Had the honour of taking pictures of M:PIRE OF EVIL lately.
Who? M:PIRE OF EVIL is a relatively new thrash metal band formed in 2010 in the UK who have been pretty productive since then.
They released EP ‘Creatures Of The Black’ in 2011, albums ‘Hell To The Holy’ and ‘Crucified’ in 2012 and 2013 respectively, and live album ‘Live Forum Fest IV’ in 2014.
But look at their history! Guitarist JEFF DUNN a.k.a. ‘MANTAS’ back in 1979 in Newcastle was founding member of the legendary VENOM, the UK band that was one of the first extreme metal bands and whose influence has been instrumental for the development of thrash, death and black metal.
Also in M:PIRE OF EVIL is TONY ‘DEMOLITION MAN’ DOLAN (vocals / bass), who played with Jeff in Venom for a couple of years in the early 90s, and who is also known for his work with a.o. Atomkraft.
On stage with them is drummer FRANCESCO LA ROSA from Genova Italy, who was not even born yet at the time that VENOM was founded and who is otherwise active in bands like Extrema, Meganoidi and Mastercastle.
I shot these pictures during their show at Podium Victorie Alkmaar on 16 January 2015 when they were touring with OBITUARY.