Concert Photo Review: Born Of Osiris at Ace Of Spades

Born Of Osiris @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California on Summer Slaughter 2018

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Born Of Osiris, performed at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9 as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Nikon shooter Jennifer Black was there to capture the action.

*Set list*

Machine
Divergency
Bow Down
The Other Half of Me
Throw Me in the Jungle
Brace Legs
Empires Erased
Silence The Echo
The Sleeping and the Dead
Abstract Art

Concert Photo Review: Veil Of Maya at Ace Of Spades

Veil Of Maya @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California on Summer Slaughter 2018

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Veil Of Maya, performed at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9 as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Nikon shooter Jennifer Black was there to capture the action.

Set list
Pillars
We Bow in Its Aura
Whistleblower
Doublespeak
Punisher
Overthrow
Nyu
Leeloo
Lisbeth
Pool Spray
Mikasa

Concert Photo Review: Between The Buried And Me at Ace Of Spades

Between The Buried And Me @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California on Summer Slaughter 2018

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Between The Buried And Me, performed at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9 as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Jennifer Black was there to capture the action.

 

“We are very excited to get on the road this summer in support of ‘Automata II‘. To be part of Summer Slaughter for the second time in our careers is beyond humbling. Their lineups hold a vast history of extremes and interesting music, something we strive to do with our own music. We hope to meet new bands and make new fans, and present the world the next evolution of BTBAM. “

Informal Gluttony
Extremophile Elite
Famine Wolf
Blot
Disease, Injury, Madness
Voice of Trespass
Condemned To The Gallows
Encore:
Selkies: The Endless Obsession

Concert Photo Review: Terror Universal at Ace Of Spades

Terror Universal @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California on Summer Slaughter 2018

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Terror Universal, performed at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9 as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Terror Universal features current and former members of hard rock and metal royalty such as Machine Head, Ill Niño, Soulfly, and Upon A Burning Body. The band began stalking the senses in 2014, releasing the Reign of Terror EP a year later and eventually sharing the stage alongside heavy hitters including Korn, Asking Alexandria, HELLYEAH, Papa Roach, Fear Factory, Incite, and more around the globe.

Concert Photography: Bad Wolves at Cargo Concert Hall

Bad Wolves

Cargo Concert Hall @ Whitney Peak Hotel

Los Angeles, CA
July 23rd, 2018

Photos by Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Concert Photos: AENIMUS annihilate Sacramento.

Newly signed, Nuclear Blast Records recording artists AENIMUS massacred the small audience at Holy Diver this Monday, as direct support to PATHOLOGY.

“We are proud to announce that we signed a world wide deal with the biggest metal independent label, Nuclear Blast and have joined Continental Concerts for all booking in North America, Central and South America!,” exclaimed bassist Seth Stone“We’re looking forward to showing our most ambitious album to date and touring heavily this coming year!”

Catch AENIMUS on the remaining dates of The Brutal Annihilation Tour with PATHOLOGY and PARASITIC EJACULATION.

8/10/2018 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/11/2018 Elks Lodge – Pocatello, ID
8/12/2018 The Roxy – Denver, CO
8/14/2018 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/16/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
8/17/2018 Eagle Aerie Hall – Las Vegas, NV
8/18/2018 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

Nothing More Takeover at Cargo Concert Hall in Reno 7/23/18

Nothing More headlined Cargo Concert Hall at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno Monday night, supporting their album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves. Nothing More performed with Bad Wolves and Eyes Set to Kill on an off-night from their current tour with Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch.

Eyes Set To Kill did a great job warming up the crowd. Everyone was discussing how nice it was to see a female-fronted band on the bill. Bad Wolves was next, and burst out with insane amounts of energy, strobe lights, and personality. Bad Wolves fully-engaged their fans, and never stood still, which was challenging for photographers, as vocalist Tommy Vext only slowed briefly to perform the Diamante duet, “Hear Me Now”, which they ended with a big kiss. They closed their set having fans light up the venue with cell lights (and lighters) and sing along to their hit cover, The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” Tommy vowed to stay until he met every last fan, rather than charge for V.I.P. packages, and the crowd immediately migrated toward their merch to meet him between sets. They killed it, and we cannot wait to see them perform at Aftershock 2018 in October.

By the time Bad Wolves finished, from the front of the hall to the back wall, the venue was packed with fans eagerly anticipating Nothing More’s performance. They charged out of the gate, opening with fan-favorite “Do You Really Want It?”, and the crowd responded, loudly finishing the song for them in unison. For “Just Say When”, the crowd took the opportunity to relax, breathe, and sing along to the mellow, beautiful, acoustic Billboard single that vocalist Jonny wrote about his ex. At one point, he asked who had a Jenny in their life, and the crowd erupted with approval as they launched into “Jenny”. Nothing More whipped out a bass contraption that spins and rotates as Jonny, bassist Daniel, and guitarist Mark all performed a spectacular three-person bass solo. In addition, the three performed an acrobatic drum solo, which showcased their diversity, musicianship, and extraordinary talent.

Toward the end of “This Is The Time”, Jonny rocketed into the air, as he began manning the digital effects atop the massive Scorpion Tail, a 400-pound, 14-foot tall contraption that Daniel conceived and built from scrap metal and auto and motorcycle salvage parts. Jonny had a wild ride, as they went into a cover of Skrillex’s “First of the Year”. Fans surged forward, and started falling over the barrier into the photo pit, and we were asked to exit the pit for our safety; the Cargo security staff were pros, handled it, and kept everyone safe for the duration. I have a new favorite band to photograph, and cannot wait until they return to the area once again, as Nothing More always delivers a mesmerizing performance from start to finish.

Nothing More is:
Jonny Hawkins – Vocals
Daniel Oliver – Bass
Mark Vollelunga – Guitar
Ben Anderson – Drums

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Pictures and words courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo