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In this First Concert Ever segment, Kyle Clarke, from the metalcore band, As The Structure Fails, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
I’ll never forget the first big metal concert my brother Kyle and I went to when we were kids. It was an As I Lay Dying headliner with For Today, and The Chariot supporting. We were excited but also had no idea what we would experience that night. To this day I will never forget the rush of being pushed into the biggest moshpit I have ever witnessed during the AILD headliner set. The opening act “The Chariot” was unlike any other band as the raw energy and rage was breathtaking live. Hearing each band’s amazing guitar tones and instruments on the massive speakers for the first time was something quite surreal as young musicians. The show established a permanent fire in us.
Growing up, we played a lot of music in church with our father. We viewed metal as the unique unknown that we had never got into before, but wanted to try playing it. Today, 8 years later we now run our independent Metalcore band called As The Structure Fails. We became fans of most heavy music, but visually seeing and hearing the heavy breakdowns, the mix of the melodic clean singing, and our own vocal skill sets, it pushed us deeper to realize Metalcore was our number one.
We both walked away remembering such an intimate night and dreaming about playing a show like that one day. Heavy music has always made us feel alive. Witnessing the raw energy, passion, and emotion live from an amazing metal show is what separates it from the majority of other genres. There are not very many show experiences where everyone can wholeheartedly let loose and jump around together like it’s their last night on earth. To wrap things up, our first few concert experiences in the metal genre will never be forgotten.
Joshua Weidling Owner/Founder
I'm the owner & founder of Digital Tour Bus. I started the company in my dorm room during my freshman year of college. I have a degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside of music and going to concerts, I'm a big fan of stand-up comedy, playing board games, trying the most amazing unhealthy food, and watching really mediocre comedy tv shows.