Rock's Big 4 Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer (clockwise from top left) kicked off their historic U.S. tour Saturday night in Indio, CA., with their first stateside performance together in 30 years. Photographer Erik Voake was there to capture all the mayhem, including some quiet time with the bands before the show. Continue on to see his pics.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »