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Pit Stories: Permanent Disfigurement By The Mosh Pit

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Corey Archuleta of Colorado melodic death metal band Allegaeon shares a story from his first pit, and one that he will never forget:

Back in the early exposure of metal, I attended my first ever metal show (bunch of crap local bands) when I was in middle school. A friend pushed my panzy ass into the pit, and got knocked into the air by some large "metal looking" guy. I fell onto my hip, and limped away. 9 months later I was in the shower and noticed my entire left leg was shifted, and causing my feet into a v shape. Went to doc, got xrays and a "how are you walking?" My growth plate slipped out of place, and my leg was growing wrong. I then got a 6inch screw put in, and they were unable to correct the damage that was done, but prevented it from getting worse. I am unable to ride a bike, because of the motion. My right leg is longer as well. I went in for a ct scan a few weeks ago, and now the screw might need to be taken out, and a fake hip might be in place for me. Metal.

What could possibly be more metal than permanent disability/disfigurement at the hands of a mosh pit? Luckily Corey's in a kick-ass metal band or that story might not be one he'd want to share with others.

Allegaeon released their debut album, "Fragments Of Form And Function," this summer and just wrapped up a short tour in August. You can hear "A Cosmic Question" here or on their MySpace player with a few others.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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1. Fuck_A_Name writes:

f***ing christ this album is a beast. Picked it up after reading a review on here i think actually. I honestly have not been floored so hard by a death metal record since slaughter of the soul, no f***ing joke. I just have no idea how to pronounce this bands f***ing name.

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2. Popctrl writes:

"Corey Archuleta of Colorado melodic death metal band shares a story from his first pit..." no band name in the description. I have a bug to report.

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3. deathbringer writes:

Damn, my bad on the name ommission. Fixed.

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4. Southern_Bastard writes:

Wow, This is the first I've heard of this Band... Thoroughly impressed!!!!! Thanks DB!

Another great Pit Stories: I like how the quote ends with "METAL."

Yes indeed sir, Metal indeed.

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5. MetalByNumbers writes:

I'm listening to cower before me right now. This band is amazing.

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6. btbamfav20 writes:

ya, this album's pretty sick. i remember doing f***in cat litter and stopping for fear of headbangin my face directly into its when Atrophy Of Hippocrates came on lol

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