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Megadeth @ the Thebby

Two of metal's biggest names on the same bill?!! Megadeth and Slayer - almost seemed too good to be true! Well, for Adelaide punters it was. With Slayer cancelled due to illness on show day, Megadeth were left with the option of a longer set and the Slayer fans who were camped out the front of the Thebby all day were left pissed!

I was bummed, but knew the photography opportunities would be great either way!

Megadeth didn't disappoint! Some classic metal poses, facials and stances presented non-stop photo opps Smile









You got some really top notch photographs there. You are good at getting quite professional photographs. I like the first picture of Mustaine - it's classic. What equipment do you have? The lighting was spectacular on every picture (although you partly owe that to the concert stage producers).

And it sucks about Slayer... Slayer has absolutely never failed to put on a good show (except this time where they didn't put a show on at all). Seeing Slayer is always a memorable experience. I'm also seeing Slayer and Megadeth (with Testament) next month...
thanks man Smile i use a canon 5D and more than likely these were shot with the 24-70 f/2.8

i hear the big 4 are playing shows together, so hopefully that tour makes it to oz and i get my chance to shoot slayer then!
bjwok wrote:
thanks man :) i use a canon 5D and more than likely these were shot with the 24-70 f/2.8

i hear the big 4 are playing shows together, so hopefully that tour makes it to oz and i get my chance to shoot slayer then!

That's what I've heard... I know that they have European tour dates booked already but haven't scheduled any U.S. dates... I'm hoping they'll come to California. I'm thinking that they probably will because 3/4 of them (all but Antrhax) are from California and bands usually stop by their hometowns... If not, I won't be too disappointed because the only one of the big four that I haven't seen is Anthrax and I do not care about them. I love seeing Slayer. Metallica puts on a mediocre show. Megadeth is worth it, though... So I'd really prefer Slayer and Megadeth with two other bands like Children of Bodom and Behemoth... I think that makes a better show than the big four but that's just my opinion... (and besides, if Metallica gets on the bill, ticket prices will likely increase because Metallica always charges a lot for their shows... but then maybe the other three bands will overrule them)...

Anyways, if they do come to your hometown I'll expect pictures lol...

Edit: The European dates that are already booked are for Poland, Switzerland, and Czech Republic
The thing about the "Big Four" tour is simply the epic-ness of the history supporting it. These are THE bands of thrash and opened the doors for so much more. Along with them having some heated relations in the past, which makes it all the more cool that they've come together.
Slayer canceling seems to have been part of a larger tour.

Bummer Alert! Tom Araya needs back surgery! Like really needs it. This means that the sickest tour of the new decade, the American Carnage tour and a bunch of international dates have been canceled. But, the booking agents are trying to somehow work a rescheduled version of the tour sometime later this year. There is no other way about it: this totally sucks. But obviously, the most important thing is that Tom finally gets his back taken care and gets in better shape. Here is the full press release:

Los Angeles, CA Thursday, January 7, 2010 "Tom gave various medical treatments more than a fair shot," said Slayer's manager Rick Sales, "but they just haven't handled the problem, so he's biting the bullet and is scheduled for back surgery at the end of this month."

This difficult decision made by the band's bassist/vocalist Tom Araya means the cancellation of Slayer's immediate tour plans that include the American and Canadian Carnage Tour dates that were set to kick off on January 18, as well as the band's UK/European tour scheduled for March and April. Booking agents for both Slayer and Megadeth are already hard at work to see if these dates can be rescheduled, so those holding tickets are asked to sit tight as more info will be announced as progress is made.

The headbanging Araya, known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing, began experiencing back problems while on the band's Australian/New Zealand/Japanese tour last October. In spite of his rapidly increasing pain and discomfort, he carried on with the tour, but immediately upon returning home saw an orthopedic specialist who diagnosed a Cervical Radiculopathy. The rocker initially did not want to take the major surgery route, so the specialist recommended a series of minimally-invasive procedures. While those procedures have resulted in some improvement, Araya continues to deal with intermittent bouts of severe pain, numbness and muscle spasms. The surgical procedure that Araya will undergo, called an Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion, is a relatively routine practice and the recovery rate is excellent.

Sales added, "As unfortunate as this is for so many people the Megadeth and Testament camps, the concerts' promoters, and, of course, the fans Tom's health is the number one priority, and this has to happen."

It is a disappointment, but I'd rather have Tom Araya get better than for him to go on add more damage to his back. Although I am guessing that he won't headbang so hard in future shows. And from the sounds of it, it seems like they'll at least finish this tour sometime soon (I read possibly Summer 2010), and then hopefully they'll get going with the Big Four tour... I hope they don't decide to cancel the shows, though...
Anyways, if they do come to your hometown I'll expect pictures lol...
yes good music...ty Wink
And you know I'll be there to get those pics buddy! Rest assured! Lol
bjwok wrote:
And you know I'll be there to get those pics buddy! Rest assured! Lol

Your Megadeth pictures are now outdated.

wikipedia wrote:
As of February 8th, 2010 David Ellefson rejoined Megadeth after 8 years. He states in an interview for Classic Rock that Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover contacted him and had said that bassist James Lomenzo was declining and had told him that "if ever there was a time for you and Dave to talk, now is it."

I must say that I am happy that David Ellefson came back to the band... With only Dave left as an original member, my friend and I began referring to Megadeth shows as "Dave Mustaine: Live (with backup band)."

So now James LoMenzo is gone... And now your pictures of Megadeth are outdated because that does not represent the entire band anymore... Although I must say that I am happy that he is back. David Ellefson > James LoMenzo. Plus, I always prefer bands when they're at or close to their original lineup. It seems much purer and more legit.

So if Megadeth comes around again and you're able to see them, I expect to see more pictures!
I wouldn't say outdated, but maybe more along the lines of a place in megadeth timeline ! Either way. If they tour again with the new lineup I'm there to shoot it!
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