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Pit Stories: Honing Your Skills, Through Sickness and Liquor

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week, Downspirit guitarist Cédric “Cede” Dupont offers up an interesting story about what could have been one of his worst experiences ever:

Right, let me start right away with that one recap of everything: It was HOT as hell, it was sweaty, it was crazy.

Last year, 2009 that was, right when we had the line up together to hit the stages right before we were going to record “Point of Origin,” our debut album, we were playing some sort of smaller clubs, just to see if we could get the material to a sound we were looking for.

So, this weekend, I had a terrible fever, and I could hardly get my ass out of bed, but a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do right?! So, heading to the club, almost fainting already before even having had a single note played on my guitar, I started to feel kinda weird again, and thought I’d get it away by drinking some liquor (it’s the best medicine, ya know). It definetely helped…being close to start fainting even more! Haha.

Anyway, we played the show, I kinda almost fell off stage, I almost fell backward right into my rig, and the good thing was, I was so terribly fucked up, I just thought I was about to die on that small freaking stage.

But you wanna hear the best? I was watching a videotape later that week, and who knows why, but I played the best show of my life, musically. It’s unbelievable...not a single mistake!

Downspirit's debut album "Point of Origin" just got a North American release earlier this month on Metalville. The band has more tour dates planned in 2010. Check out their MySpace page for the latest tour dates ans some music. Or check out some music on the widget below:

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Considering their name, they sure look happy in that photo.

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2. deathbringer writes:

LOL. I didn't put that together.

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3. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

uhhh, not really a mosh pit story, but funny anyway.

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