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METAL BANDS FOR HAITI

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I’ve been following the NYTimes.com coverage of the crisis in Haiti and… I’m just horrified. I’ve watched video footage of people trapped under thousands of pounds of concrete screaming for their lives, browsed photos of stacks of dead bodies and over-flowing hospitals, and of course I’ve been reading the ongoing reports of how Port-au-Prince’s infrastructure is so crippled that even if suitable aid were to be available it couldn’t reach those who desperately need it.

California label Sargent House (whose roster includes Russian Circles, Red Fang, Red Sparowes and others) and Rodriguez Lopez Productions have teamed up to rally support from the metal community for those stricken by the disaster in Haiti. They’re offering a sampler of Sargent House artists that includes 18 full tracks — for the price of whatever you want to donate — as an instant download “in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.” ALL proceeds go directly to the Haiti Relief effort spearheaded by Doctors Without Borders, a group that even my Mom recommended I donate to.

DOWNLOAD THE SAMPLER AND DONATE TO THE HAITI RELIEF EFFORT HERE.

Even if you’re broke as fuck, I hope you can afford to give just a little bit to people who need it way more than you do. Every little bit counts. And hey, as if you should need any reason other than that… you get some free music with it too.

-VN

Thanks to Sean Williams for sending in this link.

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