Concert Raises Awareness, Funds for Perth’s Heavy Metal Community

Brendan Nock came to the realization that depression was surprisingly among the heavy metal community in Western Australia.

“I saw the impact it had on their lives and, in turn, on mine,” said Nock in The Stirling Times.

As a result, Nock decided to have his project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme be a fundraiser concert at the Civic Hotel in Inglewood on January 4th. More than 250 people saw ten different bands play at the first Black ‘n’ Blue heavy metal fundraiser.

Over $4,500 was raised for Act-Belong-Commit (ABC), one of the only mental health organizations of its kind in Western Australia, using all the money for mental health education. It has already been decided that this will be an annual event.

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