The ‘Wall of Death’ Was Apparently a Foreign Concept During Last Night’s Alpha Wolf Show


If you’ve ever been to a show, chances are you’ve experienced a band or two demanding that the crowd do things during certain parts of a song. Orders like “jump the fuck up” or “let’s get a circle pit going” can be a mixed bag because that shit’s awesome when it works. But when it doesn’t, boy is that rough.

Late last night, one of the funniest examples of the latter happening made its way onto Twitter (still refuse to call it X) and you guys just have to see this shit.

Posted by Australian metalcore band Alpha Wolf, the clip shows what looks like the beginnings of a ‘wall of death’ during their show in Pikeville, Kentucky. For the uninitiated, that’s when the band gets the crowd to split down the middle and stand on either side of the floor and then having them run headlong into each other at just the right moment.

As you’ll see in the clip in the Twitter post below, it looks like we’re already past the point of getting the crowd to split. Everything looks right and the moment is building up during a breakdown. Yet when the moment comes…. nothing happens. It’s just a massive chasm on the floor, with the crowd standing there unmoving.

Fucking… priceless, man.

Hilariously, one fan called it the “worlds first gap of life.” he band called it a perfect addition to the “top 10 wall of death fail fail compilations” before saying they still loved Kentucky.

I’m not sure exactly what the crowd was waiting for, but as a northerner, I’ll just chalk it up to miscommunication. It would certainly be way too easy to joke about inbreeding or poor education or some other societal breakdown in those southern states, after all.

If you’d like to show up those Kentucky Alpha Wolf fans, you can do so by checking the band out at any of the dates below.

Alpha Wolf tour dates:
With After The Burial:

09/13 Cleveland, OH – Roxy [Tickets]
09/14 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall [Tickets]
09/15 Albany, NY – Empire Live [Tickets]

With Motionless In White, Knocked Loose and After The Burial:

09/16 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (‘Scranton Apocalypse Fest‘) [Tickets]
09/17 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center [Tickets]
09/19 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe [Tickets]
09/20 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom [Tickets]
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater [Tickets]
09/23 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater [Tickets]
09/24 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum [Tickets]
09/26 Albuquerque, NM – Revel [Tickets]
09/27 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre [Tickets]
09/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Torch at the LA Coliseum [Tickets]
09/30 Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels [Tickets]
10/1 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic [Tickets]
10/3 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater [Tickets]
10/4 Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds [Tickets]
10/6 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center [Tickets]
10/7 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair [Tickets]
10/8 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom [Tickets]
10/10 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Arena [Tickets]
10/11 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Lawn) [Tickets]
10/13 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy [Tickets]
10/14 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues [Tickets]
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live [Tickets]
10/17 Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon [Tickets]
10/18 Chesterfield, MO – The Factory at The District [Tickets]
10/20 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory [Tickets]
10/21 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom [Tickets]
10/22 Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavilion [Tickets]
10/24 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore [Tickets]
10/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel [Tickets]
10/26 Laval, QC – Place Bell [Tickets]
10/28 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom [Tickets]
10/29 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway [Tickets]

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