The Skinny: The thrash titans brought their “Metallica – On Request Tour” to the UK in July for Sonisphere which returned in 2014 for the 40th Anniversary of gigs at Knebworth House. Here’s a selection of photos from their heavy metal, hit-laden set.

The Gear: Nikon d7000 with 70-200mm f2.8 lens

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.