Posts Tagged ‘concert photos’

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: The Amity Affliction + Architects + Ghost Inside + Buried in Verona @ Big Top, Sydney – 29 Sept, 2012

17 Oct

Originally published on, here’s our review and photo gallery from the recent Amity Affliction gig at Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park on September 29, 2012. The Australian metalcore band was supported by UK’s Architects, USA’s Ghost Inside and Australia’s Buried in Verona.

Amity Affliction, September 29, 2012     Amity Affliction, September 29, 2012

Amity Affliction, September 29, 2012     Amity Affliction, September 29, 2012

“Tonight’s all-ages gig meant it was an early start for punters hoping to check out all four bands playing The Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park. While the eager crowd wrapped its way around the Luna Park grounds in serpentine fashion, patiently waiting for the doors to open, it seems as though most of the other press outlets missed the memo on playing times, with the photo pit looking rather barren for opening act, Buried in Verona.

Playing to a half-full venue, the Sydney sextet appeared a more polished, confident band than when this reviewer last caught them supporting Sweden’s Soilwork at the Manning Bar at the tail end of 2010. They’re plagued by the usual opening-act muddy mix, which is exacerbated by the three-guitar attack that’s the fashion these days. And while the clean vocals (courtesy guitarist Richie Newman) have improved a lot, every time singer Brett Anderson tries to sing along it all falls apart.

Photo Gallery: Blind Guardian @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 30.09.11

14 Oct

We had the pleasure of shooting Germany’s iconic power metal band Blind Guardian at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia at the end of September. They were supported by Australia’s premier exponent of the style, Black Majesty who also got a rousing response from the full house.

Hosking Industries were shooting for and we can now bring you the gallery direct, with the images also now hosted on our Flickr page in a slightly higher resolution. Sadly we arrived too late to catch opening act EYEFEAR, but you’ll find a good gallery of images from both Black Majesty and Blind Guardian by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below. You can view the image gallery at theAUreview by CLICKING HERE.

Blind Guardian @ Metro Theatre Blind Guardian @ Metro Theatre
Blind Guardian @ Metro Theatre Blind Guardian @ Metro Theatre


Live Photos: No Sleep Til Sydney Festival – Dec. 18, 2010

21 Dec

I attended the No Sleep Til Sydney festival at the Sydney Entertainment Quarter on Saturday December 18, 2010 on behalf of (check over there for my full review soon). No Sleep Til Sydney was a big one-day metal and punk show held on three stages, including the main stage within the Hordern Pavilion.

Notable acts performing on the day included Megadeth, Atreyu, NOFX, GWAR, Katatonia, Dropkick Murphys, Frenzal Rhomb, Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive, Alkaline Trio, the Descendents and many more.

CLICK HERE or the thumbnails below to view the entire 190-odd image gallery!

No Sleep Til Sydney 2010 No Sleep Til Sydney 2010
No Sleep Til Sydney 2010 No Sleep Til Sydney 2010
No Sleep Til Sydney 2010 No Sleep Til Sydney 2010