Cowboys linemen put the heavy in metal

DALLAS (AP) - Marc Colombo and two other Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen are rocking out these days.

They're part of a heavy metal band called Free Reign.

John Howarth of the Australian company Riot Entertainment says the band consists of "big guys - big, ugly, mean guys."

The rest of the lineup includes Cowboys linemen Leonard Davis on bass and Cory Procter on drums. Guitarist Justin Chapman looks tiny compared to his NFL bandmates but is about 6 feet tall and 235 pounds.

In a rock 'n' roll genre where bands snarl and act intimidating while playing thunderously loud guitars, this 1,200-pound band is built for face-ripping.

During their concert at the House of Blues in Dallas on Saturday, the band looked more like seasoned metal-heads than jocks toying with a new hobby.

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