Archive for February, 2010

Live Photos Of Arch Enemy/Exodus and Devildriver/Behemoth

Posted in Concert Reviews, Photos with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw


I should start off by saying how sorry I am for taking so long to update this site. I ideally aim to add some sort of concert or album review or even just an opinion piece when I get the chance. However, I have just been swamped with lots of work and just life in general. This is truly a shame because I got the chance to see two amazing concerts last month at the Palladium. On January 23, I got to see Arch Enemy destroy the stage with Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within. Not only was it a great show, but I also got the honor to interview Michael Amott for MetalInsider.net before the show (check it out if you already haven’t!). Then the following week, on January 29, I got the chance to see Devildriver perform with Behemoth, Suffocation and Goatswhore. Needless to say, the show was insane!!!

To make up for the fact that I was unable to write a review for both shows, here are pictures I took from both shows. You can see all my pictures from Arch Enemy and Exodus’ show here, and pictures from Devildriver and Behemoth here.
Look after the jump to wet your appetite with some selected pictures from both shows. I hope to post my critique on the Five Finger Death Punch show I attended recently (find out why I use the word critique…things might get ugly).

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My Interview With Michael Amott of Arch Enemy!!

Posted in Cool News with tags , , , on February 2, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw


So for those of you who do not know, I have been having the honor of contributing news to Metalinsider.net for a couple of months now. While I’ve been mainly working on the site’s News Ticker, though lately a few main articles of mine have been posted, I got to partake in my first interview with a major musician over a week ago. It was my extreme fortune that my first big interview got to be with none other than Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott during their show at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. To be honest with you all, I am still shocked that I got the chance to have an interview published on the website, let alone with one of the most talented guitarists of today’s metal scene! Click here to see my interview with Amott for Metalinsider.net. Go check it out!!

I want to take a moment to thank my bosses Dan and Bram for giving me this great opportunity and for giving me the chance to gain experience. Make sure to check back here soon for my review (or at least pictures I took) of Arch Enemy’s show with Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within on January 22 at the Palladium. Hopefully I will get a chance to post a review on Devildriver and Behemoth’s co-headlining show on January 29 at the Palladium as well. But at this point I might only post a quick blurb and pictures of each show.

Mosh This Way: Tom Hamilton Caught At A Devildriver/Behemoth Concert

Posted in Concert Spotting with tags , , , , on February 1, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw


This past weekend, I got to see Devildriver and Behemoth perform at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. As expected, both bands put on an incredible show. What I didn’t expect though was to see a member from Aerosmith in the audience. That’s right, you heard me. A member of Aerosmith at a metal concert at the Palladium!

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was in the VIP section during the concert, which also saw performance from Suffocation, Goatwhore and many more. While I’d like to think that Hamilton is a huge black/thrash metal fan, his presence was probably due to his son Julian, who is apparently a huge metal head himself. While he seemed to disappear during Devildriver’s set, Hamilton was visibly enjoying Behemoth’s set. As I looked up to see Hamilton rocking out to Behemoth, I couldn’t help but imagine seeing Behemoth’s Nergal singing “Back In The Saddle”. The more I think about it, the more bizarre it seems.

Check back here to see pictures and my review from this show. Hopefully the post will be sooner then later (I know I’ve been behind on updating the blog and writing reviews. School has got me by the balls though!). I also hope to have pictures and a review of Arch Enemy and Exodus’ show last weekend (my interview with Michael Amott tied me up. More details about that soon!)