Brisbane Deathcore 5-piece As Paradise Falls were rocked on Monday 9th November. In Thailand recording their next album, they awoke on that morning to discover that their brother in music, Glen Barrie had passed away peacefully in his sleep overnight. The devastating news was passed on to Glen’s Family, his pregnant Wife Cassie, who immediately travelled to Thailand to bring him home and then Friends and Fans of the band were told on Tuesday last week. The shockwave rippled through the entire heavy music community in Australia, with tributes and kind words pouring in from all over.
Glen’s passing happened just one day ahead of their support show in Bangkok with one of their favourite bands, I Killed the Prom Queen. APF released their album “Save Yourself” this year, as well as toured Australia and New Zealand and were gearing up to follow up what had been successful, positive year with another album and a strong start to 2016.
Glen has been remembered by so many of the Australian Heavy music community as a positive, keen, helpful and happy guy who was always up for a show.
As Paradise Falls’ manager, Tom Byrnes (Mannequin Republic), alongside Vanguard Touring and an army of supporters and friends, has put together a benefit show on Friday November 27th. Destroy All Lines has donated the hire of The Brightside to the event and bands As Paradise Falls, A Breach of Silence, Among the Vanished, Bayharbour, Down Royale and Trinatyde will all be playing sets in memory of their fallen friend, Glen Barrie. 100% of the money raised on the night will go straight to Glen’s family.
The night will also feature a massive raffle worth over $1000 in prizes from Seventh Circle Studio, Via Studios, Beserk, Bach Guitar Services, The Brightside and a Merch pack from the bands.
Tickets are $10 presale through www.thebrightsidebrisbane. oztix.com.au or $15 on the door. Tickets on sale this Thursday 19/11/2015
There is a crowd funding campaign for Cassie, Glen’s wife through Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. https://www.gofundme.com/ ks9hg54s
For more information, go to the Facebook event page for the Benefit show. https://www.facebook.com/events/1694630254102701/