live music: MEGADETH x PNC ARTS CENTER x 5.11.12

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 5.11.12 – LA heavy metal rock veterans, Megadeth, recently rolled through with Sci-Fi rocker Rob Zombie on a mini 9 date tour.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

They hit the stage first and immediately jumped right in, not missing a beat. There was hair flying and whipping around all over from note 1. The no frills show had enough power riffage to make up for the lack of visuals. Megadeth has been melting your face for close to 30 years…and showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

As with shooting at PNC, there is no dedicated photo pit. There are 2 aisles to shoot from…left and right. The photogs are usually 2 or 3 people deep since the aisles are narrow. No center aisle access…and no lateral movement.

Setlist:

Never Dead
Hangar 18
Wake Up Dead
In My Darkest Hour
She-Wolf, Sweating Bullets
A Tout Le Monde
Head Crusher
Trust
Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
Public Enemy No. 1,
ymphony of Destruction
Peace Sells

E: Holy Wars…The Punishment Due

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