NewsMarch 21, 2008 12:40 PM ET7,505 views

Genghis Tron survives van accident

Genghis Tron avoided injury following a van malfunction while on the highway in Ohio yesterday. Here's the official word: "While traveling north on I-71 through Ohio this afternoon, we got into a wreck on the highway. We were about 90 miles North of Columbus when, very inexplicably, the right rear wheel of our van completely FELL OFF, sending our van and trailer flying out of control. Not just the tire -- the whole wheel. We spun around on 3 wheels and an axel rotor, miraculously avoiding a collision with any of the five or so cars barelling towards us, before landing (backwards) in a ditch in the median. The most important thing is that everyone is totally OK. Given that we were going 60+ MPH and got into a highway accident during high-traffic hours, this is amazing, and we're very lucky. Our gear also seems to be mostly OK, and neither our van nor trailer were totalled -- BUT both are severely damaged, NOT drivable, and in need of serious repairs. We canceled our shows tonight (Butler PA) and Friday (Philly). Hopefully things can get fixed and on track in time for our next scheduled show, which is around a week away. And now the inevitable. For those kind souls with an extra dollar in their pockets, we are accepting donations, which can be made through Paypal to the address GTMERCH@GMAIL.COM. You can also go to our Myspace page and click the "DONATE" button, right below the blog posts area. Any amount that ANYONE could give to chip in to our costly repairs, towing, and transportation would be incredibly helpful. As is, we were already beneath a sizable chunk of debt and this accident is only going to make it worse, blah blah blah. Our trailer was brand new, fresh out of the factory for less than ten days... For those of you who've been following us for a few years, you know this isn't the first time we've had some serious highway mishap. It sucks, and it's really hard to believe that something like this could happen again -- but we are incredibly lucky that no one was hurt, just like our accident in the summer of 2005. As the day comes to a close, we're completely ecstatic to be here and healthy; but now that we have our safety, we're just stressed and overwhelmed at everything which now has to happen in order to get this train running again. Thanks so much for the support, everyone...we be doing our best...more updates to come..."

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monsterballs 3/21/2008 9:44:37 AM

first post

JudasGoat 3/21/2008 9:50:49 AM

What's with all the vans flipping?

xSeanHannityx 3/21/2008 9:52:19 AM

Can anybody drive anymore

dethroned 3/21/2008 9:56:34 AM

Stay the fck out of Ohio if you want to live.

shaihulud2k1 3/21/2008 9:58:43 AM

my heart sank when i read the headline.

j33bus 3/21/2008 10:00:56 AM

you've got to be kidding. this has to be a conspiracy of tour vans determined to kill mediocre bands.

YouAreSceneAsFuck 3/21/2008 10:04:33 AM

Webmaster must be fabricating this garbage. Oh, but seriously, get dead gays.

newnoise123 3/21/2008 10:25:59 AM

VANFLIP! but seriously, genghis tron kind of suck balls.

cfv 3/21/2008 10:26:50 AM

Gimme monay gimme monay!

hxc0148 3/21/2008 10:34:40 AM

great. they're okay. free to make more shitty music and huge disappointments.

ratt_fink 3/21/2008 10:55:29 AM


vdburns 3/21/2008 10:59:54 AM


BruceWayne 3/21/2008 11:13:32 AM

They're going to bank off donations from all the swoop-haired myspace gays.

lordofthefuckingrim 3/21/2008 11:15:21 AM

all the van crashes indicate one clear sign... stupid bands need to stop touring.....

lordshredder 3/21/2008 11:20:26 AM

Too bad. I guess that means that deuchebag will continue to write his ultra-shitty ego article in Decibel.

boytruck 3/21/2008 11:38:24 AM

update: they all died.

gayXedge 3/21/2008 11:43:02 AM


withoutashield 3/21/2008 11:49:26 AM

I'm curious which band has raised the most money via paypal+womp womp womp story.

Monty_The_Snake 3/21/2008 12:01:58 PM

Wow. Seriously, all of the above are complete ass holes. Not saying I love this band... but life is pretty valuable and I am glad that they are alright. But wow, you guys are douches.

djdjdj 3/21/2008 12:06:52 PM

probably should have checked those wheel nuts. also, making donations to paypal is all well and good, but withdrawing the money takes between 7-9 days, good luck gays.

mongoosemayhem 3/21/2008 12:10:46 PM

Vans gone wild 08......... YEAH SPRING BREAK! Get wrecked.

ttcpgh 3/21/2008 12:14:33 PM

man the fck up and pay that shit, pussies

designedlikedice 3/21/2008 12:25:14 PM

Was just hanging out at show with these guys. Can't believe how close our vans were when this must have happened. Glad you're all ok.

ChesterTheMolester 3/21/2008 12:31:52 PM

I love how all these bands state how much debt they are in..maybe think about another line of work

papasmurf 3/21/2008 1:02:18 PM

do most people have 12 year old minds on this board? grow the fck up! glad they are alive, NO ONE deserves to die because they make "shitty" music.

Nowonmai 3/21/2008 1:27:24 PM

vans these days suck, not into this band much but they certainly don't deserve to die

gayXedge 3/21/2008 1:31:04 PM

they deserve to die for using keyboards.

neighbordave 3/21/2008 1:40:53 PM

"Vans gone wild 08......... YEAH SPRING BREAK! Get wrecked." hahahah YES!

rusticTrombone 3/21/2008 2:01:20 PM

Third time's a charm. Amiright?

threexs 3/21/2008 2:14:13 PM

van flip jokes are so overdone now.

poop 3/21/2008 2:30:24 PM

"axel rotor"- lol It seems, if your a meh band, your van flips.

sgd54 3/21/2008 2:51:12 PM

Guys go back and reread the content, there's nothing about a van flipping it skidded really lightly into the ditch with trailer intact.

ubu 3/21/2008 3:38:25 PM

do us all a favor in ohio, and stay the fck out!genghis tron[not welcome!]

zeldametal 3/21/2008 4:51:18 PM

smells like sabotage

clawhammer 3/21/2008 4:52:55 PM

So glad to hear you guys are OK. I'll send what I can. Hope you dudes get up and running right quick. Also, take all these shitty comments and a compliment. You're music hits the brain, not the bicep. (Jon/Gaza)

ridethesnakexxx 3/21/2008 4:56:51 PM

Ohio doesn't like vans. Just ask any band who's gotten theirs stolen in the last few years.

Macabre1285 3/21/2008 4:58:51 PM

Why is this whole website full of c-ck bangers? It's actually quite pathetic, the people that just come on here so they can talk shit about bands. I feel bad for you.

gglives 3/21/2008 5:02:26 PM

what a c-ck sucker.

christianzombie 3/21/2008 6:07:59 PM

when you use the word gay, it offends me. please stop. or at least stop and fcking think about how ignorant you are. thanks ps. im not gay

poop 3/21/2008 6:40:49 PM

shut up gay ^^^

keinegnade 3/21/2008 6:46:40 PM

it would have been sweet if they would have died. fcking gays

xMrRocknRollx 3/21/2008 7:36:43 PM

Is this all hardcore bands do is flip vans??? Jesus.

xvegeedgex 3/21/2008 7:39:44 PM

Vaughn Phillip.

paradigm 3/21/2008 9:10:08 PM

there's a van flip every fcking day it seems.

fnffishcore 3/21/2008 9:14:00 PM

I was driving a shitty borrowed truck, hauling my old band's equipment, when this same thing happened. Only we didn't beg for money online, our big black singer procured us a tire from a scared old country bumpkin.

swampthang 3/21/2008 9:21:04 PM

sucks when we need want vanflipage for others but we get diff bands instead. vanflip = most unluckiest phrase ever

ubu 3/21/2008 10:37:25 PM

[christianzombie]if your not a c-cksucking gay than why does it offend you.i bet you are a closet gay.admit it you blazing fcking homo!

pongo_pigmayis 3/21/2008 11:34:25 PM

shaihulud2k1 3/21/2008 9:58:43 AM my heart sank when i read the headline.

ohiokillsyou 3/22/2008 12:10:18 AM

This happened pretty close to my house.

onemoremotherfucker 3/22/2008 1:22:21 AM

That sucks. I was just at the Kenyon show with Coliseum, which was great.

carrion 3/22/2008 2:33:31 AM

*Takes sip of the potion, hits the 3 wheel motion*

coldandcalloused 3/22/2008 3:04:31 AM

Please Die!

judasgoats 3/22/2008 3:14:08 AM

glad im gonna get too see you guys in April.

youeatdickbeats_7 3/22/2008 3:45:18 AM


LambGhost 3/22/2008 9:30:54 AM

good thing no one got hurt, but bands need to start insuring their shit, thus eliminating the whole paypal step of the process. especially when it isn't their first "serious highway mishap". shiiiiit

heartwork 3/22/2008 11:23:34 AM

the funny part is people who are actually getting offended by people over the interweb.

a_giant_head 3/22/2008 4:15:29 PM

hey guys, i'm glad you're okay... lye by tony

jerryseinfeld 3/23/2008 3:44:44 PM

this almost happened to us on tour but we heard the violent knocking noise, pulled over, and fixed it before the last two finger loose lugs fell off and killed us. also whats with all these 4 post noobs jumping on the van flip bandwagon.

dustybutt 3/23/2008 9:51:09 PM


The_Smile_That_Kills 3/24/2008 4:44:27 PM

this happened to my old band on the last night off our tour on the way home.

sxecrackhead 3/25/2008 7:16:41 AM

Hahaha [carrion] best comment on this whole fckin page

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