Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian Is Being Treated For Post-Surgical Complications Following His Liver Transplant

Following his liver transplant, Vio-Lence singer Sean Killian is now being treated for complications including infection and bile leaks. His wife, Dana Rivero Killian offered the following Facebook updates:

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Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Surgery

Vio-Lence singer Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrohsis, has undgergone a successful liver transplant surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The living donor was Sean’s brother-in-law Kevin Rivero. Both are currently recovering at UCSF in the ICU. Sean’s wife, Dana Rivero Killian commented:

Yes! It’s true! Yesterday, Sean went in for a liver transplant. The living donor is my brother, Kevin Rivero. Both are recovering at UCSF in the ICU. Sean would like you all to know he is eternally grateful for all the love and support these past couple of years and fully intends to return to the stage once he is healed and ready to bring it! (No. NOT a Vio-ence reunion, so don’t ask). I think we could all use a celebratory concert! We all have a great deal to be thankful for. There are simply too many people to mention by name. You know who you are. 🤗

Watch Footage Of Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus, Death Angel, Forbidden, Etc. Members Performing At Benefit Concert For Sean Killian

On January 20, members of Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, Machine Head, Death Angel, KAOS, Ill Niño, Fang, Attitude Adjustment, Valor & Vengeance, Dokken, Psychosomatic, D.R.I., Annihilation, Mercenary and Sacrilege BC played a special benefit concert for Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. That show, which took place at The Midway in San Francisco, CA, featured the above mentioned musicians playing a night of Vio-Lence tracks. Mordred and Dress the Dead (ex-Forbidden, Witch Mountain) served as the supporting acts. The full event was streamed via the BB TV YouTube channel.

[via Blabbermouth]

Benefit Concert For Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian Moved To A Bigger Venue

As previously announced, members of Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus Forbidden, Death Angel, KAOS, Ill Niño, Fang, Attitude Adjustment, Valor & Vengeance, Dokken, Psychosomatic, D.R.I., Annihilation, Mercenary and Sacrilege BC will play a special benefit show for Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis, on January 20. Now, it has been revealed that the concert has been moved from the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA, to The Midway in San Francisco, CA, due to high ticket demand. With the venue change, it will now be an 18-and-over event. The night will feature the above mentioned musicians playing a night of Vio-Lence tracks. Mordred and Dress the Dead (ex-Forbidden, Witch Mountain) will serve as the supporting acts, while DJ Will of KNAC Los Angeles will serve as the host. Katon De Pena (Hirax) will also be on hand spinning metal vinyl. Other things at the show include a raffle featuring prized items from Slayer, Machine Head, etc., a show room playing old Vio-Lence footage, and a display of Vio-Art. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Mordred Added To Upcoming Benefit Concert For Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian

As previously announced, members of Testament, Exodus, Death Angel, Forbidden, Mordred, Vio-Lence and more will play a special benefit show for Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. Now, Mordred have added as one the opening acts. The event, which is called “Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence,” will take place on January 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, and it will feature musicians playing a night of Vio-Lence tracks.

Testament, Exodus, Death Angel, Etc. Members To Play Special Benefit Concert For Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian

Members of Testament, Exodus, Death Angel, Forbidden, Mordred, Vio-Lence and more will play a special benefit show for Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. The event, which is called “Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence,” will take place on January 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, and it will feature the musicians playing a night of Vio-Lence tracks.

Killian is in need of a live donor transplant, and will only be able to get one if he stays healthy enough. A donor will be required to have either type O+ or O- blood. The show will hopefully help him find a donor and make money for medical costs.

The following statement was issued:

“When our Bay Area thrash family first heard about Sean Killian’s stage four liver condition, it sent shockwaves through our community. There was no more commanding stage presence back in the late ’80s into the early ’90s in the Bay. Sean took a crowd by the throat and never let go for the duration of any show, any time, any place!

“So far there have been some incredible acts of kindness shown to Sean and his family by his ex-bandmates. Phil Demmel [VIO-LENCE and MACHINE HEAD guitarist] and Ray Vegas [VIO-LENCE guitarist] pulled together a very successful golf tournament that raised over $26,000 for Sean and his family. Robb Flynn [former VIO-LENCE guitarist and current MACHINE HEAD frontman] has made a custom ‘Killian & Kings’ shirt that he is donating ALL of the proceeds to the Killians.

“Now it’s our turn as Sean’s peers to do something special.

“Our main goals are…

A: Find a liver match and donor for Sean ASAP!
B: Make more much-needed money for the Killians to help them get through this most difficult time.
C: Honor Sean and his legacy with a giant thrash metal party!”

[via Blabbermouth]