Having seen ABR before, I knew that the young crowd would create a nonstop circle pit and hoist would-be surfers toward the stage.
Here is a selection of photos from Suicide Silence's headline show in Southampton where the band were introducing new vocalist Eddie Hermida to the UK fans.
Miss May I and August Burns Red, two of perhaps the most energetic metal bands to emerge in years, played to a sold out crowd at Irving Plaza.
Finishing off the metal-filled night, Battlecross took the stage as "America... Fuck Yeah!"
The Flaming Lips were obviously one hell of a band to watch. All the glitter and lights add to an already amazing set.
Death From Above 1979 rocked Toronto's Riot Fest in contrasting outfits.
There is a lot of fuel left in the Slipknot tank. They are heavyweights in the metal game. The sound, set list, stage production, and performance they gave on closing night was in-fucking-credible.
Nothing More is going the band to watch in 2015. They were certainly the band to watch during Knotfest's final day. It was great to see them throw down in the midday heat.
Southern California's Atreyu showed an impressive performance on the Knotfest main stage. This is a band that has earned its rank in the contingent of heavy metal.
Recently voted as one of the top seven Christian metal bands you need to know, War of Ages brought their supreme chaos to the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA last month.
Revolver's "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" tour kicked off in North Carolina on February 20th, but on the 24th, at Irving plaza, Phoenix, AZ-based Eyes Set to Kill... well... killed it!
Rock City Basement was buzzing as fans packed in to catch The Sword performing tracks from their upcoming album 'High Country'. Check out some photos from the show here.
Long Island-based band Charetta hit the stage early and opened things up with a quick but tight set.
Revolver's "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" tour kicked off in North Carolina on February 20th, but on the 24th yours truly was at Irving plaza to capture the action, including headliners Sick Puppies!
Zakk Wylde and his heavy rock band Black Label Society played to a tight crowd at Best Buy Theater the other night.
In Flames played at The Warfield in the heart of San Francisco, CA on December 8th, 2014 and it was one of the most memorable shows we've been to in a long time!
Playing at Rockbar Theater, the newly opened venue in San Jose, CA, Requiem played their last show of 2014.
In This Moment played a sold-out secret show at Webster Hall in NY, hosted by Sirius XM and their Octane channel.
Victory Records' melodic death metal band, Wretched, played an intimate show at San Francisco's DNA Lounge on December 10, 2014.
Thanks to vocalist Bradley Scott Walden, the recent Emarosa show has to be one of the craziest shows I've been to in my life!