Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Heavy Metal

Photos: Megadeth at Mayhem Festival

Photos: Megadeth at Mayhem Festival

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 7.27.11 – With almost 30 years in the game, metal legend Dave Mustaine and Megadeth easily kept pace with the “kids” they shared the main stage with.  Megadeth was the second headliner on the main stage at Rockstar Energy Drink  Mayhem Fest this year, and is preparing for their “Big […]


Photos: Trivium at Mayhem Fest Main Stage 7.27.11

Photos: Trivium at Mayhem Fest Main Stage 7.27.11

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 7.27.11 – I’m no metal head.  But I am a fan of good music.  Mayhem put in front of me a large group of bands. Most I knew.  Some I had heard of but never heard and others I never heard of.  Trivium fell into the group of bands […]


Photos: Godsmack at Mayhem Fest at PNC Arts Center 7.27.11

Photos: Godsmack at Mayhem Fest at PNC Arts Center 7.27.11

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7.27.11 – Godsmack was what I consider to be one of the big 3 at Mayhem on this leg of the tour, but they were probably the highlight of the night for me as I have been looking forward to finally seeing them.  The set-up was far back on […]


Photos: Mayhem Fest – Revolver Stage – All Shall Perish, Suicide Silence & Machine Head 7.27.11

Photos: Mayhem Fest - Revolver Stage - All Shall Perish, Suicide Silence & Machine Head 7.27.11


Photos: Deftones, being supported by Dillinger Escape Plan and Funeral Party, at Starland Ballroom – 5/11/2011

Starland Ballroom, May 11, 2011 – You always hear photographers complain about lighting, and I am one of them.  Photography is simply capturing light, so bad light means tough photography, and this night was one of those nights.  It’s the missed photos that eat away at us the most.  This night had long periods of […]


My Chemical Romance at Terminal 5, NYC

My neighbors 5 minutes to the south could have swung by and saved me the toll money; instead I hopped in my trusty Honda and weathered the 10 mile trip to Terminal 5 to shoot My Chemical Romance.  Being accused of softening up a bit with their most recent album, I was interested to see […]


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