Nero Di Marte's Gear Stolen, Band Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
After having all their gear stolen on the road, Nero Di Marte and Void of Sleep have launched a crowd funding campaign to buy new equipment and record a split release. Full details are available right here, and Nero Di Marte comments:
"As some of you may know, on Sunday March 23rd after a show in Rome, Nero di Marte and Void of Sleep were robbed of all their instruments and gear.
"In less than 30 minutes someone broke into our van and was able to take everything. It happened in broad daylight near a police station in Rome, despite there being a massive amount of police forces surveilling the area but, alas, no security cameras.
"Guitars, amps, pedalboards, drums, merchandise and personal belongings… a total amount of 25.000€ was stolen from both bands. They took everything.
"The sad reality of this situation is that without any instruments we cannot continue as a band. We can’t play, rehearse, tour, record a new album.
"It took us years to buy our gear, and to start from absolutely nothing, without any help, means paralyzing anything we could do for a long time or seriously put ourselves into debt beyond what we can afford.
"In the last few days we’ve received hundreds of messages and phone calls from friends and strangers; you’ve amazed us with your support, comprehension and indignation towards what happened.
"You helped us get back on our feet and empower us to immediately react to what happened, and for this we thank you.
"We want to get back to what we know how to do best, play music, and we cannot do it without your help.
"Our most spontaneous reaction to the problem is probably the most obvious: new music.
"Nero di Marte and Void of Sleep will be recording a Split 7”, one piece of original music each. All proceeds from this new music, merchandise and packages on Indiegogo will be divided solely between the two bands to buy new gear.
"Recording of the EP will be done at Studio 73 in Ravenna during this indiegogo campaign and we expect to have everything ready around June/July 2014.
Artwork will be done by Alex Eckman-Lawn.
"If we can reach anywhere between 10 and 20k that would be a huge help in buying our gear. This EP will be made despite us reaching our goal.
"Your donation means these two bands can continue to exist and put out new records this year. If you cannot donate yourself help us in spreading the word!
"Thank you, we need your help!"
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