Former Death, Testament Guitarist James Murphy Suffers Brain Tumor Relapse; Donations Welcomed

James Murphy, former guitarist with Death, Obituary, and Testament, and founding member of death metallers Disincarnate, has suffered a relapse of the brain tumor with which he was first diagnosed in 2001. Murphy has said that, although the tumor had returned, it it was non-malignant and was being treated pharmacologically.

The side effects of those medications have left Murphy unable to work, however. While different medications, with less side effects, are available, they are extremely costly at over $1,000 a month, with a minimum of six months of medication needed for treatment to be effective.

With his medical expenses extremely high and Murphy sidelined from work due to the side effects of the current medications, the metal community is being asked to come together and help one of their brothers and donate to help him beat this once and for all.

To donate, click here. You can also pass on your best wishes by visiting Murphy’s Facebook page.

 

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  • Mommaluvsme

    Can you fix the paypal link, it’s broken. Then tweet that shit man! 

    • Ucanreachholly

      James on his facebook has a different link .. I know if we all even helped with a little bit the metal community together can kill this tumor… I feel bad for him cuz I guess lots of ppl have had a wierd link they’ve gotten so if we all pass it on and post the correct links to our fb pages then all the shares will be shared correct and hopefully he’ll get the money he needs to get better and keep creating music .. :)   m/m/   btw if you’re on fb my name’s Holli LovesMusic if you want the link ;) CHEERS!

    • Ucanreachholly

      James on his facebook has a different link .. I know if we all even helped with a little bit the metal community together can kill this tumor… I feel bad for him cuz I guess lots of ppl have had a wierd link they’ve gotten so if we all pass it on and post the correct links to our fb pages then all the shares will be shared correct and hopefully he’ll get the money he needs to get better and keep creating music .. :)   m/m/   btw if you’re on fb my name’s Holli LovesMusic if you want the link ;) CHEERS!

  • Holli LovesMusic

    James has been such an influence on music lovers and performers all over the globe. Such a stong person, yet we ALL need help at times… mine was for sure when I needed chemo/radiation and lost my house. Medicine was most important. Not a famous musician, just a globe trotting backpacker writing a book who works with glass as my art medium.. but I know how scary it is to have to make decisions so huge. SO PROUD OF YOU JAMES!   Kick this in the A*S and come slam the metal world some more! ~~ Praying for you xox (HUG) Holli

  • Holli LovesMusic

    James has been such an influence on music lovers and performers all over the globe. Such a stong person, yet we ALL need help at times… mine was for sure when I needed chemo/radiation and lost my house. Medicine was most important. Not a famous musician, just a globe trotting backpacker writing a book who works with glass as my art medium.. but I know how scary it is to have to make decisions so huge. SO PROUD OF YOU JAMES!   Kick this in the A*S and come slam the metal world some more! ~~ Praying for you xox (HUG) Holli

  • John

    Fuck the cancer industry, damn a medicine for 1.000,00 and they keep on prohibiting other means of treatment, inflating their prices so they can make profit out of so many families going through this suffering.

    • Arcana678

      I totally agree with you John! I am tired of their greed and lies and it will SOON catch up to them!! The world cannot lose yet another metal great like this guy because of something that could have been prevented in the first place! This goes for any of us who are in need of this kind of help now or in the future!!!!

    • Raider

      Unfortunately It takes a company an average of $800,000,000  dollars and years and years of development time to meet the massive regulatory requirements in not just the US but Japan and the European Union and the rest of the world to bring just one of these medicines to market. I work in a related industry for 30 years and I’ve witnesses first hand how hard it is and how much money these companies have to spend to develop these life saving products and the increasing requirements. Are many of them necessary? You bet! But there are so many bloated requirements that you can’t even imagine. The prices are not bloated out of greed. The prices are bloated due to bloated regulatory requirements that slow down and increase the cost of bringing medicine to market. All nearly all of thet drug companies have programs for low income earners to help them get the needed drugs for for affordable prices…. it’s not all about greed, it’s about the cost of doing business in this modern environment…

    • Raider

      Unfortunately It takes a company an average of $800,000,000  dollars and years and years of development time to meet the massive regulatory requirements in not just the US but Japan and the European Union and the rest of the world to bring just one of these medicines to market. I work in a related industry for 30 years and I’ve witnesses first hand how hard it is and how much money these companies have to spend to develop these life saving products and the increasing requirements. Are many of them necessary? You bet! But there are so many bloated requirements that you can’t even imagine. The prices are not bloated out of greed. The prices are bloated due to bloated regulatory requirements that slow down and increase the cost of bringing medicine to market. All nearly all of thet drug companies have programs for low income earners to help them get the needed drugs for for affordable prices…. it’s not all about greed, it’s about the cost of doing business in this modern environment…

  • John

    Fuck the cancer industry, damn a medicine for 1.000,00 and they keep on prohibiting other means of treatment, inflating their prices so they can make profit out of so many families going through this suffering.

  • Maria

    I don’t find a way to make the donation, nor in fb or here…

  • Raider

    I saw James on the Testament Low tour… He is awesome!! Good luck to James!!

  • ThroneGuitar

    The guy is a complete dick that has stolen money from MANY bands over the years. We paid him $2000 to mix 4 songs for us well that was almost 3 years ago and we never got our mix or our money. No one in Florida will work with him, and no band ever records with him twice so that should say something. And he cant work? The guy is 45 and lives with his mommy and has lived there since he left Testament over 10 years. Ohh yeah and there are a lot of rumors that there never was a tumor that he actaully got brain damage when he got his ass beat for stealing a bunch of meth from some people. True or not I dont know and I dont care the guy first class loser

  • ThroneGuitar

    The guy is a complete dick that has stolen money from MANY bands over the years. We paid him $2000 to mix 4 songs for us well that was almost 3 years ago and we never got our mix or our money. No one in Florida will work with him, and no band ever records with him twice so that should say something. And he cant work? The guy is 45 and lives with his mommy and has lived there since he left Testament over 10 years. Ohh yeah and there are a lot of rumors that there never was a tumor that he actaully got brain damage when he got his ass beat for stealing a bunch of meth from some people. True or not I dont know and I dont care the guy first class loser

  • ThroneGuitar

    Ask James where the new Disincarnate album is! Last I checked he took THOUSANDS of dollars from Nuclear Blast for it 10 years ago and never put it out, same thing with that Death tribute album, he took a shitload of money from the label and never released it. Besides the fact he was doing a Death tribute and only playing songs off of Spiritual Healing (the album he played on), he is a pompous asshole and this couldnt have happened to a nicer person (P.S. Chuck HATED James)

    • http://www.facebook.com/MartinMann666 Martin Mann

      Are you fucking insane ?¿ You’r mom must be really proud of you and your rotten soul talking trash about others like that!!! shame on you.

  • ThroneGuitar

    Ask James where the new Disincarnate album is! Last I checked he took THOUSANDS of dollars from Nuclear Blast for it 10 years ago and never put it out, same thing with that Death tribute album, he took a shitload of money from the label and never released it. Besides the fact he was doing a Death tribute and only playing songs off of Spiritual Healing (the album he played on), he is a pompous asshole and this couldnt have happened to a nicer person (P.S. Chuck HATED James)