“Headbangers Ball” is back with a vengeance over at MTV2, where host Jose Mangin gives metalheads their weekly dose of heavy riffs and thrashing vocals. And each week we’ll dive into the show for some metal immersion therapy and come back to you with the five most face-melting moments for metal purists and noobs alike.
Beast of the Ball Jose Mangin just couldn’t get enough of the Vans Warped Tour, so he’s back with a second round of dispatches from the tour’s stop in Oceanport, New Jersey. This week, Jose got a candid look at some of the hardest Warped acts as they riffed on everything from tour bus etiquette to tattoos to hand-soap torches.
1. You’ve heard of toilet reading…well, let us introduce you to toilet rocking
The Acacia Strain will help you poop. And we mean that in the best way possible, as in they will thunderously rock you down to your very bowels. Perhaps Jose has stumbled upon a new cure for kidney stones?
2. There are strollers at the Warped Tour
A whole new generation of headbangers is being cultivated. But if you think the presence of little tykes will curb the bands from dropping F-bombs and playing with fire (literally), you’re really f***ing mistaken.
3. Asking Alexandria are starting their own religion
4. You must check out Bad Rabbits
5. Jose’s Trail Mix was just one of many Warped Tour highlights
In his farewell to Warped Tour 2011, Jose thanks all the bands that stopped by the Ball and gives a special shout-out to Dee Snider for being one of the first to spread the gospel of metal. And Jose also explains how he used trail mix to lure some camera help on this “Headbangers Ball” journey.