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Pit Stories: Dehuman Learns A Lesson About Drinking Before The Gig

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Every week we check in with bands and fans everywhere to get their most memorable mosh pit stories from metal shows. After our last story about romance in the pit, this week guitarist Rafaël Sellekaerts of Belgian act Dehuman shares the following tale of learning a lesson about drinking before a gig:

During a nice yet stormy road trip to Oostende (Belgium coast), our guitarist, Mathias, aka “The Guilt Grinder,” had the great idea to drink a whole bottle of whiskey. It’s pointless describing how drunk he was when we entered the stage, having to play his replacement guitar because he tried (and failed) replacing a broken string on his main guitar while in the car, leaving it unusable.

If I can remember well, it obviously took him only two songs to break a string from the then only playable guitar left after we started our set due to his totally drunk stage dancing. He then handed Adrien, our roady, the guitar for he could replace the string, which literally took him three songs, during which Mathias took over the bass, leaving Andréa (bassist/singer) singing and crowdsurfing to attract the public’s attention so they couldn’t really notice how… er… intense and… er… unforgettable Dehuman was during that time.

Sure we had a good laugh during that gig and afterwise. But we had to learn a lesson from it, which we still obey as an eleventh commandment since then: be drunk, but stop drinking alcohol two hours before the gig! Stay sick and brutal motherfuckers, thanks for the support!

Dehuman will release debut album "Black Throne of All Creation" on April 30th, 2012 through Kaotoxin Records. To get a sneak peek of the album, check out the song "Cast of Assassination" by clicking here.

Check back in again next Tuesday as we continue to share more pit stories from bands across the world.

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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1. RTB writes:

Totally agree, yet from all the bands ive seen live the
only band who is the exception is children of bodom
ive seen them live a few times and once you could tell they were a bit lit...yet they played a tremendous set
this was about 2 yrs ago in pomona ca when they played with austrian death machine

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2. WOLF7 writes:

From what I know, they ALL have a drink before going onstage.

But, there's a huge difference having a beer, a glass of wine or a shot of whatever to having a six pack or drinking Vodka like it's water.

That one drink usually takes the edge off and helps with concentration.
Go out there wasted, well that's one of the many ways to make an as$ of yourself.

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