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Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon) fundraiser

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m.

Ryan Butler, the guitarist of Landmine Marathon and a recording engineer for Exhumed, Misery Index, Ghoul, and more, has been added to the liver transplant list and he suffers from a rare disorder known as Wilson’s Disease.

To manage the life threatening situation, Butler's loved ones have started a fundraising effort to help with medical expenses and living expenses.

Check out a live version of "25th Hour" by Landmine Marathon below, and read statements from his bandmates.

Former Landmine Marathon vocalist Grace Perry states:

If you’re lucky enough to call him a friend, you know how much he has given and impacted the local music scene over the past several decades... I spent over 7 years in a band with this hunk of burning love and can’t begin to explain how amazing he really is. Sending him and his family all my love and compassion during this difficult time.

Former Landmine Marathon bassist Matt Martinez states:

Ryan is a great friend to so many of us. Ryan has more than likely entered and impacted your lives through music; As a member of the bands Landmine Marathon, Unruh, Northside Kings and many more, he has released music to critical acclaim, toured the world and established countless lifelong friendships. As the owner and engineer of Arcane Digital recording studio, he produced, engineered, mixed and mastered an impressive catalog of music that fills our record collections... In 2019, Ryan was diagnosed with Wilson’s Disease; this is the same disease that took his mother’s life. Wilson’s Disease is an extremely rare, inherited disease that causes excessive copper to accumulate in the liver. Unfortunately the disease has progressed to the point where liver failure is inevitable. Luckily, Ryan was recently put on the list for a liver transplant. The transplant will eradicate the disease and return Ryan to a much more normal way of life. We expect a suitable donor organ to be found very soon (weeks or months). Knowing that these are both financially and emotionally stressful times for all of us, we are humbly reaching out to our strong and powerful community and extended family to help offset some of the overwhelming financial impact of the journey of healing that Ryan is taking on.

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New eco-friendly vinyl packaging announced

Posted Aug. 30, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
New eco-friendly vinyl packaging announced

German media manufacturer Optimal Media has announced an eco-friendly vinyl pack that uses no shrinkwrap, recycled vinyl and paper, plant-based ink, and carbon emmision compensation. It's being marketed as the first of its kind and gives media producers a sustainable alternative.

Interested parties can learn more at their website.

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Music News 2 new GG Allin books

Posted Aug. 29, 2020, 11:21 a.m.

2 new GG Allin books

photo by Loren Green

GG Allin, who passed away 27 years ago, continues to garner attention. This fall, Microcosm Publishing will release two new Allin-themed releases: Rock and Roll Terrorist: The Graphic Life of Shock Rocker GG Allin, a ...

Music News Amid COVID-19 shutdowns, US Senate introduces venue relief bill

Posted Aug. 19, 2020, 9:57 a.m.

Amid COVID-19 shutdowns, US Senate introduces venue relief bill

photo by Loren Green

With the majority of music venues shut down since spring and unable to earn income, the live music industry faces a bleak future. On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced he is ...

Music News A look at the logistics of starting a band

Posted Aug. 7, 2020, 8:09 p.m.

A look at the logistics of starting a band

photo by Loren Green

Website OutwitTrade has posted a story that interviews multiple bands about different methods of getting started -- not specifically their origin stories, but more in line with a how-to manual. As our own coverage (especially the ...

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Music News Live reading from Patti Smith

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 8:38 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Live reading from Patti Smith

photo by Jesse Dittmar

Musician and author Patti Smith has announced her only staged program of 2020, a live reading with live music performance from Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn ...

Music News Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace next Thursday

Posted July 17, 2020, 5:19 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace next Thursday

photo by Loren Green

As artists continue to grapple without in-person audiences and music fans are stuck at home, artists continue to adapt. Nick Cave will perform in a ...

Follow the trailer link for ticket info.

Australia & Asia: 8pm AESTUK & Europe: 8pm BST / 9pm CESTNorth & South America: 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT

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Music News Anthology of Emo: Volume 2 announced

Posted July 8, 2020, 7:55 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Anthology of Emo: Volume  2 announced

photo by Loren Green

Podcaster Tom Mullen has announced a follow-up to 2017's Anthology of Emo Volume 1, titled Volume 2, is available for preorder now with a ...

Volume 2 features Interviews with:
Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World)
Jon Bunch (Sense Field / Further Seems Forever / Lucky Scars / War Generation / Reason to Believe)
Chris Conley (Saves the Day)
Geoff Farina (Karate / Exit Verse)
Tim Kasher (Cursive / The Good Life)
Trevor Kelley (Stop Breathing / Alternative Press / Spin / Everybody Hurts / Myspace)
Conor Murphy (Foxing / Smidley)
Bob Nanna (Braid / Hey Mercedes)
Travis Shettel (Piebald)
Leslie Simon (Alternative Press / Everybody Hurts / Wish You Were Here / Geek Girls Unite)
Volume 1 features Interviews with:
Dan Didier & Davey Von Bohlen (The Promise Ring / Maritime / Vermont)
Norman Brannon (Texas Is the Reason / New End Original / Shelter)
Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional / Further Seems Forever / Twin Forks / Vacant Andys)
Mike Kinsella (American Football / Owen / Cap'n Jazz / Joan of Arc / Owls / The One Up Downstairs / Their/They're/There)
Chris Leo (The Van Pelt / The Lapse / Native Nod / Vague Angels)
Caithlin De Marrais, Kaia Fischer & William Kuehn (Rainer Maria)
Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids / The New Amsterdams / The Terrible Twos / Radar State)
Eric Richter (Christie Front Drive / Antarctica / The 101 / Golden City)
Blair Shehan (Knapsack / The Jealous Sound / Racquet Club)
Chris Simpson (Mineral / The Gloria Record / Zookeeper / Mountain Time)
Visit the anthology website for pre-order info.

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Music News Metal photographs for a cause

Posted April 29, 2020, 6:53 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Metal photographs for a cause

photo by Loren Green

Photographer Nathaneial Shannon has teamed up with MetalSucks website to host an auction of his photos, which include bands like Motörhead, Danzig, King Diamond ...

Music News NoonChorus to launch with Bully stream

Posted April 25, 2020, 10:19 a.m. in Music News by Loren

NoonChorus to launch with Bully stream

photo by Loren Green

A new live stream platform called NoonChorus will launch on Tuesday, April 28, with Sub Pop recording artist Bully performing her album Feels Like in ...

Music News Pirates Press wants to Rock The Sofa

Posted April 12, 2020, 8:29 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Pirates Press wants to Rock The Sofa

Pirates Press has announced Rock The Sofa, a website listing of online music events. As artists are frequently performing live sets online, the site serves ...

Music News New A/V project includes collaborators from Full of Hell, Chelsea Wolfe +

Posted April 5, 2020, 9:20 a.m. in Music News by Loren

New A/V project includes collaborators from Full of Hell, Chelsea Wolfe +

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Revolver is sharing a new project by visual artist Jesse Draxler and Full of Hell's Dylan Walker. Watch "Time reign cemenT" here, from the ...

Participating artists include:
Chelsea Wolfe & Ben Chisholm
Dylan Walker (Full of Hell)
Eric Ghoste (Ghostmane)
Exploited Body
Gendo Ikari
Greg Puciato
Intensive Care
Jaye Jayle
Lisa Mungo (F***ed & Bound)
O Future
Planet B
Portrayal of Guilt
Street Sects
Thirst Church
Seb Alvarez (Meth.)

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