unsung heroes of our musical life. Continue reading
Devin Townsend has shared the first of a series of pieces of content for his Quarantine Project, promised with his GoFundMe campaign. Devy’s tour was canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and so he is using the time to stay busy and creative. Although we are sad for his loss of tour dates and revenue, any new music and projects form Townsend are surely welcome in this tough time. Check out this video here and contribute to the GoFundMe below!Continue reading
Hardcore Metal legend “Mean” Pete Kowalsky, best known for essential bands such as Remembering Never, Bishop and recently Ether Coven, has been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by his family and friends to help defray the huge costs of treatment and aftercare. and could use your help with the medical costs. Please read the post from the campaign below and give whatever you can to help Pete out! Continue reading