Jonathan Davis is known for being the frontman of KORN for 25 years. And for the past 10 years he has been working on a different side project under his name. The album, Black Labyrinth, was released back in May of 2018, which had the hit single “What It Is” in January. The venue was packed with fans eagerly waiting to see the one and only Jonathan Davis. Once he took the stage, everyone knew they were at the right place at the right time.
Behemoth is an iconic band. Not only for their music, but also for fighting for what they believe in regardless of what obstacles may come. I was lucky to photograph them this June 18, 2018 at a local venue: House of Rock. Somehow they made a headliner show while they were on tour with Slayer. I wasn't able to shoot them with the Slayer tour, so this gave me the opportunity to take photos and catch the show.
And what a hell of a concert it was. They completely blew away any expectations that I had and left me with my jaw on the floor. From their sound, lighting, performance, music; everything was top notch. Even tho this show was on a weekday, you wouldn't have known by the numbers in attendance. Everyone in the venue was packed to the gills, which made for the circle pits even that much more punishing. Behemoth is a band that must be experienced live; no questions asked.
The hour and a half set was started with Blow Your Trumpets and cycled through classics such as Ov Fire And The Void, At The Left Hand Ov God to name a few and came to a close with O Father O Satan O Sun!.
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I’m partial to Butcher Babies. They are one of my favorite bands to see live, and when I saw they were hitting my town, I immediately bought tickets and was ready for the show for about 2 months. It was a long wait, but wholeheartedly worth it. As before, I bought the pre party VIP experience. Each time I have done this from prior tours, they have always gone above and beyond to make sure everyone has a great time. I can honestly say that out of all the VIP’s I have bought throughout the years, they are the best. They take the time to hang out and talk with everyone and take more than just the usual one pick, shake a hand and get booted out. Any chance I get, I will always do a VIP experience with them.
On May 30, 2018 they played at one of my favorite local venues as well, House of Rock. I love it because the closeness that you can have with the band, making it a memorable time. First song up was off their new stellar album LILITH Korova. Everyone in attendance lost their freaking minds, myself included! Half their set included songs off this new album, including the songs: Lilith, The Huntsman, Look What We’ve Done, along with classic songs of Monster’s Ball, and Magnolia Blvd to name a few.
Butcher Babies live are a whirlwind of chaos and energy! They have continued to push themselves with each new album and gaining new fans and solidifying old ones. They have become role models of what hard work and steel minded determination can accomplish. Now, if I could only figure how to just follow them on tour to each show, I would be set!
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Unholy hell! Alterbeast played in Corpus Christi, TX on Feb 23, 2018 and totally destroyed Boozers Rock Bar. It also happened to have been the release if their new album Feast, which happens to be a total face melter. Seriously, this album rips. As for their live performance, they are precise, brutal and in your face! Being at a death metal show, such as Alterbeast, is very cathartic in the sense that everyone in attendance is there to lose themselves to the music. The speed riffing, blast beats and vocal growling make for a perfect outlet of pent up emotions. The band played songs from both albums which the fans feasted on feverishly. It’s rare to get such great tech death metal band that is diverse in its sounds and separates itself from the pack by playing riffs that are melodic and punishing at the same time. Catch Alterbeast live; you wont be disappointed