Galvanized into action by the tragedy of two earthquakes that have devastated Nepal, The Metal For Nepal Benefit (#MetalForNepal) concert will take place on June 20th at the venerable Middle East Night Cub in Boston, MA. Headlining the event is bill will be Obsidian Tongue, followed by Native Construct, Caricature,Sonic Pulse and BruteMukti. The show is $10 and All Ages. You can get tickets online here:
Link to the Facebook Event for Metal For Nepal here:
All proceeds from ticket sales as well as donations raised from raffles of exclusive merch, and other types of donations made will go toward the Jai Nepal Youth Club,No Silence for Nepal, WHR Nepal and Reaping Hope.
In addition to these brave organizations, Metal For Nepal is also supporting another organization, Jagaruk Nepal. Led by a group of concerned engineers, Jagaruk Nepal are building shelters in the areas worst affected. They have come up with aproposal for their foundation with state goals and action guidelines for dispersal of monies collected. They also have shared a how-to guide on building a temporary shelter, crucial information to share or have on hand as the recovery effort is ongoing.
A donation can be made to Jagaruk Nepal via links on their Facebook or via direct bank transfer
Jagaruk Nepal Bank Account:
Machhapuchhre Bank Ltd. Account Name: Jagaruk Nepal
Account no: 5101524426294011
Branch: Putalisadak, Kathmandu
Swift Code: MBLNNPKA
There is also a benefit compilation organized by Metal for Nepal performers BruteMukti featuring Nepalese metal bands dubbed Nepal Earthquake Relief. You can donate and download the collection from Bandcamp here: https://nepal-earthquake-relief.bandcamp.com/releases. Physical copies will also be available for purchase at the Metal For Nepal, with all the proceeds going to the charity.
Special thanks to Kunjan Joshi, Kevin Brown, Wormwood Joint Booking, Ghost Cult Magazine and all of the bands for helping to organize this relief effort so quickly. In addition to the performers, many music labels, publicity firms, and independent artists have pledged their support to the concert in the way of donating all kinds of exclusive memorabilia and band merch that will be raffled off, adding to the specialness of the event. A full listing of these contributors and raffle prizes will be available soon.
More details to come.