Live Music – Skeletonwitch @ The Paramount

Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Opening things up for Amon Amarth for their US Deceiver of the Gods tour, Skeletonwitch was the first of three heavy metal bands to take the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, NY recently, and I was there to photography them in all their wickedness…

Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Thrash metal band Skeletonwitch performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Opening for Amon Amarth as part of the Deceiver of the Gods tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Notes:

After just barely missing shooting them when I shot Anthrax last year and Skeletonwitch was the opener, I had the chance at redemption a little less than a year later.

For a bunch of older dudes, Skeletonwitch are incredibly active on stage.  Vocalist and front man Chance Garnette is constantly running around, making creepy gestures as he screams and growls around the stage.

One thing that made shooting Skeletonwitch difficult, was the constantly hair spins and flips.  I like to try and get a performer’s face and eyes in focus, and with the long hair constantly flowing over their faces, trying to get a clear shot was not always an easy option.  Luckily, for some wider shots, its always cool to lower the shutter speed a bit, and get that flowing hair with a bit of blur for some cool shots.

Equipment:

Nikon D3 w/ 24-70 2.8
Nikon D600 w/ 80-200 2.8

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