The other day I had the pleasure of attending the opening ceremonies for the photographic presentation by D. Randall Blythe, lead singer of the crushing band Lamb Of God. It would be held in The Sacred Gallery, a nicely sized space connected to Sacred Tattoo in Chinatown, NYC. Below is the Event Announcement for your reference.
As I am no stranger to this kind of event having done reports on “The Beatles 1964” Photographs and the more recent “Dee Dee Ramone” exhibit, I felt that presenting this event in the same fashion worked best for those readers who are too far away to even hope to come but might want to dole out some cash and order one of the prints. That being said you will find the entire presentation below along with the notes that Randy himself had penned and these are all worth reading. All photographs were done by D. Randall Blythe and the same applies for the words. I’ll return towards the close of the visuals but for now please do enjoy and let these emotive works take your mind elsewhere.
Artist: The 69 Eyes Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY) Opener: Dommin, The Becoming Date: 10/20/2009 Label: The End Records
We had not heard from The Helsinki Vampires for a couple of years after they did a bunch of consecutive tours in the region and that made their return this evening all the more special since it found them anxiously delivering a hot new album for their acolytes with “Back In Blood”. The smoking CD has been generating a lot of positive buzz for the band and shows to be one of their best in years and one could hope with the tour for it that more people would be coming on board and giving them the support that they so richly deserve. Continuing the aspect of interesting support bands for their tours the band would bring along for this one The Becoming and Dommin who were each guaranteed to kick up the opening band task a few notches. I’ve managed to catch The 69 Eyes on every tour they have made to NYC over the years and I’ve always gotten a satisfying dose of Goth & Roll when they play and having caught and enjoyed what Dommin did when he opened up for The Birthday Massacre some months ago I made sure to be inside the venue early enough to see the whole night. Here is how the night transpired. Continue reading The 69 Eyes @ Gramercy Theatre (10/20/2009)→