Eye Empire + Members of Megadeth, Evanescence + Staind Lead ‘Battlefield of the Mind’ Benefit Show
Eye Empire are set to headline the 'Battlefield of the Mind' benefit gig. The show will feature music from the military-centric documentary of the same name and provide proceeds for the Boot Campaign, which supports military veterans. The evening will also feature performances by Megadeth's David Ellefson, Evanescence's Troy McLawhorn, Staind's Sal G and Lo-Pro members Pete Murray and Neil Godfrey.
Eye Empire, which features military vet and Submersed member Donald "DC" Carpenter amongst its ranks, will headline the April 24 event at Hollywood's Whisky-a-Go-Go. Meanwhile, the other guests will be performing together throughout the night and showcasing music from the film's soundtrack. The song 'No Words' featuring Ellefson, Murray, Sal G. and Staind's Mike Mushok can be heard below.
Carpenter says, "I have always been sensitive to issues that face our troops stateside and abroad. When our good friend Fran [Strine] mentioned that he and Aaron [Lewis] were going to be making this film and that he would like for us to be involved, we were very humbled." Ellefson, who also narrates the film, says, "Lyrically these songs were inspired directly by the film and the people portrayed in it. In many ways, the soundtrack continues the narrative of the film in music form. I am proud that the songs and people involved in making them took the subject matter to heart and used it as the springboard for our songwriting."
The film is a feature-length documentary showing the often raw and tragic details of what military vets in Iraq and Afghanistan go through and takes a closer look at the post-traumatic stress disorder that leaves afflicted vets in a downward spiral after returning home from war. The documentary is currently available for streaming and download at this location, with the soundtrack arriving on April 24.
The night will begin at 7PM with an exclusive look at the documentary and a Q&A session with the filmmakers. Afterward, the doors will re-open with fans being admitted for the musical performances. Tickets for the show may be purchased here.
Listen to Mike Mushok, David Ellefson, Pete Murray and Sal G. on 'No Words'