FiXT Partnership To Benefit Sandy Hook

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In response to the tragic events that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, EDM/Rock (Electronic Dance Music) Retailer/Label FiXT has partnered with Groupees.com and over 50 other various artists to help raise support for the victim’s families and community, giving 100% of donations to the official Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

Support comes in the form of the #ToNewtownWithLove Bundle that features an extensive collection of music donated by artists and record labels like CelldwellerBlue Stahli, Savant, Sluggo, Cyanotic, Hard Dance Nation, Bit Riot Records & more, representing over 7 different countries and genres ranging from Rock/Metal to EDM/Dubstep.

Donors can purchase the #ToNewtownWithLove Bundle through Groupees.com  – until January 17, 2013 – for a minimum $1 donation with added bonuses for larger donations.

As creators, we understand that art can provide joy, inspiration and meaning to people. However, as powerful of medium as the arts can be, they cannot undo the loss of life or the impact a tragedy like this has on the victims’ families, friends, community, and the rest of the world. Our goal for this promotion is to support, uplift, and memorialize the spirits of the victims and their families as well as shine a bright and enduring light on the community of Newtown. May the World not simply stop for a moment to take pity on a small town and its people, but rather may we all be reminded everyday by the work of these artists that change is needed to prevent tragedies like this from ever happening again anywhere and everywhere. – To Newtown With Love – Mission Statement

All content has been donated & 100% of donations will be donated to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, a charitable fund established jointly by United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank to support the Newtown community following the Sandy Hook School tragedy.

To Donate & For More Info, visit:
http://groupees.com/newtown

 

LAMB OF GOD Manager Responds To Blythe Indictment

As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.

HELL MILITIA stream new album

The third album from French black metal threat HELL MILITIA is streaming in its entirety at Brooklyn VeganJacob’s Ladder,the band’s newest opus,  is about to be unleashed to this world via Season of Mist/Underground activists on November 20.

Jacob’s Ladder, Hell Militia third album:

Jacob’s Ladder is available in CD and LP (with download card).

On the album, lead guitarist T. Persecutor states: “HELLMILITIA opens the descent from Jacob’sLadder. More violent, more twisted, more dissonant than ever, this album was conceived in isolation and opens new sides of the madness. Jacob’s Ladder reveals the inner side of HELLMILITIA. Violent and dissonant, urban and religious, the new HELLMILITIA is a mix of old school and modern black metal.”

Connect with HELL MILITIA Facebook, Reverb Nation page, and MySpace

 

 

DOWN – Live in NJ photos FINALLY posted!

Only took two months & the current destruction of the venue to get these dang things up. Hopefully, these photos serve as a reminder of concert joint with terrible sound and plentiful obstructed view.

Your favorite artists successfully performing live in a garbage heap.

Down – New Jersey 09.29.2012

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