A couple of weeks ago we reported that Translator Audio Studios in Gowanus — owned by producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Made out of Babies, Converge, Keelhaul, etc) and Candiria’s John LaMacchia — was destroyed when Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters broached the banks of the nearby Gowanus Canal. The loss was complete, as 100% of the gear that Schneider had collected for the past two decades was destroyed.
A little bit of good news: Translator Audio and its partners The South Sound and Civil Defense Studios have begun accepting donations to help the studios get back on their feet. Those wishing to contribute to the relief effort can do so here.
Unfortunately Translator Audio wasn’t the only Brooklyn studio in the metal community to suffer complete devastation; Life of Agony guitarist Joey Zampanella’s Method of Groove Studio, which sits in the low-lying, coastal warehouse district downhill from Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, suffered the same fate. As is the case at Translator Audio, Joey’s entire career’s worth of instruments and recording gear has been completely ruined.
Watch the absolutely gutting footage Joey Z. filmed while he surveyed the damage [via Noisecreep]:
[this post was originally published on MetalSucks.net and has been adapted for GYFO]