Hellyeah – Rise Above Fest 2014

With Vinny Paul, Pantera, on drums, and Chad Gray, Mudvayne, on vocals, Hellyeah deserves to be pegged a super group, and undoubtedly, they brought many fans into the venue. As usual, the show started with Paul mounting the drum kit and the rest was one wild, boisterous, in-your-face ride. Gray keeps the party going, and the fans loved it. Full of head banging, crazy metal effects, and scream, this set was unabashedly fun. Metal? Sure. Metal spectacle? You bet your ass!

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Christopher Joles

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Christopher Joles was a teen when he discovered photography, about the same time he discovered rock and roll. It only makes sense that his dream was to combine the two mediums and photograph rock stars. Serving in the United States Air Force, Joles was stationed just a bus ride away from the hot spots of Great Britain’s historic rock and roll spectacles of the 1980s. On hand for many of the historic shows, and with many a story to tell, Joles went on years later to hone his photography skills as owner of Joles Photography, specializing in portraiture. The years behind the camera in his studio taught him one thing: it’s all about capturing the subject’s genuine emotion. As luck would have it, he has been able to take that knowledge to the foot of the stage. Owner of Maine Music News, a website covering concerts across Maine and the Boston area in photographs and reviews, Joles has now photographed many a rock star with many more on the bucket list.