In a piece of news and cause I think every single one of us can get behind, London metallers Monuments are going to be releasing a brand new single as a way to raise money for a very good friend of the band who's tragically been diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of cancer there is. Monument's bassist Swanney is able to explain in a bit more detail:
Monuments to Release New Single "Memoirs" As Fundraiser For Friend With Rare Cancer
"Hi everyone, We will be releasing Memoirs via bandcamp as of 20th October. All proceeds will be going to our good friend Laura, who recently found out she has a condition called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP), a rare form of cancer of the appendix that effects less than one in a million people. We will be releasing Memoirs to raise money for her as there are very few people in the world who are able to treat this condition and none are in the UK due to its rarity. She will have to travel abroad for the treatment and it will be extremely expensive. There will be a minimum donation of £2 for the track, however it'll be possible to give as much as you want, so please give generously. We would like to give a big shout out to Neema Askari, Joe Garret, John Sprich, James Monteith, Mel Schmidt, Steve Joh and everyone at Century Media for making this possible so quickly, Thank you."
As stated above, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP for short) is one of the world's rarest forms of cancer. For anyone who would like to know a bit more about it please read the following information from the wonderful people at Macmillan Cancer:
Monuments will be taking part in the Euroblast tour across the UK next week starting from the 21st of October, and will have physical copies of the Monuments single available at the merch stand on every night of the tour. Please, please pick up a copy of this single either in person or online as the money is for a very good cause. For those who want to know where to catch the Euroblast tour, featuring Monuments, Vildjharta, Stealing Axion and headliner Jeff Loomis, the tour dates are below:
Euroblast UK October 2012 Tour Dates
21st - Audio - Brighton, UK
22nd - Sub 89 - Reading, UK
23rd - O2 Academy - Liverpool, UK
24th - Cathouse - Glasgow, UK
25th - The Village - Dublin, Ireland
26th - The Well - Leeds, UK
27th - O2 Academy - Birmingham, UK
28th - Underworld - London, UK
ScribesOfMetal.com always likes to help promote bands who are backing good causes such as this so if we hear of any more news like this you can guarantee you will be able to read about it here. One more plea from us, buy the single and help another metalhead in the fight against cancer.