Feel the ground shake.

As much as I enjoy being in a large venue surrounded by thousands of screaming music fans, there’s nothing like being in a cramped small room being pummelled by the finest local talent. Last night I made my way down to to my favourite local venue ‘Scruffy Murphys’ to photograph a night of doom metal hosted by Subversive Promotions.

It’s a shame that so many venues are closing down, it means that people are no longer getting the chance to share the experience of a sweaty horrible underground show. Doom metal isn’t for everyone so we need our smaller venues to ensure that niche music forms can live on. Thankfully bands like Voidlurker, King Corpse, Tumanduumband and Callous Hands are waving the flag for proper authentic doom and hopefully inspiring more people to check out the genre and with any luck get down to more underground shows.