Bridging metal with rap was a tendency that dominated the metal scene of the ‘90s and any band which succeeded at that owes a debt of gratitude to KoЯn , the act that made this music prevalent and brought it out from underground. Reaching their 25 years in the music business, these guys are like great wine: masters of the live craft they left the skin in each live performance. The initial notes of “Here to Stay” served as a cue to send the masses into a frenzied stage, and the gigantic drapery fell showing the silhouettes of the five men head-banging like possessed souls while Jonathan Davis roared maniacally, both hands gripping his H.R. Giger’s designed microphone stand art piece (aka "The Bitch"). With a stage show that keeps getting better and better with every run, the nu-metal pioneers turned the Coral Amphitheatre into an ear-piercing war-zone, unleashing a massive sonic attack filled with hammering guitar riffs, ripping baselines, pummeling drums, and of course Davis' trademark death scream / melodically pained crooning. Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munkey” Shaffer impeccably haul out punching riffs out their down-tuned seven-string guitar, dreads flying unrestrained back and forth; while the bottom end frequencies punched the chest of those in attendance, courtesy of the fatty bass lines of Fieldy and the merciless double-bass chops / drum fills of the ever-entertaining Ray Luzier, sitting on his well-lit throne atop the drum riser.
Collection Of Event Galleries
The ever-changing section of this website, in all honesty, I take more pictures than I'm able to work on, therefore there are always pending galleries to be added. This is a big behemoth, a collection of pictures galleries I have amassed through the years, sometimes pressing the shutter under the most challenging conditions. If you are willing to scroll amidst dozens of photographs, you will find some fantastic shots I could not include in the BEST SHOTS section for space reasons.