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Charity hasn’t received word from Austrian Death Machine over donations

Posted by on April 7, 2014

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Austrian Death Machine’s crowdfunded album Triple Brutal was released last week on April 1 after members of the band sans Tim Lambesis announced plans to move forward with the project. Of course, many of the perks from the crowdfunding involving Lambesis had to be put on hold, but at least the royalties from the album are going to a good cause right?

Well, maybe not. Sheryl Watkins, senior communications officer at World Vision Charity, sent a statement to Noisey concerning the band’s donations:

“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.”

Of course, the album has only been out for a week, so it’s possible for donations to start coming in later, but this statement from Watkins isn’t exactly reassuring. Really, with Lambesis’ situation you’d think he and anyone involved in the band would want some slightly positive press rather than giving a charity the finger.

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