Posts Tagged ‘concert photography’

Live Gallery: Between the Buried and Me @ The Metro, Sydney – Nov 16, 2013

03 Dec

Between the Buried and Me @ Metro, Sydney - Nov 16, 2013     Between the Buried and Me @ Metro, Sydney - Nov 16, 2013

Between the Buried and Me @ Metro, Sydney - Nov 16, 2013     Between the Buried and Me @ Metro, Sydney - Nov 16, 2013

Hosking Industries got to witness the sonic gumbo that is Between the Buried and Me at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Saturday November 16, 2013. Not existing fans of the band, it was a surprising and impressive show of dexterity and songwriting. Indeed, all three bands (including Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris and Indiana’s The Contortionist) were unique, complex and entertaining in their own unique ways. Please take the time to read our full report below which was originally published via

Tonight’s line up at Sydney’s Metro Theatre was nothing if not unique. Each of the three bands possess highly distinct sonic aesthetics that set them apart not only from one another, but the rest of the current metal scene. It promised to be an interesting night of heavy metal and we’re sure no one left disappointed.

Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris brought their own enthusiastic crowd to open the night’s festivities. Not only did the six-piece (including a singing violinist in the form of Tim Charles) receive plenty of applause when they announced they were working on their second album, but the band wasted no time whipping the early crowd into a healthy mosh. Indeed, when Tim put down his violin and launched into the crowd for a mid-set crowd surf, the punters were only too eager to oblige. No doubt their mix of extreme progressive metal (complete with some black metal overtones and lush, extended instrumental sections) won them a number of new fans tonight as well.


Live: Cannibal Corpse, Psycroptic, Disentomb, Entrails Eradicated @ Metro Theatre – October 6, 2012

22 Oct

Originally published at, here are our photos and live review from the recent Cannibal Corpse gig at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on October 6, 2012. The American death metal veterans were supported by Australian metal bands Psycroptic, Disentomb and Entrails Eradicated. In typical Metro fashion, the lighting was abysmal. CLICK HERE or on the thumbs below to view the pics.

Cannibal Corpse @ Metro Theatre, October 6, 2012     Cannibal Corpse @ Metro Theatre, October 6, 2012

Cannibal Corpse @ Metro Theatre, October 6, 2012     Cannibal Corpse @ Metro Theatre, October 6, 2012

Australian death metal fans generally aren’t quite as lucky when it comes to high-profile gigs like their brethren who enjoy less-heavy strains of metal. You could probably blame the state of the music industry for the lack of international death artists all the way over here to our little patch of dirt in the middle of nowhere.

Therefore it’s a testament to the talent, determination and endless road miles put in by death metal legends Cannibal Corpse that Aussie fans have had the luxury of seeing the band live on our shores no less than three times in the last 10 years. However, despite the surprising regularity with which we have been able to enjoy Cannibal Corpse’s punishing live show, tonight’s gig at Sydney’s iconic Metro Theatre is no less special for it. The fact that the band is being supported by three Australian death metal acts tonight just adds to the impact.

First up is Western Australia’s Entrails Eradicated whose brand of super fast, super technical death leaves a half-full venue worth of punters with heads spinning. As if having two guitarists wildly sweep picking their way through a set wasn’t enough, their bare-footed, 6-string-weilding sweep picking bass player is enough to make this reviewer want to put the bass away and go become an accountant.

Live Photos: Angels & Airwaves + Madina Lake + Framing Hanley @ UNSW Roundhouse

11 Apr

Issue 9 of Australian Hysteria magazine has just gone on sale here in Australia, including our live review and photos from the recent Angels & Airwaves gig at the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney on Monday February 27, 2012. This was one of the many ‘Sidewaves’ that took place around Sydney in the wake of the Soundwave Festival and the band were supported by America’s Madina Lake and Framing Hanley.

Review excerpt:
“As lovely as songs like ‘Saturday Love’, Everything’s Magic’ and ‘Call to Arms’ are, there’s just no escaping the fact that they’d be a far greater force with a real singer at the mic’.”

“Closing a 14 song strong set with the epic ‘The War’, Angels & Airwaves left the stage and the sweaty, wasted crowd in the their wake with high fives all round for a job well done. It’s nice to know there’s life beyond Blink 182 and penis jokes. Maybe.”

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view 39 images from the gig. Enjoy!

Angels & Airwaves Live Gallery     Angels & Airwaves Live Gallery

Angels & Airwaves Live Gallery     Angels & Airwaves Live Gallery

Live Gallery: The Casualties @ Manning Bar, Sydney (02.12.11)

12 Feb

Australian Hysteria magazine has just gone on sale with one of our photos of USA’s The Casualties. Sadly is was incorrectly attributed to someone else, but we know it was ours. To celebrate, here’s a selection of 23 images from the gig, supported by The Scam and Topnovil. Pretty sure The Scam were off chops for their set!

We didn’t review the gig, but we can attest to quality performances by both Topnovil and The Casualties. Apparently The Casualties had tried two or three times before to get into the country, but had visa issues due to the singer’s Colombian background. I think the less-than-capacity crowd could attest to the band’s eagerness to make up for the trouble.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view all 23 images on our Flickr page.

The Casualties, Sydney 2011   The Casualties, Sydney 2011

The Casualties, Sydney 2011   The Casualties, Sydney 2011


Photo Gallery: Soilwork at Manning Bar – October 22, 2010

25 Oct

I went along to the recent Soilwork concert at the Manning Bar in Sydney last Friday night one behalf of I was there to photograph the Swedish band’s gig with support band Buried in Verona.

Soilwork play a form of metal called melodic death metal and formed in Helsingborg in the 1990s. Their latest album, ‘The Panic Broadcast’ is a killer slab of metal and sees the band really return to form after one or two less impressive releases possibly a result of founding guitarist Peter Wichers’ absence.

Click the link or the thumbnails below to view the entire gallery or CLICK HERE to listen to my interview with Soilwork singer ‘Speed’, also on

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Live Music Photography: Train @ Enmore Theatre

22 Jun

I went and saw American pop/rock group Train at the Enmore Theatre (Sydney) last night for Again, not my kind of music, but they were consumate professionals who delivered a very slick performance to a relatively full house. The audience was made up of a lot of women, of all ages and apparent backgrounds. I suppose that’s because of their chart-friendly vibe – but don’t they realise they’re all old men?

I’ll be scribbling up a review of the show for LMM soon, but suffice it to say that the show seemed to mainly revolve around the singer and the bald guitarist, with the other musicians hiding in the shadows behind. It often reeked of cabaret, with a lot of banter to the audience, interaction and even a moment when the singer brought six young women onto the stage to sing along to one of their hits.

I’ve uploaded a selection of images that I took on the night to my flickr page. CLICK HERE to see more. A selection of images exclusive to will be online shortly.