by Jonna Ambur
- Photographer –
AUGUST 18, 2012, PRUDENTIAL CENTER, NEWARK, NJ
There are rock shows, and then there are KICKASS ROCK SHOWS. Five Finger Death Punch at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on August 18 is as kick ass as it gets!!!
The 2012 Trespass America Festival featuring Battlecross, God Forbid, Emmure, Trivium, Pop Evil, Killswitch Engage and headliners, Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) was an intense night of amazing performances by these seven well-picked bands, and popular opinion is that 5FDP was the standout performance of the night.
From the moment 5FDP started their intro music— the techno mix of “100 Ways to Hate” — the energy was phenomenal. Some highlights of 5FDP’s show:
• Lead singer Ivan Moody brought kids from the audience up on stage for “White Knuckles.” He had the kids play “Ivan Says,” and they proudly displayed their “metal horns” and middle fingers because “Ivan said!” Funny, but good natured.
• An acoustic version of “Remember Everything” with Moody and guitarist Jason Hook (ex-Vince Neil and Alice Cooper bands). The whole crowd sang along.
• Kudos to Tour Manager and Lighting Director, Brandon Webster. The stage looked like a cathedral of light. Freakin’ phenomenal!
• Jeremy Spencer’s drum solo done in full black light.
• Ivan Moody dedicating 5FDP’s set to Dimebag Darrell. A touching metal moment.
• Overheard walking out of the show: “I liked that there was a rubber mat in the pit area!” – Unknown.
You could tell the band were enjoying themselves up on stage. The guys smiled easily at each other and the crowd, and Moody is a funny guy, which made you have an even better of time.
A recent quote from Moody summed up the atmosphere, “For my entire life, I’ve always loved music. It’s been there forever through good and bad. And the Trespass America Festival is about bringing all these fan bases together to celebrate metal and rock music!”
Well said, Moody. 5FDP For Life!
1. Under and Over It
2. Burn it Down
3. American Capitalist
4. Hard to See
5. Coming Down
6. Bad Company
7. White Knuckles
8. Drum Solo
9. Far From Home
10. Never Enough
11. War Is The Answer
12. Remember Everything (Acoustic)
13. No One Gets Left Behind
14. The Bleeding
5FDP AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER PHOTO GALLERY
by Sara McCarthy
- Senior Photojournalist –
August 7, 2012 at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY
SLP Concerts and Step Up Presents are proud to present TRESPASS AMERICA with Five Finger Death Punch, a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour covers 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States.
Headlining the power-packed Trespass America Festival is Five Finger Death Punch; other acts include Killswitch Engage, Pop Evil, Trivium, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross.
Due to production problems beyond their control, Battlecross and a handful of other bands were unable to play at Trespass America’s August 7, 2012 stop in Oswego, NY. The promoters were gracious enough to allow me to photograph the bands that did play.
More info online at http://trespassamerica.com/.
Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival Photo Gallery
by Christophe Pauly
- Photographer –
June 15th-17th 2012, in Clisson, France
France’s Hellfest is an ‘extreme music’ festival held at Clisson, western France, a new location having moved from Val de Moine, on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2012.
Ozzy & Friends who replace Black Sabbath, Lamb of God, Trivium, Blue Oyster Cult, Children Of Bodom, Hatebreed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Machine Head, Acid King, Alpha Tiger, Amon Amarth, August Burns Red, Betraying The Martyrs, Blood Red Throne, Brain Police, Brujeria, Brutal Truth, Cannibal Corpse, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Within Temptation, Refused, Dropkick Murphys, Biohazard, Turbonegro, Abysse, All Shall Perish, Arson Anthem, Ascension, Behemoth, Belenos, Benighted, Big Business, Black Bomb A, Bukowski, Cancer Bats, Celeste, D-A-D, Discharge, Doomriders, Edguy, Entombed, Gotthard, Hank Iii, Hamlet, Heaven Shall Burn, Ihsahn, Insomnium, Jesus Crost, Koritni, Lasting Values, Liturgy, Lock Up, Moonsorrow, Necrophagia, Obituary, October File, Satyricon, Sebastian Bach, Shining, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Suffocation, Sunno))), The Atomic Bitchwax, The Bronx, The Obsessed, The Rodeo Riot Engine, Tragedy, Trepalium, Unearth, Unsane, Uriah Heep, Vitamin X, Channel Zero, Darkest Hour, Death Angel, Devil Driver, Djerv, Dog Eat Dog, Do Or Die, Dying Fetus, Emmure, Endstille, Enslaved, L Esprit Du Clan, Exodus, Extinction Of A Mankind, Gamabomb, Girlschool, Glorior Belli, H2o, Hoods, Integrity, Lizzy Borden, Madball, Merrimack, Molly Hatchet, Nasum, Origin, Pentagram, Sacred Reich, Saint Vitus, Suicidal Angels, Taake, Vomitory, Walls Of Jericho, Year Of No Light, Yob, Aborted, Alcest, All For Nothing, Amenra, Anaal Nathrakh, Aosoth, Arcturus, Asg, Avulsed, Benediction, Colour Haze, Crashdiet, Darkspace, Death Before Dishonor, Dimmu Borgir, Disembowelment, Dyse, From Ashes Rise, Haemorrhage, Hour Of Penance, In Extremo, Monkey 3, Napalm Death, Necros Christos, Orange Goblin, Oranssi Pazuzu, Rompeprop, Solstafir, Spudmonsters, Strife, The Devil’s Blood, Thou, Ufomammut, Unexpect, Vanderbuyst, Victims, Vulture Industries, Winterfylleth.