Donator’s Page for DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Kids Fundraiser = 20%

This page is dedicated to those who have donated to Chris Maric (Maric Media) & Carl Neumann‘s (HEAVY Mag. & CN Photography) quest to raise £2600 (Approx $4400AUD) for kids who need help with cancer treatment or therapy by playing musical instruments. A cause they both think is very worthwhile.

ALL the money raised goes to the charity bike ride which goes over three days from London to the Download Festival.

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Mike Solo – Birds Robe Records –
Steph & Chris Bodkin – HEAVY Mag. Writers
Mark Ellis  – HEAVY Mag. Writer
Judas Priest / Jayne Andrews –
Mike Brierley – HEAVY Mag. Writer
Jeni Lambert – HEAVY Mag. Writer
Levi Buckley – Sticks For Stones –
Nikki Law – Metal Blade Records –
Ishan – Synaescope –
Rohan Stevenson – I Built The Sky –
Shayne – HEAVY Mag. Writer
Craig Grant – Devils Gate Media –
Taryn Gibbons
Max Palizban – Nucleust –
Black Ovis Culture –
King Parrot –
Robyn & Chris Woods – Chris Maric’s Mummy & Stepdad

…and to those who decided to stay anonymous.



We will continue to update this page as more donations come in.

Get your business, band, personal name up on this page
and show your support today!

About Chirs, Carl & The Heavy Metal Truants

Australian heavy music publicist Chris Maric had such an awesome experience during 2016 Heavy Metal Truants, he is returning to the UK to take part once again.

Along for the ride with him will be Carl Neumann, Owner/Editor of Australia’s premier heavy music publication, Heavy Magazine.

Chris and Carl will be undertaking an epic 275km bicycle ride from London to Castle Donington & The Download Festival between June 7 and 9 with the Heavy Metal Truants, in the name of several children’s charities.

The fifth annual Heavy Metal Truants ride (officially dubbed HMT V – Revenge Of The Fifth,) sees a global group of heavy music industry people come together to raise money for these children’s charities.
Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust & Childline.

Agents, managers, promoters, other publicists, record labels, media organisations, and artists alike, plus members of the public have signed up for the gruelling challenge.

Each rider has pledged to raise the minimum £1300. Chris & Carl have a fundraising page set up and their combined target for the campaign is £2600. Approximately $4400AUD

If you are able to spare anything at all to help them reach their goal, please do. You can donate via this link:

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Every individual, band or company who donates will be featured on a special Supporters page on A big plug as thanks for helping out!

Day 1 of the ride will also be Chris Maric’s 40th Birthday, so consider a donation as like buying him a couple of beers to sink at the end of that long day!

The guys will post updates along the way during the ride to their social media pages so you can see the pain in their bodies but the glory on their faces:

Chris’s Personal Facebook, Maric Media FB, Twitter & Instagram

Carl’s Personal Facebook, Heavy Mag FB, Carl Neumann Photos, Twitter & Instagram

Check out this awesome YouTube video of the 2015 event to see just what all the riders are in for!

The Journey:
Day 1: London to Luton 83km
Day 2: Luton to Leicester 140km
Day 3: Leicester to Donington 50km

It won’t be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is. There will be hills, heat, and hangovers, and the guys have been in training for weeks all ready to face the task ahead,

The Heavy Metal Truants are convinced that if there’s any community out there who’ll answer the call to help kids in need, it’s people like you!

Last year Heavy Metal Truants raised a massive £102 000 GBP / $173 000AUD! This year they hope to eclipse that and have a bigger team than ever before!

The guys are honoured to be the Australian contingent of the Fifth Annual Truants Ride! If it’s anything like last year, the first beer at Download is going to taste sooo00000 good!

Chris & Carl thank you for your support!

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Australian PR Manager Chris Maric, works with and represents some of the biggest metal and rock labels & promoters in the world, including EVP, Metal Blade, Season Of Mist, Napalm Records Relapse, UDR, Live Nation, Destroy All Lines, Direct Touring, Wild Thing Presents and many more and also looks after a string of local Aussie bands from King Parrot to the newly formed.

In June, Chris will return to Europe for the summer festival season, attending Download in the UK, Hellfest in France and Copenhell in Denmark where many of the acts he reps will be performing.

Chris Maric and Rod Smallwood after completing Heavy Metal Truants 2016!
Chris Maric and Rod Smallwood after completing Heavy Metal Truants 2016!

Carl Neumann is the Owner and Editor of Australia’s leading heavy music publication Heavy Magazine
Carl is also a professional portrait and live music photographer and has been recently photographing for Rolling Stone Australia and other publications, including HEAVY.

Carl will be covering Download and Hellfest with Australian exclusive specials in the magazine and online.

Heavy Metal Truants is the world’s first Heavy Metal Charity Bicycle Ride, The brain child of former Metal Hammer editor-in-chief Alexander Milas and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. It’s three days, 162 miles and lots of metal!

In short, it’s about the brother and sisterhood of Metal uniting around some very worthy causes – in this case, Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline – to raise money for children who need it most.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails.

Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

NOTE: To donate via PayPal, please change the currency drop down menu to GBP, Select ‘Other Payment Method’ and hit continue. The PP icon will then show up on the next page.

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