Denunciation is based in Sacramento and described as Disgusting Misanthropic Ignorant Death Metal. After experiencing them live, I can say that description is pretty accurate.
N. Barnhart – guitar
J. DeOdio – vocals
N. Liuzzi – drums
B. Tardiff – bass
These musicians have all come from other bands I’ve loved, so I am in total support of this project. They are in the process of recording at Earth Tone Studios in Sacramento and also have some shows coming up. I advise you to follow them on Facebook for info and updates.
Follow Me Dark is an alternative metal/hard rock band based in Grass Valley, consisting of members: Stephen Kozak (vocals/guitar), Elliott Grove (bass), Sean Batinic (guitar), and Jim Boots (drums)
I have done shoots with Jim before when he was in previous bands, Chronaexus, Minenwerfer, and Nunfuck. I was happy he trusted me, once again, to photograph his current project. It was a fun shoot and the guys are really nice! They have a show coming up on May 17th at On the Y in Sacramento, Ca.
Please follow them on Facebook and Instagram under their band name for more info and updates!
I went to a two day fantasy fair event in Auburn this past weekend and had a great time! I have no idea why I don’t frequent these events more often, I need to change that! So much opportunities to take fun pictures! It was sprinkling here and there, but that didn’t stop me from wandering around and seeing what there was to see! It was especially muddy near the knight fight area, but I was wearing old boots I got from the thrift store, so I wasn’t stopped from getting a bit closer because my lens doesn’t zoom that far. I’d like to get better lenses one day, but it will have to wait.
These are just a few of the pictures I took, just to get an idea. I uploaded all of them to my Facebook. As always, I always struggle with indoor photography because of my crappy gear. My outdoor ones didn’t turn out that magnificent, either! I didn’t have any weather protection for my camera, so I kind of rushed through my picture taking in order to keep it from getting sprinkled on. My gear is cheap, but all I have for now. Who am I kidding, I will probably never upgrade!
Anyways, I had a wonderful time at the fantasy fair. The escape from monotonous life was badly needed. Too much all work and no play for me. I kind of wanted to just stay in that wonderland for a little while longer. Oh well, I must wait for another similar event, and I will definitely be on the lookout!
Visit the Edge of Spring Fantasy Festival website for more info on this event and attractions! Thanks to everyone involved in that awesome event! It was quite fun!
I first started my pro Flickr account 10 years ago and have been paying only $24.99 for it annually. After about 36,000 photos uploaded there, I went on a hiatus for a few years.
You may view it here: Old Flickr Photo Archive
When I decided to pick up my camera again, I decided to start a new Flick account and start fresh. You may view the new one here: Photo Gallery on Flickr
The new account is currently a free account because you get a terabyte of space for free, so I’d rather not bother getting a second pro account. But Flickr has notified us that they will be making changes and will no longer be providing the free terabyte! Free accounts will allow 1000 photos or videos. Pro accounts will cost $49.99 annually! I’m not paying $100 a year for two pro accounts, hell naw.
This leaves me with a decision to make. As of now, I have decided I will probably upgrade my newer gallery to a pro account once I get closer to uploading 1000 images. But as for the old archive, I will probably cancel the pro account renewal. I believe all the images on that account will be reduced to only 1000, which is the maximum for free accounts, which I might even consider deleting that account all together. It will feel weird to delete it after 10 years, but it makes me wonder if anyone even visits it anymore, anyways. Blah, I figure it’s time to move onward.
Anyways, I believe all of this takes effect in April 2019. Enjoy my old archive while you still can.
Shortly after I did my shoot with Gloriam Draconis, I was also honored to do a shot with Defecrator. They are a black/death metal band from Sacramento. They are currently working on their full length and seeking to play more shows outside the Sacramento area.
Anti-Human Black/Death of Satan
Angel Raping Invoker of Bestial Chaos: guitar/vocals
Anti-Human Unholy Sexslayer of Hate: drums/vocals
Abhorrent Orgy Ejaculator of the Dead: bass/vocals
Check them out:
I was honored to do a band shoot for Gloriam Draconis a few months ago. They are a Sacramento black metal band. They have some shows coming up in the Sacramento area, as well as the Bay.
“Gloriam Draconis is the musical praxis of alchemical absolution.”
Check them out:
Gloriam Draconis – Bandcamp
Gloriam Draconis – Facebook