I had this shoot marked on my calendar for over a month. The absolute best Metallica tribute band, The Four Horsemen, sought my expertise on getting high-quality images to promote their already expanding music careers. I mean, these guys already were selling out the House of Blues in Cleveland, but now they’re doing the same thing, but in theatres across the eastern US now.
Originally supposed to take place in the middle of August, but the band had to quickly reschedule due to a high profile gig at the last minute. Last Saturday we finally met up at the abandoned Westinghouse Electric Factory. Sean Perry, the frontman demanded he wanted the location to go down here. I couldn’t disagree. Every time I visit this place, I’m always finding new spots.
Over 3 hours, the guys prepped this shoot down to a “T” by integrating a different era of Metallica through their years. First was the Black album, all-black attire, and shades. For this shot, which you will see below, I kinda sprinkled in “And Justice for All...” throwing a subtle nod to the music video of “One.” Step back even further, and the guys transformed into Metallica’s ‘84ish wardrobe. Gun belt, beat-up white sneakers, and blue denim. Finally, the last spot was a salute to their heavy “alcohol” days, but could you take a guess what inspired the photo? I’ll let you take a wild stab. So much nostalgia wrapped up into one shoot. Damn, I loved it!