Earlier this year Within Temptation was voted “Best Live Band” at the Metal Hammer Awards, and if you have ever been to a Within Temptation show it is easy to see why! Within Temptation brings some serious game when it comes to their live performance. They really go out of their way to make the night special for adoring fans. Vocalist Sharon den Abel mentioned they brought more gear then ever before to the United States in order to give fans the best show of their lives. Within Temptation hit the road with Amaranthe to promote their 6th studio album, Hydra. We had a chance to see their epic set in September at the famous Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.

Having recently performed an amazing set at Ottawa’s very first “Feverfest”, The Murder Plans continue their summer festival performances with an early evening set at Bluesfest. One of my personal favourite local bands, their amazing energy and unique sound can only promise great things for them. Keep an eye out for this band; not just on the Nikon D7000, 50mm f/1.8 captured pics.