Skip to main content

BEST OF 2022 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin (Photographer)

You can find the Collective List as well as all our Best of 2022 content including contributors’ individual lists, podcasts and radio DJ shows here: CGCM’s Best of 2022 (Year in Review) BEST OF 2022 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin (Photographer) 🇨🇦 Shawn “Animalize” Irwin one of CGCM Rock Radio‘s photographers from Canada showcases his personal top ten favourite albums of […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Sunday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

Sunday at All-Star Festival was right in my wheelhouse, loving the NWOBHM, this was my day “so to speak”. Highway Chile led the charge on this traditional metal/NWOBHM-styled day! To me, they were basically unknown, but a good friend deemed them one of his bucket list bands and so I was paying attention. Again, blown […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Top Fives (Festival Report)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

With three team members from CGCM Rock Radio on hand at All-Star Festival, here’s our respective top five favourite performance lists! What were your faves? Be sure to check out our daily blogs and photo galleries as well: Full Band Photo Galleries and More Follow this link for more All-Star Festival coverage on CGCM Rock […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Saturday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

Saturday, day #2 at All-Star Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. 13:15 was an earlier kick-off today with Steelover. This band was a last-minute addition as well that excited me greatly. My podcast co-host and I had recently recorded an episode on Belgium and feature many Belgian bands that we had discovered. This is one! With an […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Friday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

I am an All-Star! Ahead of the event were some well-publicized troubles. Things like low ticket sales and fears of cancellations etc. Bands lineups changing and then closer to the event, bands cancelling and publishing statements of not receiving guarantees and payments. All-Star Festival announced some replacements for the drop-offs but overall, not as many […]

KINGDOM COME (Part 2) – Sweden Rock 2022 (Photo Gallery)

Here continues CGCM‘s Photo Coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2022. CGCM realized two photographers on site this year, Shawn “Animalize“ Irwin and Brian Ronald, each capturing different bands. Here are some more of Shawn‘s KINGDOM COME captures. KINGDOM COME (from swedenrock.com) (text taken from swedenrock.com) Kingdom Come‘s first two albums, Kingdom Come (1988) and In […]

ELEINE (Part 2) – Sweden Rock 2022 (Photo Gallery)

Here continues CGCM‘s Photo Coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2022. CGCM realized two photographers on site this year, Shawn “Animalize“ Irwin and Brian Ronald, each capturing different bands. Here are some more of Shawn “Animalize” Irwin‘s ELEINE captures. ELEINE (from swedenrock.com) (text taken from swedenrock.com) In the shape of Eleine, Sweden has gained an internationally […]

SWEDEN ROCK 2022 – Shawn Irwin’s Thoughts (Blog Review)

On June 8, 2022, I was back for the Sweden Rock Festival after a 2-year hiatus. I first went to the festival in 2016 and found myself going four consecutive years before the world turned upside down. There were a good number of bands I was excited to see for the first time and of […]

SAXON – Sweden Rock 2022 (Photo Gallery)

Here continues CGCM‘s Photo Coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2022. CGCM realized two photographers on site this year, Shawn “Animalize“ Irwin and Brian Ronald, each capturing different bands. Here are Shawn “Animalize” Irwin‘s SAXON captures. SAXON (from swedenrock.com) (text taken from swedenrock.com) Saxon are perennial favourites with the SRF crowd. For good reason. These British […]

RAGE – Sweden Rock 2022 (Photo Gallery)

Here continues CGCM‘s Photo Coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2022. CGCM realized two photographers on site this year, Shawn “Animalize“ Irwin and Brian Ronald, each capturing different bands. Here are Shawn “Animalize” Irwin‘s RAGE captures. RAGE (from swedenrock.com) (text taken from swedenrock.com) As pioneers of speed-, power- and symphonic metal, Rage have earned their place […]

 
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)