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Pit Stories: Trainwreck Architect Loses A Groupie But Gains A Beer Fridge

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Every week we check in with metal bands from across the globe to get their best stories about life as a musician.

Normally these tales center around the mayhem in the mosh pit, but sometimes bands have stories so interesting from the practice room or even trips to shows that we've just got to share them.

Today guitarist Renaud Baril from Trainwreck Architect shares this chilling tale of how the band ended up with a beer fridge:

Some people wonder why our jam space fridge is always filled with fresh beers. Here's my confession of a really strange story that happen some years ago...

Our jam space is located on St-Antoine street in Montreal, in an old building just behind the Bell Center. The artwork of our latest album 'Traits of the Sick' portrays the neighborhood at his best: old buildings collapsing in pieces, teethless prostitutes... you have to check where you walk or you'll get your feet on a needle and get HIV! At this time of the year, when the snow has melted, there is a putrid smell of rotten beer.

It was at night, we just finished a show at Piranha bar, and I was walking toward the jam space with a girl I picked at the show... she was named Rebecca. Two blocks away from the jam space, there were ruins of a building being destroyed. It was not totally destroyed yet, but there was a pile of junk lying near the street. Upon this pile of junk, I saw an object some people might recognize: one of these olive green old school fridge.

It has been a while since the rest of the band were wishing for a fridge in the jam space. I had a chance to make everyone in the band happy. Also, Rebecca was this kind of rockabilly girl so she convinced we needed this piece of collection in the jam space.

So I climbed the junk pile and took the fridge. Damn this fridge was heavy! We removed all the saw dust from the fridge and carried it at the jam space. (I will admit it, Rebecca helped me to carry it... not that I'm weak but damn this fridge was really heavy!)

As usual, the elevator was broken, so we had to use the stairs, five levels up! At the top, we were so tired, we wished there was some beers in this fridge, but there was not...not yet!

In the jam room, I plugged the fridge to make sure it was working. It was like in those old horror movies, all the lights in the jam room flashed for 10 seconds... then everything went okay. Surprisingly the fridge was working fine.

We did not really pay attention to the fridge after that. I just wanted to spend a good time with that chick. After one hour though, I had to take a leak, so I left the jam room, leaving her alone (with the fridge).

After I did what I had to do, I came back to the jam room. I opened the door to see that Rebecca was not there anymore. Have I done something wrong? Maybe she just went to smoke outside. So I sat on the couch and wait... 20 minutes ... no news.

The fridge was making a strange buzz, so it caught my attention. At my surprise, there was some red on the floor in front of it. I opened the fridge to investigate. A flash of light blinded my eyes. After my eyes got used to it... I discovered the fridge was full of fresh beers: with cold steam on the bottles, like on those Coors light publicity. Strange... I don't think Becca had time to buy beers while I was in the toilet.

So I sat there drinking 1 beer, 2 beer, 6 beers... no news from that groupie. When I took the last beer, my hand touch something that was still a bit warm at the bottom of the fridge. I took it in my hand and observed it: it was a finger with a ring on it... Rebecca's ring.

Trainwreck Architect's "Traits Of The Sick" album is out now and can be picked up at this location. You can also check out an album teaser trailer and a music video for the "Dream Pariah" track below. Catch the band live:

June 13 - Salle Unisson – Quebec City, QC w/ CAYM, No Escape
June 14 – Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC w/ CAYM, Gypsy Chief Goliath, Dirtcake
June 15 – Bar Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC w/ CAYM, Comatebro
July 4 – Bar Le Lorrie-Ann - La Baie , QC w/ Wanderlost

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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