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Pit Stories: The Brawl Pit

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Australian metal band The Red Shore's manager Roman Koester shares a story from their recent tour in the States:

So we were on the 'No Mercy Tour' in the U.S in September 2010. We got to Pennsylvania, the show was at The Smiling Moose. We were staying with this girl who kindly put us up. She seemed into it and was up the front the whole show. The room was small, but completely packed. After a few encouraging words from our vocalist Chase, fights began to break out. Within a few seconds the entire place was brawling, about 6 individual fights, noses breaking, blood everywhere! The next thing I see is this guy running at the girl whose place we were staying at. At this point she was still facing the stage, intent on focusing on the music. Just as she decided to turn around, this big guy unleashes a haymaker straight into her face. We were certain she was going to drop, but to our surprise she stood her ground and smashed the dude right back in the face and dropped in, then proceeding to kick him in the face while he was down... America's rough!

The Red Shore just recently wrapped up some dates on Despided Icon's farewell tour in Australia after releasing their latest album, "The Avarice of Man" in September. You can check out some of their music here.

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1. xulbehemoth509 writes:

We are f***ing brutal here. Every been to a show where the place smelled of blood BEFORE the show starts. That's how we do

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. anon writes:

In P.A.? Yeah, you gotta watch out for them amish folk. Goddamn violent. They'll drop you like a bad habit.

I mean, it's bad enough driving home from Philly on a sunday night and having to watch for them oldskool horse-drawn 4-wheeled THINGS. They'll run you off the goddamn road, that they will.

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

ah, the good ol days of moshing!!

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

ah yes, the fvcking goddamned clowns

was once at a metallica show (ya i fvckin know) and there was this big a$$ fvcking goon that was jumping up and down like a fvcking idiot and every time he landed he would throw a blindside driver at whomever happened to be in front of him....chicks, small dudes, kids, whatever

watching this piece of sh** fvcking p***ed me off, so i went over there and stood facing him straight on....there were people flying all around and he got all jibby and tried to mad dog me for a little bit ya know....but he figured out soon enough that he was in for a fvcking rough deal and he skadattled on outta there, never to have his ugly fvcking face seen again....fvcking pvssy

good on that girl for kicking that fvcking punk's ass

but it still sounds like he got off easy eh, come around here with that cowardly sh!t, you're gonna fvcking go down...hope it was fvcking worthwhile for ya

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MetalMattUK writes:

lol I dont get in the mosh pit anymore im 6ft 7 inches tall I had to stop it in the end i would ended up killing someone lol

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 7:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xulbehemoth509 writes:

@metalmatt I'm 6'5" I feel ya I dont know about you and i don't know why but it always seems like the short f***ers are gunning for my a$$ its pretty funny when they get knocked out tho

# Nov 29, 2010 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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