Within the Ruins Ruined Their Van
If you live in a part of the world that gets snow this time of year, chances are, it’s snowing. A LOT. I almost fell flat on my ass three times this morning, and I was just walking five blocks. I can’t even imagine driving in this shit.
So it’s not surprising, but still completely fucking terrifying that, this happened. From an official press release:
Massachusetts Metal act WITHIN THE RUINS flipped their van and trailer off an interstate in Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon. While no one was hurt, their van, trailer and gear were completely destroyed. “We rolled about three times from what I can remember and landed on the median. Our van and trailer are totaled.” says guitarist Joe Cocchi.
The band had set sail from their hometown in MA on their way to California to begin a month-long tour with SUICIDE SILENCE along side label-mates FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY. Despite the near death experience and loss of gear, the band will push on and make the third show scheduled at El Corazon on Friday, February 20th in Seattle. Cocchi continues, “All I can say is that we’re happy to be alive. I don’t know how, but none of us were injured. We’re on the road touring because this is all we know and love, and we want to continue. Help us get back on our feet by picking up a shirt. Thank you all for the continued support.”
Like I said — horrifying. I’m sure I speak for everyone here at MetalSucks when I say it’s a relief the dudes walked away from this thing okay.
Here are some more photos of the wreck:
The band has set up a GoFundMe page to try and replace the gear they lost in the crash. You can make a donation here.