Zen From Mars drummer Mike Heller has backpack with his “entire life” stolen while on tour
Horrible news for Zen From Mars / Fear Factory / Malignancy drummer Mike Heller as while on the first night of a tour with Malignancy in Zaandam, Netherlands on February 16, 2017, someone broke onto the tour bus, that was also transporting four other bands, and stole a number of items. This included Heller‘s backpack which contained his “entire life.” A Go Fund Me page has been started to try to assist Heller in the really irreplaceable losses that he has just endured.
The Go Fund Me page for Heller states:
“Hey guys! If you’ve had anything stolen from you, especially irreplaceable things, you may be able to relate to the incredibly shitty gut wrenching feelings that one of my best friends is experiencing right now in Europe. I know this won’t replace everything that’s been lost but helping Mikey replace his Macbook, hard drives, etc. is a start. Thank you all!
“I can’t believe that I am actually typing these words into my phone right now… last night was the first show of the Malignancy European tour… we are sharing a bus with four other bands, and during our set at De Flux in Zaandam Netherlands, someone broke into the bus and stole two other people’s laptops, someone’s GoPro, and also, my backpack with my entire life inside of it.
Since this was the first night of the tour, and before we had been in the bus for more than just a few hours, I didn’t even get a chance to separate my stuff like I normally would… so someone ran away with my brand new iPad, my brand new Kindle, my two backup hard drives, all of my medication, my iPod, my contact lenses, two sets of headphones, all of my chargers, and most importantly, my MacBook Pro with all of my Pro Tools files, and all of my video files on it. Someone stole the most important thing in my life, aside from my girlfriend, my dog, and my family.
I have my entire life on that laptop. It is my recording studio… All of the albums I have recorded in the last five years, all of the demos I made, all of the drum videos that I haven’t released yet, and all of the session work I was in the process of sending out to clients. Stuff that I could never ever possibly replace.
The police said that there is very little chance that I will ever recover any of this… but if anyone in Holland has any information whatsoever, I would appreciate it more than I am able to put into words at this time. I broke down in front of the entire tour package last night, and tears are hitting my phone as I am trying type this right now. I have absolutely no way to replace this stuff, and nowhere even remotely close to enough money to even cover five percent of what was taken from me. I feel unbelievably stupid, I feel completely heartbroken, I feel completely violated, and I feel completely lost….”
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Zen From Mars‘ “New Leaf” video:
https://www.facebook.com/ZenFromMars/ Directed & Shot by Joe Placzkowski & Frank Ritter Edited by Drew Fortier “New Leaf” Mixed by: Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5) Mastered by: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering – California – U.S.A http://www.maorappelbaum.com/ THC Music 2016 Zen From Mars (ZFM) are: Stephen Shareaux (Kik Tracee): Vocals Drew Fortier (Bang Tango): Guitar Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff): Bass & Backing Vocals Mike Heller (Fear Factory/Malignancy): Drums Brynn Arens (Flipp): Guitar Kate Catalina (Showgirl of Rock): Keyboard