Laurent Bourque is a well-known artist in the Ottawa community and is definitely someone to keep an eye out for. He offered the crowd an amazing performance, playing a vast set of songs off his most recent album What We Talk About. Shots snagged via a Nikon D7000, 50mm f/1.8.
Once again the might Sepultura hit Toronto, Canada and as per usual they packed the house and pleased the crowd. Enjoy the images all shot on a Nikon D700, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro
The Fires Of were back at Lee’s Palace along with Slowcoaster and Laganza. This Toronto based Indie band is well worth a look, new CD coming soon! The night was captured on my Pentax K10D, F 50mm 1:1.4.
The “Welcome to Hell” tour rolled into town last night featuring Massachusetts based The Acacia Strain, along with White Chapel, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin and I Declare War. It was hot, loud, angry and awesome. Pics of The Acacia Strain captured with my Pentax K10D, f1.4 50mm lens.
The Queers brought their legendary punk rock show to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern in front of a rabid audience. There was crowdsurfing, a mosh pot, and even a few scuffles, but a great show all around. Loud and fast, just as a good punk show should be. Opening were The Swabs, The Riptides and The Apers, all putting on a great show. All shot on a Pentax K10D, F 50mm 1:1.4.
Bill Steer from Carcass’ side project Firebird, took the stage for their blues-rock themed performance. The night was all good grooving, stoner rock with some serious 60’s undertones. The photos were taken with a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
Widows Old Angel’s blend of heavy riffs and electronica made them the best surprise band I’ve seen in a while. Stacked full of crazed energy and talent, these guys tore the stage apart. I captured it on my Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
Solace, one of my all time favourite bands, supporting Orange Goblin on their Christmas show tour. Amazing set, brutal, heavy as anything. Fun times! Even joined at the end by Ben Ward to sing. All captured with a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
This show had me very excited, Raven’s Creed features Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward on vocals, members of Iron Monkey and Sabbat doing thrash metal, and I wasn’t disappointed! A truly brilliant sphincter emptying set immortalized on a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
Heavy psychedelic stoner rock heavyweights Atomic Bitchwax, with Monster Magnet’s Ed Mundell and Godspeed’s Chris Kosnik, played an intimate, but very busy Old Angel in Nottingham, one of the undiscovered gems in the UK stoner scene. Bitchwax fuzzed out and all-together it was a very special gig, with the Truckfighters on the same bill. Shot with a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
Taints intricate and layered approach to their music always has me mesmerised and watching them play at their finest will always stay with me. Sadly no more, but still rocking! The night’s events were captured on a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
Ministry’s last tour, the “C U LA Tour”, stopped by Toronto’s Koolhaus. I was really grateful to see the show and see Ministry’s founder Al Jourgenssen rock the haus with opener Meshuggah! Although, not the easiest concert to shoot with a fence in the way. Problematic pics shot with a Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-85 USM IS.
Cleveland’s own, Chimaira, played an enthusiastic set opening for All that Remains, with other supporting acts by Five Finger Death Punch and Divine Heresy. These guys definitely know how to ROCK out! A Canon 20D & Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 USM IS captured the images.