Manic Music & Distribution has announced preparations for a benefit show and other collection efforts to directly aid members of CROWBAR, SOILENT GREEN, EYEHATEGOD and GOATWHORE — all suffering substantial losses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

How can you help?

BANDS: If you are in a band and would be available to perform please contact Paula Hogan at 610-828-8339. Manic Music has already teamed with the management of The Trocadero Theater (Philadelphia) and a date for the event will be announced shortly.

EQUIPMENT: If you work for an equipment company and may be able to donate new or b-stock items to replace damaged or destroyed guitar cabinets, heads, cables, effects, strings, picks, skins and more please send email to [email protected]

MONEY: Donations to help acquire clothes, food, shelter and other necessities are greatly welcome. Many of the bands effected have families/children who need supplies. Cash, checks and money orders are acceptable (payable to Manic Music & Distribution). Please send to Manic Music & Distribution, PO Box 707, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462. These donations unfortunately are not tax deductible but will go a long way in helping the displaced musicians. All monies received will in kind be properly handled with a confirmation of receipt. A donation list will be posted at

All donations received will be pooled together and collectively assist the members of CROWBAR, SOILENT GREEN, EYEHATEGOD and GOATWHORE. CROWBAR's latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" (Candlelight), was released on February 8. The band were in the process of completing their second video for the song "Slave No More" when Katrina struck. SOILENT GREEN's latest album, "Confrontations" (Relapse), was released July 19. The band were on tour when Katrina struck and are finishing up dates this week. EYEHATEGOD recently released "Preaching the End Time Message". The band were planning a second U.S. tour for later this year. Watch for further details. GOATWHORE, recently signed to Metal Blade Records, are working on material for their label debut expected for release in 2006.

Manic Music & Distribution is a Philadelphia-based company. Launched January 2001, the company exclusively handles North American promotion/marketing duties for Candlelight Records, promotion for Peaceville Records and various releases from Snapper Music. The company's touring division is a single stop for touring/production needs. Current/recent clients include HAMMERFALL, GOD FORBID, POWERMAN 5000, IMMOLATION, SOILENT GREEN, MESHUGGAH, THE ESOTERIC, CROWBAR, MELT BANANA, VADER, MNEMIC, UNDEROATH, EYEHATEGOD, THE RED CHORD and more. Manic will launch is merchandising line this fall.


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