The act of pulling one's head back as far as it will go, then thrusting it forward with great force, causing the whole upper body to nearly meet the knees. Much like head banging, only your waist acts like your neck would.
Live performances by metal bands, usually the lead singer, as instruments tend to hinder body banging.
In a situation where headbang
ing isn't enough, heavy metal and hardcore acts will resort to full body headbanging, shortened to bodybang.
A bodybang can be accomplished by planting both feet about shoulder length apart and using momentum from the upper body to propel the torso towards the ground.
In most cases, a bodybang can be used in a breakdown
or half-time part. Synchronization throughout the entire band is key for the full effect.
Dude, that breakdown was immense.
I know, did you see those bodybangs?!