Worst nightmare: band loses “every piece of musical gear” they own in freak studio fire

Omni Rooms rehearsal and studio space in Bristol, UK
(Image credit: GoFund Me)

In a scenario that ranks among many guitarists’ greatest fears, UK math-rock band Last Hyena have shared the news that their studio and rehearsal space has burned down, along with all the gear inside.

The fire, described as a “freak accident”, hit Omni Rooms in Bristol, UK, earlier this month, and resulted in the destruction of all equipment inside, including studio gear and that of bands who used the space for rehearsals – fortunately, nobody was inside at the time of the blaze.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.