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Bonded By Blood Involved In Van Accident Over The Weekend

Bonded By Blood bassist Jerry Garcia has posted the following update online about the band being involved in a van accident:

"Shit just hit the fan! We were on our way to Trenton, NJ and our trailer took us for a spin on the highway. We had a great gig last night and we were happy to finally get into the groove of things, unfortunately everything has come to a cold and dreadful stop. I was driving the van on our way to New Jersey when we suddenly skid across the road and nearly hit a wall. Unfortunately our fucking trailer flipped over and broke off the hinge!

"As I was driving down the road the weather kept getting worse and worse. It was very difficult to see outside of our windows and the road was becoming one big sheet of ice. I could see the light from my headlights reflect off the pavement. I slowed down because I was afraid we would hydroplane. I was going about 40- 45 mph about two hours from the venue, listening to the song 'Chase The Wind' by our friends band Holy Grail on my headphones, when suddenly I realized that our trailer was on a massive hydroplane completely adjacent to us. I kind of freaked out because I was afraid it would smash into the back of the van where Juan [Juarez, band guitarist] was sleeping. I laid off the gas and as soon as I did the trailer pulled the van and caused me to loose complete control. All I could say was 'OH FUUUUCK!' I managed to narrowly miss the center divider and a few cars before we skid completely across the highway and almost hit the wall on the other side. We came to a stop about 3 feet from the wall!

"It was a surreal experience to say the least. Something about listening to our buddy Luna (from Holy Grail) singing while we almost lost our lives just didn’t seem right. At least that is not how I would’ve expected to go. Everything happened so fast and my actions seemed automatic as if my instincts just kicked in and I did whatever it is I did behind the wheel without thinking about it. I'm not superstitious but its kind of ironic that Mauro was listening to 'Dying Season' by Heathen and the exit off the highway we took after all was said and done was named Moosic. Its like we exited music and in a way we did, for the night at least.

"We will probably have to miss a few gigs until we can get back on our feet again and get some form of transportation for our gear. Our trailer is fucked beyond immediate repair. We will have to leave it behind and find something else to haul our stuff in. I just hope that our gear is fine and nothing was destroyed. I apologize to anyone that came to see us tonight or will come to see us tomorrow but our safety comes first. We have to get everything fixed and safe before we can go anywhere in this weather. We are extremely bummed that we will have to miss some gigs, this is DEFINITELY NOT OUR STYLE (To miss shows and disappoint our fans) but sometimes things get out of hand. Don’t worry guys, if we happen to miss your state due to this remember that our tour schedule is massive and we will be back in a few months! You guys should still go to the gigs and support Lazarus A.D. and the local acts that open up for them!

"I would’ve been completely devastated if any of the guys got hurt tonight but thankfully we are all ok, hell were doing just fine! Alex is playing some video game on his PSP, Carlos is on the phone with some girl (I hope haha), Mauro is fucking around in the van and Juan is on his laptop like always! Everyone is in high spirits and in hopes that we can get on the road A.S.A.P! My team just won 2 nil and one of my favorite songs, Peace Sells But Who’s Buying, is playing on the Radio! Hahaha believe it or not Dee [Snider, Twisted Sister] has his own radio station out here and here we are listening to it. Ahh its good to live to hear that song one more time!!!

"Thanks for the well wishes guys, BBB will be back on the road in a little bit.

"P.S. Fuck you snow, you can’t stop us!"

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1. heavyhepp writes:

I love bonded by blood, just seen them live 2 months ago, and all i can say is im glad everyone is safe, but did this idiot just say he was listening to his headphones while driving. u should not be doing that when driving under bad conditions and u should'nt be doing that period.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

aah they putting honour to their name
love this band

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. btbamfav20 writes:

Holy sh**! guys, its winter, u gotta drive WITHOUT headphones in lol

NP: Strong And Smart - In Flames

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

That's some crazy sh**. Yeah, this whole are got hit by an ice storm. Probably was no hydroplaning involved - pure ice skating.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

^^ This is no BS. I live in NJ and we've been destroyed by snow and ice the past month. I've skidded out in my SUV while transporting gear a few times already this week. We just barely missed another huge snow storm today that went just north of us! Anyway, im glad the band is ok and they can keep on thrashin!

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

glad them dudes are a-ok, but that fvckin guy has NO fvcking clue how to drive

'hydoplaning' on black ice? then he does the absolute WORST thing anyone could do when the trailer jacked...you get over there and recover that goddamned thing when that happens, and a properly feathered wheel and throttle are the only chance ya got

fvckin dipsh!t

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck_A_Name writes:

A thrash band involved in a motor accident in the snow? How...generic.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Durz writes:

^ Agreed, thrash bands should try their best to make their life threatening situations more interesting.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R Tenney writes:

Good to see no injuries from this. Hopefully they picked up the insurance on their rented trailer. New England is getting buried with about 2 ft of the white sh** tommorrow which is where they're heading. Hope they got good tires on their van

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

I like how he described the story. they remind me of me and some friends listening to holy grail and heathen. cant wate seeing them in 2 weeks with death angel!!!

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. darkabyss83 writes:

damn dude i came to see you guys the other night in raleigh i came all the way from myrtle beach,sc and was super p***ed that that sh** happened to you guys..i heard right before laz AD went on...i was like damn these guys are the sh** why the f*** does sh** like this happen to great bands....at leastl im glad to hear you guys are good and we will all be able to see you soon..

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. OlafBerzerker writes:

just dont hit anything head on and make sure you buckle up sally

np: Voivod , Warriors of Ice

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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