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Pit Stories: Starting A Circle Pit For The Rock Band

Which dumb ass didn't get a Pit Story up yesterday during its normal Tuesday slot? That would be this dumb ass, right here. Sorry everyone, and to make it up to you, we're doing double Pit Story duty today!

First up we have a tale from Brandon Saller of rock group Hell Or Highwater, and who just happens to handle drum duties for a little band called Atreyu.

Saller had this tale to share of getting the metal fans into a less heavy group on tour:

Years back Atreyu where on a headlining tour with a band called Endless Hallway. They where a rock band on a metal tour so the crowd took some time to receive them. They where friends of ours so I wanted to do what I could to make the set great. Every night they would cover Nirvana's "Breed" and I would go in the crowd and start a circle pit. From that point on the set would go off. The funny part was when people realized it was me starting a pit. It was a fun face to face hang with our fans. I could only hope someone would do that for Hell Or Highwater if we got put in that situation.

Hell Or Hightwater's new album "Vista" will be released on May 19th, 2017. Check out advance song "Walk Out In The Rain" below, followed by a complete list of upcoming tour dates.

w/Nothing More, Black Map, As Lions:
4/25: Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
4/26: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
4/27: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/2: Destin, FL @ Club L.A.
5/3: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
5/5: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose#
5/6: Freehold, NJ @ GameChanger World (Supporting As Lions)
5/7: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground#
5/8: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/9: Reading, PA @ Reverb
5/10: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
5/12: Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
5/13: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
5/14: Joliet, IL @ The Forge (Supporting As Lions)
5/15: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
5/17: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Rusty Spur
5/19: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/20: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
7/14: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air*
# - Headline Show
* - Festival Appearance

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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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