My Favorite Albums: 2019 Records for the Lockdown by Chris

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Duff McKagan (second from left) and Shooter Jennings (center) with their band (Photo courtesy BWR)

It’s difficult being stuck inside, unable to interact with others face to face. We here at Parklife DC are feeling that along with everyone else. I am regularly looking at my calendar, trying to guess when I’ll be able to get back in a club or arena and do what I love, photograph concerts.

I certainly don’t have the answer to when we’ll all be back to our normal lives, but one thing that is helping me get through this time is listening to music. We are fortunate that so much great music is still being created. Even in these trying times, bands and artists are finding ways to entertain us with live streams and basic recordings from their homes.

But it can be difficult to keep track of who will be performing and when. And if you’re like me, you may just want to throw on an album and let it play. So I have put together a list of some of my favorite albums that came out in 2019.

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Snapshots: Anthrax @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/30/18

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Anthrax performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

In 2016, Anthrax celebrated 35 years as a band, and released For All Kings, their 11th studio album, via Megaforce/Nuclear Blast. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades.

Blasting out of that commercial success, Anthrax have been touring hard for the past two years, recently opening the farewell tour for their metal comrades in Slayer, and now doing the same for Lamb of God. Anthrax lit up The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday in their tour with Lamb of God, and Paivi shot the show.

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Snapshots: Anthrax, Behemoth, Lamb of God @ Jiffy Lube Live — 6/10/18

anthrax-2 Anthrax performs at Jiffy Lube Live on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Slayer recently said goodbye in a farewell tour at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and the thrash metal legends brought along friends — including Anthrax, Behemoth, and Lamb of God — to rock the night away with them. Ben Eisendrath was there to photograph hair and fingers flying as the four bands kicked ass on their guitars.

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