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Ozymandias

By bliba  
concentrated energy

Black as in Black Sabbath. Black as in Black Death. Black like the signal color of the nihilists. A little nihilism in the sense of "everything doesn't matter, nothing shits" blows from the loudspeakers of the songs of this Linz trio. The singing: Here's to them with a roar! The guitar: sometimes driving, sometimes tough, always hard. The drums: The heartbeat of the whole. And then there's this organ! As if Jon Lord himself would sit at the Hammond and confuse the calendar with a solemn church sound. Is the song to be heard here from 1974, or from 2019? Do the last of yesterday hit the strings here, or the first of tomorrow?

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

Tags: Monochrome Black and white Stage photography Bnw photography Stage performance concentrated energy

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ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
19 Oct 2019 3:35AM
Great action shot

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19 Oct 2019 5:00AM
Excellent...
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
19 Oct 2019 6:08AM
The power comes across, darkly.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 6:59AM
Powerful, Oliver.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 7:38AM
Raw energy, all the power of the live gig. I really covet this one...
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 7:41AM
I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”


Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias (c. 1817)

Fabulous photo, Ollie.
Regards
Bill
19 Oct 2019 8:10AM
you captured the smokey mood well.

Robert
19 Oct 2019 8:43AM
when music becomes a force of nature
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
19 Oct 2019 8:44AM
All the rawness of the heavy metal drummer is on show here. One I would love to have in my live gig folder, Ollie!

Or perhaps he should take part in a three-way "drum-off" with these two drummers?



dudler Plus
16 986 1537 England
19 Oct 2019 9:18AM
Drumming up a storm: flyaway hair, and I'm sure any heavy metal musician would like the link to witch doctors and the occult.
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
19 Oct 2019 11:02AM
A great feeling of a drummer at his peak performance with the hair flying about and the audience in a frenzy as well. Plenty of atmosphere here.
Ian
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 11:41AM
Excellent stage composition...
Isabel GrinGrin
Minty805 Plus
3 31 5 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 12:01PM
Gig photography at its best, Ollie, and I love the inclusion of the Vox amp on the right.
Allan
19 Oct 2019 12:31PM
Great photo Oliver!!!

Arne Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 12:45PM
Excellent mono imageSmileSmile

Cliff
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
19 Oct 2019 1:17PM
Love this, Oliver! Excellent composition, with the amp on the right (I used to have a Vox amp when I played back in the 70s!) balancing well with drums, the light picking out the fixtures on the kit is gorgeous. And the drummer himself - with the flyaway hair - really conveys all the energy he's putting into it. Had to be in mono 👍
Trev 😀
19 Oct 2019 2:40PM
Cracked it big time here Oliver, a peach of a shot.SmileSmile
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4051 Canada
19 Oct 2019 2:40PM
Such raw energy for a jpeg.Wink
19 Oct 2019 4:07PM
Fabulous shot, Oliver. Unusual to see a VOX cabinet on stage these days.
And in my day I had to cut a hole in the front skin, or remove it altogether, then lay a blanket inside the bass drum and then, lay a mic on top of the blanket. It got us the desired sound but not as convenient as the mic shown here. Smile

JohnSmile
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 600 England
19 Oct 2019 8:46PM
Very nicely done Oliver.
I may not know their music but I can feel the energy just looking here.
20 Oct 2019 1:34PM
Superb Oliver, such energy, such intensity !
David
20 Oct 2019 9:21PM
Beautifully taken and powerful presentation.

LorySmile

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