Betraying The Martyrs’ Tour Trailer Burst Into Flames, Here’s How You Can Help
French metalcore crew Betraying The Martyrs need your help. The band have had to cancel their North American summer tour after losing everything in a trailer fire. Now, the band have set up a GoFundMe page, raising money to replace their lost gear. At the time of writing, they have raised almost $19,000 of the $27,000 target.
All crew and band members are safe, but all of band’s equipment has been lost including a mixing desk, full drum kit, six guitar cases and four keyboards.
“We’re all shaken by what has happened this morning. We’re well but very heartbroken that all we have worked hard to accumulate over the years, both in musical equipment, and personal belongings has been lost in a matter of minutes,” says vocalist Aaron Matts.
“I’m grateful that we have our health, each other, and were able to walk away with the clothes on our backs, We are extremely sorry to have missed another opportunity to play for those that were looking forward to seeing us. We’ll bounce back and we’ll see you soon. Thank you.”
Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler caught the fire on camera:
Guitarist Baptiste Vigier added: “This is the most tragic event that has ever happened in our band’s career, and in my entire life. Earlier this morning I was awakened by our driver screaming and urging us all to get out of the vehicle. Although I’m incredibly thankful to still be alive and tell this story, I lost all my gear and personal belongings. We feel incredibly powerless and in shock.
“There is absolutely no way we could thank enough, our driver and new best friend Daniel Johnson; this man literally ran into the flames in an attempt to salvage our belongings and to ensure our safety and well-being. Daniel acted out of pure courage and professionalism in order for the band and crew to be safe and at a lower risk of injury. Whatever we have left after this, we owe it to you Daniel. A part of the potential funds raised will be going to Daniel to compensate for his courage and for his belongings lost.”
“If you’ve ever had the chance to catch Betraying The Martyrs live, if you know the band or simply follow what we do, if you’ve shared the stage with us, if you’ve ever listened to or streamed our music, we’re asking for your help,” say the band.
“Any donation will be incredibly helpful to all of us and will go directly towards rebuilding our band, to help us get back home and ultimately to keep doing what we love, which is creating music and sharing it with our fans.”
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