Charity Donations From Austrian Death Machine’s “Triple Brutal” Raise Concerns


A piece over at Noisey examines the complicated legalities behind the recently-released Austrian Death Machine album “Triple Brutal“. The crowdfunded affair obviously had to have a number of perks involving frontman Tim Lambesis (also of As I Lay Dying fame) postponed/replaced due to Lambesiscurrent legal situation.

More interestingly though, the piece has word from the World Vision Charity that it has not yet received word from the band nor Lambesis in regards to any charitable contributions from the effort.

It was originally announced around the time that Artery Recordings picked up the album that royalties from it would be going towards the charity. Obviously royalties are generated from sales and such and with the release only being out less than a week, this isn’t an immediate red flag.

What did raise concern for Noisey though was that neither Lambesis nor the band have contacted the charity itself. The charity’s senior communications officer Sheryl Watkins told the site:

“With artists and other celebrities we require thorough vetting before entering into partnerships. Unfortunately, in this case neither Mr. Lambesis or the band approached World Vision before stating that proceeds of the record would benefit us. Regrettably, we’ve found over the years that individuals and businesses will make that claim, and not follow through. Our legal department is currently looking at the band’s website to determine our next steps.”

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