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Tag : Black Sabbath

29 Sep 2017
Black Sabbath The End Of The End

Black Sabbath: The End Of The End

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Screening at selected cinemas across the world on September 28, 2017 comes the final word from Black Sabbath. The final closure on the greatest band in the world, in a two-hour live concert and documentary opus that is sure to please all of us Black Sabbath tragics. You haven’t lived until you have seen this band on the live stage. No amount of bravado and hyperbole can do the Black Sabbath live experience any sort of justice […]

01 Jul 2017
Store Black Sabbath

My Photo Of Black Sabbath Enters The Smithsonian

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath I received some incredible news this afternoon. The Smithsonian (yeah, them!) has requested one of my photos to be put into the Rock And Roll Archives as well as a forthcoming book to be released in October 2017. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visited the Smithsonian in 2009. My […]

24 Nov 2016

Monster Children Photo Competition Shortlist 2016

I am delighted to announce that for the third year in a row I have been shortlisted in the annual Monster Children Photo Competition in the Music Category. You can see my shortlisted photo here and all the other photos I will be up against. I made it to the finalist stage in 2014 with two photos (Amon Amarth and Gojira). The winners of the competition will be announced next week in Sydney and Los Angeles respectively. Sydney: What: 2016 […]

25 Aug 2015

The Twenty Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time

Death To All But Metal! Where does one begin? Seriously, how does one even begin to compile such a list? I have thought about this many, many times over the course of several years and I end up frustrating the hell out of myself! I try to think back over a lifetime of listening to music and break it all down into some sort of sensical list. Over the years, the list does change but the following records that have […]

29 Apr 2013

Black Sabbath Live @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

Generals Gathered In Their Masses… It’s hard to put into words what shooting this gig meant to me. But I’ll try. I’ll try real hard to comprehend all that unfolded before me and the honour, pride, raw emotion and sheer disbelief I felt standing a foot away from Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne… Black Sabbath! When the Australian gigs were announced many months ago, that little spark in the heart kicked into gear and I was left wondering, […]