DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara has released a benefit song for his sister Kerri, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Entitled “Dark Meadowlark”, the track was produced by Greg Weiss (DEVILDRIVER) and was mixed by Logan Mader (SOULFLY, GOJIRA, DEVILDRIVER).
Says Dez: “[‘Dark Meadowlark’] is about my sister who is a ray of sunshine, but has a dark sense of humor much like myself, thus the [track title].”
He added, “The song was mixed by Logan Mader and produced by Greg Weiss, who played bass and balalaika, along with Dan Yob on guitar, and Zac Morris on drums. I would also like to thank Winson and Doug at Third Encore for letting us use their amazing facilities, and Doug from Rack Attack Rentals for providing us with some great gear to record with.”
Even with insurance, Kerri‘s family can’t cover the costs of her surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the upcoming year. “We have two daughters still at home, we’ve relocated from Boise to Irvine (really close to UCLA/UCI treatment center — what good fortune!), but the cost of two years of what’s called ‘out of pocket maximum costs’ are definitely a burden,” she says.
To help Kerri with the costs associated with her breast cancer treatment and follow-up care, you can make a donation via the online fundraising web site Microgiving at this location.