Indiana Heavy Metal Singer Assigned To Afghanistan

Jonathan Bethely of Chronicle-Tribune.com is reporting that the Indiana-based "inspiration" heavy metal band RISE FROM RUIN are being forced to go on hiatus after their lead singer was called to active National Guard duty in Afghanistan. Jay Lakin will be among several Indiana National Guard soldiers who will be leaving for Afghanistan in the coming weeks after a send-off ceremony Thursday at Camp Atterbury.

RISE FROM RUIN drummer Ian Kaehr said the band will wait for Lakin to complete his service, which is expected to last more than a year, before the band takes to the stage again.

"When he first told us, it was really a big shock," Kaehr said. "We're going to wait on him. He wanted us to write some more songs." Read more.

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