As Relapse Records and the metal community at large continues to mourn the loss of the label’s director of sales Pat Egan, the compilation that was set up to benefit his family is proving to be successful. Patlapse, a 20-track compilation featuring a large segment of the label’s roster that Egan was involved with over the decade he was there has raised over $5,000 to directly go to a college fund for Egan’s teenage daughter, Katie. That’s not bad for a compilation that’s been out for just over a week. All of the acts on the compilation waived any royalty fees they would receive for their inclusion. And considering that it’s available for as little as $5, it’s encouraging to see the metal community band together. And those wishing to make donations through PayPal, that can done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billboard also reveals that there will be more coming to help Egan’s family. VP/label manager Rennie Jaffe says that Pig Destroyer will be selling its unreleased album, Mass and Volume , on Bandcamp starting next week to benefit his family. And Metal Insider will be among those at New York’s Idle Hands Bar this coming Tuesday (5) for a memorial/benefit that will include an eBay auction. Find out more about that here.