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Trivium Frontman Matt Heafy Breaks Up A Fight

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Trivium frontman Matt Heafy apparently verbally broke up a fight from the stage at New Oasis Sparks in Nevada. A concertgoer was there to capture it all on video, which can be seen below.

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1. Jenny writes:

Lol, the guitar sounds at the beginning of the video pretty much set the tone for that scene. He sounded sort of funny. Either way, good thing nothing serious went down.

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. murder667 writes:

what a little p***y

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

I wouldn't call that breaking up a fight as I would whinging. Then again he could have been a major d*** about it and got them thrown or something. I bet you any money in the world though that those two continued the fight as soon as they got outside.

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Malevolent Doug writes:

what a fag!! who the f*** breaks up a fight at a concert where everyone is already drunk off there asses?? i mean there gonna fight anyway... Trivium are fags!!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Will someone tell that fa**ot to shut the hell up so I can hear what's going on?

Oh wait. that's the lead singer. my bad. :P

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Analguest writes:

now i'm asking where were their parents :D

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Demented_Clown writes:

I've saw clips from other bands breaking up fights , i say let them fight, i would rather see updates about dead ppl at concerts, kill the weak

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Analguest writes:

trve

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rake writes:

Aren't moshpits already enough like fights as is, that is the kind of moshing involving the flailing arms and roundhouse kicks. I'd tell the kids to break that sh** up

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 3:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Luciam1991 writes:

Moshing does NOT include roundhouse kicks and flailing arms, that HXC sh**e which has NO f***ing place in metal, if you go into a mosh pit; you mosh, not chuck your arms about like a fight. So as much as i agree with Heafy's idea, he should've just told em to f***ing pit >;_>;

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 6:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. americanpatriot1 writes:

Sorry folks, but moshing is just lame, retarded a$$ crap. Moshing is to metal, what line dancing is to country. Lame, dumb, and unnecessary. It's not because I'm old that I say this. I've hated moshing since the word go. I go to shows to enjoy the music, not to punch dumbasses, and avoid flailing arms.

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# Mar 20, 2009 @ 7:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. XWigglesX writes:

Pfft I've seen bands fight people in the crowd. That was funny as.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 7:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. XWigglesX writes:

I agree, hardcore moshing doesn't belong at metal shows. When I'm at a metal show and some kid starts windmills I get mad.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 7:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. weasel321 writes:

americanpatriot1 - "Moshing is to metal, what line dancing is to country." 100% agree. I always sit in the balcony at concerts. I'm there to enjoy the band.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 8:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. deathbringer writes:

Heh, "hardcore moshing" is the problem, IMO. Pits just aren't the same these days. I'm not a fan of the circle pit and running around and sh**. The pits I enjoyed in my younger years weren't ruled by a few people - they were so packed that you really couldn't control what was happening to you - just get bounced around, push off the people near you and flow with it. I've been in some great pits from Slayer to Type O to Korn. You could hardly get your arms up to throw them around or do all this hardcore dancing stuff that happens in the middle of a circle pit these days.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. americanpatriot1 writes:

Well said Weasel and DB.

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# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. IrishMetal writes:

I'm not particularly fussed on most of the pits at shows, circle pits are bleh, but occasionally just a normal pit is fun to mess around in. Really dislike the hardcore people, they just look so stupid at metal shows, I'l generally try to body slam them out of it.

One thing that I will always jump into, front row, is the wall of death, nothing beats the feelin of adrenaline pumping as you run roaring at each other, just an amazing experience.

I don't understand the people who go to shows and stay on the balconies, unless they're fragile, sick or just not bothered. To me you need to be in the crowd to get the right feeling, because that's who they play for. It's not exactly the most fun thing in the world to go to a show and just sit and watch it. Pushing up to the front, getting headbutted in the face from headbanging, singin along at the top of my lungs - all of that makes the show for me, not just what the band is doing. I would feel far too detached and removed from what is happening if I was sitting down.

Actually for just that reason I jumped a barrier at Iron Maiden - about 10 feet up, and ran away from security into the crowd - my friend could only get seat tickets, and I couldn't stand it.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Analguest writes:

yeah dude, I bribed the door staff at slipknots gig in london because i was sure i got a normal standing ticket and i got the one standing at the balcony so i went downstairs and asked the black dude how much he wanted to let me in,he told me to come back in 5 minutes, i came back showed him a 20 quid note he noded and i put it in my pocket,took the 10 pound note and handed it do hm with a handshake :D then i got to the front row and just went mad, but the way i see gigs if i can't be in the front row i'm in the moshpit,

and i'm one of those who support the supports meaning start the moshpints to bands i have never even heard of.

balcony is good when your emo and you go see slyer and don't want to get your a$$ kicked, or when you go to se apocalyptica because there's not much to mosh about

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Real pits are cool, hardcore ninja's need to be stomped out- I hate those mother f***ers that use Taekwondo kicks, but regular moshing is part of the gig. If you don't like, wait until the DVD comes out and watch it from the safe confines of your sofa or STFU. Or listen to Coldplay. I hear they don't have pits.
I am baised on this subject because SoCal invented the circle pit, I don't partake as much now that I am getting old, but when I was a teenager I guaged (sp?) the band by crowd reaction, specifically if they got a good pit going. now I more or less chill out because if I get hurt I have to miss work, which I cannot afford to do at the present time.

Matt Heafy is a queer and Trivium sucks.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Blackheart*915 writes:

Well your wrong Bruno Hockalugie! trivium is a great F***en Band, in my Opining you just dont Appreciate there music,...... so what if Matt broke up the fight! its better then somebody could've gone to the hospital and miss work , his business like you say Bruno, you cant chill cause you have less time and you cant afford to lose the present time.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. americanpatriot1 writes:

"there music"? Don't you mean, "their music"? Geez folks.

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# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

BlackHeart- Other than my screen name and Trivium is a great f***en band I have no clue what you posted. Write sentences, not text messages!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Guttersniper writes:

I think its a good thing that he stopped the fight.... sometimes there are idiots that go in the middle and just swing at people... i really enjoy moshing, but i also like to enjoy the music, and if i have to put my focus in trying to take out some retard its taking away from enjoying the band
elbows to the spleen take care of the little queers

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brandedcfh420 writes:

"Queerium" is still around??!!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. deathfreak writes:

f***ing fa**ot "please stop let just have a good time please no fighting" gay.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. fuck da police writes:

im sure if that tom araya fa**ot said no fighting you guys would be lining up to suck him off,
hypocritical benders

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. IrishMetal writes:

#26 - That's the point, he never would you fa**ot, he would have us kickin the sh** out of each other while singing "REIGN IN BLOOD (raining blood)" So go choke on a d*** you faggy little probable scene prick

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

THANK YOU AP1!!! That sh!t drives me crazy.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

Irish: \m/ROFLMFAO\m/!!!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. DeathInEye writes:

Wow, this discussion kind of troubles me about the state of metal. Seriously, I'm with AP1. Just feeling the music ripple through my chest, the smell of sweat, weed, beer and cigarrettes, the heat rising twenty degrees, yelling at each other as you leave because you can't hear your own voice anymore...That's enough for me. I always found it odd that we go to place where we have community for once, to beat the sh!t out of each other? A little shoving is kool, and expected, but wanting bruises, blood and deaths? That's flat-out wrong.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. americanpatriot1 writes:

Spot on DIE!!! I may look like a dork with my foam earplugs in, but I hear everything just fine. Actually, the foam kida cancels out some of the trebly stuff that sounds bad. I have seen Manowar(don't laugh, it was better than nothing), and Maching Fawking Head, with foam ear plugs, and everything was splendid. Crystal clear sound, still loud as f***, but with no negative effects to my ears. Anyway, I digress.

I may be in the back with all the old folks or people who are just there with there kids, but I am still raging and singing along(badly) to everything. I smell like old smokes and stale, muddy piss and sweat, but I have a great time. As for the balcony statement, alot of times, depending on the size of the venue, that is the best spot. I really like to be where I can see the drummer.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. XWigglesX writes:

30, I'd say its got a lot to do with the music being very aggressive. When you go to a metal or a proper hardcore show (deathcore is not hardcore) people like to get loose, get rid of all their frustration in the pit.
People pogo at pop shows (like Blink and that) because its not aggressive music.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. DeathInEye writes:

Wiggles, like I said I think a little pushing and shoving is kool, and expected, but intent to inflict bodily harm is excessive and unnecessary. I understand sh!t happens, senses are heightened, but some of these posts read like they only go to beat on other people.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. XWigglesX writes:

I know what you mean dude.
Worst thing about shows is when dudes take off their shirts and they are sweaty as, I hate it. Also hate it when I'm just hanging on the edge near the pit and some dude just keeps tagging me!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

I think some of you, I don't know, "less physically aggressive" types need to release that a different kind of bonding occurs in real pits, like at a Slayer show. Yes, it appears violent from the top deck but if you actually got down in the middle of it you will see that mostly everyone is enjoying themselves and leave the pit with a smile on there face because they have just released aggression with dozens of like minded individuals who do not take the lumps and bruises from the pit personally. In the past when I have been compelled by the music to enter the pit I enter it knowing that I am with my people and that we are all there for the same reason- it is a release for us. That is why in a real pit if you fall you will be picked up by your metal brothers, complete strangers that you do not even know have your back. Of course there are always a$$holes, but usually the bigger guys will see the a$$holes and deal with those a$$holes, more than anything to help out everyone else who knows the true spirit of the pit.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

But also then again some shows I would prefer a seat instead of being in the pit, especially shows during the week that I have to work the next day. So yeah, go to the show and have a good time. If that includes an hour of running in a circle or just chillin' with a beer in the back, either way is cool with me.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Netromancer writes:

Used to mosh. Don't mosh anymore. Spills my beer. Anyone who knows me will stand by my love of metal. Just don't enjoy it as much as I enjoy the show. I just can't imagine watching a band like Opeth and not being in rapt attention.
Most brutal pit for me though had to be Ministry during the Psalm 69 tour. Absolute violence.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Fuck_A_Name writes:

SOme bands demand your attention, and your seat. Opeth, Metallica, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, etc.

but I can never imagine sitting down for a band like Converge or Brain Drill. It just wouldnt make sense.

Mosh pits are merely an extension of the already chaotic energy inherrent at metal shows. Another testament as to why metal is not for the meek-minded individual. you can cry about their existence all you want, but without them, there is little to seperate a metal concert from a rock concert other than, more incoherrent yelling, and more mohawks and tatooes.

Everything else concerning moshpits under my opinion, can be read in bruno's post 35. Brotherly spirits and communed cathartic violence and all that rot. If you dont understand it, you never will.

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# Mar 21, 2009 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. XWigglesX writes:

Dude a Converge pit is all about blood.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. IrishMetal writes:

FAN says it all in 38.

When I saw Gojira I was up at the front, entirely engrossed in what they were doing, headbanging because thats what feels right when they start the faster parts. People were pushing to get as close to them as they could, and there was a good pit going on. The feel in the crowd was absolutely awesome, and almost everyone had a strangely calm look on their face. The only other show I've properly had that feeling was at Soulfly, because I was in the middle of a crowd of their older fans.

Get Thrashed - The Story of Thrash Metal is a must see, it just shows how together the metal community was, and the insanity they got up to back then.

DIE - no one is calling for death lol, but it just feels good to take a hit from time to time, makes ya feel alive by giving you a sense of your own mortality - or maybe I'm just strange.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 5:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. IrishMetal writes:

Oh wait, correction, Demented Clown was, but I have no idea what kinda music the dude listens to, so I can't form an opinion.

One more point as Bruno said earlier - none of it is done in malice - I can't count how many times i've been headbutted in the face by headbangers and done it myself to others just because you're so lost in it. But I always look round immediately to make sure the person is ok, and they generally just put the horns up and smile before goin mental again.

The only people I see who do things in malice is the posers - I saw these three little emo fa**ots pointing at a kid with his back to them, and one had the other two push him into the kid. I got annoyed at this, and when I saw they were gonna do it again, I got up close and then bounced the all three of the gits straight into the pit, give them a taste of their own medicine.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 5:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. trivium who? writes:

haha it would have been so epic if the dude just smashed fag boy heafys face in

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I basically like pits that aren't just violence. It's a different kind of violence than 'actual violenc', per se. I think that it's mainly what goes on at metal gigs and hardcore dancers can fvck off.
I get to pit to Suffo next month! \m/
horns up to you fvckers and hope that I get to pit with you all one day.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. SHREDDER13 writes:

Bruno & FAN are dead on 100%!

Irish - I have "Get Thrashed" dude...It's probably the greatest music documentary I've ever seen in my life.

"Everyone had a good time...Even if they were bleeding"

\m/ "Diabolic Force" by Running Wild \m/

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Beninator writes:

trivium are fukin awesome. matt heafy is a total legend... yes i said it...LEGEND.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Xavez writes:

No i'm a legend.

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Jackrum writes:

right its trivium so i am refusing to watch the vid for fear of polluting my taste in music.

is it matt "lets wave the US flag at a maiden gig in london then wonder why im being bottled" heafy whinging because people arent listening to his song or is it him breaking up 2 15 yr olds having a "fight" about whos more emo??

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Diamond Oz writes:

I rarely go into pits but that's because my back and leg is so knackered. Before that though I'd go in on occasion and have a good time until some twat starts throwing his arms and legs around like a little kid at his aunties wedding, but for the most part, I like to enjoy a cold drink and sing along. The best bits for me is when you're stood next to a complete nutter like when I ended up dancing with a group of Polish people at a Budgie concert or when a group of Belgians offered us free beer at Graspop purely because my mate is massive.

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. wilco writes:

well used to like mosh pits
but did lose to many glases with out them blind as a bat
and i n holland it used to be this skinheads going to a show and they indeed do their kungfu sh** in the mosh pit
always end up with a fight with the skins
once a while will jump into the pit last one i went in testament in holland

diamond oz you are going to graspop this year

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 6:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. JoO writes:

Uh...isnt this usually securitys job?

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Angelripper93 writes:

Metalcore p***y should have watched those f***s beat the sh** outta eachother,why would some fool break up a fight?

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Diamond Oz writes:

If my money from the DWP comes in then I will definitely be going to Graspop this year! There's some bands playing that I'd love to see such as Sick Of It All, Sacred Reich, Hatebreed, Heaven And Hell, Down, Korn and Lacuna Coil and some bands playing that I'd love to see again such as Exodus, Anthrax (I wanna check out the new singer), Suicidal Tendencies and Death Angel. I think I'll give Dragonforce and Trivium a miss though!

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Cynic writes:

Hmmm on the moshing front I think it depends on the size of the show. Small shows are lame without moshing and I've had some incredible fun with my friends moshing at small shows. No-one gets hurt and everyone looks after each other. Large concerts, meh yeah I'd prefer to stand and watch.

youtube.com/watch?v=-aoD2cXM3Dc

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. XWigglesX writes:

Lacuna Coil were pretty average when I saw them.
I'm in the same boat with you Cynic.

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Sound_The_Surrender writes:

What you doing here! Get out my store! you no here for fight! you here enjoy! get out my store! You leave if you want fight! No i no watnt you dog, stop asking now!

I saw this video and lol'd pretty hard :P

# Apr 6, 2009 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. americanpatriot1 writes:

STS, welcome to the mighty MU!!! Why so private on the profile?

# Apr 6, 2009 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. cruor writes:

As long as no one f***s with me I dont care. Usually I go to any kind of show to mellow out, relax, and unwind. Not really an issue with metal shows cause its really hard to do any of that there.

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