GID! Mag Exclusive: Enter Shikari Charity Auction To Benefit Mental Health

Today GENRE IS DEAD! Magazine launches this very special Enter Shikari themed charity auction benefitting the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to support them fighting mental illness. We offer you 3 different merchandise packages including several autographed items and a custom made drumhead. You can find more details regarding the different packages and links to their auctions below.


When the wind’s against you
Remember this insight
That’s the optimal condition
For birds to take flight
Now the wind’s against you
Don’t give up the fight.

Airfield by Enter Shikari


Besides creating incredibly good music for over a decade now, Enter Shikari are known as advocates for unity, equality, community and solidarity thus creating a safe headspace for their young fanbase. This is so important in a time where social anxiety, political instability and attacks to equal rights are adding to the challenges our mind has to take on each day.
450 Million people all around the world currently live with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, etc. In 2015 over 780,000 (estimated) people died by suicide. We think it’s about time to punch this motherfucker in the shins by launching a big Enter Shikari-themed charity auction for mental health awareness!

All proceeds will benefit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation who is working on alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. Their aim is to better understand the causes and develop new ways to treat brain and behavior disorders.

Since Enter Shikari are huge supporters of progress by science and the mental health sector has been subjected to severe cuts these past years, the BBR Foundation is the perfect fit for our charity auction. Here are some short facts about BBRF:

  • 100% of the contributions for research are invested in science.
  • More than 4,500 scientists in more than 547 institutions around the world have been awarded grants by the BBRF.
  • The BBRF encourages new and innovative research, they support new ideas from bottom up generated by scientists and have contributed to several important breakthroughs. 

Support this great cause right now and bid on one of these special merch packages or the custom made signed “Redshift” drumhead:

The “Lift Off”- Package

  • Signed Kerrang! Magazine
  • The Spark CD + Cassette
  • Juggernauts Signed Vinyl Single
  • Secret Surprise Gift

Click HERE to place your bid.

The “Lift Off” Package / genreisdead.com

The “Neuron Buzz” Package

  • Signed “The Mindseep” Vinyl (does not include CD)
  • Signed Photograph
  • 2 “The Mindsweep” Stickers
  • The Spark CD
  • Secret Surprise Gift

Click HERE to place your bid!

The “Neuron Buzz”-Package / genreisdead.com

The “Howling with the Wolves”-Package

  • Kerrang! Magazine incl. Interview with Rou Reynolds
  • The Spark signed CD
  • 2 The Spark Buttons (“Enter Shikari” + “Sparky” aka “The Machine”)
  • Signed Live from Planet Earth DVD Set
  • Secret Surprise Gift

Click HERE to place your bid.

The “Howling with the Wolves” Package / genreisdead.com

“Redshift” Drumhead

  • Hand painted by Natasha Lopez de Arenosa
  • Signed by the band in Los Angeles earlier this year (see photo below)

Click HERE to place your bid.

Customized “Redshift”-Drumhead / genreisdead.com
Chris Batten and Rou Reynolds with the “Redshift” drumhead. The “Logo” drumhead will be auctioned off next year as well. Stay tuned for that one.

Special thanks to Enter Shikari for the music and the merch, Ian Johnsen for being the kindest manager on planet Earth, Lee Burgess for the fastest shipment we’ve ever seen, Janine for contributing and Natasha Lopez de Arenosa for her creativity and support! 

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Melissa Wilke

Editor-in-chief | After two years in PR, I now work as an Account Manager in an advertising agency in the beautiful city of Duesseldorf. I’ve been blogging for 7 years on several websites and started working as a freelance writer for music magazines in 2013. I believe in the social value of music and its power to change the world for the better. My favourite bands/artists are Green Day, Enter Shikari, Linkin Park, Marmozets, SWMRS, Lana del Rey, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and too many more to list them all.

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