Sunday, 30 December 2012
2012 has been a quiet year for me, there has not been too many shows on the agenda however I still have a few favourites from throughout the year & thought I might aswell jump on the 'shots of 2012' bandwagon.

I still have a few to edit from Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen & Northlane the other night however I'll make a separate entry for those.

Look forward to seeing what 2013 may bring.

I'll start off with the two pop shows of the year which I covered for Frontier Touring, both shoots required from the mixing desk.

Rod Stewart


J'Lo


Dez - Coal Chamber


HellYeah


Randy - Lamb Of God


Ryan - The Amity Affliction


Adam D - Times Of Grace


Joey & Clown - Slipknot


Vinnie Paul - HellYeah


Jim - Slipknot


Ahren - The Amity Affliction


Matt - Trivium


Corey - Slipknot


Tom Skerlj - Dead Letter Circus as feat. in Hysteria Magazine


Joel - The Amity Affliction


Mick - Slipknot

Sunday, 30 December 2012 08:04:41 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 24 March 2012
You can view all sets from the day at this page HERE

Below are a few of my favourites each set during the day.

Slipknot




Machine Head


System Of A Down


Lamb Of God


Times Of Grace


Hell Yeah


Coal Chamber


Trivium


A Day To Remember


Chimaira


Steel Panther

Saturday, 24 March 2012 11:06:26 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 07 October 2011
Soundwave Festival had it's first announcement for the return of the annual tour in 2013 & re-enforced the doubt in peoples heads from the issues surrounding SWRevolution earlier in the year that the organisers can still impress the public with a killer lineup proposed for next year!

There are some huge names, some of which have some might think are out-dated, but those who agree can stay at home....right?

Unfortunately with so many bands that I'd like to see always means I'll have to cull the list due to clashes, however my favourites from the 65 odd announced:
Slipknot, SOAD, ADTR, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Trivium, Coal Chamber (who of which are re-uniting for Soundwave!), Dillenger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Underoath, Hatebreed, Times Of Grace, CKY, Dragonforce, Hell Yeah & Chimaira.

With more still to be announced in the coming months.

It will be my 6th year shooting the event now after covering 3 in Sydney & what will be my 3rd now in Perth, I thought I'd do up a post showcasing some of the shots I've taken of the artists on previous tours to Australia.

You can also see shots from the 6 years covering Soundwave by clicking here.

Dan



Friday, 07 October 2011 23:49:08 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 21 December 2008

With 2008 coming to a close, I give you a selection of some of my favourite shots taken by me during the year.

I look forward to 2009, who knows what lies around the corner for me.

Merry Christmas & Safe New Years to all!

Dan

Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:16:07 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 27 October 2008

It's been 3 years since Slipknot we're in town & once again they came, and destroyed the stage.

This time around they had the full production show & a setlist which had a lot of Self Titled tracks, despite releasing the new album only weeks ago.

Earlier in the afternoon I made my way to Utopia with a decent sized print of my Machine Head shot of Adam/Rob for the band to sign & Adam was definitely impressed with the shot, he requested a copy for himself....we'll see if he gets in contact with me in the next couple of weeks.

Sydonia opened the show with their revised & heavier set list, carving up the stage for about 20-25 minutes before the first interval which brought on Machine Head, chants of "Machine Fuckin Head" started straight away & the band (as usual) brought a mass amount of energy to the table with Rob Flynn getting the circle pits going every chance he could

Unfortunately a plague of power outages (first of which happened in the opening song) wreaked havoc on their set & Rob ended up storming off stage with a dictionary of expletives towards Acer Arena....

After our 3 song limit for MH, we were escorted back stage to leave our camera gear in a secured room much to our displeasure, instead Jessica & I remained in the back carpark area where my good friend Dana (Sydonia's Guitarist/Vocals) was talking with Jim Root (Guitarist of Slipknot/Stone Sour) & I had great pleasure in discussing random things with him such as their first tour right through to the smell you get from earrings which is now known as "Schmebob" - I chose not to bother him asking for a fan photo, figure he would sick of that shit by now.

By the time Slipknot were ready to come on, the crowd were going nuts...perfect choice of opening songs - Surfacing & Get This

Crowd pleasers: Liberate, Psychosocial, Spit It Out & of course Joey's Solo on the hydraulic lifted Drum Kit

Dan

Monday, 27 October 2008 05:21:38 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 06 October 2008

Well it's been over a month since my last show (Trivium) and I was keen to bring out the camera from under the dust & what better time than for the current pop rock 'it' band which are currently hogging up the radio waves - Metro Station.

The crowd was as I expected, packed to the rims with sweaty 15-16yo girls in black, there to see there hardcore looking but fairy music playing idols....no more than 1 minute in the venue & I was called a gangster for being in a hoodie from an MCR shirt wearing girly - seems like I was in for a good night

The lack of shooting shows in my results, my reaction times were slow and I couldn't nail 1 jump shot of Miley Cyrus's brother 'Trace Cyrus' (the dude who ends up in the b/w singlet) - I won't mention that he gave me like 8 chances to do so...being off the drummer or keyboardists platform

However given my latest break, I am looking forward to getting some cracker shots in a few weeks when Slipknot @ Acer Arena comes around at the end of October.

Dan

Monday, 06 October 2008 08:15:45 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)