By on February 14, 2013



Pennsylvania metal act THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE launched an Indiegogo campaign today to try and stay on the road. The band is currently between tours supporting their recently released LP, “Dead Years.” A full statement from the band is below. Click here to view the campaign. 

We are This Or The Apocalypse, an internationally touring band from Lancaster, PA.  On our way home from our 30th US tour at about 3:00am Our van lit on fire and we broke down at a rest stop an hour away from home.  After waiting 8 hours we found someone to pick up and our trailer up and take us home while our van was towed to a garage.

After inspecting the van we were notified that it was far beyond repairable.  For any of you who have never followed us in the past, last winter we broke down in Canada and spent over $3K rebuilding our fuel pump, which took over a week.  We spent that week hopping from trains, vans, taxis and fans cars from show to show so that we didn’t have to cancel any dates on the tour. 

Unfortunately, at this time with buying flights to Europe and dealing with other debts and personal expenses, we simply cannot afford to buy a new van.  So we are asking our fans to help with donations that all will go towards getting us a new van to get back on tour and promote our new album ‘Dead Years’ even more. 

We put together a great list of incentives to say thank you for your help.  We will also be filming a web documentary about the band and the life of being a touring musician as well as a music video for the song “Americans” where we will be BLOWING UP our old van. 

If you are unable to help us financially Indiegogo has great tools that help you share our cause with your friends which is just as big of a help to us.  Through your donations and promotion we can get a new vehicle and get back on the road and continue touring. 

We really cannot express how much we appreciate all of your help.

Thank you,


Rick, Matt, Rod, Jack & Aaron

The band released “Dead Years” late last year to much criticial acclaim.  Produced by Kevin Lankford and engineered by Andreas Magnusson, this is by far some of the band’s most aggressive material to date. 

“While delivering the kind of unpredictable polyrhythms that define their virtuosic metalcore, the guys also reveal some pretty solid ‘songs.'”  Revolver Magazine

“Dead Years is not only another step forward, it’s the kind of record that will define This or the Apocalypse for years to come. It’s that good.” Outburn Magazine

“Arguably one of the most underrated bands in the metalcore genre.” – Hails and Horns Magazine

“If you enjoyed the mind-blowing instrumentation on Haunt What’s Left, then Dead Years needs to be your big priority to acquire.” – Metal Insider

“I love about this album that it incorporates everything the band has done on their previous efforts and simply takes it to a whole new level.” –


Tour Dates:

3/14 W. Springfield, VA

3/15 Virginia Beach, VA
Club Relevant

3/16 Lancaster, PA
The Chameleon Club

3/17 Lemoyne, PA
The Champ

3/18 Buffalo, NY
Broadway Joe’s

3/19 Worcester, MA

3/20 Albany, NY

3/22 Middletown, NY
Sounds Asylum 

3/23 Hartford, CT
Webster Underground 

3/24 Clifton, NJ

3/25 Trenton, NJ
Backstage at Championship 

3/26 Long Island, NY
The Spotlight

3/27 Brooklyn, NY
The Morgan

4/7 S Hertogenbosch, NL

4/8 Hamburg, DE

4/9 Sweden, ME
Arena 29

4/10 Copenhagen, DK

4/11 Leipzeg, DE
Conne Island

4/12 Warsaw, PO

4/13 Budapest, HU
Blue Hell

4/14 Wien, AT
Viper Room

4/15 Ljubljana, SI
Gala Hala

4/16 Bologna, IT

4/17 Aarau, CH

4/18 Cologne, DE

4/19 London, UK
The Underworld

4/20 Bristol, UK
Hit The Deck

4/21 Nottingham, UK
Hit The Deck


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.