Metal Injection photographer Rodrigo Fredes constantly delivers some amazing shots to our photo gallery. Today, he checks in sharing his favorite shots of 2018.
1- Machine Head at Play Station NYC Feb 09 2018
The last show Machine Head played with their current lineup in New York City, since Phil and Dave were leaving the band after this tour. I like the shadow that was produced by the back light. This was taken at the end of a song so the front light shut down keeping just the back light on for a couple of seconds. I didn’t have too much time to take the shot.
2- Gozu at The Gramercy Theater in NYC March 08 2018
3- Thy Antichrist at The Gramercy Theater NYC March 10 2018
This was not my first time seeing/photographing Thy Antichrist. In 2017, I took some photos of one of their shows in Brooklyn and I was really impressed with their performance and happy with the result of my photos. I knew these was a show that I couldn’t miss. Andres Vargas, the singer, said that it takes him 4 hours to finish all of his makeup before going to the stage.
4- Nightwish at Play Station Theatre NYC March 14 2018
Floor Jansen thanking her audience after a sold out show in NYC. The crowd, Floor looking as beautiful as ever, and the Nightwish logo in the background make this one of my favorite captures of this year.
5- Saxon at Nassau Coliseum Long Island NY March 17 2018
6- Judas Priest at Nassau Coliseum Long Island NY March 17 2018
A perfect shot of the legend himself. It was really hard take a photo of Rob without his hands covering his face when he was singing. I like the colors and the photo in general and looks like he liked it too. He shared the photo on his personal Instagram, and Judas Priest did the same.
7- At the Gates The Fillmore Philadelphia March 31 2018
8- Mayhem The Fillmore Philadelphia April 01 2018
9- Carcass The Fillmore Philadelphia April 01 2018
10- Leprous at Play Station Theatre NYC April 04 2018
Everything is better with a cello solo. Raph Weinroth is a guest musician for Leprous live. Their set was awesome but honestly not the best for photos since they don’t use too many lights on the stage, yet I was still able to capture this shot.
11- Steven Wilson at Play Station Theatre NYC April 29 2018
One of my favorite musicians and one of the best performances that I saw this year, they projected holograms onto the stage and the result combined with his music was fantastic. This picture was taken during the song "Pariah."