Producer, engineer, and musician Taylor Young (God’s Hate, Twitching Tongues) and his wife Kylla are being evicted from their home studio of over 17 years, Van Nuys, CA’s The Pit, where they’ve recorded and mixed Drain, Militarie Gun, Mindforce, Sunami, Rotting Out, Suicide Silence, and many more. Bo Lueders of Harm’s Way and the HardLore podcast (that Bo co-hosts with Taylor’s brother and bandmate Colin) has launched a GoFundMe to help them rebuild in a new location. “They were adamantly against the idea of a GoFundMe,” he writes, “but after personally witnessing the community come together during times of crisis and how beautiful it can be, I have decided to make this on their behalf.” Read his message in full below, and visit the GoFundMe, and make a donation, HERE.
HardLore is hosting a benefit stream for The Pit on WhatNot on Friday. More details on that are still to come.
THE PIT GOFUNDME
RIP The Original Pit Studio
Last week, Taylor Young and his wife Kylla were unexpectedly given 60-days notice to vacate their home/studio of 17+ years, AKA The Pit.
Taylor and The Pit have been a pivotal part of California’s entire hardcore/punk/metal ecosystem, recording and mixing bands such as Drain, Militarie Gun, Mindforce, Sunami, Rotting Out, Twitching Tongues, God’s Hate, Suicide Silence and many more.
He has been consistently recording/housing hardcore, punk and metal bands from all over the world since 2011, and now they will have to find and rebuild a new space from scratch, losing all income until a new space is complete.
They were adamantly against the idea of a GoFundMe, but after personally witnessing the community come together during times of crisis and how beautiful it can be, I have decided to make this on their behalf. Every single cent donated will be entirely invested in rebuilding The Pit’s new studio location and every single donor will play a vital role in every new piece of music that comes out of studio as long as it exists.
Long live the pit.
— Bo Lueders