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Slayer live concert photos gallery update over  40 shows

Slayer live concert photos gallery update over 40 shows

Slayer Photo Gallery Updated

I took a drive up to Indiana to see Slayer again a few weeks back on their Final World Tour.   Klipsch Music Center marked  my 184th show photographing the band over the past 20 years.  Noblesville was hit with a nasty storm   forcing the show to be postponed for several hours. Cannibal Corpse was unable to perform , but Lamb Of God and Amon Amarth put on amazing sets.   Performing crowd favorites including Chemical Warfare, Mandatory Suicide , Hell Awaits , Angel Of Death and 14 others. Their set is like standing at the gates of hell with a pyro production that rivals the likes of Kiss and Motley Crue. With upside down crosses of fire that could be felt at the back of the lawn. I honestly don’t know how Gary Holt and Kerry King have not burned their beards yet. 

 Having been a fan of the band since my early teens, I like millions of others am not looking forward to them retiring after 40 years.  If you had told me in 1987 at my first show that later in life I would be come friends with the guys and work almost 200 shows with them… I would have said you are HIGH. While i am merely 16 shows from hitting 200 it is unlikely . It will be a sad day when the final notes of Angel Of Death ring out , but I look forward to being there to see , witness and photograph it. If you are even remotely a fan, I highly suggest seeing them before it is over. in an usual twist they will be performing before Lynyrd Skynyrd October 11th at Exit 111 Fest . This will mark their final performance in Tennessee. 

Final World Tour

I updated my site with photos from the Indiana show this week.   Slayer gallery to 43 shows  for viewing. Going to 2003 and will be updated with more as time allows .   shots from all over the USA as well as my trip overseas in December of 2018. I shot shows in Oslo Norway and the Helsinki Finland show on December 8.  Making these shows even cooler was seeing my good friend Phil Demmel formerly of Machine Head . Demmel stepped in last minute to fill in for Gary Holt who needed to leave the tour as his father passed . Helsinki was also INCREDIBLY special to me as I finally took a show ending drum riser shot of the band as well as a dressing room shot moments before the band hit the stage seen below . An absolute honor and pleasure for this lifelong Slayer fan.

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show ending photo taken from the drum riser December 8, 2018 in Helsinki Finland.

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pre show dressing room photo Helsinki Finland December 8, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images from the recent show in May and more can be seen here Slayer Live Concert Photos

I have had the pleasure of doing some studio shoots for Esp Guitars and Emg Pickups with the Tom, Gary and the late Jeff Hanneman over the years.

Portrait Galleries

Tom Araya Portraits

Tom Araya

Tom Araya for Esp Guitars August 13, 2007 Chicago , Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Hanneman portrait gallery

Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman for Esp Guitars
August 13, 2007 Chicago, Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Holt portrait gallery

Gary Holt

Gary Holt
February 21, 2016 Nashville, Tn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 8, 2004 I had the huge honor of being the only photographer to ever shoot Kerry King, Zakk Wylde and Dimebag Darrell together. Dubbed ” The Triple Threat” working with these three legends and friends was one of the highlights of my career. Images form this shoot can be seen here The Triple Threat Photo shoot

Triple Threat

Kerry King , Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell
August 8, 2004
Houston, Tx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published images

Many of my shots have been used for press and promotional items seen worldwide for Esp, Emg Kahler , Fernandes Sustainers Bc Rich Guitars Marshall Amps and others. Some of those images can be seen below

Esp Guitars

Esp Guitars promo ad

Silly Strings

Silly Strings Gary Holt promo ad

Emg

Emg pickups Kerry King signature set

Bc Rich

Kerry King signature guitar packaging for Bc Rich

Bc Rich

Bc Rich Kerry King promo ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up on all things Slayer at the following links

Final World tour dates

Official Slayer website Official FaceBook Page @Slayer YouTube chanel Instagram is @Slayerbandofficial 

SLAYER Itunes Slayer store

wath the video for Raining Blood from the 2004 Dvd Still Reigning

Enjoy the photos , below are a few of my personal favorites through the years

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Tom Araya Gary Holt Slayer Tom Araya

Machine Head concert photo gallery updated 300+ photos 30 shows !

Machine Head concert photo gallery updated 300+ photos 30 shows !

The Machine Head live photo gallery has been updated with images from the archives. Now containing over 300 images from 28 shows from the past 13 years. Photos come from various tours and cities around the country. Including The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem fest in 2011 and 2013. View the band from all over the stage and festival grounds. 

You can view the photos here : Live Machine Fuckin’ head photos 

Portrait photos of guitarist Phil Demmel can be seen by clicking this link. 

Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of photographing the band over 50 times. Each show is an all out attack on the senses. Leaving each and every concert goer drained of energy by the end of the show. 

See the new video for ” CATHARSIS ” here 

 

 

Below are a few  of my photos of the band   used in print in various magazines. 

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Machine Head  Robb Flynn

STeel Panther Live Concert Photo Gallery Updated

STeel Panther Live Concert Photo Gallery Updated

 Steel Panther  photo gallery updated,, that now has over 100 photographs from six different shows over the past few years. All images ©Chad Lee Photography .

 You can view the photo gallery here: http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/steel-panther/ 

One of the most entertaining acts on the road and self proclaimed  ” Greatest Heavy Metal Band Ever “. Steel Panther have been selling out venues around the world for years now, and keep turning hits about 3 basic things  Sex, Drugs and Rock And Roll. With hits like Community Property, Death To All But Metal , Asian Hooker, and The Shocker, guys want to BE them, and girls want to be WITH them. If you have a chance to see them live DO NOT MISS IT, you will not be disappointed !

You can stay up to  date with all things Steel Panther at the bands Facebook https://www.facebook.com/steelpantherkicksass/

Here’s a few samples from the gallery of my personal favorites 

Steel Panther

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography : email me at chadleephotography@gmail.com for licensing , media use, or to inquire about ordering custom prints for your home, office or gift for your

favorite fan. 

Godsmack live photos added from 20 shows 2004-20015

Godsmack live photos added from 20 shows 2004-20015

I updated the Godsmack gallery of live concert photos of the site this evening. The update now features nearly 200 images from 20 different shows all over the country between 2004 and 2015. Photos come from tours including the Uproar and Mayhem festivals, Rock On The Range , Rock Jam and others.

You can view the gallery here: Godsmack concert photos chad lee photography 

 Some of my personal favorites –

 

20 years in, the band still continues to deliver the goods on cd and live in concert, filling arenas and amphitheaters worldwide.

You can stay up to date on all things Godsmack related here : Godsmack official website 

Facebook – Godsmack Official Facebook 

Youtube – Godsmack Youtube 

Merch – Godsmack Official Merch Store

 

All images (C) CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM 

eMAIL ME AT CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM to inquire about press/media use , licensing or to order custom prints in any size for your home, office, studio or gift for your favorite fan !

Artist Promo/Portraits Updated Hellyeah, Gary Holt and Chuck Garric

Artist Promo/Portraits Updated Hellyeah, Gary Holt and Chuck Garric

As always, when time allows I have been going back through my archives of images from the past 20 years and adding content from past shows and shoots to the site.

 This weekend’s update is the the Artist Promo/Portrait/Studio section. Additions include photos to the Hellyeah gallery from four different shoots with the band in 2006, 2007 and 2010. 

Includes never before seen images from the bands first photo shoot that we did in October of 2006 in Chicago over two days for the album cover artwork and press for the debut cd, which landed at #8 on the Billboard charts. 

You can view them here: HELLYEAH photo shoots 

Here is the original image used for the debut album cover 

Stay up to date on all things HELLYEAH related HERE – HELLYEAH OFFICIAL WEB SITE HELLYEAH OFFICIAL FACEBOOK

Another addition are photos of SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt , taken in my studio in February of 2016 on an off night from the Slayer/Testament tour. Gary had just received his new ESP GUITARS custom guitar painted in his own blood by artist VINCENT CASTIGLIA. This was the first shoot he had done with it , and what an amazing piece of art it is ! As a long time fan of both bands it was an honor to have him along with Chuck and Tiffany Billy in the studio followed by some amazing Bbq. 

Photos from this session can be seen here: Gary Holt photo shoot 

Live concert photos of Gary with Slayer can be seen here slayer concert photos 

Photos of Gary with Exodus can be seen here: exodus concert photos 

Here is a shot of the amazing piece of art from the studio shoot as well as one of it live on stage in action at a show in Atlanta later in the year

Final addition is a gallery of photos from a couple photos shoots over the years with friend Chuck Garric , bassist of Alice Cooper and front man of his own band Beasto Blanco that features Alice’s daughter Calico Cooper ! If you have not heard them yet , do yourself a favor and go pick up BOTH of their cd’s ASAP . Best description of Beasto Blanco is that if Motorhead and Rob Zombie had a baby it would be Beasto Blanco. Images from our first shoot together for Esp guitars back in 2007 before an Alice Cooper show as well as photos we took at The SLaughterhouse Haunted House in Nashville in September of 2016 can be seen here : Chuck Garric photos 

Live concert photos of Chuck playing with Alice Cooper can be seen here Alice Cooper photos Chad Lee Photography 

One of the images from the 2007 shoot was also used in a Coffin Case promo ad seen here 

To find out more about Chuck and both bands click here: CHUCK GARRIC OFFICIAL FACEBOOK BEASTO BLANCO OFFICIAL WEB SITE  BEASTO BLANCO FACEBOOK ALICE COOPER OFFICIAL SITE 

All images (C) CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM 

eMAIL ME AT CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM to inquire about press/media use , licensing or to order custom prints in any size for your home, office, studio or gift for your favorite fan !

 

Avenged Sevenfold Photo Gallery Updated 15 shows

With  Avenged Sevenfold about to hit the road soon for a fall tour and several requests from fans recently, I spent some time going through old images and updated their live photo gallery of the site. With tonight’s addition, there are now nearly 200 concert photos of the band from 15 shows between 2006 and 2011. Photos were taken at venues across the country on various tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival , Uproar and Rock ON The Range. I was fortunate enough to photograph them for the first time back in May of 2006 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on for Jimmy The Rev Sullivan’s first feature story in Modern Drummer magazine. Always a fun band to shoot with a very theatrical show full of great lighting and lots of pyro !

You can view the photos here: Avenged Sevenfold Concert photos Chad Lee Photography .

Enjoy !

A few of my personal favorites including some of the published photos from The Rev’s Modern Drummer Magazine feature .

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Avenged Sevenfold Official Website

Avenged Sevenfold Facebook

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography . For press, media, licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office or gift for your favorite fan contact me here:  contact Chad Lee Photography .

Machine Head photo concert photo gallery updated

Spent some time this past week going through images of Machine Head from past tours going back to 2005, editing and adding some of my favorites to the site.  With tonight’s addition, the gallery now features photos from 23 different shows between 2005 and 2015 in cities all over the country. Many  of the shows are from the 2011 and 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.I have had the pleasure and honor of photographing over 60 shows with the band in the past 12 years. As time allows I will add more to this gallery and others from my archives.

Enjoy !

You can view the gallery here: Machine Head live photos Chad Lee Photography

Here’s a peak at a few of my personal favorites

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To keep up to date on all things Machine Head related :

Machine Head official Facebook , Machine Head Official Site

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography . For press, media, licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office or gift for your favorite fan contact me here:  contact Chad Lee Photography .

 

Alter Bridge photo gallery added from 2005-2014

When time allows I continue to go back through the archives and add images of various artists through the years. Today’s addition is a new gallery of

Alter Bridge live concert photos from four shows . They include Milwaukee from February 2005, Nashville in May of 2011, Rock On The Range 2011, and Louder Than Life 2014.

You can view the gallery here: Alter Bridge concert photos Chad Lee Photography

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You can also view photos of Mark Tremonti from a shoot I did with pre show in Nashville at The Cannery Ballroom here:

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You can stay up to date on the band on their official Facebook page here: Alter Bridge Facebook

Their official website : Alter Bridge official .com

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography . For press, media, licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office or gift for your favorite fan contact me here:  contact Chad Lee Photography .

Fireworks photo gallery added

Fireworks photo gallery added

I added a new photo gallery to the site this evening featuring some of my photographs from fireworks displays thorugh the years in various cities. I absolutely love watching and photographing  fireworks. Like most people , my love of fireworks displays started many years ago as a child.

I uploaded a selection if images from several displays from the past 8 years from a few different cities including the amazing display put on in Nashville, that is ranked is the largest display in the entire country. This years 4th of July celebration in Nashville featured a concert by Sheryl Crow followed by a 35 minute display with music by the Nashville Symphony that was absolutely jaw dropping.

Photos added this evening come from Round Lake Illinois in 2008, 2009 in Paddock Lake and kenosha Wisconsin, Des Moines Iowa at the Iowa State Fair, and the Nashville Christmas Parade , and Nashville 2011, 2015 and 2016.

I will add more to the gallery over time.

Hope you enjoy them !

to inquire about media use , licensing or to purchase custom prints of any size for your home, office, bar, business or gift for a friend : Contact Chad Lee Photography

You can view the entire gallery here :   http://www.chadleephotography.com/fireworks-photo-gallery-added/

Here’s a few of my personal favorites

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