Luis Rodrigues

Web developer by day, gig photographer by night and 24/7 music junkie. I could never get any closer to being in a band than my old days of playing Guitar Hero, but found a passion in gig photography after tagging along when friends of mine played live and wanted some photos of their shows.

From: Entroncamento, Portugal (but live in London, UK)

Preferred genres: Everything metal, hardcore, stoner rock, hard rock, and a bit of this and that.

5 favourite bands: Anaal Nathrakh, The Hyena Kill, Red Fang, The Haunted, VETO

5 favourite albums: Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow, Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood, Deti Picasso – Gerda, Sepultura – A-Lex, Mastodon – The Hunter

Most embarrassing album owned: Double Impact – Music for PlayStation. I bought the album when I was a kid mostly for the game demo disc it came with. It has some good tracks but also some I wouldn’t be caught listening to.

Favourite venues: O2 Forum Kentish Town, The Underworld, Electric Ballroom

First gig: Chimaira with TwentyInchBurial, Paradise Garage in Lisbon – July 14th, 2004

Favourite gig: The Caos Emergente (RIP) open-air fest in Portugal. Whatever the band on stage, there was always a good atmosphere and every had fun. I never experienced any other festival like it.

Favourite drink: You can usually see me sipping on a pint of lager or some JD+Coke.

Favourite food: A double cheeseburger with extra cheese, well done (judge me as much as you want, but I love a patty that is slightly charred on the outside).

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