Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 14-15th Lunar Eclipse

Nothing fancy. Just pointing and shooting through a 40mm eyepiece. 8" Dobsonian telescope. No filters, no guiding, no nothing.


 








'Shorties' at Heavy Metal at About.com...

Enthroned Sovereigns


Erebus Enthroned Temple Under Hell

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Metal Alliance Tour 2014


Bands: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, and Inquisition

Venue: House of Blues, Sunset Strip; West Hollywood, CA

Date: April 5th, 2014

The second annual Metal Alliance Tour steamrolled into West Hollywood a few weeks ago. Featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, I cerainly wasn't going to let this one go by. You can read my official writeup at Heavy Metal at About.com here.

My friends and I could not arrive in time to catch Black Crown Initiate, but here are a few pictures of the rest of the show. I eschewed buying any shirts this time around, though.

Inquisition





1349





Goatwhore





Behemoth





 

Triptykon Melana Chasmata

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Destruction, Krisiun, and Exmortus


Bands: Destruction, Krisiun, and Exmortus

Venue: Whisky Go-Go; West Hollywood, CA

Date: March 30th, 2014

After a relatively slow start, the concert season in Los Angeles is starting to heat up. Recently, I took in the L.A. date of the current tour of Destruction and Krisiun, two power trios that have been perennial favorites of mine for years. A formal review has published at Heavy Metal at About.com here. Here are a few pictures, all done from my iPhone.

Exmortus



Krisiun



Destruction



A slew of reviews to get caught up on. First, the 'shorties' at Heavy Metal at About.com...

Dodsferd The Parasitic Survival Of The Human Race

 
Savage Messiah The Fateful Dark




Cemetery Fog Shadows From The Cemetery



Neige Et Noirceur Gouffre Onirique Et Abimes Cosmique


Sargeist Feeding The Crawling Shadows



... and here's a full-length review published at Last Rites...

Twilight III: Beneath Trident's Tomb










Sunday, March 09, 2014

Shroud Eater, Lightning Swords Of Death, Orbweaver, and Ancient Altar



Bands: Shroud Eater, Lightning Swords Of Death, Orbweaver, and Ancient Altar

Venue: The Complex, Glendale, CA

Date: February 28th, 2014

Yeah, my postings have been rather sparse of late as I've decided to let a few of the higher profile tours of the winter go by in favor of some of the smaller tours that have recently occurred. For example, I headed out to The Complex in suburban Glendale to catch the Los Angeles date of the Shroud Eater/ Orbweaver tour. Providing local support were Lightning Swords Of Death and Ancient Altar. You can read my official writeup of the show here.

Ancient Altar




Orbweaver





Lightning Swords Of Death





Shroud Eater




The t-shirt haul....



As sparse as my posts have been, things are still going strong at Heavy Metal at About.com, Last Rites, and Metal Bandcamp. Here's a backlog of various reviews, starting with the 'shorties' at About.com...

Astrophobos Remnants Of Forgotten Horrors


Lay Down Rotten Deathspell Catharsis


Aborted Fetus Private Judgment Day


Embryonic Devourment Reptilian Agenda


Sahg Delusions Of Grandeur


Acheron Kultes Des Hasses


Agiel Dark Pantheons


Bleeding Fist Death's Old Stench


Here are a few recent full-length reviews published at Last Rites...

Truckfighters Universe


Morbus Chron Sweven


Hirax Immortal Legacy


Finally, here's the first installment of Dave's Demo Roundup, what I hope to be a semi-regular column at Metal Bandcamp.