Pat Egan, longtime director of retail sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday, February 18 after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20-track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Brian Posehn, RED FANG, DEATH, and many more, including a never-before-released track from EXHUMED. 100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for Pat‘s young daughter Katie.
Relapse thanks each band for contributing music and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat‘s beloved family.
The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. Everyone is invited to attend to pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague and family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie‘s college fund.
More information on the event can be found here.
The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:
01. BRIAN POSEHN – More Metal Than You
02. EXHUMED – The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
03. MASTODON – Mother Puncher
04. KINGDOM OF SORROW – Screaming into the Sky
05. BARONESS – Take My Bones Away
06. RED FANG – Wires
07. DEATH – A Moment Of Clarity
08. REVOCATION – Teratogenesis
09. BRUTAL TRUTH – Old World Order
10. DYING FETUS – Second Skin
11. BLACK ANVIL – Ultimate Reality
12. AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – Sword Swallower
13. ZOMBI – Siberia
14. PIG DESTROYER – The American’s Head
15. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Sound The Charge
16. MURDER CONSTRUCT – No Question, No Comment
17. HORSEBACK – Arjuna
18. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN – Sunshine the Werewolf
19. ABYSMAL DAWN – In Service of Time
20. TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION – In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors
Brann Dailor, drummer for MASTODON (who contributed “Mother Puncher” to the compilation), shared his thoughts on Egan‘s passing in a statement to Billboard.biz: “Pat was one of the most passionate metalheads we have ever had the pleasure to work with. It was that same passion that drove him to fight as hard as he could for the bands he loved and worked with. He definitely played a huge role in the success of MASTODON and for that we are eternally grateful. We are so sad to hear of his passing. We know he had a wife and daughter that he loved very much. He talked about them all the time. We’re gonna miss hanging with him and hearing all the concert stories he had. I’m pretty sure he had seen any band of importance over the last 30 years at least 5 times. Our hearts go out to his friends and family.”
In addition to Katie, Egan is survived by his wife, Melinda.
Services will be held Friday, February 22 at New York’s Lindenhurst Funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations toward his daughter’s college fund, care of:
577 Outlook Ave.
West Babylon, New York 11704