By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh Correspondent
Venue: Memorial Auditorium (Lincoln Theater) Raleigh, North Carolina – October 4 2016
If you haven’t read the article for the opening band, Kyng, jump to HERE
After Kyng delivered a powerful performance, the crowd were already pretty rowdy and waiting for Mr. Zakk Wylde to take the stage and deliver some Black Sabbath classics with Rob Blasko and Jerry Castillo.
I never had the chance to photograph Zakk Wylde before, so I have to say I was impressed–the man is huge! And so is his charisma, the man simply dominated the stage to deliver some good ‘ol Heavy Metal.
When the sirens went out, the crowd was ready for some “War Pigs”. Holly S**t, I swear I had goosebumps, and it really looked like everybody else had it too. It’s hard to explain to someone outside the headbanger community, but moments like this are what bring us all together like a big, rowdy, loud, savage family. We just become the ugly, rough, group of old bearded men wearing leather vests version of young teenage girls screaming for a boy band.
But wait, there is more, check it out the pictures to find out what treat surprise Zakk Wylde delivered for his Raleigh fans.
Don’t miss the change to catch Kyng, Zakk Sabbath and Clutch in 2016:
Oct 12 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM*
Oct 14 The Novo Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 15 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV*
Oct 16 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA*
Oct 18 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO*
Oct 20 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO*
Oct 21 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 22 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel Sioux City, IA*
Oct 24 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Oct 25 House of Blues Chicago, IL*
Oct 27 Orpheum Theater Madison, WI*
Oct 28 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI*
Oct 29 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY*
Oct 30 The Palladium Worcester, MA*
Nov 1 Old Rock House St Louis, MO
Nov 2 Downtown Lounge Tulsa, OK
Nov 3 Jakes Backroom Lubbock, TX
Nov 4 Lowbrow Palace El Paso, TX
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Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000.
Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since.
Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches.
His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio
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