Diamond Head-Cairo Son and Dead Man’s Whiskey-Islington o2 Academy

Opener Dead Man’s Whiskey, from London,  managed to charm me with their heavy rock, I wouldn’t mind seeing them again actually. For a band that has only been together two years they show a lot of promise. Cairo Son’s music is not my cup of tea, so a after the three songs no flash, yet …

Metal On Metal Festival in Ulft

If I am not mistaken this is the 2nd time that this festival is being organised in the Dru Cultuur Fabriek in Ulft in the east of the Netherlands. Almost 500 people had bothered to show up and check out a handful of tribute bands such as Unforgiven and The Art Of Pantera, but also …

Metallica o2 Arena

While in hospital I said to myself i am going to do something fun photography-wise, and that is shooting metal bands again. First show to shoot for Metal Forces is Metallica. Last time I shot them mid 80’s on The Puppets tour. Last seen live in 2009. I have never shot in the o2 arena …

Sanctuary

The Seattle metal outfit Sanctuary graced London a visit before embarking on a mainland Europe tour with Overkill. I shot Sanctuary back in the 80’s when they played Aardschok Festival in 1988. where Megadeth was the headliner. I only found out by chance that they were coming down a fortnight ago, and after nabbing their …

Ice Age

After I left military service (444 IBC) in August 1988 I stayed at my parents’ house for a few months where I managed to get on their nerves and was more or less told to get my act together (read: get a job and move out :) ) so I started to become an apprentice …

Blackfoot in Amsterdam 1982

Since I have been spending some time scanning some of my archive in I came across these two shots of Blackfoot, Rickey Medlocke, Charlie Hargrett, Jackson Spires and Greg T. Walker who opened up for Iron Maiden and Scorpions. Funny thing is that these two shots are actually the first two shots I ever took …

Scanning my metal archive

So I finally decided to start scanning my metal archive (I think Gerd-Jan Vleugels’ passing made me get my finger out I suppose), the large majority being from 1982-1987. Quite an undertaking, I am looking at having to scan in about 1,500-2,000 images from which I will have to edit it down to about 10/20% …