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Pit Stories: Sumo Wrestling Meets Drum And Bass

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Every week we talk to bands from all over the world and hear some of their favourite stories from the mosh pit. This week, Dean Miller of New York hardcore veterans No Redeeming Social Value shares his story about getting into the spirit of another culture:

"Every NRSV show is a free for all fun extravaganza of ill behavior! So on our recent Japan tour, in Osaka our naked tour manager and crew Sumo wrestle other members of the other bands in the pit and they are covered in sweat and mud and bee. The matches lasted a good half hour and then NRSV played, then after our set a bachelor party free for all drum and bass party broke out. We partied until after the sun came up... then played another show!"

No Redeeming Social Value recently released a new live album entitled, "High In Holland." You can read all about it, along with a history of the band and much more, by checking out our recent interview with vocalist Dean Miller.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. n0thinghead writes:

lmao!! wonder what DnB artists they were playing, eh oz? lol

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Haha. Better have been some Chase & Status!

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3. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I prefer Pendulum if im listening to drum and bass

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4. Diamond Oz writes:

I like the new Pendulum album. Not so keen on their other stuff besides the Voodoo People remix.

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5. n0thinghead writes:

i'm with oz on this one, but it's some nice, raw, bass-tastic DnB, then u can't go wrong with The Qemists. imo, they're the metalhead's drum n bass.

btw oz, i'm loving c&s's new song "heavy". it's awesome. reminds me of saul williams. i like him alot. i'm a big NIN fan, so i obviously enjoyed his stuff after checking it out after hearing he was taken under trent's wing.

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