Manilla Road Founder And Guitarist Mark “The Shark” Shelton Passes Away

Manilla Road has announced that their founder and guitarist Mark “The Shark” Shelton, has sadly passed away. He was sixty years old. A message from the band reads as follows:

“It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mark “The Shark” Shelton, founder and guitarist of Manilla Road. We are asking for help from our worldwide group of brothers and sisters to bring Mark’s body back to his family in Wichita, KS in the USA and to pay his hospital expenses which must be done before we can bring him home.

“Mark died in Germany following the Headbangers Open Air Festival. The cost of bringing him home and his hospital bills are more than the band or his family has ready. Please donate to help Mark’s family, any amount will help. Any funds raised beyond our goal will be given directly to his family to help with the additional expenses which will arise from Mark’s death.

“Thank you for your generosity and May the Lords of Light be with you!”

Find the GoFundMe page here, or you can donate through the band’s PayPal account:

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Darkness Divided Debut “World You Burn” From Farewell EP

Darkness Divided premiere a stream of the track “World You Burn” from their forthcoming farewell EP, “The End Of It All“. That EP will be digitally released on March 09th and due to legal issues (with Darkness Divided’s label Victory Records?) the outfit are offering pre-orders for the outing via this GoFundMe.

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Enfold Darkness Drummer Greg Vance In Car Accident

Enfold Darkness just issued the following statement about Greg Vance being involved in a serious vehicle collision:

“Our drummer was involved in a serious car wreck on December 24th. A man in a truck ran a red light and smashed into Greg’s car, totaling it, and causing him and his girlfriend to have to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

“This of course, has brought on a lot of medical bills, and as most of you know, even with insurance, the deductibles are not cheap. Here’s the link to the Gofundme page to help, please share!”

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