Metal Mitzvah

Epitaph Will Give All Proceeds from Sales of The Ghost Inside’s Album Directly to the Band


This story is epitouching.

Last month, a horrific bus crash left all five members of The Ghost Inside badly injured to various degrees, and, more tragic still, took the life of the band’s driver, thirty-one-year-old Gregory Hoke. Since then, our pal Brian Storm has managed to raise more than $148,000 via GoFundMe, all of which will go to cover medical bills, equipment costs, and Hoke’s funeral expenses. And while that is a staggering amount of money, it is, depressingly, not enough. The cost of getting a doctor into a room or a box into the ground is really, really, really stupidly expensive in this country.

So how will the band acquire the additional funds? As reported earlier today, Bleeding Through will reunite for a one-off show to benefit The Ghost Inside in 2016… and now Brett Gurewitz, owner of the band’s label, Epitaph, has made this little announcement via Facebook:

Brett Gurewitz The Ghost Inside Letter

Which is obviously an amazing gesture.

(I’m assuming, BTW, that this applies only to the albums the band released through Epitaph — 2012’s Get What You Give and last year’s Dear Youth — and not the two earlier records they released through Mediaskare.)

It also means that, for the time being, purchasing an album by The Ghost Inside is a mitzvah. You can get physical copies directly from the label here, or digital copies here.

[via Metal Insider]

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