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Flash forward a few years, a few albums, and a few shows and I’d like to think my Alter Bridge story has somehow come back full circle.
Something I always try to do is analyze my photo sets to see where I can improve for the next time I shoot a band. So, my objective at Carolina Rebellion was to spend a little more time on Tobin Esperance. I discovered that I have been missing out.
After the release of their 12th studio album Battles last November, they started popping up on nearby tours and festivals. I gave the new album a listen, and low and behold, I rekindled my love of In Flames.
I was skeptical once it was announced that bassist Aaron Pauley would be taking over lead vocals… gotta say though, Aaron sounds amazing on both the new songs AND in the live translation.
Every now and then, you think to yourself, “Damn. These guys are going places!” Nothing More was definitely one of those bands.
My discovery of Amon Amarth came a few years ago when I was still new to concert photography. Back then, more time was spent browsing for inspiration rather than actually shooting. I had joined a group on Facebook called Concert photographers around the world and it suddenly exposed me to bands from across the pond that appeared to have unparalleled stage presence. Amon Amarth was one of those. Hair flips, smoke blasts, vocalist Johan Hegg supping from a drinking horn. Not to mention the iconic Viking ship. I had to shoot them.