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"Windmill" headbanging!

Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by griev0r, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    Figure this place would be a good place to post this. Last time I went and saw Amon Amarth I headbanged so much I could barely move my neck for 3 days (not kidding), and that was a 45 minute show! With them coming back, I have to ask...how they hell do the windmill so fucking much without breaking their necks?? Is there a trick to this type of headbang? I've got 90 minutes to snap my fucking head off in less 2 weeks. Any advice would be helpful :).

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  2. Conti

    Conti Chief Conti

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    just do it a lot.
    It's just tolerance. I remember the first time I did it I was dizzy as shit.
     
  3. Meevus

    Meevus the Raven

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    Yeah, I think you have to practice and build up to it... because it's some crazy shit when they get it going! I can't get my hair to do that.
     
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    at first it hurts a lot then it gets better

    thats how it was for me
     
  5. Nikki

    Nikki Member

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    stretch your neck. Rotate it slowly a few times, then windmill.

    Tolerance, also.
     
  6. Alasdhair

    Alasdhair Creator of Crumpet Metal

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    Isn't it something to do with the building up of neck muscles?
     
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    well we know for sure that amon amarths neck muscles r fuckin strong lol, but yeah i get tired after 30 mins, i dont know what should i do for the rest of 60 mins
     
  8. Carrion Misery

    Carrion Misery Drink the Midnight Hymn

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    It is said that the vikings use to circle headbang before battle as homage to Odin to symbolize the wind created from the wings of the raven. This obviously was handed down from generation to generation, imbeding it into their genetics. Since the guys in Amon Amarth are direct decents, it's really just an unfair advantage.

    Oh plus it's tolerance.

    Check it out in action here:

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  9. Trashhead

    Trashhead Le D'artagnan de coeur

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    Really? I thought they just built up neck muscles giving eachother fellatio during those long, long nights at sea :p
     
  10. False Joe

    False Joe Who cares.

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    That is some weird ass fellatio to build up the right neck muscles :zombie:

    And the whole tolerance thing explains how Corpsegrinder pulls it off. That dudes got a neck like a fucking tree trunk.
     
  11. Carrion Misery

    Carrion Misery Drink the Midnight Hymn

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    No, I don't believe that is true. However, I'm sure there's a homoerotic viking romance novel out there just for you with similar stories like that.
     
  12. False Joe

    False Joe Who cares.

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    Though I gotta thank whoever made that gif.

    Stuck it on my Myspazz page and now it windmills to Runestone to my Memory.
     
  13. Belgar

    Belgar The Wallonian Redneck.

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    My only advice is: do not headbang or windmill and drink.

    As for the rest, it comes with practise. I usually go along with the drum.
     
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    axhed Throbbing Member

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    gawd i remember the first time i tried to headbang while playing my guitar... i dropped the pick and drooled all over myself.

    it's like riding a bike though...
     
  15. Alasdhair

    Alasdhair Creator of Crumpet Metal

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    That made me :lol: hard!

    And I haven't seen you around before, so, welcome to the board!
     
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    GmT-Curwen Wildhoney

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    Do it a lot, when you get used it stops hurting.
     
  17. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    Don't headbang and drink?! Thats like telling me...not to headbang and drink! They go hand in hand I think :heh:.
     
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    You do remember the movie "Waynes World" dude?

    Hint: Put a good stereo in your car and warm up on the way there, just get someone else to drive or take turns :headbang::headbang:
     
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    axhed Throbbing Member

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    hello, cleveland!
    you gotta use your muscles in shifts kinda... start out headbanging for a couple minutes, then when your neck gets tired start thrashing from the waist up, then when that gets tired start jumping in place along with the music, and get a rotation going.

    that's probably why every muscle in my body hurt after the gojira/behemoth show last month though.
     
  20. Tindomerel

    Tindomerel Metal Demon

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    Just don't forget to use your shoulders. Takes a bit of the stress off your neck when you get the whole spine going rather then just trying to whip your head around in circles. :)
     

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