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Avatar - Jonas "Kungen" Jarlsby, John Alfredsson, Johannes Eckerström, Tim Öhrström, John Alfredsson

Avatar Live Photos from The Aragon Ballroom 2019

Avatar is currently on tour with Babymetal for their last leg of the Avatar Country tour cycle. The tour made a stop at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois where I was able to capture the band one last time. As the opening band, Avatar had an abbreviated, 8 song set. What stood out to me was even with an

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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 Live Photos from The Apollo Theatre AC 2019

Until Wednesday 13 opened for Static-X, I was unfamiliar with the band. Not knowing what to expect musically or visually, I was pleasantly surprised when both aspects of the show were well done. I think it’s well known by now that I have a thing for bands with a unique stage presence (Avatar, GWAR, Behemoth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, I’m looking at

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Dope Live Photos from The Apollo Theatre AC 2019

Dope is currently touring as support for Static-X. The band put on a good show and were highly energetic with a lot of jumping around on stage. Sadly, the stage lighting was not conducive to producing high definition shots or capturing jump shots without blur. With stage lighting so dark, it makes you wonder if they’re trying to hide someone’s

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Static-X Live Photos from The Apollo A.C. 2019

I have been a fan of Static-X since I first saw them open for Fear Factory back in 1999. Wayne Static came out on stage and my friend goes, “Look, it’s the Slim Jim guy!” I laughed. Then Static-X started playing, and I replaced that laughter with fanatic screaming as my ears greatly enjoyed the aural assault that they were

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Avatar - Johannes Eckerström

Avatar Live Photos from House of Blues Chicago

Avatar!! These guys have been through Chicago a lot in the last year – and I want more. Every time they come through, they manage to blow me away. Avatar understands what it takes to put on one hell of a performance. From the setlist, to the stage setup, to the light show, Avatar knock it out of the park!

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Dark Funeral - Lord Ahriman

Lord Ahriman And Heljarmadr of Dark Funeral Discuss Their Message, Modern Music On 70,000 Tons Of Metal

We bumped into Dark Funeral‘s Lord Ahriman earlier in the day on the elevator on the Independence of the Seas. Without his stage attire and corpse paint, the guitarist isn’t immediately recognizable, save his height, black tinted sunglasses, Sigil of Baphomet t-shirt, and necklaces hailing all that is unholy. Dark Funeral had just played a massive set the evening before

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Sodom - 70,000 Tons of Metal 2019 - By Jason Carlson

Sodom Live Photos From 70,000 Tons Of Metal

German thrash legends Sodom were in top form on 70,000 Tons of Metal. The band played two stellar sets, and it is fitting, given the contingency of Germans that make the annual voyage. All photos by Photo Editor Jason Carlson.

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