Lead singer and guitarist for up-and coming Florida-based beautycore hard rock band Gold Frankincense & Myrrh (also known as GFM), CJ English, suffered a broken foot while performing at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival on September 2, 2018.
The all-girl rock trio has had a busy touring schedule, recently performing alongside acts like Seventh Day Slumber and Zahna on the Summer Rockfest Tour. During the Blue Ridge Rock Festival over Labor Day weekend in Concord, Virginia, GFM debuted new music during their set, but the day after announced the injury.
“We’re heading home to get some x-rays done on CJ’s ankle and will update everybody shortly,” said the band in a post on social media. “She tripped over one of our ego risers while on stage.”
The GFM girls shared an update in a video post on September 6, saying “CJ just got back from the orthopedic surgeon, and they confirmed that her foot is broken in 3 places! That does not mean that we are cancelling any shows, so make sure you come rock out with us.”
Gold Frankincense & Myrrh is a self-proclaimed “new breed rising” in heavy metal, with a brand of hard rock they call beautycore. They have delivered chart-impacting hits like “Stuck in my Suicide,” a single that debuted earlier this year in the top position on the Christian Rock Most Added Billboard chart.
In 2016, GFM independently released their first full-length album, titled Identity Crisis (get it on iTunes). Keep up with the glam rockers by visiting their website and following them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), or check out tunes on their YouTube channel.
Photo credit: Rick Myers
This article contributed by Matt Durlin.