Arch Enemy – Terrorizer World Exclusive!

As I write this (21/04/2014), I’m sitting in a cab on my way back from the airport having done a round trip from South London to Germany in 21 hours. Exhilarated! Exhausted! My working day had started at 1am on Bank Holiday Monday, probably when most of you (in the UK) were just thinking about heading to bed. The sunrise was beautiful. My flight left Luton at 7am. I arrived in Dortmund, Germany and greeted by Jens from Century Media (CM), We drove around in an attempt to find some breakfast. In Germany, they treat a Bank Holiday like a holiday, and therefore nothing was open – except for the bakers in the train station and a couple of shops. I had never been to Dortmund, so Jens told me about the City as we drove to CM HQ, I was like a sponge taking everything in. There are many signposts in Germany! Dortmund is a lot like Coventry here in the UK, quite industrial in some parts. It also has very beautiful parts – this is the view from the CM building roof. It’s always a worry whether the luggage gets thrown around or damaged on the journey, so […]

Cristina Scabbia Giveaway Winner

Yesterday on my Facebook Page, I announced the winner of the signed print set of Cristina Scabbia. I was completely bowled over – with a total of 859 correct entries! And I think my mail server felt the same way, when it actually crashed because of the en-mass entries. The correct answer for the name of the ring designed by Cristina Scabbia with Seventh Circle Artworks is I’m No Saint. Entries from Australia, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, UK, Romania, Brazil, Poland, Germany…. the list goes on and on! And your sweet messages about my photography meant a lot too. The prints are now on their way to Doreen Teel in Iowa U.S.A, and I will update this post with a photo of her with her giveaway prize. Thank you again again for all your entries! I hope to run another giveaway soon. Don’t forget that Seventh Circle Artworks are giving my readers a special 10% discount on the ‘I’m No Saint Ring. Just visit their online store and enter CRI10 at the checkout. Offer ends on April 1st 2014. Mx Update 07/04/2014 Here is Doreen with her Cristina Scabbia prints! She received them safe and sound, and […]

An hour with Jon & Stu from Iced Earth

Back in October of last year, I went to Terrorizer HQ to shoot with Jon Schaffer and Stu Block from Iced Earth. The pics, for an interview piece in the Magazine. Now that the interview is published I can share with you some more pictures and fun memories from the shoot. Well, to start with, they didn’t actually know they were having a shoot! Jon and Stu arrived wrapped up like it was arctic outside! So we improvised with no change of clothing or styling products. To be honest, they didn’t need it as their personalities spoke louder than anything else. They recounted crazy press stories; one, where they literally bounced on the beds at hotel rooms while being interviewed. Their ‘Virate’ patches intrigued me. The explanation? They are Viking Pirates – Virates. Apparently, only the guys on their crew have the privilege of such an honour. Two women have ‘Vagirate’ patches (needs no explanation). These women are particularly cool and hang with the band backstage. “Not like that!!” Stu insisted, “These women have earned the patches, with no prenetration involved! They’re just really cool people who dig the music”. Jon looked like a wrestler, apparently he gets that a […]

Live: Trivium, London UK

Trivium and Killswitch Engage recently finished the UK leg of their co-headline tour. It was a stonking great sold-out show in London! I shot a few bits for Terrorizer Magazine, which you will see printed very soon. In the meantime, here’s some pics that you won’t see anywhere else… Mx

November Published Update

What a busy month! There’s still some very exciting stuff coming up too. In the winter, the rock/metal industry gets very busy with shows etc in the run up to the Christmas break. The lastest issue of Terrorizer features my pictures from The International London Tattoo Convention, Brutal Truth, Grave Miasma and the Hammer-Smashed Festival that Extreme Noise Terror and Brutal Truth headlined. It was BT’s only UK show and it was insane! I got knocked flying with my external flash going one way, I went the other way, someone caught me, I was drenched in beer and my dignity just about intact. Literally BRUTAL! Thank goodness for my camera strap as it could have been an expensive accident. Anyway, here are the pages from the mag. I’m also going to put another blog post up shortly with my pictures of the performers at The International London Tattoo Convention, as there were loads of great pictures that the magazine didn’t choose, and I’d love to share them with you. The pics I took back in August of Iron Maiden are still appearing in the press. On the back cover of Bass Guitar Magazine this month you will see my photograph of […]

New Godsized Promos

Godsized recruited a new guitarist back in September, and I was called in to do some promo shots at their rehearsal space in South London. Here’s a few sample images The pictures feature on their Social Media pages and also on their newly launched Official Website. One of the images from this shoot has been used to create a poster for a giveaway competition on their Facebook Page. I do have many out-takes from the number of shoots i’ve done with the guys over the years, one day I will have to share them! Mx

Employee of the Month!

It’s 6 years this month that I have been snapping for Terrorizer Magazine.  I can still remember my very first booking – Alice Cooper and Motörhead at Wembley Arena in November of 2007 – talk about a real treat! I don’t think they realise how much that meant to me. It was a pretty sought after show (I imagine they’re bands to tick off every rock photographer’s list), but playing the same show too?! And for a first booking? WOW. Alice Cooper was one of my first childhood memories of rock music…talk about coming round full circle. The September issue (#239) dropped through my letterbox, I opened the magazine to discover my picture and a little write up about me in the section ‘Employee of the Month’! Inside are 2 big features I shot – Matt Harvey from Exhumed which I blogged about in my Behind the Lens section, and Jeff Waters from Annihilator. Live pics of Clutch and a pre-show ‘Bar Rant’ with Tim and JP (Clutch) also printed. A busy month. Thank you Terrorizer Magazine! Last Issue (#239) I had pictures published from my biggest live booking to date. Iron Maiden! Unfortunately, I can’t share any of the other […]