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Sepultura Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

I knew about the Seputura gig months and months ago. I worked on their tour trailer (see below) as I did some Multimedia work for the touring company Metropolis over the last couple of years. So I was more than excited when the tour finally landed on our shores and the opportunity to photograph this iconic, classic band of the Metal genre. Granted, two of the original members are no longer in the band, and haven’t been for a very long time – that fact still did not detract from just how much of an amazing live band they still are.

Seriously, you don’t know what volume is until you stand next to lead guitarist’s Andreas Kisser’s twin Orange stack! Phew!

With thanks to Metropolis, I was granted an AAA pass for tonight’s show. With that in tow, I wanted to capture some of the mayhem from behind the band as the packed 170 Russell crowd was going totally wild for the band.

Tour trailer I edited for Metropolis Touring

After my designated 3 song limit from the photo pit, I made my way backstage and took it all in for a few moments.

You get a totally different perspective from that side of the stage as you are pretty much witness to the band’s view of proceedings.

I always get a kick out of seeing an energetic Heavy Metal crowd who totally absorb themselves at the music pummelling them.

Sepultura haven’t toured these shores for a good few years now, so it was a welcome return seeing them mix the set up with old and new classics. They do it with ease and purpose and always deliver a sweaty high energy classic Metal performance.

Enough from me, here’s a pictorial overview of the night…

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