According to Roadrunner Records, Guinness Book of World Records has rejected DEVILDRIVER's proposal for a "Largest Circle Pit" record, which the band attempted to achieve at this past weekend's Download festival in England.
Here is what Guinness told Roadrunner in response to DEVILDRIVER's proposed "Largest Circle Pit" world record:
"Thank you for sending us the details of your recent record proposal for 'Largest Circle Pit'. We are afraid to say that we are unable to accept this as a Guinness World Record.
"Unfortunately, as there is no way you can physically definie (sic) where any circle/mosh pit starts and ends, we cannot accept this as a category. We receive over 60,000 enquiries a year from which only a small proportion are approved by our experienced researchers to establish new categories. These are not 'made up' to suit an individual proposal, but rather 'evolve' as a result of international competition in a field, which naturally accommodates superlatives of the sort that we are interested in. We think you will appreciate that we are bound to favour those that reflect the greatest interest.
"We realize that this will be disappointing to you. However, we have considered your proposal fully; in the context of the specific subject area and that of records as a whole, and our decision is final in this matter."
Watch video footage of DEVILDRIVER's "Largest Circle Pit" world-record attempt at this location.
A brand new DEVILDRIVER song, entitled "Not All That Wander Are Lost", has been made available for download at this location (free registration required). The track comes off the Santa Barbara, California band's third album, "The Last Kind Words" (cover), due on July 31 via Roadrunner Records.