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Mellotrön, Detroit's progressive metal, will unleash its imminent sonic destruction for a good cause on May 29.
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Mellotrön, Detroit's progressive metal, will unleash its imminent sonic destruction for a good cause on May 29.

The band will brings the full brunt of its progmetal prowess to The Emerald Theater, 31 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens, Mich. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sabrina Black Foundation. The evening of great entertainment kicks off at 8 p.m, with Lansing's own Silent Lapse opening the festivities, followed by legendary progressive rockers Tiles. Mellotrön will take the stage at 10 p.m. Tickets for the event are available from the bands, the Emerald Theatre box office and through TicketMaster. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Millions of lives are affected by cancer each year, including the band members of Mellotrön, which is why the band decided it was time to put their music to work for the good of the community and help the Sabrina Black Foundation.

"Cancer hits far too close to home," said Mellotrön bassist Bryan Paxton. "My brother fought off his cancer through terrible, life-changing chemotherapy back in 2005. So when an opportunity arose to make a difference, it was a no-brainer to contact a great local organization like the Sabrina Black Foundation."

The Sabrina Black Foundation was established in 2006, in memory of Sabrina, late wife of WRIF's Steve Black. Sabrina had fought Hodgkin's lymphoma for more than six years. The Sabrina Black Foundation raises money and finds cancer patients through local hospitals. The hospitals select candidates, and the foundation contacts them to let them know that an angel has heard their prayers, and then pays off their entire hospital bill. Instead of trying to help everyone a little, the Sabrina Black Foundation "changes one life at a time." The lives of those people helped by the foundation are changed forever.

For more information, visit or call the Emerald Theater at 586-913-1920.

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