Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers returned to Leeds for the umpteenth time and fans new and old flocked to the First Direct Arena to catch the band who were supporting their Resistence Is Futile album.
Impericon Festival 2016 rolled into the UK and our photographer braved the pit in Manchester to bring back shots of Emmure, Despised Icon, Northlane and headliners Hatebreed…
UK indie rockers, The Heavy, brought their brand of raucous to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on May 2, 2016.
Sabaton’s showmanship won the crowd straight away. Fans sang along while singer Joakim Brodén’s antics and ear-to-ear smile energized the audience as the band worked the stage, pulling out all the stops.
Iced Earth opened with “Plagues of Babylon”. After its ominous, building intro, guitarists Jon Scaffer and Troy Seele virtually shook the audience by the scruff of the neck while drummer Jon Dette battered the room with rhythmic mayhem. Vocalist Stu Block manned the microphone with authority, frequently belting out high-register screams reminiscent of Rob Halford (Judas Priest). The moving “If I Could See You” from Plagues of Babylon provided contrast in the heavy set. “Boiling Point” followed, putting the wicked, almost foreboding vibe back into the air.