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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 […]

06 May 2018

Direct Underground Festival

I didn’t realise I was booked to shoot Ihsahn two nights in a row but even though I was feeling a little under the weather I was still looking forward to the next two nights. Night one went under the monicker of the Direct Underground Fest. This would be the second such festival in Australia? (Please correct me if I am wrong!) Still whether the first, second or third such festival, it was an amazing success all round tonight with […]

01 Mar 2018

Venom Inc & Desecrator Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

Ave Satanas! Venom are one of those bands one thought they would never see in their lifetime in Australia. And I guess we pretty much haven’t but we were privy to seeing the next best thing and that’s Venom Inc. Featuring two past original members of the classic era Venom (Abbadon and Mantas), Venom Inc. have pretty much picked things up where the Cronos led trio left things off. Now let by Demolition Man aka Tony Dolan, Venom Inc have […]

18 Jan 2018

Mayhem Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

Personally, it is always a good omen when the year’s gig circuit begins with a Black Metal classic! And this one boys and girls, was as classic and BLACK as it can get. With a sold-out crowd at Melbourne’s Max Watts, you could tell the night was brewing something special from early on! In fact, most of these Black Metal flavoured gigs usually do! As tired as I was, it felt great being back in the pit again tonight. Said […]

31 Mar 2016

Behind The Curtain: Watain

Sworn To The Dark I used to disdain red lights at gigs at many of Melbourne’s venues. But I’ve learnt to love it. Especially with the genre of acts that I shoot, I have found that with some editing, you can achieve some deliciously evil tones! Back in 2014, I had the pleasure of photographing Black Metal legends Watain opening for Mayhem at Melbourne Max Watts (formerly Hifi Bar). That particular venue is renowned amongst photographers as a very tough […]

29 Feb 2016

1349 Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

So it was back to Max Watts for the first time this year to shoot Norway’s Black Metal kings, 1349. This was the band’s first sojourn into the land of Oz so the tour was met with great anticipation for fans of Metal of the blackest kind! As per the norm, the lighting was not the best at Max Watts. It has improved, but compared to other states where 1349 played in, where they were lit beautifully, tonight was a […]

03 Feb 2016

Vulgod Promo Shoot

I had previously worked with Vulgod guitarist Grant Burns recently with his other band Mason. Through that working relationship, Grant had recommended me to Vulgod and we had mutually decided to work together on a promo shoot for them as well. Booking a band for a photo-shoot is all well and good, now we needed a theme and a location to shoot at. I had some preliminary ideas of where to go for this shoot, but before I could even […]

19 Oct 2015

Abbath Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

All Hail Satan! Rocked up to this one not really expecting much at all. I mean, standard-fare Black Metal I thought. You know the drill. Incoherent lyrics over a slew of blast beats praising Satan for an hour or so. Nothing wrong with that at all mind you, but what Abbath delivered, was anything but standard-fare. In fact, this was quite easily one of the best gigs of the year and easily one of the better Black Metal shows I […]

05 Oct 2015

Behemoth, Watain Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

An incredible bill of extreme and oh so very Black Metal was collected for this tour. Dubbed the ‘Australian Satanist’ tour and featuring Behemoth, Watain and Bolzer, the tour collated by the incredible Soundworks Touring stormed it’s way across Australia finishing with a blistering, evil night at Melbourne’s 170 Russell venue. If by the end of the night, the bringer of light Lucifer himself had not been summoned to partake in the evening’s unholy festivities, I’d be very surprised. It […]