Defecto @ High Voltage

Defecto @ High Voltage

After the shock CABAL, I was back to town for the great show of another rising band from Copenhagen. Defecto presented their first album to a sold-out High Voltage, and the least I can say is that this was a show full of energy. Surprisingly, it started with the broadcasting of two music videos (one never shown before, if my modest command of danish didn’t mislead me), and then the band took the stage.

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[fr][Live report] Sepultura

[fr][Live report] Sepultura

After one year abroad, a lot of writing for both university and this blog, and tremendous improvement (I hope), I felt like I missed writing in French. While I enjoy English a lot, I think French is still a beautiful and rich language, and I wouldn’t like to lose all I’ve learnt during these years. Seriously, sometimes I stumble on a word while I know its English counterpart…

Therefore, I have decided to write about concerts in French. The advent of Sepultura in Copenhagen was the perfect occasion to inaugurate the [fr] tag, which you can see in the title. To my French readers: enjoy! To all the others: see you next time. Don’t worry, it won’t take long 😉

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Essence + Sepultura
Pumpehuset, Copenhague
05/11/2015

Après un début d’année assez calme, le mois de novembre promettait aux metalleux de Copenhague un plateau plutôt relevé : Nightwish, Eluveitie, Sepultura, Moonspell, Bring Me The Horizon ou encore Bullet For My Valentine allaient fouler les planches danoises ce mois-ci. Si ma présence aux deux premiers concerts n’était pas négociable, le reste restait à définir, pour des considérations principalement financières. Moonspell et Sepultura étaient en compétition ; j’avais déjà vu les brésiliens, pas les portugais. Cependant, le souvenir encore vivace de la grosse claque reçue à Paris l’an passé m’a ramené dans les filets de Sepultura. Moonspell attendra.

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Huldre + Svartsot @ Kælderbaren, DTU

Huldre + Svartsot @ Kælderbaren, DTU

I’m not sure you’re aware of that, but I started ‘serious’ photography as a live photographer (specialized in metal concerts of course). I hadn’t had the opportunity to shoot a gig since I opened this blog last summer, so neither had I had the opportunity to showcase my work in this field. These days are now over.
This Friday, a folk metal concert was organized at DTU. Yes, at the university! It gathered two of the most prominent Danish folk metal bands, Huldre and Svartsot. I thought it would be a great opportunity to go back to the pit as a photographer, which had not happened since the month of May.

I did not expect tremendous results: a long time had passed, so I was afraid to feel a bit like when I started, shy and awkwardly out of place. In the end, it went well, and I got interesting shots. The venue was crowded, and the audience dedicated and enthusiastic. Since my equipment for live photography is made of a 50mm f/1.8 lens only, I struggled to get nice angles, with the musicians so close and no possibility to back up a few steps, but it felt really good, and I’m now looking forward to going back to the pit.

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