So festival season is well and truly upon us and what’s a festival without a mosh pit? In homage, we thought we’d offer up our favourite mosh up videos for your enjoyment. Take caution, some of these moshers are hardcore!

By Renasha Khan

© Ulrike Biets

© Ulrike Biets

© Ulrike Biets

© Ulrike Biets

For starters let’s ease into these with Metallica rocking out at Greece’s Rockwave Festival, 2007, with a relatively well behaved circle of death.

Here’s Suicidal Tendencies at We the People Festival, LA, 2008. Look out for the hilariously random close-up of a girl vibing out to the music!

The kids watching Everette at the Urbis Music Festival, Manchester, 2006 seem oddly synchronized in their moshing but it soon descends into mayhem. Loving the kid in the camo-trousers. Now that’s what we call dedication.

Slayer rip it up at Tuska Festival, Helsinki, 2008 with Angel of Death and it seems their fans know how to mosh. The evolution of the mosh: clear the pit, mosh hardcore then settle into a rowdy circle of death!

Never been in a mosh pit? This is the closest you’ll get minus the bruises with a POV mosh experience with Metallica at SoniSphere 2009.

The strobe lights at the Leeds Festival give us enough of a glimpse of the carnage these Sick of it All fans cause in their wall of death. We can only imagine the damage done after that!

Ending on a high note, this has to be our favourite; Be it Lamb of God or Caliban playing at the Wacken Open Air, they pumped up the crowd for the most brutal and wild walls of death we’ve seen. A little violent, yes, but what did you expect? This is how you Mosh!