2018 except being rich in new releases & artists, it was also super rich in gigs as well. During the year, we have been to more than 30 gigs, watched over 130 performances in 2 countries (Greece & Holland) and visited more than 20 venues in 8 different cities. Well, one thing is for sure; in Tzertzelos, we really love gigs! And we believe that in gigs people gain experiences more than just watching their favorite artist’s performance; they meet other people with similar musical taste, have the opportunity to meet their favorite artists & exchange opinions on things, it is way more than just seeing a performance. As an individual, i started going to gigs & taking photos, initially from my mobile phone, where the results weren’t good enough. Then, i got a starter Sony digital camera and later purchased my Canon, accompanied with different lenses. The gigs allowed me to get an interest in photography, a hobby that i wouldn’t fall in love with if i wouldn’t go to gigs; so for me, going to gigs is a quite valuable & life changing sport.
In this article, i would like to present photographic material from 17 amazing gigs i have been during 2018. For each gig, i provide links to each artist’s facebook & bandcamp page, venue links, and the artist’s musical genre, so you could access the material with one click. The photographic material was shot either by my Sony DSC RX-100 , either by my high-end Canon 7D Mark II and all photos were slightly compressed due to wordpress storage limitations. All gigs were exciting, thus i am providing them by chronological order. So, let’s talk a dive!
#1. Ufomammut (IT)@Fuzz Music Live Club, 3-4-2018, Athens, Greece
#2. Friendship (JP)@Bloodshedfest 2018, Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL, 15-9-2018
#3. Palm (JP)@Bloodshed Fest 2018, Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL, 15-9-2018
#4. Catharsis (US) @Bloodshed Fest 2018, Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL, 16-9-2018
Genre: Anarchist hardcore punk
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#5. High On Fire (US)@Mezz, Breda, NL, 4-10-2018
#6. Yob (US)@Soulcrusher III, Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL 6-10-2018
#8. Toner Low (NL)@Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, NL, 20-10-2018
#9. Amenra (BE) @Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, NL, 20-10-2018
#11. Grime (IT) @Black Earth Festival, dB’s, Utrecht, NL, 27-10-2018
#12. Fistula (US) @Black Earth Festival, dB’s, Utrecht, NL, 27-10-2018
#16. Napalm Death (UK)@Baroeg, Rotterdam, Holland, 16-11-2018
#17. Paradise Lost (UK)@Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece 22-12-2018
*Paradise Lost’s photos were shot by my dear friend GV! I took also some, but GV’s photos were really amazing!
Genre: Doom, gothic
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I hope you liked the photos! You could also try it, as i started back in 2012 with capturing photos through the mobile phone. Then, if you are into it, you could go further read about the photography’s holy trinity; ISO & shutter speed & aperture. And then, go get a starting kit & go to gigs and practice your understandings. Practice, practice, practice. If a humble software engineer can do it, you can do it as well!
For 2019, for now, we made our arrangements to attend Roadburn Festival 2019 in Tilburg, Holland, Freak Valley Festival 2019 in Netphen, Germany & Sunn O)))‘s gig in Amsterdam. You can consult & subscribe to our gig tracker web app, the Tzertzelos Tracker to get notified every day for new gig findings in your countries of interest. We will also do that, and hopefully tons of interesting gigs will be announced for 2019.
We will see you at the pit,
have a great 2019,
Kaze of Tzertzelos
ps1: Tons of thanks to Eba Beleba for driving me to all this gigs & scheduling our gig trips! It was amazing & looking forward for infinitely more 🙂
ps2: The photos from Paradise Lost’s gig in Athens, were shot by good friend GV!
ps3: Tzertzelos Team Best Picks for 2018
- Ebabeleba’s favorite DOOM/STONER/PSYCH/SLUDGE OF 2018
- Kaze’s favorite post-metal & sludge albums for 2018
- Kaze’s favorite HxC punk/crust albums for 2018
- Kaze’s favorite death doom, death, black metal albums for 2018
- Kaze’s favorite doom metal & psychedelic rock albums for 2018
- f’s favourite Extreme releases of 2018