Alright here's the deal I'm juggling two metal bands that I'm playing with now, the one I've been in the longest (see sig) were set in our ways being played in a band before, we get together once a week for 2 hours to write some new stuff or to rehearse if needed. Now the second band I'm in has a few issues I've never dealt with and I was looking for outside opinions. its more about our rehearsals than anything. we have to practice for no less than 8 hours. and its a balls out 8 hours too. our singer will sing until he cant talk,One of my gui****s will play until he gets blood blisters on his fingers and the drummer will be at the point of exhaustion. I've never run across guys that rehearse like this its insane. I've voiced my opinion on this and gotten the response "Dude you gotta practice like this to make it in this industry" I've been playing guitar then to bass 7 yrs ago and been playing collectively since i was 12 (25 now) Did I miss a musicians memo in the two years i stopped playing while i was at school? Is this really healthy for my bandmates? I'd like some info or if anyone has had similar experiences.