In May, I photographed the Swedish metal band Avatar. It was quite possibly the coolest gig I've shot, second only to
Rob Zombie. These guys know how to put on a show. And make killer music. They gained many new fans that night,
including yours truly.
Earlier in the day, the super awesome 100.3 the X arranged an acoustic session at a local pawn shop. It was an impressive two-song performance. The guys had figured out the acoustic arrangement for their single Bloody Angel the day before,
and the stripped down version of the song showcased Johannes's superb vocal abilities. (Video here - not mine.)
That night, Avatar headlined the Boise Knitting Factory, with my favorite locals, Ripchain, playing in support.
So much energy... and synchronized headbanging.
Is it possible to wear out a hole in a CD? Well, I've been trying to do just that with Hail The Apocalypse and Black Waltz, while
impatiently awaiting their next show.
Click for full GALLERY. And it is full. I shot their entire thirteen song set!