We were wearing our most appropriately "metal" outfits, as we waited for the headlining band, WASTER, to start.
Rocking combat boots, black nail polish and cut up t-shirts; we chugged the remainder of booze and entered the basement venue, “The Death Trap”, below the FYXX in the Exchange District.
The guys of WASTER were already set up, they checked the equipment one more time, and walked around the floor anxiously. They were ready to start.
We found a place on the right side of the stage. Only, The Death Trap doesn’t have a stage, only a rug on the floor and large stacked speakers separating the crowd from the band.
The walls are concrete and are painted black with glow-in-the-dark spray paintings of cats and demon faces painted on them.
He screamed out the first couple lyrics to the song, as the rest of the band jumped full gear of the first song.
The crowd was already sweaty, they started to push and shove each other; the mosh pit commenced.
We were in The Thunder Pit.
WASTER, is a five-piece metal groove band from Winnipeg. They were recently signed to Gold Stock Records, and release their first 10 song-album “Thunder Pit.” This past week was the kick show for their 9 gig Western Canada tour.