Testament at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

The Bay Strikes Back Tour is in full force. An article I wrote and photo gallery of my images is going up soon at Ghost Cult Magazine. For now, I am posting a few photos that are not in that article, taken at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio on May 11, 2022. Death Angel first, then Exodus the next day, then Testament. A link to the Ghost Cult article will be added when it is published.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Ghost Cult Magazine Full Article, https://www.ghostcultmag.com/concert-review-the-bay-strikes-back-tour-testament-exodus-death-angel-live-at-newport-music-hall/

Exodus, https://exodusattack.com/site/

Newport Music Hall, https://promowestlive.com/

© Wayne Edwards

Testament at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

Testament, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9, 2021

One of the early purveyors of Bay Area thrash metal, Testament rips a hole in the fabric of the universe every time they play. Coming in hot on the opening day of the festival, they definitely delivered the goods.

Check out the band’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest album, Titans of Creation. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.testamentlegions.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/c/testament

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/28hJdGN1Awf7u3ifk2lVkg

Blue Ridge Rock Festival coverage at Ryze-Up magazineBlue Ridge Rock Festival 2021 – (ryze-up.com)

© Wayne Edwards.

Testament, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9, 2021

Day 1: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021, Danville, Virginia

I am going to post daily photos to tide you over until the full article is ready. Here is the first batch.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Black Label Society
Sabaton
Testament
MX The American
Testament
Sabaton
Zakk

© Wayne Edwards.

Day 1: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021, Danville, Virginia

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.

Aftershock

Heavy Montreal

Clubs

Albums

© Wayne Edwards.

Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

T-Shirt Inventory, Sixth Wave

Week six was heavy week at the T-Shirt Inventory Project. By the end of the week I had turned nostalgic and just wanted a beer. Actually, I pretty much always want a beer.

From the “13” Tour.
The Final 2-3 Year Tour.
Green Death.
A Classic Band and a Classic Design.
More Black Sabbath — The End Tour.
One of My Earliest Rock and Roll Influences — Alice Cooper.
My Favorite Bar in Long Beach.

© Wayne Edwards.

T-Shirt Inventory, Sixth Wave