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Pit Stories: Alesana Tells of a New Twist On The Wall of Death

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Shawn Milke, singer/guitarist for Alesana, shares a story from the road involving an interesting twist on the wall of death:

"The fog pouring from the stage was thicker than that of a graveyard. On stage, we felt like we had been though a war; torn clothing, bloody lips, bruised faces. Gazing out at the crowd we could see that they were broken, but not beaten. It was time. The big guns were in place and ready to be fired. But this time around, we had a challenge for the soldiers. 'I want a wall of death!' screams our fearless front man Dennis. No fear. No mercy. This is no time for children to run scared to their mommys and daddys. This is a time to bring it and bring it hard. To prove our bite is as ferocious as our bark, we send one of our own down into the crowd and to the very back of the wall of death. The challenge is simple: hit him, catch him, beat him before he reaches the stage. We dare you. On the count of three. One...two...three...the stage is set, the night explodes. One of the best pits we've ever had!"

Alesana recently wrapped up their headlining The Emptiness Tour before embarking on a European tour that they're playing now. The band will return to the US and tour as part of the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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1. Armageddon writes:

whow! right on \m/ \m/ thats the way to do it

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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

now thats what a wall of death should be like!! ANYONE GET VIDS??!! VIDS OR IT NEVER HAPPENED!! HAHAHAHAHA j/k!

# May 11, 2010 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. eraserhead writes:

Sounds like fun but alesana blows and they bandmember describing this talks like afa**ot with his stupid poetic language.

# May 11, 2010 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xDecapitation writes:

eraserhaed, I think hes just messing around lol. That is an epic twist to the wall of death and I would love to see a better band pull that off.

# May 11, 2010 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

^No kidding, a better band would help...i didnt know alessana's music could create so much havoc at a show

# May 12, 2010 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Ryan9287 writes:

what are you talking about this band is so heavy! haha. not really. they kinda suck

# May 12, 2010 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Jesus ryan u scared me there for a sec, dont do that.....

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8. EsotericSurgery writes:

Well, to be honest here...I've seen them live twice now (Warped Tour) and for a band that sounds so terrible on album they do have a good live performance. I got sh** canned with Shawn and Dennis afterwards...really cool dudes. And no Shawn isn't gay, I met his fiancee. lol

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9. Rafaela writes:

Nada a dizer eu amo o Shawn Milke*-*

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