Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

I don’t have to tell you about 2020 – you were there, too. Usually, at the end of the year, I spend December choosing some photos to repost for good vibes and great memories, but this year I didn’t take a single photograph of a live show. Yeah. So, I am going to post a few photos from 2019 that did not see that light of day then, just for fun. I am keeping the cameras warm for 2021 because hope springs eternal.

There was a lot of excellent music released this year. We published 188 reviews in 2020, a lot more than we thought we would. There are so many “Best of 2020” lists out there that I decided not to do one for FFMB. Instead, I am throwing up a couple of covers from albums we didn’t review this year that were really good – just couldn’t get to everything. We’ll try to do better in 2021.

Thanks to everybody involved with Flying Fiddlesticks Music Blog and the Shardik Media Cabal. Deep gratitude and thanks to all the bands, record labels, venues, publicists, and promoters keeping music alive for all of us.

We’re still here and we are carrying on in 2021. See you out there.

All live performance photos by Wayne Edwards.

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Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

2019 in Review, Final Gallery, Days 26-31

Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Marilyn Manson and Brandon Pertzborn at Aftershock
Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Paul Wiley and Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Juan Alderete and Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Health at Aftershock
Adam Jones and Tool at Aftershock
Maynard Jones Keenan and Tool at Aftershock
Danny Carey and Tool at Aftershock
Randy Blythe and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Willie Adler and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Mark Morton and Lamb of God at Aftershock
John Campbell and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Art Cruz, Randy Blythe, and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Amythyst Kiah at Bourbon and Beyond
Beast In Black at Heavy Montreal
Brkn Love at Aftershock
Cannibal Corpse at Higher Ground (Burlington, VT)
Ho99o9 at Aftershock
Pussy Riot at Sonic Temple
Geezer Butler and Deadland Ritual at Aftershock

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

2019 in Review, Final Gallery, Days 26-31

2019 In Review Gallery, Days 21-25

Day 25 — Rob Zombie at Aftershock
Day 25 — Rob Zombie at Aftershock
Day 25 — Rob Zombie at Aftershock
Day 25 — Chad Taylor and Live at Bourbon & Beyond
Day 24 — Gojira at Aftershock
Day 24 — Gojira at Aftershock
Day 24 — Evan Konrad
Day 23 — The Hu at Aftershock
Day 23 — The Hu at Aftershock
Day 23 — Flux Capacitor at Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont
Day 22 — Knocked Loose at Aftershock
Day 21 — Harm’s Way at Heavy Montreal

All Photos by Wayne Edwards.

2019 In Review Gallery, Days 21-25

2019 In Review, Gallery Days 16-20

Day 20 — Staind at Aftershock
Day 19 — ZZ Top at Bourbon & Beyond
Day 18 — Dead Posey at Aftershock
Day 17 (matinee) — Skalmold at Heavy Montreal
Day 17 — Corrosion of Conformity at Heavy Montreal
Day 16 — Highly Suspect at Aftershock

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

2019 In Review, Gallery Days 16-20

2019 In Review, Gallery Days 8-15

Day 15 — Perdition Temple at Higher Ground Ballroom
Day 14 — Bring Me The Horizon at Aftershock
Day 13 — Korn at Aftershock
Day 12 — Halestorm at Aftershock
Day 11 (matinee) — Cancer Bats at Heavy Montreal
Day 11 — Municipal Waste at Heavy Montreal
Day 10 — Cleopatrick at Sonic Temple
Day 9 — Chevelle at Aftershock
Day 8 — Spirit Adrift at Aftershock

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

2019 In Review, Gallery Days 8-15

2019 in Review, Gallery of Days 1-7

Day 7 — In This Moment at Heavy Montreal
Day 6 — I Prevail at Aftershock
Day 5 — Blackberry Smoke at Bourbon and Beyond
Day 4 — Clutch at Aftershock
Day 3 — Thy Art Is Murder at Higher Ground Ballroom
Day 2 — Grace Potter at Bourbon and Beyond
Day 1 — Dopethrone at Heavy Montreal

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

2019 in Review, Gallery of Days 1-7

Preview of Heavy Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, July 27-28, 2019

This weekend, Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal comes alive with one of the biggest heavy rock shows in North America – Heavy Montreal.

The festival headliner is Slayer, making their final appearance ever in Quebec on Sunday night. This year at Heavy Montreal is also a stop-over for the Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Carnifex, Cattle Decapitation, and Dying Fetus. The full list of bands and set times is below. Anthrax, Clutch, Slash, Ghost, Evanesence, Watain, and the list goes on and on.

Returning this year to its usual festival grounds, Heavy Montreal is Canada’s biggest show. See you out there.

Preview of Heavy Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, July 27-28, 2019