These Boots Were Made For Rockin’ 2013

In regards to live music, 2013 was a great year for me. The year started out with some gigs in Australia then when I came back to America I saw shows all over the country and even popped up to Toronto in Canada to catch some shows. The following are the major acts I saw…

All That is Solid Melts Into Air

Following on from seeing a bunch of heavy metal gigs in Toronto, Canada I have some exciting music related news to tell. A few months ago I was asked by the Southbank Centre in London, UK  if I would be willing to include one of the photos I had taken at the 2012 Download Festival in Donnington, UK in their upcoming Jeremy Deller Curates: All That is Solid…

Metal swarms on Toronto \m/(>.<)\m/

Now I know in my last blog I said Ottawa was next on my travels in Canada and it was, but wow what a week for heavy metal music I have just had in Toronto, Ontario Canada! From New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) legends Raven to German power metallers Helloween and a swag of local…

Black Sabbath – North American Tour 2013 (Austin, Texas)

What better place to see the most influential heavy metal band in music history, Black Sabbath play than Austin, Texas aka “Music City“? The current North American tour line up is Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi (guitar legend), Geezer Butler (the bass players bass player!) and Tommy Clufetos (drums – he normally plays in Ozzy’s solo…

Sabaton – Swedish Empire Tour of Australia 2013

Sabaton deliver power metal Swedish style with a key focus on military history, especially World War One and World War Two (whilst singing from the point of view of both sides). On January 13th, 2013  I saw them perform on their first ever headlining show in Australia at the Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria for their Swedish Empire Tour. Sabaton formed in Sweden…

Paul Di’Anno vs. Blaze Bayley Australian Tour 2012

Two former vocalists of Iron Maiden – Paul “The Beast” Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley on stage together for one night of old school Iron Maiden classics. I could not miss this gig at the Hi Fi Bar in Melbourne! Paul Di’Anno sang on the Iron Maiden debut and second album “Iron Maiden” (1980) & “Killers” (1981) and was…

Download Festival 2012 – The Sunday (BLACK SABBATH!!!)

After a long but excellent Saturday at the 10th anniversary Download Festival in Donington, UK which featured Metallica,  I set off for the Sunday session. This for me was the one I had really been waiting for as Black Sabbath were headlining that night (I have only been waiting to see them play since I first heard Sabbath as a teenager!). Sabbath…

Download Festival 2012 – The Saturday (Metallica & Co)

In June 2012 I attended the 10th anniversary Download Festival in Donington, UK (at the foot of Donington Castle and right near the Donington Raceway). This is the ultimate Heavy Metal and Hard Rock festival in the UK! It runs for 3 days and headlining acts included Metallica and Black Sabbath. Even with all those people it never felt too crowded…