Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants Launches GoFundMe For Her Significant Other’s Cancer Battle

Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants has revealed that her significant other, Brian McGraw, has been diagnosed with cancer. You can help him out with medical expenses by donating via GoFundMe.

Pleasants commented:

“Our journey began September 7th when Brian went in for an endoscopy. He was having classic symptoms of acid reflux but the general medicine was not working and his symptoms were getting worse. We went in thinking that there was a large ulcer or maybe a bad case of GERD. When we heard the word “mass”, we looked at each other with tears in our eyes, completely shocked.

We followed with more tests, doctor visits, a couple of trips to MUSC in Charleston and we landed with an ugly diagnosis. The cancer is in the esophagus, stomach and abdomen lining. We don’t want to get too detailed here… but we do have a lot of medical expenses that are not covered by Brian‘s insurance.

This will be the fight of our lives and we aim to win; to beat this ugly bastard known commonly as Cancer. Neither of us can work at the moment as Brian is not able to and I (Laura) am his nurse and want to be by his side as much as possible through this uphill battle.

It is not in our nature to set up a financial campaign like this, but many folks have asked if/how/where to donate or how to help. This will help pay for a surgery we had to do, medical equipment, medical bills, trips to Charleston, every day stuff like proper food, drugs, etc. It all adds up rather quickly – especially with Laura only working a few hours here and there.

We aim to fight. We aim to win. Any amount, no matter how small, will aid us in this battle. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love each other more than anything in this world and we love you for caring and helping.

With love and sincerity,
Laura Pleasants & Brian McGraw“

[via The PRP]

New Kylesa Box Set “An Original Album Collection“ To Be Released In September

A new Kylesa CD box set titled “An Original Album Collection“ will be available on September 8. That releasenwil come with “Spiral Shadow“, “From The Vaults, Volume 1“, “Ultraviolet”, and “Exhausting Fire“. Preorders can be found at Amazon.

[via The PRP]

Kylesa Go On Hiatus

Kylesa have announced that they have decided to go on hiatus. You can see the band’s official statement below.


“To our fans and friends… After 15 years of nonstop touring and writing, we decided that it is time for a break. A lot of you have been asking when we are coming to your part of the world and that means a lot to us. However, we feel it should be known that as of now we have no plans to play any shows or work on any new material. We have collectively decided to take a hiatus with no set date to reconvene. We want to give a huge thanks to all our fans, friends, and family for the support over the years. It has been a killer journey and a real pleasure meeting so many amazing people along the way.”