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2014 My Year in Photos

2014 My Year in Photos

 Nutley, NJ, 1.20.2014 – I never know what to call these posts that wrap up my year.  And I think I talk about this every year.  I always hate calling it a “best of” since that is subjective.  So here is my year in review, in photos.  Some of my favorite images from concerts I […]


Megadeth at the Wellmont Theater

Megadeth at the Wellmont Theater

The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, 11.29.2013 – Photos of heavy metal royalty Megadeth at The Wellmont Theater on November 29, 2013.


Metallica at the Apollo Theatre

Metallica at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NY, 9.21.2013 – Photos of the legendary Heavy Metal band Metallica at the legendary Apollo Theatre for SiriusXM Radio’s special subscriber event in Harlem, NY on September 21, 2013.


Ghost at Webster Hall

Ghost at Webster Hall

Webster Hall, NYC, 5.11.2013 – Live music photos of Swedish doom metal band Ghost at Webster Hall in New York City on May 11, 2013.  Click through the break if you dare.


All That Remains at The Wellmont

All That Remains at The Wellmont

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 5.2.2013 – Live music photos of heavy metal band All That Remains opening for Volbeat at The Wellmont Theatre on May 2, 2013.  Click through for the photos.


Volbeat at The Wellmont Theatre

Volbeat at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, May 2, 2013 – Live music photos of Volbeat, touring in support of their latest release ‘Outlaw Gentleman and Shady Ladies’ at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on May 2, 2013.  Click through for all the photos from the show.


Soundgarden at Hammerstein Ballroom

Soundgarden at Hammerstein Ballroom

  Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 1.22.13 – Photo review of Soundgarden at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 22, 2013.


Photos: Blue Oyster Cult at Best Buy Theater

Photos: Blue Oyster Cult at Best Buy Theater

Best Buy Theater, NYC, 11.05.2012 – Rock legends Blue Oyster Cult put on a special 40th Anniversary show that featured the band’s current line-up as well as a special reunion of the original Blue Oyster Cult line-up in what was a historic show at Best Buy Theater.  Check out the pics from the show and […]


Photos: Rush at Prudential Center

Photos: Rush at Prudential Center

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, 10.20.2012 – Rush, the band with the label “Greatest Band not to be in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame” showed a sold-out Prudential Center in Newark that not being in the Hall doesn’t mean they aren’t legends.  The 3 piece brought in a string section for their second set […]


Photos: Testament at The Wellmont Theatre

Photos: Testament at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 10.5.2012 – Testament closed out their co-headlining run with Anthrax at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair last week.  Check out the photos by clicking through the break.


Photos: Anthrax at The Wellmont Theatre

Photos: Anthrax at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 10.5.2012 – Anthrax brought their legendary heavy metal status to a legendary theater when they closed out their co-headlining tour with Testament at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair.  Check out the photos from the Anthrax half of the headlining show by clicking through below.


Photos: Slash with Myles Kennedy at The Wellmont Theatre

Photos: Slash with Myles Kennedy at The Wellmont Theatre

  The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, – Slash, continuing to establish himself as a hard rock guitar god even after Guns ‘n Roses, played with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators to a sold out house at The Wellmont Theatre.  Check out my photos of the ever top hat wearing Slash below.


Photos: Metallica at Orion Music + More Day 2

Photos: Metallica at Orion Music + More Day 2

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.24.2012 – Metallica headlined their Orion Music + More festival and on night 2 played the Black Album in its entirety.  Check out my pics from Metallica by clicking the link below.


Photos: Ghost at Orion Music + More

Photos: Ghost at Orion Music + More

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.24.2012 – Ghost was a band I heard about, but until they stepped on stage at Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival I couldn’t really grasp what I was about to experience.  Ghost creeped me out.  And like a dad explaining a scary part of a movie to his young […]


Photos: Volbeat at Orion Music + More

Photos: Volbeat at Orion Music + More

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.24.2012 – Volbeat played a mid-day set at Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival that featured the band’s heavy metal sound along with a cover of both Johnny Cash and Dusty Springfield.  Check out my pics of Volbeat at Orion festival by clicking through the link.


Photos: The Sword at Orion Music + More

Photos: The Sword at Orion Music + More

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.23.2012 – The Sword was introduced by Rob Trujillo and was one of the few bands to draw the attention of 2 members of Metallica at the Orion Music + More festival when James Hetfield was seen standing stage right to watch the show.  Check out my pics from their mid-day set […]


Photos: Metallica at Orion Music + More – Day 1

Photos: Metallica at Orion Music + More - Day 1

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ 6.23.2012 – Metallica, headlining their inaugural Orion Music + More festival at Atlantic City’s Bader Field, headlined day 1 with Ride the Lightning in its entirety.  Click through the check out the pics from their nearly 2 1/2 hour closing set.


Photos: Baroness at Orion Music + More

Photos: Baroness at Orion Music + More

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.23.12 – Baroness opened the main stage at Orion Music + More festival with a roar.  Check out my pics from this Georgia based metal band by clicking through the break.


Photos: Testament at Best Buy Theater 2.8.12

Photos: Testament at Best Buy Theater 2.8.12

Best Buy Theater, NYC, 2.8.12 – It was an east coast – west coast night of heavy metal as San Francisco thrash metal legends Testament teamed up for a co-headlining bill with their east coast counterparts Anthrax at the Best Buy Theater.


Photos: Anthrax at Best Buy Theater 2.8.12

Photos: Anthrax at Best Buy Theater 2.8.12

Best Buy Theater, NYC, 2.8.12 – Anthrax, continuing their tiresome touring schedule and making their 4th appearance in New York City in the past 7 months, Anthrax made their third trip to a sold out Best Buy Theater with co-headliners Testament in support of their critically acclaimed 2011 release Worship Music.


Judas Priest at Izod Center

Judas Priest at Izod Center

Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, 11.18.11 – Judas Priest’s farewell Epitaph World Tour, which has seen them headline major arenas, rock festivals, and an appearance with James Durbin on American Idol, made a stop at New Jersey’s Izod Center one last time.


Photos: Evanescence at Terminal 5 11.1.11

Photos: Evanescence at Terminal 5 11.1.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 11.1.11 – This was a show I had marked on my calendar for quite a while.   I couldn’t wait to shoot Evanescence and check out the new line-up live.  A lot of old Evanescence fans constantly say how the new line-up isn’t Evanescence an that the new band is just not as […]


Photos: Anthrax’s Secret Show at The Best Buy Theater 9.12.11

Photos: Anthrax's Secret Show at The Best Buy Theater 9.12.11

Best Buy Theater, Times Square, NYC, 9.12.11 – 30 years of being at the forefront of the thrash metal scene, their first new album in 9 years, the return of singer Joey Belladonna and an impending hometown show with the Big 4 at Yankee Stadium were all reasons to celebrate for Anthrax.  Bands go on […]


Photos: Disturbed from Mayhem Fest at PNC 7.27.11

Photos: Disturbed from Mayhem Fest at PNC 7.27.11

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 7.27.11 – Disturbed was the headliner of the main stage and followed acts like Megadeth, Godsmack and Trivium.  This was the second time I shot Disturbed this year as I was the hired photographer for Disturbed at the Music as a Weapon tour this past winter.  Shooting a band a […]


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