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Help Sought for Agent Steel / Redemption Guitarist Bernie Versailles

Bernie Versailles

Bernie Versailles

On the morning of October 5th, 2014, AGENT STEEL / ENGINE / REDEMPTION and MASTERS OF METAL guitarist Bernie Versailles suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to an emergency room in Southern California for an operation.  While many know him as a talented guitarist, songwriter, and recording engineer, Bernie is also a loving friend, son, brother, and parent ~ alongside his longtime partner Soma ~ to two young children, Sevina & Apollo.  Those who know him can attest that he radiates kindness, generosity, and humility. 


Last week, Bernie underwent a successful craniotomy to permanently fix his aneurysm; physical therapy will follow.

Long-time friends Gary Wells & Juan Garcia wish to rally the worldwide metal community to assist Bernie’s fight in overcoming this unexpected health hurdle by launching a fundraising page on  Thus far, over $5,100 have been raised.

No matter how small, donations will aid in Bernie’s rehabilitation toward a full recovery and will help his family cope with the growing medical expenses.  We at Nuclear Blast and FlashWounds join fans around the world in breathing a sigh of relief that Bernie’s operation last week was a success, but he and his family still have a long, difficult road ahead of them.

Donations for Bernie Versailles are being gratefully accepted here

Your concern and compassion for this very loved, selfless human being who has given his heart and talent to the world are greatly appreciated.