Associates of Bay Spot crossover punk/thrash metal band HEMORAGE escaped without any critical accidents just after becoming hit by a “reckless driver” early Saturday morning in San Francisco.
“We just came from Sacramento to participate in an afterparty,” HEMORAGE guitarist Jon Orc told ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO. “We were being on our way household. As we exited the freeway, some male was heading about 60 to 80 miles an hour. And he hit us seriously really hard. And he dragged us.”
In a social media submit, HEMORAGE explained that Orc and guitarist/vocalist Toby Bona Pak had just dropped off drummer Ron Roussel when they were strike. Bona Pak was taken to the ER with insignificant injuries, treated and unveiled.
“He strike the ideal facet of our bus and kept on pushing the gasoline pedal and ultimately [tried] to run away,” the band wrote. “Luckily ample there was an officer on the following block who stopped and arrested the driver.
“Our bus is totaled and we are not positive how substantially destruction is completed to our gear at the moment. Toby experienced to go to the ER and fortunately he did not get any main injuries. He is now with his relatives and recovering. Jon and his spouse Missy did not get any injuries but only soreness from the collision.
“We are grateful that none of us are hurt and we can choose time to rest and get well from this party. We will start out choosing back up the pieces and determine out what our following moves are soon after the vacations.”
HEMORAGE has established up a GoFundMe site to raise revenue to obtain a new bus — which could expense upwards of $20,000 — as nicely as the countless numbers of pounds needed to switch destroyed tools.
In accordance to ESP Guitars, HEMORAGE begun carrying out guerrilla-type tours in 2017, outfitting a mini tour bus with equipment and merch objects, and then driving about to many situations to provide their sound to people regardless of whether they are expecting it or not. The band usually pulls up wherever it would seem like it will have a receptive audience — typically dive bars, golf equipment, and arenas in which other steel bands were being playing— and starts undertaking as the venue demonstrates finish and persons start out to filter out into the parking a lot or right into the road. At 1 these kinds of gig this previous April, HEMORAGE pulled its bus up outside the house the San Diego, California tour end of “The Bay Strikes Back” with Testomony, EXODUS and Demise ANGEL. EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt discovered them and posted a online video of the band on his Instagram that evening, saying, “HEMORAGE are raging in the streets of San Diego! Roll up in mini bus, start out killing it suitable following to our bus, simply the coolest matter ever, safety guard be damned!”
Very last night time (12/24/22) about 1:30 am. Soon after dropping off Ron, our drummer at his studio. We acquired hit by a reckless driver who was fleeing from another criminal offense scene. He strike the proper side of our bus and retained on pushing the gas pedal and inevitably check out to operate away. Luckily for us plenty of there was an officer on the future block who stopped and arrested the driver.
Our bus is totaled and we are not positive how a lot hurt is finished to our gear at the second. Toby had to go to the ER and luckily he did not get any key injuries. He is now with his family and recovering. Jon and his wife Missy did not get any injuries but only soreness from the collision. We are grateful that none of us are hurt and we can acquire time to relaxation and get better from this celebration. We will start selecting back again up the items and figure out what our following moves are following the vacations.
The cellular stage is one particular of our primary sources of income. If you want to assist us out and recuperate and hold up with our payments please donate and/or share this gofundme website page.
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Posted by Hemorage on Saturday, December 24, 2022