To support a great cause!
Back in 2013 California speed metal maniacs, Night Demon, started a non-profit organization called Metal Cares that, with cooperation from Merch Relief and YMCA, provides donations and aid to victims of natural disasters. Actions such as these really help to prove that not all metalheads are cold, heartless bastards and that we can be a great bunch of men and women that help our community and world.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Boss the Ross! This sounds fantastic! What can I do to help?” Easy! Around this time every year, Night Demon produces a limited edition shirt that you can buy. And I quote from the band’s website “We want to be upfront and clear with our fans that EVERY SINGLE PENNY DONATED TO PURCHASE THESE T-SHIRTS WILL BE DONATED TO THE YMCA to sponsor those less fortunate in our community!” Isn’t that great? You get a rad t-shirt and you know that all proceeds will go to those in need.
Here are a few of their past shirts:
2017 is proving to be a special year however, as the MIGHTY Metal stalwarts Cirith Ungol have gotten on board to help spread this message of charity and goodwill. This comes as a great benefit to the cause as the message will now reach a wider audience and it also provided the opportunity for this truly awesome shirt:
Personally, I find this one to be the best shirt yet. You get Elric from the Frost and Fire cover, two happy children and Night Demon’s reaper dude all doing the YMCA dance. It is the perfect blend of metal, comedy and goodwill and, as I have mentioned already, all for a wonderful and charitable event. So I ask of you to show your support and donate now! Can’t afford the shirt or don’t enjoy it? Well, how about donating to a local charity in your own community and help those less fortunate than you in any way you can. Yeah, that’ll work.