As we mentioned on Monday, Relapse director of retail sales and marketing and New York City metal fixture Pat Egan passed away earlier this week in a hospital after suffering complications from pneumonia. He touched the lives of many that he met, including countless bands he worked with. But as a lifelong metalhead, Egan loved one thing more: his family. Now, Relapse and 20 of the acts he helped break have banded together to release Patlapse, a compilation that will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie.
Patlapse spans Relapse’s catalog, featuring tracks from Baroness, Mastodon, Pig Destroyer, Dillinger Escape Plan and an unreleased Exhumed track, among others. While it only costs $5, you can contribute as much as you’d like, knowing that all proceeds will go towards his daughter’s education. All of the bands on the compilation waived their royalties in order to donate to Egan’s family.
Even if you didn’t know Pat, this is a kickass compilation that would be worth $5. Knowing that it’s going to a good cause to continue his family’s legacy is just all the more reason to pick it up.
The text accompanying the compilation is below, with the track listing after the jump.
On Monday February 18, 2013 Relapse lost one of its own. Pat Egan, Relapse’s director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. If you were lucky enough to know Pat, you will remember him as a fun, funny, hardworking, passionate lifelong metal-head who left an impression on EVERYONE he came in contact with. If you never got a chance to meet him, but you’re familiar with Relapse Records or some of the bands on the label, Pat was instrumental in the success of almost all of the bands and records Relapse has released over the past decade.
Pat touched so many bands and had his hand in literally hundreds if not thousands of records over the years. This compilation is a collection of just a small handful of some of the bands that Pat was most passionate about both personally and musically. Some of these songs are ‘classic’ Relapse songs, and some of them are brand new/unreleased songs that the bands wanted to give to help Pat’s family out.
Pat leaves behind a wife and a beautiful daughter who were both the lights of his life. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.
The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give.
On behalf of everyone here at Relapse, thank you for your donations. It will go further than you can imagine in keeping Pat’s legacy alive.
Brian Posehn “More Metal Than You”
Exhumed “The Beginning After The End” (previously unreleased)
Mastodon “Mother Puncher”
Kingdom of Sorrow “Screaming Into the Sky”
Baroness “Take My Bones Away”
Red Fang “Wires”
Death “A Moment of Clarity”
Brutal Truth “Old World Order”
Dying Fetus “Second Skin”
Black Anvil “Ultimate Reality”
Agoraphobic Nosebleed “Sword Swallower”
Pig Destroyer “The American’s Head”
Toxic Holocaust “Sound the Charge”
Murder Construct “No Question, No Comment”
Dillinger Escape Plan “Sunshine the Werewolf”
Abysmal Dawn “In Service of Time”
Total Fucking Destruction “In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors”