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15 May 2018

Sepultura, Death Angel, Harlott Live, @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

It’s pretty much familiar territory when one walks into the 170 Russell venue with three bands on a bill I have seen and shot before. Third time with Death Angel, second time with Sepultura and second with local boys Harlott. But there was nothing familiar or standard or common about tonight! (Apart from an incredibly overcrowded photo-pit. Twelve photographers? Really?) Harlott have spent quite a bit of time overseas of late. Treading the boards of Europe and beyond, they left […]

14 May 2018

Cradle Of Filth Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

It’s been a bit of a busy period in the photo pits of Melbourne of late and it is only going to get busier in the next few weeks. Some great shows and shoots to come. Tonight it was time to get re-aquainted with Cradle Of Filth again. Last time I had photographed them was exactly five years plus one day at this very same venue! I don’t remember too much about that night but I do recall I wasn’t […]

03 Mar 2018

Overkill & Harlott Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Even if I had done some promo photography for the Harlott guys a couple of years ago, tonight was my first viewing of them in a live environment. There is a reason why these guys are signed to the prestigious Metal Blade label. (Hi Brian!) They know Thrash. Pure Thrash! They know it well and all its nuances. Which is not what you can say about a lot of their contemporaries. They were absolutely phenomenal tonight. Along with Desecrator last […]

23 Jan 2018

Papa Roach Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

This one landed late on my desk last Friday. And to be honest, I didn’t and don’t really know too much about Papa Roach. Sure I had heard of them, but I really had no desire to shoot them to be honest. What convinced me to do the shoot is when I found out that local lads The Ugly Kings would be opening the show. Once that little nugget of info was forthcoming, I decided to shoot the gig. This […]

17 Sep 2017

Accept Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Restless And Wild Following on from their very successful jaunt of Australia a few years ago, Accept returned to our shore for a one-off night in the nations home of Metal… Melbourne. There was a buzz in the air about this gig for a long time and also complaints from other states that the tour was not getting to them. I am not privy to the logistics of why this was such a compressed tour and I think for all […]

11 Sep 2017

Kreator Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Satan Is Real! This show was sold out long ago and you know that fully when you arrive just as the opener is beginning their set into what looked and felt like a full house already. Local lads Direblaze tore it up to tremendous reception not usually afforded to the local opener, but they held their own and did a tremendous job. Unfortunately I was unable to photograph their set as one of the bouncers refused me entry into the […]

08 Mar 2017

A Day With Killswitch Engage

The Hell In Me The last time I photographed Killswitch Engage that ended up being the last time I shot at my favourite venue, The Palace. I had also photographed lead singer Jesse Leach’s fist spoken word tour of Australia at Eureka Rebellion Trading and so when it came to Killswitch touring Australia again, I hadn’t as yet secured a photopass for the show. Jesse Leach is a prolific social media user so he put out the word on his […]

20 Jan 2017

Every Time I Die Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

A few wild and crazy nights come into mind whilst in this Rock N Roll photography caper. There was the Dillinger Escape Plan back in 2010, there was Toxic Holocaust back in 2012… and then there was this one… 170 Russell was pummelled to hell and back and turned into absolute mush! With a photo-pit wildly overcrowded by photographers and bouncers it certainly was an incredible ordeal finding any place to move to get your shot. The bodies were flying […]

27 Oct 2016

Bullet For My Valentine Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really heard too much of Bullet For My Valentine. For whatever reason, I get them and Trivium all confused. No idea why so tonight would be the first time I would encounter them and photograph their show. Joining them on this very exciting bill, where Atreyu and Cane Of Hill. Atreyu I was well aware of and I have a couple of their first albums. Cane Of Hill were a totally new experience. Arriving […]

13 Oct 2016

L7 Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Got So Much Clit She Don’t Need No Balls! I was approached to photograph L7 for the promoters of the tour a few months ago but even if I hadn’t have been asked, I would sure as hell be clamouring for a pass to this one. I’ve been a fan of the band for as long as I can remember as has my girlfriend who extensively photographed the band back in their 1992 tour of Australia. Such a long, long […]