An Evening With The Faceless and Aethere – Live Photo Review

The Faceless and Aethere @ The Phoenix Theater…courtesy of Jason Ingram

11/29/17

Petaluma, California

 

AN EVENING WITH ARCH ENEMY IN SACRAMENTO – LIVE PHOTO REVIEW

On the evening of cyber Monday 2017, Swedish melodic death metal merchants, Arch Enemy stormed the stage at the sold out Ace Of Spades in downtown Sacramento. As part of their co headlining tour with Trivium, they brought openers, New Jersey’s deathcore unit Fit For An Autopsy and from the United Kingdom, metalcore mavens While She Sleeps. Starting off the set with the instrumental “Set Flame to the Night” they busted straight into “The World Is Yours”, the fourth track off their new album “Will to Power”, out now on Century Media Records, the capacity crowd was whipped into a frenzy of mosh pits and crowd surfing. Below are pictures from our chief photographer Zoran Theodorovic.

Only a few shows left on this tour – get your Tickets and VIP packages for the remaining shows at www.archenemy.net/vip


12/01/2017 Marquee Theater, Phoenix, AZ
12/02/2017 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
12/04/2017 Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
12/05/2017 Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX
12/06/2017 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Images: Greta Van Fleet @ Aftershock 2017

Greta Van Fleet courtesy of Zoran Theodorovic

10/21/17

Discovery Park – Sacramento, California

Josh Kiszka

Sam Kiszka & Danny Wagner

Josh Kiszka

Sam Kiszka

Greta Van Fleet

Sam Kiszka & Danny Wagner

Josh Kiszka

 

Hed Pe live at Ace Of Spades

Hed PE perform @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California 10/03/17 with openers Dope, Glug, D One

You think you know me but you don’t know shit

You get the black eye and the big fat lip

You get so mad
See me get high

If you so pissed
Go ahead and slit your wrists

Flick on your clitoris and pull on yours tits
and what not

I pull your pony tail
and find the spot

 

 

Dawn Of Morgana Guitarist Jared Deaver Interviewed

Dawn of Morgana is a Symphonic Metal band hailing from the Sacramento Bay Area. Originally featuring Jack Gibson of Exodus on bass guitar (Jack has since been replaced by bassist Marcel Eaton due to overwhelming obligations with Exodus) and front woman Aleen Nova who lends her incredible talent and vast vocal range giving fans of Nightwish, Epica, Leaves Eyes and similar bands something to look forward to! The band stays true to their death metal, thrash metal and symphonic style roots but utilizes the memorable chorus patterns and tempo changes fans expect to keep them wanting more!

How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto rock/metal?

 

I started listening to bands like Slayer, Testament, Exodus etc. My older brother started me off hat direction.

 

How did you become a guitarist? Are you proficient in any other instruments ?

 

I always liked the guitar parts in metal music and wanted to learn to play them. I started at 12 years old but I don’t play any other instruments.

 

What was the local scene in Brentwood / Sacramento / Bay Area like in the beginning, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

 

The Bay Area thrash scene was killer back in the day. I also tried to emulate the local bands that had success.

 

Has there been times when drugs and alcohol were beneficial to the band.

 

No. I have never been involved in either and have been lucky enough to work with mostly sober players.

 

How would you best describe your sound?

 

Symphonic metal similar to Nightwish, Epica and Delain with a death metal twist.

 

Do you think having to do ticket pre-sales is the same thing as pay to play?

 

Yea, either way you have to come up with the money.

 

What was the first music you bought and what have you bought more than once?

 

Decide’s – Deicide album was my first death metal album. I have purchased numerous bands albums more than once.

 

DIY forever or signing with a label at first opportunity?

 

Depends on what the label is offering and how much they want to take. It can be beneficial or detrimental.

 

Whats the biggest show you have played so far and do you still get nervous before a gig?

 

We played in front of about 100 people in Concord at Red House. I still get a little nervous but I am pretty confident in our ability these days which makes it easier.

 

Is commercial rock radio dead?

 

Commercial? No, that’s all there is. Underground radio is pretty much dead though.

 

Favorite songs on the new album and why?

 

Victory or Valhalla is one of my favorites so far. It’s a very victoriously Viking inspired anthem.

 

Out of all your songs which one touches you the most when you perform it?

 

Probably Innocence Lost. It’s all about the birth of my daughter and her being diagnosed with cancer.

 

Are there any political or social issues hidden in Dawn of Morgana songs ?

 

No. We try to stay away from those topics.

 

What was the process of putting the songs in order?

 

Technology was a big part of it. I used superior drummer and protocols to write and record a lot of the demo ideas.

 

What endorsements do you have and what endorsements do you still want?

 

We are endorsed by Nady wireless systems and SP Custom guitars. I would still like to get something for Sarah and Cory to help with their costs.

 

Bands you would love to tour with and musician or artist you would like to meet and interrogate?

 

Nightwish would be a good one for us to go out with.

 

Song to be played at your funeral and 3 albums to take to your grave?

 

Funeral would be Embers Fade by us and three albums would be Megadeth’s – Rust in Piece, Obituary’s Cause of a Death and Death’s – Human.

 

Final thoughts, shout outs, dirty jokes?

 

Go check us out online!

 

Check out Dawn Of Morgana at their website here.

Doyle live at DNA Lounge

Doyle courtesy of Scott Martin

11/10/15

DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein embarked on the “Mad Monster Tour” featuring his band Doyle

Heads crushed, watch them turn into dust
there’s a black cloud forming and its covering both of us

the serpent seeks and finds a suitable home
she drags him out of the hole
and sucks him down into oblivion

i am the soul of the beast that you seek
she is all i adore
the queen of the whores

Dope live at Ace Of Spades

Dope perform @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California 10/03/17 with openers Hed PE, Glug, D One

 

Dope 10/03/17 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

All photos by Zoran Theodorovic

Death, drugs, guns, sluts

Spoon fed hate and countless scars

I play the cards I was given
I survive for a living

Get you high for a living
WATCH YOU DIE FOR A LIVING

I never gave a fuck
And I’m not gonna
Start with YOU!

Death, drugs, guns, sluts
God damn all of us

Sex, drugs, blood, lust
God damn all of us

You’ll be the death of me and then you’ll eat my soul
Tortured habitually I let you take control

I can’t explain it baby
You spread your wings, I start to prey
Got to believe me baby
Don’t fly away