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.
Job For A cowboy came screeching into the home of metal and put on an immense showing. They were full of energy and spit and got the old Academy 2 boiling over! The madness was captured using a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
This is one of my favourite bands. Intense, thick, assaulting noise, Matt Pike is truly one of the best guitarists of all time! I caught the show on a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.
Toronto’s Cancer Bats played an amazing headliner show in the stiflingly hot and sweaty Opera House. The air conditioner died and the Opera House became the Sauna House. Gross sweat caught on a Canon EOS 20D & Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 USM IS.
Florida-based punkers, Against Me!, played a great opener for Mastodon. While there, we interviewed drummer Warren Oakes and he is one heck of a nice dude!
Coventry’s finest heavy riffing stoner band General exported their madness to Stratford, the home of the bard was shaking all night long. Pummelling drums, immense bass, growling vocals and over powering guitar mixed together to make the whole room tremor. General are an experience not to miss. Got the shots on a Nikon D200, Sigma 24-70mmD 1:2.8 EX DG.