January saw the untimely passing of Brian Shields. He was a great, caring man deeply involved in the promotion of metal music as a whole. To learn more about his legacy, it's highly recommended you look into John Whitmore's lovely tribute to the man the through the link just below.

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In memory of this great man, a tribute fund has been put together by a number of bands that worked directly with him. Among them stand The Contortionist, Enfold Darkness, Intronaut, Abiotic, Lorelei, and more. And, in reality, that's barely scratching the surface of Brian's influence in the world of metal.

The purpose of the fund itself is to help unsigned bands tour and get their name out there, just as Brian would have wished. Contribute through the link below where you can also find a much more in-depth description of how the fund will work. Contributors have perks o' plenty to choose from if they give. Please check it out and take a moment to respect Brian Shields.