Nya – Driving the Nails In

Nya recently booked me for a promo shoot surrounding their forthcoming EP ‘Driving the Nails In’, which will be released November 5th. The inspiration surrounding this shoot was their EP artwork This was designed by my old friend Steve at CWD Media. Every so often I get a blast from the past – it always happens in this industry :) Steve and I met when I was first shooting shows at local bars and venues and he fronted a band called Vert. I instantly clicked with Nesh, Dan, Woody and Joe. The shoot was super fun, and there was also Sammm Agnew working on their hair and makeup. She’s a stellar lady with amazing skills. To compliment the album artwork the guys had brought along roses and what looked like coffin nails (?!) haha. I found an old skull lying around the photo studio and we all knew what we wanted to do. Sammm put this amazing piece together while I was shooting the full band images in the first section. This creation featured in singer Anezka’s pictures and also the second half of the band shots Worked really well didn’t it? A couple of days ago Nya filmed their music […]

Live: Rival Sons in London

I had heard some great things about Rival Sons; that they have been named the next Led Zeppelin. That’s some quite big shoes to fill. Monday night, they played the Electric Ballroom in Camden. I’ve photographed many bands at this venue in my career so far – from Shinedown to Fear Factory, but this was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll show. A different vibe, and (I think) Sold Out crowd that erupted with applause and cheering as they came on stage and went straight into ‘Keep on Swinging’. My first impression. WOW. My second, “Oh yeah, I’m here to take pictures!” Singer ‎Jay Buchanan‎ looked like a cross between Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger – the guy has serious style. His stage presence, enigmatic and his fancy footwork matching his vocal ability. I was definitely loving his shoes! I looked around at such a wide range of ages in the audience getting into the music – the kids as if they were literally witnessing rock ‘n’ roll for the first time and lapping it up. Rival Sons have the complete package, and there’s no ignoring them. I had also heard Jimmy Page was in attendance…wonder what he thought. […]

Exclusive ESO at NME!

Today is a rather cool launch day. I promised you a second post didn’t I. ESO‘s video for their new single ‘The Divide’ (directed by Tim Fox) has been aired for the first time exclusively by NME.com this evening. Here it is! I was stoked to shoot stills on this video, check out my blog post back in March of this year of some behind the scenes bits from the filming. The end product looks amazing. Great work guys! Mx  

Morbid Angel Limited Edition Ring!

Those of you that guessed the band from my last post with the tiny section of the Blasphegram on the initial teasers – well done! Seventh Circle Artworks are delighted to release this Limited Edition piece today! Limited and individually numbered to only 33 pieces, this is a formidable chunk of solid sterling silver. Hand crafted and featuring the iconic Blasphegram on the top, and 2 carved goat heads either side. Weighing approximately 50g this is not for the faint hearted! Each ring comes in a high-gloss ebony presentation case, leather lined, with the Blasphegram in sterling silver on the lid. Here’s some close ups of the ring Stunning isn’t it?! You can purchase this bad boy from here. I would be fast if I were you, I’ve heard a rumour some have sold already ;) The ring, originally commissioned by Cyn Heretic who had been following Seventh Circle Artworks on Facebook. 8 months after the initial contact, SCA finished this ring for Cyn to present to each member of Morbid Angel and fulfill his dream. The presentation was made after their show in Atlanta on September 21st. Trey, David, Thor and Tim were left speechless by this gesture from […]