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Evanescence guitarist Troy McLawhorn and Staind drummer Sal G. are among the musicians who will perform at a benefit show on April 24th at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. According to Loudwire, the show will feature music from a new documentary called Battlefield Of The Mind, with all proceeds going to the Boot Campaign, which supports military veterans.
The film itself is a feature-length documentary showing the often raw and tragic details of what military vets in Iraq and Afghanistan go through and takes a closer look at the post-traumatic stress disorder that leaves afflicted vets in a downward spiral after returning home from war. The documentary is currently available for streaming and download online, with the soundtrack arriving on April 24.
Among the music on the soundtrack is a song called "No Words," which features Staind members Mike Mushok and Sal G. along with members of Lo-Pro and others.
Mushok, whose band has played for and met many U.S. soldiers, told us a while back that nothing compares to hearing first-hand about the troops' experiences: "You know, just meeting them and talking to them and realizing, and just hearing kind of a little bit first-hand about what they go through, and what they've had to go through...honestly, it's just really an amazing, amazing thing to experience."
The show on the 24th will be headlined by Eye Empire, which features members of Dark New Day, Stereomud and Submersed. Singer Donald Carpenter is a military vet himself.
The night will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an exclusive look at the documentary and a Q&A session with the filmmakers, followed by the musical performances.