British metallers SYLOSIS were forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident Tuesday night on their way to a show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
A photo of the band's damaged vehicle can be seen below.
In a posting on the band's Facebook page, SYLOSIS guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton writes: "Wanting to thank everyone for their support these past few days. It's been overwhelming.
"We're really feeling it pretty hard today and are looking like a bunch of slow, old men when we walk.
"Aside from the physical issues that prevent us from continuing on with the tour, it has also put us in thousands of pounds worth of debt due to losing the deposit (and now paying extra) on the RV, damaged trailer, booking new flights home, equipment damage and we're now incurring all kinds of transport/accommodation costs as we make our journey home.
"The last thing we want is for people to think we're now cashing in on the accident and taking advantage of people's sympathy, but we need some help right now so we've just released two exclusive t-shirts where all the profits will go towards clearing our debts. Both of the shirts are available as a pre-order at this location. One is the tour t-shirt (now with the majority of the dates cancelled) and the other is a brand new design we were waiting to release when we launch all our new designs in the a few months time.
"We like the idea of you guys helping us and actually getting something for your money, but we will also accept PayPal donations of any kind to: [email protected]
"I can't stress enough that we do not intend to exploit the situation.
"Thanks to all of you guys and the entire metal community right now for showing us so much support these past few days."
SYLOSIS' latest album, "Monolith", was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).
"Monolith" can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.