Sylosis Seek Financial Help From Fans After Devastating Van Accident
Poor Sylosis. The British metal outfit was involved in a terrifying van accident while on tour in the U.S. and the band is both physically and financially worse for wear after the fact. Sylosis have incurred some pretty large bills as a result of the crash and are selling shirts to help cover the costs of getting back home. They also set up a PayPal donation center.
The band is swallowing its pride by reaching out to fans, but it's an understandable move and a necessary one, for which we cannot fault them. They were quick to point out that they are not selling t-shirts for profit but for support to help pay down the debts that are a result of the accident and to fund their way out of it.
First, frontman Josh Middleton offered an update about the band's progress in the days following the accident in another post, further detailing their situation and the tour shirt. They are feeling the effects, but are keeping their spirits up, for which we applaud.
He also broke down some of the monetary headaches they are dealing with, as well.
We're really feeling it pretty hard today and are looking like a bunch of slow, old men when we walk. Aside from the physical issues that prevent us from continuing on with the tour it has also put us in thousands of pounds worth of debt due to losing the deposit (and now paying extra) on the RV, damaged trailer, booking new flights home, equipment damage and we're now incurring all kinds of transport/accommodation costs as we make our journey home.
The last thing we want is for people to think we're now cashing in on the accident and taking advantage of people's sympathy, but we need some help right now so we've just released two exclusive tshirts where all the profits will go towards clearing our debts...
One is the tour tshirt (now with the majority of the dates cancelled) and the other is a brand new design we were waiting to release when we launch all our new designs in the a few months time. We like the idea of you guys helping us and actually getting something for your money but we will also accept paypal donations of any kind...
I can't stress enough that we do not intend to exploit the situation.
Thanks to all of you guys and the entire metal community right now for showing us so much support these past few days.
Below is their follow up post, with all of the details about how you can help.
Thank you very much to everyone who has helped us thus far! We'd like to stress that this is NOT for ANY profit it's to help cover some of the large costs we're incurred as a result of the accident and getting home!
We have a couple of shirts on pre-order.
Alternatively, for anyone wanting to make a PayPal donation, you can do so to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again to everyone who has bought a shirt or donated thus far! It really is helping get us out of a massive hole!
The band certainly appreciates any help and support. Loudwire also sends them our best.