Gear Fail Stories With Deafheaven, Children of Bodom, Toxic Holocaust, and More!

Gear failure… it happens to the best of us. From a popped string to a cracked drumstick to a blown tube, heavy metal shows are like a series of traps that a band is constantly side-stepping in order to just play their tunes. But no matter how much you plan for it, it’s not easy to eliminate every single problem that can happen during a show.

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So take the following stories to heart, from a number of musicians who know well the trials and tribulations of technical problems at a show: Deafheaven, Toxic Holocaust, Insomnium, Children of Bodom, Gorguts, Sannhet, and more. The most important thing, as you’ll hear in this video, is to learn how to recover, and work through the problem as a band!

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.