Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vext Fest

TOMMY VEXT BENEFIT: God Forbid, Mutiny Within, Dead Men Dreaming, Timeless, Human Decline, Empyreon, The Judas Syndrome and A Great Day To Die
Sunday, November 28, 2011

On September 19, 2010, former Snot and Divine Heresy vocalist Tommy “Vext” Cummings was attacked with a crowbar by his strung out brother. He was left with arm and skull fractures, as well as massive internal bleeding that resulted in the loss of his spleen. Given Vext’s notable physical stature, his wounds are healing quickly and he is in physical therapy, but he still faces hospitable bills that total $75,000-80,000. Hoping to put a dent in this mountainous sum, his friends in the world of music have put together a benefit to be held at Santos Party House on the afternoon of November 28.

Headlining the night will be God Forbid, known as New Jersey’s champions of metalcore, whose lead guitarist Doc Coyle is currently writing and recording a forthcoming project with Vext. God Forbid are Ozzfest veterans who have played alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Andrew W.K., Marylin Manson, and As I Lay Dying. Also rocking the two-floor event are shred zealots Mutiny Withn, apocalyptic party moshers Dead Men Dreaming and the impetuous hardcore prankster franchise Timeless. Human Decline will be doling out traditional hardcore riffage, Empyreon will bring their driving progressive death metal arsenal, The Judas Syndrome will be providing a thrash metal blow to the audience’s collective face, and A Great Day To Die will be opening up with with the sinister death grooves. All box office proceeds will be donated to Vext’s recovery, alongside the efforts of every artist and venue staff member for the night.

Santos is proud to be a part of this moment, and we look forward to partying unprecedentedly hard in honor of our good friend, who told the following to Metal Insider:

You know, although it might have seemed like I just walked through hell, I honestly have so much gratitude in my heart for everything my friends and family have done to help me in my darkest hour. The e-mails and calls from the fans have been a saving grace as well. I truly hope that everyone who comes out November 28th to Santos Party House has a blast. There’s gona be giveaways drink specials and cool raffle prizes. I don’t want to have a fucking pity party you know, we’re gonna make this fun. You know to me, this show is a testament to the camaraderie and strength of the heavy metal community. How even in tragedy we can unite and make something positive happen. I mean isn’t that why we all got into this anyway?

Read the full interview here and more at Noisecreep. Sunday is going to rule.

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