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HOW YOUR FAVORITE BANDS ARE SUPPORTING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

HOW YOUR FAVORITE BANDS ARE SUPPORTING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

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On May 25th, George Floyd was killed during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill. This tragic event lead to countless of protests around the world against police brutality, police racism, and the lack of police accountability. 

Since the events took place, countless bands all around the scene have come together to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Through donations, exclusive merch launches, giveaways and raffles, our scene has collectively donated thousands of dollars towards the organizations helping to push the movement forward. Check out how YOUR favorite bands are coming together to help the cause below.


FEVER 333 has never been a band to stray away from the topics of police brutality and racial injustice. The band performed a special live streamed demonstration where all proceeds were donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and Black Lives Matter. The band also released a brand new single titled “Supremacy” which was debuted during the band’s performance.

Silverstein have released a special live EP titled Quaranstein exclusively on Bandcamp, where 100% of the proceeds go directly to the NAACP and the Black Legal Action Centre.

The Word Alive announced earlier this week that they will be performing a special live streamed show where fans can choose to pay what they wish to watch the show. $1 of every ticket sold will be donated to support the Black community.

YUNGBLUD took to Twitter and Instagram to address his fans on the current issue at hand.

 
 
 
 
 
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united are voices ⁣ united are the screams⁣ united are the colours ⁣ not just in our dreams⁣ this is a moment to ourselves we must see. ⁣ this is a moment to ourselves we must speak. ⁣ ⁣ they will not want us to be sad because we can find comfort here?⁣ they will not want us to be mad ⁣ because they don’t want us to steer? ⁣ because when we are off of the rails, we live live inside fear⁣ and when we start feeling nothing , nothing becomes clear ⁣ ⁣ so please speak, stand up, please shout, please cry⁣ please feel every fuckin tear that falls from your eye, ⁣ justice for humanity is vital and right ⁣ now is the moment to fight for a strangers life ⁣ and when you think of that stranger try to visualise ⁣ your friend, your family, your husband, your wife ⁣ because names and faces are more than a device ⁣ on a piece of paper that you will one day inevitably place to the side ⁣ ⁣ whoever you are you are you can be involved in this fight ⁣ all gotta do is speak the words from your mind ⁣ so the people around you and the people you find ⁣ will put a this hate to sleep, and together we can all say goodnight⁣ to this tragic, gratuitous waste of human life ⁣ and look at each other, tomorrow United in the eyes ⁣ shouting to feel is to breath, ⁣ to feel is to be free, ⁣ to be free is what it means to be successful to me 🖤 #blacklivesmatter

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Fit For An Autopsy guitarist/producer superstar Will Putney has announced he will be hosting a live stream charity event called “WE CAN DO BETTER: Words From The Underground” which aims to raise money for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

The stream will feature appearances  from Ice-T (Body Count), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Tom Williams (Stray From The Path), and many more.

Viewers can donate $10 to the ACLU for the opportunity to win music gear, merch, vinyls, and more.

 

Fall Out Boy donated $100,000 from the ‘Fall Out Boy Fund’ to the National Bail Out and Black Visions Collective.

Paramore announced a donation of $25,000 to organizations such as Black Lives Matter Nashville, Campaign Zero, and The American Civil Liberties Union

Stray From The Path were able to raise $20,000 for Reclaim The Block with $16,363 of it came from the band’s t-shirt sale.

Additionally, Stray From The Path teamed up with Knocked Loose, Terror, Year of the Knife, Stick To Your Guns, Rotting Out, Jesus Piece, Counterparts, and Kublai Khan for a massive merch collab where the proceeds benefit several Black Lives Matter nation and community organizations as well as bail and legal funds through Act Blue.

Other bands whom have released a t-shirt for the movement include Dying Wish (with Knocked Loose), The Story So Far, Beartooth, Silent Planet, Stick To Your Guns, Movements, Grayscale, Enter Shikari, Dayseeker, Bad Omens, and Balance & Composure.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Justice For George Floyd (PETITION)
Justice For Breonna Taylor (PETITION)
Justice For Ahmaud Arbery (PETITION)
PASS GEOGIA HATE CRIME BILL (PETITION)
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Black Visions Collective
Color Of Change
The Movement for Black Lives
UndocuBlack Network
The Bail Project
Reclaim The Block

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