Join us as COLD BELOW's Frank Pierri reveals the story of his first concert.


In this First Concert Ever segment, Frank Pierri, from the unhinged heavy band, COLD BELOW (featuring ex-members of Oceano, Winds of Plague, Sleeping Giant, and Monsters), talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story below:

My first concert ever was Coheed and Cambria at the House of Blues in Chicago. I was 12 years old and had no concept of what a "show" was or what to expect. Fortunately, I had an older brother who was into Coheed at the time, and he brought me along.

I don't know if I'd classify this as the concert that got me hooked on metal or heavy music, but it was definitely a pivotal moment for me and something I can remember vividly to this day. I remember thinking the House of Blues was MASSIVE at the time. It was the largest stage I had ever seen and I was blown away by how the bands sounded. I had only seen my older brother jam on his combo amp in my parents garage so this was a whole new level for me.

I remember seeing so many people smoking cigarettes and feeling like I was doing something I shouldn't, or like I was "hanging with a rough crowd" lol! I'm grateful for that experience and happy I can still recall it all these years later. We don't realize we're in pivotal moments till they are long gone so I encourage anyone reading this to live in the moment, and immerse yourself in the scene.

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