Charles Epting

California Metalfest, held this past Saturday (Nov. 24) in San Bernardino, Calif. blew all ticket sales expectations out of the water. A packed N.O.S. Center witnessed powerful performances by the likes of Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, As I Lay Dying, and many more.

But there was also sadness in the air as Suicide Silence had also originally been slated to perform before the untimely death of Mitch Lucker, who died on Nov. 1 after a motorcycle accident the night before in his hometown of Huntington Beach, Calif.

A booth was set up at the show, tended by members of Suicide Silence to raise money for Lucker's young daughter, Kenadee, through the sale of t-shirts and other items.

Fans can donate at this link. All proceeds will go toward Kenadee Lucker's education fund.

Noisecreep spoke with some of the artists performing at the festival to get their memories of their friend, including Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Veil).