2007

The night of December 15, 2007 hundreds gathered outside the Long Beach Sports Arena to witness the night of terror and chaos hidden within the three story arena. Hundreds flocked outside going around the building waiting to invade the floor when allowed admission. While the top goers awaited across the way in their own line. I arrived with my guests and met up with my friends and all of us hung out and had a good time chatting and waiting for the fun to begin. The doors finally opened around 5:45PM and everyone rushed inside running over to the stairs and merch stands getting a hold of anything in reach while everyone dashed towards their seats or down to the floor grabbing their position. I arrived at my sit and chatted with my guests and waited until the lights turned dark and the intro for the first act began to echo throughout the arena.

Fans from up top and down below, cheered as Soilwork walked onto the stage and played a 30 minute set list of old and new hits getting the crowd pumped for what was about to come after their departure. After Soilwork entertained their fans a brief intermission was held as everyone ran to the bathroom and got snacks and chit chatted about that nights first performance. After the intermision had ended the second act invaded the stage which was DevilDriver. Who put on one slamming set list of old and new hits getting the fans on the floor in a spinning motion. Singing such hits as "End of the Line," "I Could Care Less," "Clouds Over California," "Hold Back the Day," "Chaos Rise," and many more brutal tunes. After stirring up the crowd of limp bodies "Killswitch Engage" the second headliners of their crazy tour erupted running and jumping up and down the stage singing "My Curse," "A Bid Farwell," and special cover of "Holy Driver." Killswitch Engage twisted and turned the audience left and right with jumping attitudes everywhere you looked.

But last but not least was the all might "Lamb of God." Lamb of God entered the arena last but with furious force screaming their vocal chords to no extent. Turning their set list into a light festival of blues, greens, and pinks, every 5 seconds during every song played. Both the floor and the stand were highly entertained in their seats headbanging like crazy to catchy tunes "Redneck," "Black Label," "Walk with Me in Hell," "Laid to Rest," "Now You Got Something to Die For," and a bunch of other forceful hits.

All in all it was a terrorizing night of chaos and brutal force grabbing the hold of everyone in the arena and throwing them anywhere and everywhere possible. Not giving a damn as to where they might land just as long as they were entertained is all that mattered.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

The camera I use when photographing bands, people, and nature, whatever floats your boat is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28. It has a 10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints. As well as a 18x wide-angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized zoom lens, with a2.7-inch high-resolution LCD screen; with HD video capture impacted. The full SLR-like manual operations includes aperture, shutter, program and full manual modes with the Advanced Scene mode options. Captured imagines are transferred to the SC/SC/HC 16GB memory card that I have chosen to use.

JVC Everio MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder

The video camera I use when conducting interviews is the JVC Everio MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder. Its 40X Dynamic zoom feature comes with a Konica Minolta lens. With a laser-touch operation with sub-trigger and zoom option, also if need be a one touch upload option that will directly send that video straight onto Youtube. To capture the video I use 2 SD/SDHC memory cards 8GB each.


Olympus WS-700M Digital Voice Recorder

When I conduct my interviews in-person and over the phone I use the Olympus WS-700M Digital Voice Recorder. It's 4GB of internal memory gives you more than 1,000 hours of recording time. For even more storage, the WS-700 supports up to a 16GB microSD card. The record and play back function can be placed in three different types of formats, MP3, WMA, and PCM. A 25 hour battery life with rechargable battery. The USB makes it a snap to transfer files to and from the device. LCD, built in microphone, 200 file storage, this little recorder can handle anything and everything all in one shot.

TP-7 Telephone Pick-up

The TP-7 telephone pickup, makes phone recording easy and even picks up both sides of the conversation. Just plug the TP-7 jack into the "MIC" jack of your recorder, and put the earphone side into your ear. When in use, the TP-7 will capture both sides of the conversation. For added convenience, the TP-7 works great with land lines and cell phones.

Disclaimer:


I feel that it's important to get word out on any style of music known to mankind. While this is a given statement I must say that I do review, interview, or photograph any given artist or band that I think is worthy for my site. With that said, I have written well over a dozen of reviews ranging from EP’s, Demo’s, CD’s, and Show reviews. While I’ve also conducted various interviews both audio and video formats with various acts.

Now whilst my specialty does revolve around the “Rock, Metal, and Punk” scene, I have helped other genres as well,” Rap, County, Pop, Pop Punk/Rock”etc. Whoever is in need of some promotional support then you shall receive what I can give. Words of the wise I do take my work seriously and will advise that all my work is honest and true so without needing to say much further, let the contacting begin!

Note:


Artists or Bands without a decent photograph of the performer, bio, or album artwork decrypting who they are will not be approved. Without these necessities I can easily assume that you are not serious about your band’s promotional needs or wants.

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