On the morning of October 5th, 2014, guitarist Bernie Versailles of Redemption, Agent Steel, Engine, Masters Of Metal and others, suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to an emergency room in Southern California for an operation. While many know him as a talented guitarist, songwriter, and recording engineer, Bernie is also a loving friend, son, brother, and parent — alongside his longtime partner Soma — to two young children, Sevina and Apollo. Those who know him can attest that his personality radiates kindness, generosity, and humility.
Last week, Bernie underwent a successful craniotomy to permanently fix his aneurysm; physical therapy will follow.
Longtime friends Gary Wells and Juan Garcia wish to rally the worldwide metal community to assistBernie’s fight in overcoming this unexpected health hurdle by launching a fundraising page onYouCaring.com. Thus far, nearly $5800 has been raised. No matter how small, donations will aid inBernie’s rehabilitation toward a full recovery and will help his family cope with the growing medical expenses.
Your concern and compassion toward a much loved human being who has given his heart and talent to the world is greatly appreciated.
Donations for Bernie Versailles are being accepted RIGHT HERE.
REDEMPTION‘s latest release, Live From The Pit, was released in September via Sensory Records. The new live-recorded audio/visual full-length album from Los Angeles-based progressive superforce was filmed and recorded as the band co-headlined the world-famous 2012 installment of the annual ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, where the band performed a unique show featuring nearly eighty minutes of material and staged with complementary visuals that drive home the compelling emotional impact of this band. This monumental performance not only captured the special ability of the band’s music to deeply connect with fans, the tradition now continues, as the set becomes available as Live From The Pit, a massive package including the full album in both audio CD as well as a joining DVD which features a 5.1 surround mix, bonus material/features and more.