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Lacuna Coil Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

Heaven’s A Lie

The gigs are certainly plentiful between now and the rest of the year. Tonight’s assignment was Italian Goth Metal legends Lacuna Coil. I’d consider myself a casual fan of the band and I have sporadically bought their albums over the years. My fave being 2002’s ‘Comalies’ opus.

I am not 100% sure on the band’s touring history of Australia, but I do believe they have been here before a while ago.

This current tour however, was their first headlining tour of our shores.

Judging by the massive throng gathered at Melbourne’s Max Watts venue, they remain extremely popular amongst the local Metal crowd.

This isn’t my ideal venue to shoot a band at. Although it has improved lighting wise, it is still a monumental chore to get any sort of decent shots. The lighting guys have a habit of keeping the opening three songs nice and dark and always backlit. Does not make our job as photographers any easier I can assure you.

I only stuck around for the first three songs. Shot what I had to shoot and left so I can’t pass judgement on what the band’s set was like. Social media response has been overwhelmingly on the positive side tho.

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