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Pit Stories: Booze-Fueled Unassisted Stage Diving

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Each Tuesday we share the best mosh pit stories from metal fans and band members from across the globe. This week we have another tale from Dark Empire's lead guitarist Matt Moliti about a Destruction fan with apparently alcohol related depth perception problems:

I think it was in 2005 or 2006 I saw Destruction (at the Knitting Factory in NYC) and I remember seeing this one crazy drunk guy during one of the opening bands who insisted on trying to stage dive even though no one was catching him. I though that was funny enough, but then I saw that he had climbed up onto the balcony area. The guy actually dove down into the crowd from that height, slamming into the solid concrete floor! I have no idea how that guy got up, but he did (probably all the alcohol in his system).

Dark Empire also shared a story with us about dueling guitarists in the pit, which can still be read here. The band's new album "From Refuge to Ruin" hits stores on March 27th via Nightmare Records. To get a taste of the album, check out the new song "The Crimson Portrait" at this location.

Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday for another dose of brutal mosh pit stories.

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1. hellrat writes:

Hey Xf, did that tester email I sent ya a while ago ever come through?

I've got a couple few good Pit Stories if you're interested

Also, once did see a dude stage dive at an Agnostic Front show a LONG time ago...and everyone under him moved outta the way! The sickening Thwap! of that guy hitting the concrete floor broadside could be heard over the (very loud) music...and no, he didn't get up! Poor dude knocked himself out cold...a few of us ran in there and got him out. He ended up being OK, depite the ugly contusion on the side of his shaved head and the incurred concussion...though he was a bit groggy after he came around, and thought he ought to be let back onto the floor :)

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2. xFiruath writes:

I didn't ever get anything, so I just added the hotmail address listed in your profile to my address book and sent you a test email. Go ahead and reply and it should come through (unless there is a different address you use now). You on Facebook or MySpace? You can contact me there too.

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3. hellrat writes:

10-4 brother, got it...sent reply, check junk folder if it ain't in your inbox

Cheers man \m/

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