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Tales From The Pit: Ain't Got Time To Bleed In The Pit

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Evergreen Terrace guitarist Josh James shares a true hardcore pit story:

"We recently played in Columbus, GA on our 'Almost Homeless Tour.' During our set I saw a guy push pitting hard as hell. He had shirt off, tattoos showing, muscles flexed and enjoy the set thoroughly. Pretty standard except for one small detail: blood. I noticed that he had a little bit of blood coming out of his back. I thought to myself that he must have been scrapped up in the pit or maybe fell into something during the show. Two songs later I noticed more blood. I kept my eye on him for our last three songs and notices he was becoming more and more bloody after every song. When the show finished I found out that right before our set there was a fight outside. He was jumped by three kids, one of which had a knife. That kid stabbed him four times in the back. After he got stabbed he beat the shit out of the kid who stabbed him and ended up beating the shit out of the rest of the guys who jumped him. He said he didn't want to go to the hospital cause he loves Evergreen Terrace. That's a true fan."

Evergreen Terrace recently wrapped up their Persistence Tour 2009 date with Ignite, Biohazard, Walls Of Jericho, Death By Stereo, and have a couple of dates planned with Ignite in January.

Check back every Tuesday for a new Tales from the Pit story.

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1. Mike86o writes:

holy sh** that is insane, i have mad props for that dude

# Dec 23, 2009 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. SrBagofCrap writes:

ahahahaha thats f***ing hilarious dude

# Dec 23, 2009 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. inhatredofme writes:

hopefully dude really did beat the piss out of those kids and serious respect for moshing with stab wounds haha.

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SHREDDER13 writes:

Haha! That's pretty damn deep.

"Ain't got time to bleed!"

"Got time to duck?"

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hammerheart writes:

Holy sh**. Wouldn't want to cross that guy.

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Skylark writes:

Haha that's awesome... a true metal head right there!

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. EsotericSurgery writes:

am I the only one who found "We recently played in Columbus, GA on our 'Almost Homeless Tour." the most entertaining part of the article?

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. negativeone936 writes:

daaamn i would not wanna mosh with that guy!

# Dec 26, 2009 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cpt_Hawtsauce writes:

God, that's crazy. Really awesome

# Dec 26, 2009 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xsrg13 writes:

wow! talk about a dedicated fan and to Doug Gibson thanks for making the site Legit.

# Dec 27, 2009 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. anyonymous writes:

I don't see why this guy is being praised. He's a f***ing idiot.

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. HeadBangersReviewer writes:

That is true dedication!!

I agree with 11 that it was idiotic but that was insane.

Hail to the brother!!

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. mummymanhasrisen writes:

This comment is harmless, this f***stick is too young to know jacksh** about anything let alone anything about the cornerstone of metal.

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. mummymanhasrisen writes:

oops, was meant for the MCR thread

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Maxm writes:

I'm from the Columbus, GA scene, and let me tell you that guys story wasn't true. I don't want Columbus to have a bad name either, so let me explain what actually happened.

Columbus is right next to Ft. Benning, Ga so we have a lot of GI army guys that'll come to shows. We're a small scene here if you couldn't tell, and we all know each other. More often then not these army guys will come get drunk and start sh** with us. I hate to put it like that, but that's what they do. They will purposely act crazy and stupid in the pit, hitting people who aren't even in it until a fight breaks out. While this isn't what happened that night, it ties into it.

I am one of the three guys that 'jumped' the guy that got stabbed, so I know exactly what I'm talking about. The guy who got stabbed had been talking sh** to the guy who stabbed him's girlfriend all night at the show. He was saying things that would of angered any guy with a girlfriend, and my friend told him multiple times to stop.

After FTFD played, my friend and his girl went to the gas station near the venue. Also, I had seen these guys buying beer in the gas station earlier that night, so they WERE drinking. The guy who was stabbed was with his group of GIs, and again made an inappropriate comment. They began talking sh** back and forth and I came over with another friend. sh** settled for a little but then began to pick back up.

I called one of the army guys over to me, just to talk, and explain that they needed to leave. I knew who this guy was, as I work with his wife. I wasn't starting anything, just talking to him. I explained they can't just come to our venue and start sh** and not expect anything to happen. I was warning him that if they continued, something would happen. I was expecting a big fight, but I did not know my friend had a knife on him.

Anyway, when I called the guy over, his friends thought I was calling him out, as if we were about to fight, so they ran over also. When they did this a group of people I know ran over also and the sh** talking started again.

The got who got stabbed then THREW THE FIRST PUNCH on my friend, which chipped one of his teeth in half. He threw two punches back to back in his face. My friend immediately pulled out his knife and stabbed the GI in the back. This was all that happened, and after this the cops were called. My friend was taken to jail that night for self defense. I understand that stabbing the guy was a little extreme, but my friends and I are all 18 - 19. Fighting a group of trained army guys would be stupid to say the least. It was in defense of himself.

So to clear up the absolute bullsh** story the GI told one of you:

He was only stabbed twice, not four times.
Both wounds weren't even a half inch deep.
He was stabbed AFTER he threw the first punches, not before.
After he was stabbed he most certainly didn't beat the sh** out of us.
He didn't go to the hospital because the paramedics on the scene said it wasn't a serious wound, and it was his choice to go or not. He choose not to go.
Why do you think that guy was bleeding so much in the pit from two very small wounds? Because he was drinking which thins your blood, IE more bleeding at a faster pace.

They had court the next morning, which I was present for. The only guy that came from the group of army guys was the guy who was stabbed. We had 4 witnesses present that testified against the army guy. The judge said the case would be put on hold because during the testimony, the army guy lied multiple times about his story, changing details and whatnot. They have another court date in the future. My friend is facing a felony charge at the moment.

So there you go. That's what really happened. Believe which story you want to, but just know that we aren't violent like that here unless it's needed. This guy was crossing the line multiple times that night, and he got what he was asking for.

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16. deathbringer writes:

Hey thanks for your comment and insight into the events that occurred that night. Funny how the Internet makes the world seem so much smaller!

Surely the band could only recount what they saw and were told from the guy, so noone here is trying to paint an incorrect picture. Thanks for sharing your side of the story.

# Jan 6, 2010 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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