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Tales From The Pit: Escaping Devildriver's Pit Up a Pole

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara points us to one of the largest pits witnessed:

"The Tale I have can be viewed online! DevilDriver in the tent at Download, almost 15,000 people and a huge pit takes place. Everyone is cool, taking care of each other and suddenly, from the stage, I see some dude scrambling up a pole in the middle of the pit to get up and away from the mayhem! He stayed till the song was finished and we caught it all on tape. Other stories include random broken legs, arms, noses, teeth knocked out, pitters passing out and the always fun ‘I’ve fallen and can't get back up!'"

We'll see if we can get Dez to elaborate on some of his other stories, but check out the video of this massive pit at Download 2007 that he's talking about:

Devildriver recently wrapped up a tour with Suffocation and Goatwhore where they were doing a little work on some new material as well. The band will be heading overseas to take part in Hammerfest from March 11th - 13th, 2010 in North Wales.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.

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1. HarvesterOfSorrow18 writes:

ive seen that video..its pretty epic..and the guy on the pole is hilarious!

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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

i can be seen in a video of a devildriver pit from ozzfest 2007! i can be seen going in front of the camera throwing punches then i can be seen very very shortly after that taking a shot to the ribs.

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3. SrBagofCrap writes:

ahahaha climb, pansy, CLIMB!!!

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4. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Dude straight up I can see where this guy is coming from, one time in a mosh pit I took an elbow to the jaw really hard and I was like rocked. I needed to get out of there bad and go sit down and recover for a minute but this one a$$hole friend of mine, who's basically a mosh pit nazi, wouldn't let me leave and kept throwing me back in. Damn punk rockers!!!!

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5. n0thinghead writes:

LMFAO!!! i saw them at this past tour w/ goatwhore and suffocation. goatwhore wasn't bad and the singer was kool kuz he kept fist hi-5'ing me but suffocation rlly ripped the place a new a$$hole lol thy will be done opened for the whole show and they were pretty damn good, even tho i only rlly went for DD of course!!! let's go to town and meet the wretched \m/

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