One of the legends who’s been with us since the early days of Wall of Sound is our budding, metal loving photographer Mick Goddard who you might notice as the grey-nomad in the photo pit at most heavy metal shows in Sydney. The man has a keen eye for what makes an exceptional shot (he’s taken a few hundred or thousand for us this year), but how does he go with his ears? Time to see what he’s got for our Wall of Sound 2017 Year in Review…
Top 5 Albums of 2017
1. Taberah – Sinners Lament
2. Harlott – Extinction
3. Mason – Impervious
4. Desecrator- To The Gallows
5. Night Legion – Night Legion
The Top 5 Songs of 2017
1. Taberah – ‘Final March of Man’
2. Mason – ‘Extinction’
3. Trivium – ‘Heart From Your Hate’
4. Mason – ‘The Afterlife’
5. Stone Sour – ‘Song #3’
The Top 5 Gigs of 2017
5. Dragonforce – June 24th @ Manning Bar, Sydney (Review Here)
4. Alice Cooper – October 24th @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre
3. Steel Assassins Festival November 3-4 @ Bald Faced Stag
2. Airbourne – January 13th @ Metro Theatre
1. Guns N’ Roses – February 10th @ ANZ Stadium
What New Music Are You Looking Forward To In 2018?
I’m eagerly anticipating new albums from LORD, Snow Leopard, Envemoned, Demonhead and Espionage the most. They are going to rule.
Bands You’re Hoping Will Tour In 2018?
I can’t wait to see Sabaton at Download Festival and their sideshow with Amon Amarth while they’re here too. Also hoping for announcements soon for Trivium, Iron Maiden, Volbeat and Metallica. That’d make my year.