"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Column

Pit Stories: Brutalized In The Lamb of God Pit

Photo of Omega Crom

Band Photo: Omega Crom (?)

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week, Omega Crom's Johnny K recalls getting brutalized in a Lamb of God most pit:

A bunch of us were drinking in the parking lot before the [Lamb of God] show and my friend Stubbs dresses up as this wrestler called the Green Teabagger (you can find him on myspace) goes up to Chris Adler yelling, "I heard you wanted to go me! I heard you wanted to do it!" Funny shit.

So we go into the show just loaded and I'm in the mosh pit drunk and I gotta say that isn't the brightest thing I ever did. I lined up the biggest dude I saw in the vicinity and got smashed to the ground. I'm on my hands and knees and took a knee to the face at which point two random people pick me up and put me back on my feet, wow. Then they're ready to play Black Label and the crowd starts seperating for the wall of death. Randy screams, "1,2,3,4!" and everyone charges at each other like fucking Braveheart and I'm about the second row back from the frontline when we crash together. Managed to step back see just a massive pile of bodies and everyone is bailing people outta there to help the ones at the bottom of this massive doggypile, it was Fuckin Crazy.

Omega Crom just wrapped up the Summer Shred tour and recently spoke to Metalunderground.com where they revealed they're planning a Canadian run as well.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

deathbringer's avatar

A self-described "metal geek," Doug Gibson has been listening to heavy metal for more than twenty years and designed and coded Metal Underground.com from scratch over ten years ago.

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


20 Comments on "Pit Stories: Brutalized In The Lamb of God Pit"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. jamiro666 writes:

whoah! y0'r lucky. yo'r still alive. haha

# Sep 7, 2010 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. frank the tank writes:

I must say, Ive been a metalhead since I seen Priest open for Kiss in 1978 at the age of 13. The first time I ever seen a pit, at a metal show, not punk, was Slayer at the Felt Foram. Thats what the theater in the basement of Madison square garden was called back then. I was on 2 hits of Acid, and the f***ing Skinheads were pounding out all the longhairs. back then skins and headbangers were allways brawling. When I seen my buddy all bloody, I lost it!!! I Stormed the floor, and dropped kicked the biggest Nazi I could find. Then windmilled into their circle untill every one of those bald a$$ b****es were out cold or ran for the exits!!!!! Things have changed since then. Bang that head, that doesnt BANG!!!!

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. frank the tank writes:

Biohazard / Slayer at roseland ballroom NYC. I cleared the pit, with no exceptions!! I was punching everything!!! Well untill a team of security goons suronded me and said "Dude you gotta go" I said why. They said Your hurting people,really hurting people" I said "Thats the whole idea" Well they parted the crowd like the red sea, and escorted me to the door. The crowd was cheering, I thought it was for me. It was, They were happy to see me go. WTF? Been banging heads for 33yrs. Im old school. I also had my far share of stiches, and scars to boast. Hope to see ya at the show!!!!

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. frank the tank writes:

Just one more thing, I love metal, and the insaity of the pitts. I never hurt nobody, that I wouldnt pick up and hug, or headbutt. So if ya cant take the violence, blood and brotherhood we share, stay home!!!!!

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
inhatredofme's avatar

Member

5. inhatredofme writes:

there's a difference between having a good time and going into a pit to try and knock people out and ruin their good time.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
NW_MetalHead's avatar

Member

6. NW_MetalHead writes:

^^^ Agreed, while I love smashing around in the pit and knocking people around, its only a good time when other people are doing it as well in the right way. I hate the azzholes who go out there just to hurt people, that ain't fun.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 5:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RTB's avatar

Member

7. RTB writes:

The tank's antics belong at a hardcore show..you can swing and punch all you want...besides that's not moshing anyways, it's ultimate fighting...

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
PANDA's avatar

Member

8. PANDA writes:

I agree with comments five and six.. I hate those people who try to ruin it for everyone else. I've seen people get their heads split open and get broken bones and sh!t from stupid a$$ people trying to impress everyone with their attempts to be "brutal" and have an "awesome" pit story.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Acid/Rain's avatar

Member

9. Acid/Rain writes:

"The crowd was cheering, I thought it was for me. It was, They were happy to see me go. WTF?"
^That right there should be an indication that you need to relax. Moshing isn't punching, kicking, and windmilling around like a retard. Take that sh** to a hardcore show, at least then you will fit in.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

Founder, owner & programmer

10. deathbringer writes:

Hey, don't insult ultimate fighting like that. It has long since progressed past large dudes flailing away.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
FullMetalSlug's avatar

Member

11. FullMetalSlug writes:

every now and then i'll see a hardcore dancer in a mosh pit sometimes it'll piss the crown off, once i saw one and some big guy came behind him(non-sexually) and just knock him to the ground guy got up and had a bloody nose and mouth crowd was just laughing while he got out of the pit

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RTB's avatar

Member

12. RTB writes:

Face<; palm I forgot deathbringer is a UFC fan. ...my bad boss

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

Founder, owner & programmer

13. deathbringer writes:

heh, I was just kidding :-)

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xDecapitation's avatar

Member

14. xDecapitation writes:

The bigger d***s are the ones that try to hurt people who aren't even in the pit, they're outside it or at the front or something, and the guy just seems like hes trying to hurt them. They're normally really dumb though so all you need to do is stick out your foot lol.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
15. anon writes:

Right, it's now small AND medium-sized dudes flailing away!

....only kinda. Should I try to include flailing during the training that I'm currently a part of? How well does flailing pair up against Muay Thai? :-P

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

Founder, owner & programmer

16. deathbringer writes:

Probably not too well after eating a couple knees to the face.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
btbamfav20's avatar

Member

17. btbamfav20 writes:

too bad u cant bring nunchucks to the shows to f*** the hardcore kids up. it'll show them the difference between flailing arms and flailing rods haha

NP: Relentless Revolution - Death Angel

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
18. Geology writes:

haha,
I've been there before....
Front row in the wall of death at Soundwave and then again when I saw them last year...
f***in brutal sh**.
Thought I was gonna die at Soundwave, so many motherf***ers were there! I was saying in my head "right... this is it. I am going to die due to mosh pit suffocation, pretty sweet way to go." and them someone yelled, "f***! It's a chick! Get her outta there!" and I lived to see them again :P

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
n0thinghead's avatar

Podcaster/Writer

19. n0thinghead writes:

i'm not that too surprised about this story. when i saw LOG last month at mayhem, during 11th hour and black label, were the biggest circle pits that i've EVER seen in my life!! there easily must've been well over 100+ (maybe even 200+) ppl in them.

# Sep 9, 2010 @ 8:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
20. mitchy writes:

haha i remember seeing them live and in the first 5 seconds of hourglass (the opening song) i lost my shoe...within another 5 seconds i see it shooting out of the crowd and over past chris adler....made me laugh and i ended up staying in the mosh pit from start to finish...

at the end of the show my whole foot was swollen and bruised and a toenail was half ripped out...but well worth it :D

# Sep 17, 2010 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.