Last night, Metal Blade recording artists Lazarus A.D. were victims of a crushing theft while on tour with Bonded by Blood in the UK. The band's personal effects, identification documents, and and approximately $1500 cash were stolen from their touring van in Southampton, UK. The robbers broke a window to enter the band's vehicle. Stolen items include critical identification documents like Social Security cards, birth certificates, clothing, and personal care and hygiene products. Essentially, the thieves cleaned the band out.

The only light at the end of this tunnel is the fact that the band's passports were not in the van, and their gear was already inside the venue. If this was not the case, Lazarus A.D. could have been the victims of a completely devastating and tour-ending loss.

The band has set up a PayPal donation account, as this loss has placed an incredible personal and financial strain on the members. If you are able to donate, no matter how small a sum, please do so here.

Here's hoping the sticky-fingered thieves are apprehended.

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