Into the Pit with Annie was formed in January 2018 following an auto accident where Savage Annie wound up with physically impacting injuries. Her love of metal is what kept her going even though for some time the Opinionated Metalhead had to refrain from headbanging and moshing to properly heal. And thus the blog was born. Savage Annie attends a number of shows on a monthly basis, both local in Las Vegas and throughout her travels around the U.S.
In May of 2018 Emerie Devante joined the team (since departed to pursue other professional goals). Followed in February 2019 we have added the Stylish & Badass Lady of Metal Stephanie Lehr , DRAUGR guitarist and pal David Nox Aragon. Video Editing as of 2019 is being done by Thomas Palmer, Bassist for Vatican Falling . In 2020 we are added to our staff Scott Coonan of Gone But Not Forgotten Shirts , Mike Neely of Arborize, and Mike Dickson of Masticator for more frequent album review coverage. Each one of them will be putting their passion for music and live show experiences into words for your reading pleasure!
In addition to new content creators with a passion and flare for music we are officially under Opinionated Metalhead LLC. Sponsors include House of Blues Las Vegas, Gone But Not Forgotten Shirts and Evil Twin Tattoo.
Into the Pit with Annie’s goal is to make waves in the scene and push boundaries with a tell it like it is, no punches held back mentality. There is no room for yes men and bobble heads in this club, only brutally honest music lovers who kick ass in the mosh pit need apply. Lets make Metal thrive again whether its underground, mainstream, in someone’s backyard…who cares….lets RAGE! This blog provides a look into the metal, hardcore, punk and hard rock scene. On the website you will find the following:
- Show Reviews: To provide you with a brutally honest take of how things went for the night
- Opinionated Metalhead: Articles touching on pain points and sometimes even people who negatively impact the scene
- Band Interviews: A chance to talk shop with some talented folks about their music
- Playlists: To expand your ever growing musical palette (as of May 2019 these will be posted mainly on the FB page. )
- Album Reviews:Some stellar in-depth reviews of recently released albums
- Interactive Calendar: To inform you of upcoming local shows and events (Currently on hold due to COVID 19
- Giveaways: Win Tickets to shows at our home base venues in Las Vegas , NV and FREE Band Merch shipped across the United States.
- Merchandise!!!- Represent the site and spread the word with your very own ITPWA / Opinionated Metalhead pit wear.
If you have a band you think we should listen to/ see/ interview please send a private message with their details and we will be happy to consider them.
Appearances on Krannium Radio, Revolution Radio 2.0, ThatMetalStation.com , Pulsar Radio and more
Judge for Wacken Metal Battle USA 2020 – Las Vegas Round 03/01/2020.
Featured in San Diego Voyager Magazine : http://sdvoyager.com/interview/conversations-inspiring-anastasia-annie-cwiklinski/?fbclid=IwAR0Bkxinrg9o5C6vL3yiWitQY53RmilUapb3GUKTf0PafHCm4KKK4s12H5k