Godsized had an opportunity of a lifetime after Zakk and the Black Label Camp heard their demo and took them on tour around the UK and Europe as their only support. I was totally stoked for them having been friends and working with them right from the early days.

I joined them at their 6th date into the 26 date tour at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, UK. Surrounded by press schedules and a real buzz around the guys for the biggest date in their lives (after Download Festival last year) playing to around 5,000 people. This was their moment to shine.

Before Godsized sound checked Zakk came out and played a little on the grand piano and sang. It was a very rare moment his security guard Phil told us. A moment where we all stood there with smiles on our faces while taking pics and filming on our phones. I caught a small clip for you; it’s ‘Darkest Days’ from the new album Order of the Black.

Showtime was immense, Godsized owned the packed venue – I took some pics from the pit then some from side stage. I know the guys had dreamed of playing that venue (a few weeks prior, Glen and I had watched Alter Bridge – one of our favourite bands play on that stage). Their final song Head Heavy everyone went wild, the Black Label Crew loved them too.

Black Label Society’s sound was immense and I was advised by Phil not to take pictures at the front (being over 5 months pregnant) so I just enjoyed the show with the guys on the raised platform by the sound desk. A real mixed set of older songs, and new. Pyros, super loud guitar solos, pounding drums and a finale of confetti rained down on the Hammersmith Apollo. What a great show. I was super-proud.

About the Author:
Marie Korner is an internationally published photographer, with over a decade of experience. She has an insatiable love for collecting skulls & vintage items. A wife, mother of two, and occasional foul mouth in a pint-sized package.

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