I'm Chris and I'm a Mosher
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[mosh-urr] noun, Moshameous-Errdiem, Latin - Sometimes used as a northern term for a Rocker, the Mosher is descended from a group of unruly music fans who were known for their inability to care about their physical (and mental) well-being whilst enjoying their favourite musical artist or band.

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Switch Investigates:

We searched the net, spoke to tribes and hung out with them: all to find out what it would be like to be... one of them.

Here's what we found out: -

If I were a... Mosher

What would I wear?

  • I do not care for fashion…
  • …apart from Band tee-shirts, baggy shorts, torn jeans, piercings and tattoos.
  • My hair must be either completely shaven or grown for 16 years and left in an 'organised' mess created from the night before.

What about music?

  • I follow bands such as Alexisonfire, Machine Head, Napalm Death, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, System of A Down etc.
  • I love Hardcore, Metal-core, Thrash-core and anything that ends in '-core'. (Corr)
  • I am a true music fan, so respect all genres and tastes.
  • If I haven’t got an injury by the time I leave a gig… well then, it’s been a rubbish gig.

What do I do?

  • I head bang and get very very sweaty.
  • I play a rock musical instrument in a band.
  • I’m most happy when having a good time at a gig with my friends.
  • I can scream for 16 hours straight, yet somehow never lose my voice.
  • I head straight to the mosh-pit at any gig.

What do I think?

  • I don’t care how I get it, I will steal some stuff from the band…. the second drummers sweaty towel? Perfect.
  • I never sit on the fence, I either love you or hate you...
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  1. Alexisonfire - White Devil
  2. Atreyu - Blow
  3. Beseiged - Dueling Pistols Never Fire Blanks
  4. Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
  5. Zebrahead - Rated U for Ugly
  6. Misfits - Dig Up her Bones
  7. Chimaira - Down Again
  8. Pantera - Suicide Note: Part 2
  9. 36 Crazyfists - I'll Go Till My Heart Stops
  10. Alexisonfire - Get Fighted
  11. KillSwitch Engage - Hope Is
  12. Alexisonfire - Drunk Lovers Sinners and Saints
  13. Trivium - Entrance Of The Conflagration
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