Machine Head and Behemoth at House of Blues NOLA!

There are occasional dry spells in the NOLA metal scene and while Siberia tries to keep that scene going, it’s a small venue and simply can’t draw the big acts.  House of Blues NOLA to the rescue, with two huge metal shows in January 2015: Machine Head on January 23 and Behemoth (with Cannibal Corpse) on the 28th.

We first shot Machine Head in Montreal at Heavy MTL, in 2011, and then followed up with a Mayhem show in 2013.  Straight out of the thrash metal birth canal of Oakland, CA, Machine Head mix “traditional” heavy metal with thrash, for a unique high-energy show. Tired?  That won’t last–a Machine Head show is equivalent to being the “victim” of a Pulp Fictionesque adrenaline shot, straight through the breastbone. If you want ballads, look somewhere else. While you wait, Machine Head have released eight albums since forming in 1991, most recently, Bloodstone and Diamonds. As you listen and count the days, check out some of the shots from Heavy MTL and Mayhem for a preview of what’s to come.

 

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head performing at Heavy MTL 2011 in Montreal, QC. (Golden G. Richard III)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Machine Head at Mayhem Fest 2013 in Atlanta, GA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

 

And if you’re a metalhead, we don’t have to preach about the Behemoth show. Kings of Polish death metal, Nergal and company bring it–the real question is whether you can take it!   Here are some shots from the Barge to Hell, where we had the pleasure of catching them for two shows, including an epic show on the main stage, located outside on the deck of the ship.

 

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (© HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Behemoth on the 2012 Barge to Hell. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

 

See you there!

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