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Pit Stories: Babymetal's Wall Of Death And An Injured Vet Throwing Down With Megadeth

Ready for another set of Pit Stories from the metal world? This week's tale twosome arrives courtesy of experimental U.S. outfit Gus McArthur, who shares stories (and some awesome video) of epic pits at two very different shows from Babymetal and Megadeth.

One of the coolest pits we have ever been in was Babymetal's first U.S. show in L.A. The head of their fan club comes all the way from Japan to coordinate the wall of death, which is dividing the crowd in half down the middle and waiting to charge. We stood divided for maybe 3 minutes before the song came in at the right part to charge, I honestly don't know how anyone didn't get hurt. It was fun and good vibes all around, not quite like getting punched in the face in a Cannibal Corpse pit, but close.

That doesn't take the first spot though. The greatest thing I have ever seen and been apart of in a pit took place at the Big 4 show in Indio years back. Megadeth had just started their set and everyone was pretty calm at first, with that many people and a huge grass area there are pits everywhere. My family and I were standing amongst the crowd when all of a sudden it opened up and quickly turned into a mosh pit, unfortunately my mom was standing right in the middle so I quickly had to grab her and pull her into the side.

We were all joking she should have started getting down, but there was no way; just not her thing. Once we got her to the side wall of the pit I noticed she was pointing and yelling, that is so fucking cool! I looked back and to my surprise their was an injured veteran in a wheelchair taking over the pit. His buddy was pushing him around at full speed, the vet was swinging a cane as well like he was conducting the whole thing. I have to say that guy was so stoked and the fattest smile on his face the whole time, it was great to see everyone coming together. I actually got it all on camera and posted the video on Youtube.

Gus McArthur released first studio EP, "Chapter 1: Hysterics From The Book of Gus," back in July. The release is one of three EPs that will be combined together into one full album. If you missed it, Chapter 1 is up for streaming at this location.

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Ty Arthur splits his time between writing dark fiction, spreading the word about underground metal bands, and bringing you the latest gaming news. His sci-fi, grimdark fantasy, and horror novels can be found at Amazon.

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1. Alexis writes:

Of the best circle pits of Babymetal http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x37vca4_b-y-m-l-live-metrock-2015_music

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2. Will Krusher writes:

weak wall of death, but what do you expect from baby metalers.............

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