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Crypta Launch GoFundMe To Help Cover Costs Of Their Rented RV Being Destroyed By A Tornado At Last Weekend’s Show In Belvidere, IL


Brazilian death metal outfit Crypta are hoping to crowdfund $60,000 to replace the RV they had rented for their ongoing tour with Morbid Angel, Revocation and more. The group’s RV was totaled amid the tornado incident last weekend during the band’s show at The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, IL.

Amid that March 31st concert, an EF-1 tornado touched down and destroyed the venue, with the resulting debris crushing the band’s RV in the process. The roof of the venue also collapsed, claiming the life of one concertgoer and leaving some 40 others injured.

In a statement and video shared below earlier today (April 07th), Crypta offered the following of their delicate situation in light of incident:

“URGENT: We need to fundraise 60k dollars in 15 days.

As most of you know, a tornado hit the venue where we played on March 31st, in Belvidere, Illinois, and we lost the RV we rented to travel and sleep in during our first US tour – it was completely destroyed, we had to rent a new one in order to keep on doing the shows.

As we already imagined, dealing with insurance and compensations has many traps and there is a very high chance that things will get complicated for us.

It will not be as easy as we thought it would be, we will even have to call in lawyers to try to resolve our situation. We are being guided as best we can, but because we are not US citizens, we are apparently not entitled to some state compensation, which further complicates our problem.

In short, if everything goes wrong (and there is a huge chance that it does), in 15 days we will have to pay a new RV to the company where we rent it, which will be around 60 thousand dollars, not counting the lawyer fees we will have to pay during the process.

We know that it is a high amount that we will probably not reach, but at this moment, any help and any amount will already help a lot to reduce the financial damage that we will have.

We avoided asking you for help as much as possible, but right now, it is impossible for us to cover these costs with band’s cash only.

Thank you in advance for the support!

Should you be able to help out, the band have setup this GoFundMe.

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