Posts Tagged ‘Nikon D700’

A few months back, I received a call from a co-photog, Darwin, asking me to back him up for the upcoming Megadeth TH1RT3EN World Tour in Singapore. Apparently, I have been pestering him to rope me in since day one ever since he was contacted by LinVan Productions to cover their shows here. All the harassment has finally paid off & I was officially given the “all access pass”. LinVan Productions have been granting concert goers’ wishes for more than a decade & whenever they do, they never fail to impress the fans. The moment I knew they got the show, I nodded in full confidence. And special thanks to buddy Darwin, I owe you one!  (more…)

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Dezember is a death metal / progressive band from Thailand who were tasked to set the stage for Megadeth’s TH1RT3EN World Tour In Singapore. Special thanks to my photographer bud, Darwin, I was able to snag a rare piece of “all access pass” badge for the whole duration of the show. The event was brought forth by LinVan Productions, a Singapore-based events management company who has been successfully handling international concerts for more than a decade.  (more…)

Honestly, I did not have any intentions of bringing my gear to the  Dream Theater show last May 02, 2012. Why? It was Dream Theater for Christ’s sakes! Every second you detach your attention from them is like wasting every dollar of your hard-earned ticket. But the photographer in me kept poking my frontal lobe to bring the cam with one glass. It shouldn’t hurt a bit, I say, so I brought along my “dammit just shoot that damned thing” lens, the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR. Not equipped for low lighting? I didn’t care. I came to enjoy the show more than just drooling on these guys on video. I got hold of my ticket when my lovely wife surprised me one evening showing a print screen of the online receipt. How cool is that? (more…)

There are two kinds of people who haven’t heard of Andy McKee, those who do not play acoustic guitar & those who do not have access to internet. Andy McKee rose to fame when he conquered YouTube with his one of a kind acoustic solo guitar slapping & harmonics, which was dubbed as drifting. He started off by doing jaw dropping improvisations of famous songs such as Toto’s Africa on acoustic guitar. He eventually wrote his own songs with similar, but more technical, approach & started breaking new grounds outside the realms of YouTube. (more…)

Gotsu Totsu Kotsu tried to communicate with the audience: Anyone of you speak Japanese?

Audience: MARIA OZAWA!! MARIA OZAWA!!

Well, that’s one way to reach an audience the Japanese way. After keeping so hard not to lose my composure from Truth Be Known’s contagious performance in order to document things properly (which I seemed to fail eventually), Gotsu Totsu Kotsu stepped-in & wrapped-up Full Battle Order 2012. The Japanese death metal trio from Saitama, Japan, was ripping everyone’s appendages as they attracted onlookers buying last minute tickets to witness the event. With blistering scales running up & down the fretboard paired with brutal vocal passages, Gotsu Totsu Kotsu was a battering ram which led the audience to plead for more. (more…)

Truth Be Known was one of the highlights of the Full Battle Order 2012 organized by Mourning Sound last April 7, 2012. The band was originally formed back in 2005 & underwent several changes in terms of line-up & musical style. Despite all the variations the band has  gone through, they eventually solidified themselves into one of the most influential metal bands in Singapore branding every Singaporean metalhead’s handbook. (more…)

Revilement was one of the bands that brought Full Battle Order rise up to its peak of insanity as they took the stage & redefined the term ‘underground’. Gut-wrenching, technically mind-boggling, & insanely fast, Revilement packs a lot of rage with growl vicious enough to bitch-slap Adolf Hitler back to prep school. They were formed back in 2006 and have been dubbed as Taiwan’s most brutal band. I couldn’t agree more. Ever since their inception, they have been conquering deathfests all over Asia delivering death metal in a silver platter. (more…)