Posted in Gigs,PhotographyNovember 23, 2012
Up The Irons!
Back in my musical formative years, Iron Maiden (along with Judas Priest & Black Sabbath) were one of the first Metal acts I truly got into. And I’m talking 1980/81 here when Paul Di’Anno was at the helm and Maiden delivered a couple of their finest moments – the debut album and the classic ‘Killers’ a year later. Albums which to this day, get plenty of rotation and are probably, along with ‘Number of the Beast’, Iron Maiden’s definitive work.
So it was a little on the surreal side getting to see the frontman of those two albums, Paul Di’Anno, live for the very first time – even if he had been on these shores several times before.
Posted in Events,PhotographyNovember 10, 2012
This was the second Tattoo & Body Art Expo held in Melbourne. I attended last year’s and came away a little unimpressed as the bogan and bikie quotient was extremely high and the whole event just didn’t have that good a vibe.
Having said that, this year’s expo was a million times better. Easily. Better organized. Better events. A much better and friendlier vibe although the Melbourne Convention Centre is a little on the stale side compared to the Royal Exhibition Building where the Rites Of Passage Festival is usually held.
Posted in Gigs,PhotographyJanuary 5, 2010
All Hail Satan!
With the near-encounter with Rotting Christ yesterday in the streets of Melbourne, seriously – what better way to kick off 2010′s gig photography with a nice touch of Black Metal evilness?
I was scheduled to shoot both Rotting Christ and headliners Dark Funeral at Billboard tonight – one of my fave venues to shoot at by the way – for Heavy Metal website and all round cool dudes, Metal Obsession.
Posted in Gigs,PhotographyNovember 26, 2009
Damnation And Deliverance
I had never shot at the Palace before so it was to be a night of firsts. I made my way to the front of the stage 20 minutes before Opeth were to kick off their set. I wanted to familiarise myself with the front of the venue and get a feel for the place – as you do.
With 10 minutes to show time, I made my way into the designated photo-pit and sternly checked my gear again and waited for the band. Several other photogs made their way to the pit.
Posted in Gigs,PhotographyNovember 6, 2009
Anthems Of Rebellion
I heard about Arch Enemy’s tour of Australia back in June. I’ve been a fan of the band for a while and last saw them at Festival Hall a few years ago in support of Megadeth. I definitely wanted the opportunity to photograph them so I decided to email the band via their website. When the promoter all but ignores you – cut out the middle man and go straight to the source.