Jacob Zinn :: journalist + photographer

Prime Shots: Apocalyptica

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on May 23, 2012

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Paavo Lötjönen of Finnish cello metal group Apocalyptica performs in the shadows of the Commodore Ballroom. Tuesday marked the first time since 2008 that the band performed in Vancouver.


Tour Alert: Dragonforce North American Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Tour Alert by Jacob Zinn on March 9, 2012

APR
21
Worcester, MA
The Palladium
APR
22
New York, NY
Gramercy Theatre
APR
23
Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of the Living Arts
APR
25
Montreal, QC
Le National
APR
26
London, ON
London Music Hall
APR
27
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave
APR
28
Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue
APR
29
Winnipeg, MB
West End Cultural Centre
MAY
01
Edmonton, AB
The Starlite Room
MAY
02
Calgary, AB
Republik
MAY
04
Vancouver, BC
Commodore Ballroom
MAY
05
Seattle, WA
El Corazon
MAY
06
Portland, OR
Hawthorne Theater
MAY
08
San Francisco, CA
Slim’s
MAY
10
Hollywood, CA
Troubadour
MAY
11
Anaheim, CA
House of Blues

U.K. power metallers Dragonforce – best known for the finger-aching, ragequit-inducing fretshredder “Through the Fire of Flames” made popular by Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – announced Thursday the dates of the their upcoming North American tour this spring.

The band will be fronted by its new lead singer, Marc Hudson, on their new album, The Power Within, out April 17.

The tour starts at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Massachusetts and wraps up at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, with stops at such iconic venues as Seattle’s El Corazon, Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom and Hollywood’s Troubadour on the Sunset Strip.

Tickets for most shows go on sale this weekend via Ticketmaster and Live Nation.


Prime Shots: Iced Earth

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on February 15, 2012

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Stu Block, the new frontman of Iced Earth, pushes his vocal chords during the heavy metal band’s set at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day. The group is currently on a co-headlining tour with progressive metal pioneers Symphony X.
Review: Symphony X and Iced Earth share stage in Vancouver


Prime Shots: In Flames

Posted in Heavy Metal, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on February 1, 2012

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Anders Fridén, lead singer of melodic death metal group In Flames, reaches out to hardcore fans in the front row Monday night during the first of the band’s two shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. The Swedish band is credited with pioneering the heavy metal subgenre.
Review: In Flames set the Commodore on fire


Prime Shots: Steel Panther

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on January 17, 2012

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Michael Starr, lead singer of Steel Panther, bends over backwards Thursday night during “Supersonic Sex Machine”, opening the first of two sold-out shows at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. The comedic glam band is set to embark on a headlining tour of Europe.
Review: Steel Panther goes balls out at the Ballroom


Prime Shots: The Sword

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on November 25, 2011

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Kyle Shutt of The Sword bends the strings of his Gibson Les Paul during Wednesday’s show in Vancouver.

Date: November 23, 2011
Location: The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C.


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