Monday, March 19, 2018
Help Xathagorra Mlandroth (of Catacombs) get out of illness-related debt!
About two years ago, I posted In the Depths of R'lyeh by Catacombs, an album that I'd submit as one of the all-time great doom records. In my post, I kinda flippantly complained about how he'd never released a follow-up album, going so far as to (jokingly) ask how he can sleep at night. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Well, fuck me, it turns out that he has been suffering through a long, heartbreaking series of health issues -- including Lyme disease, work-related poisoning, and more -- that have prevented him from making music, working, or doing much of anything, from what is sounds like. And because America forces its most incapacitated, vulnerable citizens to fend for themselves, he's accrued a massive amount of debt. AND he just lost his disability. Fucking Christ.
So, I know I don't generally do stuff like this, but shit, I've been giving his album away, I should probably try to tell help him a little bit, right? I know that some of you have asked about ways that you could possibly repay me for my efforts -- some of you have even offered to donate money to me -- so please, anyone who's reading this: PLEASE consider heading over to his GoFundMe and donating whatever you can. A buck. Five bucks.
You can read more on his GoFundME page, or on this Facebook post. Let's help to make life a little less shitty for one the artists that we love.