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Necrophiliac: Slayer, Gojira, 4arm @ The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, 10/25/13

If only all shows could be this easy. Exit plane. Take cab to hotel. Thrown bags in room. Take cab to venue. Get handed a pass. Walk through the backstage door that says “Slayer Everything”. Go up to VIP balcony. Rock out. Get a tap on shoulder from a friend asking if I want to […]

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Angel of Death: Jeff Hanneman Memorial Service @ Hollywood Palladium, 5/23/13

I will never forget the sinking feeling in my stomach as I approached the black carpet for the Golden Gods Awards. About an hour before, we had all found out that Jeff Hanneman had died. Not only was I in shock and mourning as a fan, but I began to empathize for those who I […]

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For Whom the Bell Tolls: The 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 5/2/13

I was lucky enough to be there for metal’s biggest night again this year. Check out my piece for GRAMMY.com, an my black carpet interviews below. RIP Jeff Hanneman. The last time I saw him play with Slayer was the day after my mom’s funeral. Here’s the last photo I took of him.

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Caught In A Mosh: Mayhem Fest: Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax @ Gexa Energy Pavillion Dallas, 7/10/12

You can find my show review on the GRAMMY site. On top of that, I’d like to crown Dallas, Texas with the award for scariest metal crowd I’ve encountered in a long time. More photos:

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Silent Scream: Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 3: Slayer, Boris, Cannibal Corpse, EyeHateGod, NoBunny @ Auditorium Shores, Austin 11/6/11

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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South of Heaven: Slayer, Megadeth @ AT&T Center, 9/25/10

On September 18th at 4:30pm, I was reading Kurt Cobain’s Journals in bed next to my mother as she took her last breath. She’d really been ‘gone’ for about a day and a half. But after a week and a half of barely leaving her side, listening to her breathing becoming more and more erratic […]

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Mayhem in the Heart of Texas, AT&T Center, 8/14/09

I couldn’t resist. I was going back home to Texas for a wedding, and I *happened* to see that Mayhem would be in San Antonio while I’m there. So even though I’d seen the show twice already, I tried my luck and was able to get set up to photograph and review the festival. I […]

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2 Days of Pure Mayhem @ Marysville and Mountain View, 7/10-11/09

As I sit here in my new bachelorette pad, sore from moving and scared for what the future holds, I somehow have a smile on my face. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’m still high from the last two days, and I didn’t even take any drugs. It all started Friday morning at 11am, when […]

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Marilyn Manson and Slayer @ Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, 8/23/07

The pairing of Manson and Slayer: love them both, but together? Hmmmm…mostly a different audience, definitely a different outfit. After an arduous journey, we finally found this Sleep Train Pavilion. And so did the protesters. I don’t think my fellow concert-goers were prepared for the scene they were about to partake in. The guys walking […]

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