Maintaining the vitality of the scene is a crucial concern to many underground metalheads. "We aren't part of the 'Net-thrashers' scene," says guitarist Danniel Chavêro of the Brazilian band Slaver. "We go to the shows, we bang our heads, enter in the circle pit, mosh, drink beer . . . In Brazil, we have many people that buy vinyl and pose on the Internet as 'old-school bangers' but never go to the shows. It's sad, but it's true.
"I don't think that race/ethnicity have something to do with this," he continues. "Don't matter what is your race, [but] how much metal you have in your blood."