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CRYPTA – Raising Funds to Replace RV

CRYPTA, the Brazilian death metal band currently on tour with Morbid Angel, Revocation and others, is seeking to raise $60,000 in 15 days through crowdfunding to replace the RV that they had rented for their tour.

During their recent show at The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, IL, a tornado touched down, resulting in the total loss of the band’s RV. The tornado destroyed the venue, causing debris to crush the RV, and resulting in the death of one concertgoer and injuries to approximately 40 others.

You can donate to the band’s GoFundMe here; you can also choose to donate to the victim’s GoFundMe’s: Fred Livingston Jr. or Michelle.

The following is translated from the band’s social media post:

URGENT: We need to fundraise 60k dollars in 15 days.

As most of you know, a tornado hit the venue where we played on March 31st, in Belvidere, Illinois, and we lost the RV we rented to travel and sleep in during our first US tour – it was completely destroyed, we had to rent a new one in order to keep on doing the shows. As we already imagined, dealing with insurance and compensations has many traps and there is a very high chance that things will get complicated for us. It will not be as easy as we thought it would be, we will even have to call in lawyers to try to resolve our situation. We are being guided as best we can, but because we are not US citizens, we are apparently not entitled to some state compensation, which further complicates our problem.

In short, if everything goes wrong (and there is a huge chance that it does), in 15 days we will have to pay a new RV to the company where we rent it, which will be around 60 thousand dollars, not counting the lawyer fees we will have to pay during the process. We know that it is a high amount that we will probably not reach, but at this moment, any help and any amount will already help a lot to reduce the financial damage that we will have. We avoided asking you for help as much as possible, but right now, it is impossible for us to cover these costs with band’s cash only. Thank you in advance for the support! CRYPTA