Disturbed | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Disturbed hadn’t had their own arena gig in almost 10 years in the city. The last couple of times we had them on a stage was during Heavy Montreal in 2016 and in 2011. Front man David Draiman had taken some time off to push his industrial band Device (which was also at Heavy Montreal… Continue reading Disturbed | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Judas Priest | Bell Centre | Montreal Music Photographer

Legends of metal Judas Priest hit up the Bell Centre in late August, on a double bill with famed rock band Deep Purple.¬† What is there to be said about Judas Priest that hasn’t been said before?¬† They have been around for nearly 50 years.¬† They are one of the most popular metal bands still… Continue reading Judas Priest | Bell Centre | Montreal Music Photographer

Budgeting time as a festival photographer | Montreal Concert Photographer

  “How do you budget your time during festivals like this? It must be run, shoot, edit, repeat, all day.” I had a friend (hey Eric!) who asked the above question on my Facebook following a post of my Heavy Montreal day 1 images, where I was asked to pull double stage duty as one… Continue reading Budgeting time as a festival photographer | Montreal Concert Photographer

Killswitch Engage | MTelus | Montreal Concert Photographer

  Creeping up on their 20 year anniversary, metalcorers Killswitch Engage played their first night of their new Killthrax tour (with Anthrax co-headlining) at Montreal’s MTelus.¬† It had been a while since I’ve had the chance to photograph some metal music.¬† I almost forgot how fun the artists on stage can be, and how quickly… Continue reading Killswitch Engage | MTelus | Montreal Concert Photographer

A Perfect Circle | Place Bell | Montreal Photographer

In what is being called the rock concert of the year, “supergroup” A Perfect Circle was at Laval’s Place Bell a few nights ago.¬† Why a supergroup?¬† The singer is Tool frontman¬†Maynard James Keenan.¬† The band once had rock powerhouses¬†from various other groups such as Primus (Tim Alexander), Marilyn Manson (Twiggy) and Pixies (Paz).¬† The… Continue reading A Perfect Circle | Place Bell | Montreal Photographer

Eagles of Death Metal | MTelus | Montreal Concert Photographer

Californian rockers Eagles of Death Metal were in town at the MTelus, opening for heavy metal heavyweights Mastodon (Mastodon shots are right —-> here), bringing their catchy pop-esque rock and high energy act to the stage. Smiles, dancing and bobbing and even some drum and bass solos were a perfect way to warm up (can… Continue reading Eagles of Death Metal | MTelus | Montreal Concert Photographer

Metallica | Parc Jean-Drapeau | Montreal Event Photographer

The mighty Metallica. ¬†Is there a single metal band that has attracted so many fans for so long? ¬†They are pretty much legendary and they arrived in Montreal yesterday with their WorldWired Tour 2017. ¬†I got the chance to cover the band for iHeartRadio and CHOM 97.7, and in a month of covering some nostalgic… Continue reading Metallica | Parc Jean-Drapeau | Montreal Event Photographer

Billy Talent | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

There are bands that are always a sure bet live, and Canada’s Billy Talent is one of them. ¬†Even though they formed waaay back in 1993, their music still stays totally relevant and they keep packing in the crowd at their shows. Their current Afraid of Heights tour was at Montreal’s Bell Centre last night,… Continue reading Billy Talent | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

Halestorm | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

There was what I consider a double bill a few nights ago at Montreal’s Metropolis when american rockers Halestorm opened for Three Days Grace. ¬†Why do I consider it a double bill? ¬†Because Halestorm gives such a solid show that they could of headlined…. hence why I’m posting up their images on their own. ¬†If… Continue reading Halestorm | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Three Days Grace | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Canadian rock / metal group Three Days Grace were in town last night and played to a sold out Metropolis. ¬†The crowd seemed fairly young for a band that has been around for 17+ years, but as the band keeps putting out good records, they keep a solid following! There were a good number of… Continue reading Three Days Grace | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Godsmack | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

When Godsmack comes to town, you know you are in for a good show. I have had the pleasure of photographing them twice before, both times being outdoors. Seeing that they were coming to Montreal at the Metropolis, I was really curious as to how the hard rock / metal band from Boston would translate… Continue reading Godsmack | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Slash | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Is there anyone more iconic than Slash? ¬†Even the younger folk these days, who may not know of his time in Guns N’¬†Roses, have seen the famous glasses and top hat in pop culture. ¬† I remember buying Appetite for Destruction in the mid 1980s and listening to it over and over again. ¬†Seeing Slash… Continue reading Slash | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Alice Cooper | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

The legend of shock rock, Alice Cooper, made his way to Montreal’s Bell Centre on August 24 2015. ¬†He wasn’t headlining, he was opening the night for Motley Crue’s final tour. ¬†In true Alice fashion, he gave photographers 4 songs (more than the 3 most artists give) and even allowed us the use of flash… Continue reading Alice Cooper | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

A diary of Heavy Montreal 2015 | Montreal Concert Photographer

Heavy Montreal hit Parc Jean-Drapeau last weekend… and it was a pretty cheaky affair … specially with Heavy Mania superstar Sexxxy Eddy in the middle of the fun during NOFX. I had a blast covering the Heavy Montreal festival this past weekend, for so many different reasons. ¬†The main being that my assignment was no… Continue reading A diary of Heavy Montreal 2015 | Montreal Concert Photographer

Endast – the final Montreal show, from load in to the stage | Montreal Concert Photographer

  For the last decade, Endast has been a staple on the local metal scene. ¬†Touring, recording, playing at both Heavy MTL and Heavy TO, the band has been much done it all, and as an independent band! ¬†But they have decided to call it quits and in their first of three final shows, I… Continue reading Endast – the final Montreal show, from load in to the stage | Montreal Concert Photographer

Behemoth | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Stepping into the photo pit last night, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from blackened death metal band Behemoth. ¬†I did my homework, looked at photos of the tour, spoke to a fellow photog who has shot them before, but when it comes to shooting more thematic metal like this, the lights can change… Continue reading Behemoth | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

Gwar! Blood, ooze and so much more | Montreal Music Photographer

There is something surreal about seeing a thrash metal band all dressed up as intergalactic monsters spraying blood, ooze and other substances into the crowd. ¬†You don’t always go for the music, you go for the experience, and it is something that every live music fan (and that every show photographer should shoot) should see… Continue reading Gwar! Blood, ooze and so much more | Montreal Music Photographer

Mastodon | Montreal Metropolis | Montreal Music Photographer

In an October full of metal and rock shows, Mastodon was headlining one of the better lineups last night at Metropolis. ¬†Along with French metal band¬†Gojira¬†and owl wearing Norwegians¬†Kvelertak, the crowd got more than enough for their money. Mastodon is one of those bands that, as a photographer, you love to hate. ¬†Each time I… Continue reading Mastodon | Montreal Metropolis | Montreal Music Photographer

Gojira | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer

French heavy metal band, and Montreal favorites, Gojira were in town ¬†opening for Mastodon, in a very full Montreal Metropolis. ¬†It was a great night for metal music all around, heavy tunes, hair whips and some good old crowd surfing. In a city where Gojira had as many fans in the packed venue as the… Continue reading Gojira | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer