All Shall Perish, Animals As Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, Abysmal Dawn, Internal Corrosion and Thrown Into Exile will be playing a benefit show at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, May 26. All proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross Japanese relief effort.
MMA superstar Josh Barnett, who put the event together, stated, “As someone that has worked in Japan over the last nine years and even lived there for a time I felt an obligation to try and help a country which has shown so much love and hospitality to me over the years. This event dealt a devastating blow to the ‘Land of The Rising Sun,’ not only economically but to the hearts, minds and souls of its people. I don’t think that my event can in any way reverse what has happened or completely restore a country and its people, but music has the power to move the heart and soul. That kind energy can reach masses and be transferred to others and if even one person can be helped, it was worth it. In any form that we can generate funds, support and just simply the bushido spirit to all those affected by this we will be successful and keep the sun forever rising in Japan.”
In a press statement, All Shall Perish guitarist Ben Orum remarked, “We would like to personally thank Josh Barnett for inviting us to play this very special Japanese relief benefit show. What happened over there was a travesty and while it’s easy to not think about the events that took place because we are so far away, we hope to remind people how much help is still needed.”
Tickets are $15 and are available now.
All Shall Perish will be performing new material at the show from their forthcoming record ‘This is Where it Ends.’ You can check out a preview of their new songs below.