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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

Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Slayer

 

 

Tom Araya Gary Holt Slayer Tom Araya

Overdue news, New publicist, press, interviews MS and more

Overdue news, New publicist, press, interviews MS and more

Life has been a little crazy the past 5 months or so, and i am long overdue for an update here.

Shortly after my  birthday I was diagnosed with MS. It was of course a hard pill to swallow at first. Leaving me with tons of questions, feelings and followed by a bout with depression. After speaking with a few friends in the industry that also have it , a new mind set settled in . Several folks said well, you can sit on this, and keep it to yourself or you can use the platform you have and help educate and raise awareness . Which is exactly what i did after finding out the  National MS Foundation had a walk here in Nashville in a couple weeks. I started a team, spread the word and myself and two friends did the Walk in the snow and raised just under $1300 in 2 weeks. Next year I will make a MUCH bigger impact. You can donate at anytime to my team here Not MS’n Around 

Not long after this my dear friend Debra Muller introduced me to an amazing woman in the UK , Natalie Loren Conway. Natalie is the head of TAG PUBLICITY EUROPE , and graciously took me on as a client . Over the course of the month Natalie has put together a press release about me, and shared it globally. Since it’s release she has received numerous requests for interviews which has resulted in almost 30 interviews already. Over the next few weeks they will start appearing on radio,blogs, television and more. She has also secured me a new endorsement with Heavy Leather NYC. We are currently working designing signature Chad Lee Photography leather camera strap . I will post more about that as it moves along, and when and where you can order one.

Below are several links to some of the interviews that have posted so far.

Tag Publicity Europe press release . Please forward any press enquiries to Natalie Loren Conway at Natalie.conwaypr@outlook.com 

TAG PUBLICITY EUROPE Press release

 

 

The Jay & Brodie Show   https://jaybrodieshow.podbean.com/e/8-what-happened-to-educational-tv/

Jammerzine  https://jammerzine.com/jammerzine-exclusive-an-interview-with-photographer-chad-lee/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

AntiHero Magazine http://www.antiheromagazine.com/interview-chad-lee-of-chad-lee-photography/

Go Venue Magazine https://www.govenuemagazine.com/a-causal-conversation-with-chad-lee/

RockPoser Dot Com https://rockposer.com/2018/05/19/interview-with-photographer-chad-lee/

Thank you to all I have done press with so far !

 

 

New Web Store

Last week I re opened my online web store which you can view and shop at here Chad Lee Photography Web Store .I am now working with a new fulfillment store that produces, packages and ships all of my items. All items are shipped Priority mail with tracking info from their warehouse. There are lots of new items including prints, canvas wraps, shirts, pillows, phone cases , coffee mugs and more. I will continue to add new items regularly . 10% of each order benefits and goes directly to the National Ms Foundation. I would also like to give a huge thank you to Suzane Penley of PENLEY MANAGEMENT  for everything she has done over the years as my US publicist. Aside from business, she has become an incredibly dear friend, that I can not thank enough !

 

20 years of Chad Lee Photography

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Chad Lee Photography and my work in the music industry. I am extremely humbled, thankful for every minute of it and the friends,  family and fans that have supported me along the way. I look forward to bringing you life through my eyes for another 20 regardless of what MS may have in store for me !