My first metal shirt – Abnormality bassist Josh Staples

Posted by on July 13, 2016

abnormalityMy First Metal Shirt is a regularly-occurring feature on Metal Insider where we talk to people involved in metal about the first-ever metal T-shirt they owned, their memories about it,  and hopefully, a picture of them in it. This week’s installment comes from Josh Staples, the bassist of Massachusetts death metal band Abnormality.

My first Death Metal shirt was Nile – Ramses Bringer of War.  I bought it when they were on tour for Black Seeds of Vengeance and I think that was the last run they printed.  Such a high quality shirt!  M&O Heavyweight Knit and cured to perfection since there is hardly any wear or tear on the fabric or print.  This design gets lots of compliments wherever I go; everyone from metalheads to store clerks to rabbis ask me about it.  Now if only they’ll play “Wrought” live again.

Abnormality’s sophomore album, Mechanisms of Omniscience, is out now on Metal Blade Records. You can pick it up here.

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