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     On Thursday, February 11th, I had the opportunity to snap some photos of a local band practicing in their living room. I wanted to practice shooting photos with the limited equipment I had. I worked with what I was given and over all it was a good time watching these talented musicians play through a handful of originals. The chemistry was on point and I could hear each individuals influences brew together in a concoction of beefy rifts and clever lyrical madness that filled the surrounding atmosphere as I moved about snapping photos while fighting the urge to head bang….

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Carneum


Tyler Byrum – Vocals


Justin Benner – Bass


Adam Chapman – Guitar


John Cooper – Guitar


Kaylan Wade – Drums

More photos from the entire spread can be found here.


Finntroll – Under Bergets Rot live on 70,000 Tons of Metal

Finntroll – Under Bergets Rot live on 70,000 Tons of Metal

Footage by Ian Amidon – Watch in 1080p !

Symphony X (Live on 70,000 Tons of Metal – 2014)

Enjoy your morning with some Symphony X, live on 70,000 Tons of Metal, filmed by Ian Amidon. watch in 720/1080p quality!

TIHIDMB: 70,000 Tons of Metal Day 4

Finally, Day 4 of our 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise featuring performances by Nekrogoblikon and Finntroll. Be sure to watch in 720/1080p!

Warning: Material contains vomiting & explicit language.

TIHIDMB: 70k Tons of Metal Cruise Day 2

TIHIDMB: 70k Tons of Metal Cruise Day 2. Watch in 720 or 1080p!

Explicit language and alcohol.

70,000 Tons of Metal (vacation day 2, cruise day 1)

70k Tons of Metal vacation day 2 (cruise day 1). Not sure if youtube uploaded it at 1080p quality for some odd reason. Still not bad. Enjoy the first of 4 videos!

Small Town Famous presents: TIHIDMB – 70,000 Tons Of Metal


As some of you know, myself and two other friends are about to embark on a journey….in 186 days ,6 hours, 21 minutes and 8…..7…..6…..5 seconds. It is a heavy metal cruise called “70,000 Tons of Metal”, which departs from Miami and into the Caribbean (where exactly hasn’t been voted on yet). We will set sail for five days and four nights. 40 bands will journey with us as we explore the wonderful world of face melting, drinking, sun roasting, cruise life.

I am proud to announce that during this journey I will be filming the entire event. Six episodes recapping our adventure filmed with a GoPro Hero 3, Sony HD camcorder, various iphone angles and a Nikon D3100. All data will be stored on a 3 terabyte hard drive where it will remain safe and sound until I return home to edit it with Sony Vegas Pro. The first episode will recap the final morning in Alaska as well as the journey to Miami. This episode I will “edit as I go” via laptop and upload hours before we board the cruise ship. I’m hoping this will act as a hook and keep you interested and waiting for the final product.

I look forward to bringing you the very first “This Is How I Drink My Bourbon” travel adventure.

Until then, good afternoon, good evening and good night!