Nothing Release Rainbow Flag Artwork Version of Guilty of Everything for LGBT Pride Month
Let’s all hear it for Philadelphia’s Nothing. The band — who Vince cited as one of the best of acts of SXSW 2014 — have come up with a very simple, yet totally effective, manner in which to support LGBT rights: tomorrow, they’ll release a special limited vinyl edition of their debut album, Guilty of Everything, with a slight change made to the record art: the white flag which appeared on the original cover (above) has been swapped for a rainbow flag (below).
The aesthetic change isn’t merely symbolic, either: the band will donate a dollar of each sale to the It Gets Better Project, whose “mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better,” and New Alternatives, whose aim is “to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives.”
Says Nothing’s Nicky Palermo of the Pride edition of the album::
“We had just finished the fourth pressing of GOE on pink vinyl in collaboration with Insound/Gilda’s Club NYC to support the fight against breast cancer. We were able to donate a portion of the sale and I thought that was a really great idea.
“Relapse and myself discussed options for the fifth pressing when we noticed the release date would end up falling in the middle of LGBT pride month, so we searched for a suitable non profit that we could do the same.
“We decided to split the proceeds among two charities and decided upon the It Gets Better Project and New Alternatives. It Get’s Better focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans youth’s struggle of growing up in a society where many do not understand them and in many cases turn to tormenting and torture. In that they show these teens that there is a bright side coming and that they are far from alone. New Alternatives provide support services for homeless LGBT youth.”
This is really an awesome idea, and hopefully it will inspire more metal bands to follow suit.
You can pre-order the LGBT edition of the album here. If you haven’t heard the album yet, it’s really good! Stream it below:
The band also has two live dates with Merchandise and Cloakroom coming up! Which are…
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