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Tales From The Pit: Putting An Eye Out With The Moshing Bassist

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Guilt By Association bassist Britt shares one with us:

"I was on tour with my band Guilt by Association and we played a show at the Monkey Bar in Huntington, WV. We were mid set and it was really hot on stage. The riser puts you up really close to the lights and I needed a break from the heat. My guitarist and I ran off stage and started playing in the middle of the pit! He had a solo coming up so he only stayed a minute and then returned to the stage. Maybe the people in the pit thought I ran out too cause right then they all started moshing again instead of just circling around. I wasn't gonna be trampled so I pushed back and rocked out with the fans and right before I made it back to the stage this guy ran into me and I split his eye open with the headstock of my bass! He kept moshing and took his shirt off the stop the bleeding! After the show we were signing autographs at the merch table and I figured he'd be long gone but I looked up and there he was. He said 'I have to shake you hand and tell you you fuckin rock.... now I'm gonna go get some stitches!' He was die hard... it was awesome!"

Guilt By Association recently announced in an interview with Metalunderground that they are in pre-production for their upcoming EP "Chapter 2." Sample tracks from their first EP "Chapter 1" can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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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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1. bktarheel writes:

similar story happened to me this past weekend. i play bass in the band Icarus. the singer and I went into the crowd for the end of one of our songs while the crowd was doin some hardcore dancing er whatever, i dunno. anyways i got kicked in my right hand while i was playng. hurt like hell, but had to keep playing. cut my and kinda swolen, but he apolagized afterwards.

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2. RTB writes:

Austrian deathmachine s bassist and guitarist were running in the pit for 1 of there songs about a month ago during there tour with children of bodom....no blood or eyeballs on the floor but maybe this will start a trend of certain bands sending a few members in the pit to get the crowd moving.....

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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

bktarheel, where are you from?

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4. bktarheel writes:

im from high point/greensboro but live in charlotte

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