Into the Pit

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Into the pit!

So I had an idea a couple weeks ago for a sleeve. I had been kicking myself in the ass because I knew that I wanted to work as many bands that I love into a full sleeve, I just didn’t know how to go about it. I didn’t want to do band logos because I wanted to be a little more original than that, so one day I was doodling when I was supposed to be hard at work and it hit me: make a bunch of simple doodles that represented the songs that I love from all of these bands! If you haven’t seen the pictures yet (they’re on my Instagram, Facebook, AND Twitter) when I say simple, I mean simple. I’m talking stick figures, simple line drawings, and as many colors as I can fit into the damn thing! I wanted to be original, fun, and a conversation starter because if some shitty stick figure tattoos on my arm get more people talking about metal then fuck what anyone else thinks about it! My piece would be done at least. I’m about halfway done with it, I’ve got a few more designs that I want to work in, time was a factor and I had to get outta there before we could finish everything. another 2 sessions or so and It should be done! While I was sitting in the chair getting worked on, I couldn’t help but think that all these songs would probably make a pretty badass playlist so I took the liberty of making it just to share with all of you. I broke it down based on the ones I already had put on and the ones I plan on gettign done in the next session and tried to pull from as many time periods during my life as I could to best represent my own evolution in metal!



  • Metallica-Battery
  • Dethklok-Murmaider
  • Megadeth-Hangar 18
  • Slayer-Raining Blood
  • Van Halen-Eruption
  • Six Feet Under-Shadow of the Reaper
  • Anthrax-Indians
  • Exodus-A Lesson in Violence
  • Amon Amarth-Death in Fire
  • Cannibal Corpse-Hammer Smashed Face



  • Trivium-Like Light to Flies
  • Children of Bodom-Halo of Blood
  • All That Remains-Two weeks
  • Testament-Into the Pit
  • Arch Enemy-Dead Eyes See No Future
  • Kreator-Flag of Hate
  • Hatebreed-Looking Down the Barrel of Today


So there it is in all it’s glory, I’m glad that I can finally get this underway and hopefully get a couple laughs out of it. Dave Mustaine got a little jab in and Chris Barnes seemed to like it so at least it’s getting some attention! 

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