American heavy metal band Lamb of God stopped at Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and I was there to take some photos. The Richmond natives are currently on tour with Slayer for Slayer’s “final world tour.”
The almighty fast, aggressive, and nightmarish Slayer rained blood and fire during their recent performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The divine “Big Four” thrash metal gods fucking pummeled the audience with some of the most intense and moving music known to man.
GZA, aka The Genius, aka “the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan” stopped at the Howard Theatre in DC recently to perform his highly acclaimed second solo studio album Liquid Swords, and I was there to take some photos.
The powerful electro-industrial metal band Combichrist stopped at Baltimore Soundstage recently while on their “One Fire World Tour,” and I was there taking photos and rocking out. Combichrist, led by Norwegian vocalist Andy LaPlegua, played an intense set of songs consisting of hard-hitting male aggro-infused industrial beats, electronic mastery, and plenty of punk rock attitude and nightmarish theatrics.
Ministry found themselves in Brooklyn recently to celebrate the Chicago-based independent record store/label Wax Trax! Records — and to celebrate the release of the documentary film about the store/label, Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.
“Holy shit!!! What the fuck is this?!? Some kind of funky electronic heavy metal punk rock? This is the strangest music I have ever heard. I either hate this shit or this is my new favorite band. And what the hell is on the cover of the album?!?.”
You can ask yourself the same questions that 12-year-old me asked when you see Ministry perform their classic material at a Wax Trax! reunion show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday, April 15.
The Record Exchange has been a part of Silver Spring in one form or another for over 20 years. More than just a place to buy quality vinyl records, the store focuses on buying, selling, and trading multiple formats of music, movies, and video games.