Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Lead by the ever-intense David Draiman, Chicago's hard rocking alt-metal sons Disturbed delivered a crushing set as one of the headlining bands on Mayhem Fest 2008.

Following high-energy sets by Mastodon and DragonForce on the main stage, Disturbed brought their heavy sound to the roaring masses, delivering old fan-favorites like “Down With The Sickness” alongside new tracks from their 2008 release Indestructible.

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Disturbed @ Mayhem Fest

Photographer's Notes:

For me, this set was one dominated by frontman David Draiman, who's bellowing delivery on vocals was matched by a fantastic physical presence on stage.

Overall, the lighting for Disturbed was among the more atmospheric of the festival, with mix of hot, high-contrast light from high above accenting deeper, multi-hued tones and plenty of smoke.

End Notes:

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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