ALL SHALL PERISH Drummer Remembers THE RED SHORE Singer, Merchandiser

ALL SHALL PERISH drummer Matt Kuykendall has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the mini-bus accident in Australia that claimed the lives of Damien "Damo" Morris — the singer of THE RED SHORE, the support band on ALL SHALL PERISH's Australian tour — and THE RED SHORE's driver and merchandiser, Andy.

News reports said the accident occurred when the two bands were traveling from Brisbane to Sydney when their van veered off the road, rolled several times and slammed into a tree.

Kuykendall told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "I only knew the guys in THE RED SHORE for three days and they were already incredible friends. Damo and Andy were some of the nicest people I've ever met in my life and the few days we spent with them were so fun and so memorable.

"The last night we spent with them we all hung out the whole night bullshiting and talking and all of ALL SHALL PERISH brought shots up to them while they were playing and gave them to them while they were mid-song; it was hilarious and Damo was laughing the whole time. Andy and our guitarist Chris were hitting on chicks all night and just laughing up a storm; we were all having the best of time together.

"The day of the crash was one of the hardest days of my life. I can't even imagine what the families of Damo and Andy are going through, let alone the rest of the guys in THE RED SHORE and all I can do is tell them that my thoughts are with them and I hope they can find solace and comfort with friends and family.

"We have been collecting money for the guys and their families to offset all the bullshit costs involved with this and if anyone can contribute any money, THE RED SHORE has a PayPal account set up and anything is appriciated.

"Please remember these guys and the mark they left on this world. I know I will."

Check out a photo gallery of the crash scene at this location.

Watch Australian TV report on the crash:

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