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Animals As Leaders (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Animals As Leaders performed for a rabid sold out crowd at Soundstage in Baltimore’s inner harbor on 4/13/2022. This was a highly-anticipated show. Metalheads from DC, MD, VA (the DMV) and beyond filled the venue to its maximum capacity. The band were on tour in support of their 2022 album, Parrhesia, but the tour has now come to an end.

I was fortunate to be at this show, and too be the only photographer in the photo pit. What a treat! Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Animals As Leaders Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for festival appearances and tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Animals As Leaders have officially kicked-off “The Parrhesia Tour,” and will be performing at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on 4/13/2022. Tickets are still available HERE. This show is gonna be sick! Also be sure to check out the Official Animals As Leaders Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates.

If you are unfamiliar, Animals As Leaders is an American progressive metal band. They are a trio of disciplined virtuosos playing avantgarde instrumental music. Stream Animals As Leaders’ new album, Parrhesia, on Spotify and then buy yourself a copy. Great band…great album. Go out and see this band!

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Cannibal Corpse (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Death metal icons Cannibal Corpse recently kicked off their long-awaited headlining tour of the states and stopped at Baltimore Soundstage this past weekend. Of course, I had to check them out. I couldn’t help myself!

One word basically sums up this show…brutal. Cannibal Corpse is a must-see live act for fans of extreme hard rock and heavy metal. The band sold out Soundstage and are selling out other dates as well. Be sure to check the Official Cannibal Corpse Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Cannibal Corpse (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Gemini Syndrome (Photo by Andy Jillson)

In this photo flashback we are looking at shots of Gemini Syndrome performing at Baltimore Soundstage on 8/1/21. The LA metal band are currently touring clubs across the country and are scheduled to perform at a couple rock/metal festivals later this year as well. For their summer tour, the band are be joined by A Killer’s Confession, Ovtlier, and Pushing Veronica.

Anyway, tickets for Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming shows can be purchased at synnersociety.com. Also be sure to check out the Official Gemini Syndrome Website for music, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information and photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Gemini Syndrome (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Bumpin Uglies (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Bumpin Uglies kicked off the weekend at Baltimore Soundstage on March 19, 2021 and I was fortunate enough to be there enjoying the live music and spacious photo pit. The performance was their first of three sold out shows at Soundstage last week. This was my first time back in the venue since February 2020. Felt so good. It was a much needed dose of socially-distanced live music and concert photography.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re taking a glimpse into the world of post-COVID concerts. Continue reading below for more shots of Bumpin Uglies performing for a sold out room of mask-wearing fans in Baltimore, MD. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

Bumpin Uglies (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Foo Fighters @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to present another interview in a series of interviews I’ve been conducting with some of my favorite concert photographers. I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal photographers. My interviews in this series focus on “local” concert photographers. That is photographers around DC, MD, and Northern VA. The DMV as we call it.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to chat with Lisa Walker. Lisa is an extremely talented photographer and travel blogger. I met her last summer at a Slayer farewell show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. She shoots festivals, world tours, small gigs, and has traveled overseas on assignment for a NatGeo travel blog. Her work is amazing. Continue reading below for my full interview with Lisa A. Walker. All photos copyright and courtesy of Lisa A. Walker (Shots from the Dark).

Gnaoua Parade (Morocco)
Cannibal Corpse @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (Photo by Brad Price)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce another interview in a series of interviews I’m currently conducting with some of my favorite concert photographers. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal photographers. My interviews in this series focus on “local” concert photographers. That is photographers around DC, MD, and VA. The DMV as we call it.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Brad Price. Brad is a talented up-and-coming concert photographer and has already covered some great musical artists. Brad loves music, live shows, and all types of photography; and he’s a member of the Hazy Eye Music Media team! Continue reading below for my full interview with Brad Price. All photos copyright and courtesy of Brad Price.

Gwar @ Rams Head Live (Photo by Brad Price)
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Cult of Luna @ Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Cult of Luna headlined a show at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 29, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of action. This was an interesting lineup and a welcomed mixture of unique artists. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Cult of Luna, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Intronaut.

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Intronaut @ Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Queensryche @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)

Queensryche performed at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 20, 2020 and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Shane Gardner was there to capture some of the classic metal action. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Queensryche — and Shane is our guide. All images copyright and courtesy of Shane Gardner.

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Queensryche @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)
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John 5 @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)

John 5 performed at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 20, 2020 and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Shane Gardner was there to capture some of the electric guitar magic. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with John 5 — and Shane is our guide. All images copyright and courtesy of Shane Gardner.

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John 5 @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)