David González is a certified badass who escaped a life of poverty and violence in Medellín, Colombia, to live out his skateboarding dreams — an experience he recently talked to us about on our "Boozed & Bruised" podcast. Named Thrasher's Skater of the Year in 2012, González now lives in Long Beach, California, where he not only rides hard but also plays hard, fronting his own thrash-metal band RattBlack — a group he started after a serious injury sidelined him, time he spent learning to rip on guitar. González has been known to combine both his passions by shredding on guitar while shredding on his board, as you can see in the video below.
RattBlack recently played Elliot Sloan's Highland Showdown. Revolver was there to catch all the Halloween action.