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D. Randall Blythe  πŸ„SK8/#NIGHTMAREARMY/πŸ”΄πŸ“·Leica M-P typ240/Leica M Monochrom typ246/Leica Q/Author-Dark Days (DaCapo)/UNBUILT. My photos here, NOT my music. I πŸ–€ silence.

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"To Walk the Night" Montreal, Canada. As a photographer, one of the coolest things about having friends who are rockstars is... um, they look like rockstars & I can punish them to model for photos because they are used to it, hahaha. Fellow @unbuiltmag contributor @alissawhitegluz & my beastly pal @doylewvf lurking behind her. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaMonochrom #Monochrom #Summilux #Summilux50mm #πŸ”΄πŸ“· #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #blackandwhite #bnw_planet #bnw_life #pocket_bnw #bnw_captures #noir_shots #RatsEyesPhotography #archenemy #misfits #doyle #weare138 #HoneTheAesthetic

Ah, RVA. This is like a flashback to my early 20's. #Repost @municipalwaste ・・・
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch the full video for "Breathe Grease" from our sixth album, Slime And Punishment (out worldwide) at fb.com/municipalwaste.

Directed by Rob "Whitey" McConnaughy, "Breathe Grease" is the epitome of all things you would expect from a MUNICIPAL WASTE party and then some!

Catch us on the Vans Warped Tour all summer. Dates and tickets at www.municipalwaste.net

#MunicipalWaste #SlimeAndPunishment @tbuzz @ryanwaste @nicknightengale @stoutmania @landphilmetal #ThrashMetal #Thrash #CrossoverThrash #HeavyMetal #Metal #NuclearBlast @nuclearblastusa @nuclearblasteurope

"Rudies Can't Fail" Philadelphia, PA. Always nice when my bro @jesse_d_leach & his lady, the lovely @matadora, stop by the show for a visit. Two beautiful people, inside & out. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaQ #Summilux #Summilux28mm #LeicaCraft #πŸ”΄πŸ“· #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #streetphotography #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

"Consequences" Richmond, VA. 2 days ago I was surfing in St. Augustine, FL- I was sitting there on my board looking at the sea, not even catching a wave, when I turned my head & all of the sudden got a severe kink in my neck. I had to get outta the water eventually cuz it hurt too bad- I was PISSED. So we played a show 5 hours later & I took a bunch of ibuprofen, iced it down before the gig, & slapped on a Chinese Ben-Gay patch to get through the gig- it hurt like a bitch, like someone was stabbing me in the neck the whole show, but you do what you gotta do- like my professional ballet dancer buddy @mfrain1 told me, this is discipline, & what sets a pro apart from a student. Yesterday I went to the Richmond Ballet's chiropractor, who actually is an old college buddy of mine (& a metal head)- he X-rayed my neck. On the left is a normal human neck- nice healthy curve forward, even spaces between vertebrae. On the right is MY neck (you can tell by the earrings & glasses, haha)- the curve is GONE- it's starting to reverse & the discs between the lower vertebrae are diminished- this is from over 20 years of headbanging & jumping around stage like a maniac (see photo #2, taken a week ago by @fisherfotography- looks cool, but this is why I hurt- note knee & ankle brace), not to mention general dumb-assery- NOT GOOD. I am almost 47 years old & I'm still in really good shape (let's be honest- I'm not trying to be shitty here, but the majority of people my age do not and cannot move like I do- put down the remote & get off the couch, y'all- exercise is good for you), but it hurts more & more every tour we do. The human body isn't supposed to do this kinda stuff- my brain tells me I'm still 17, but my body is telling me "YOU'RE PUSHING 50, DUMBASS." So my point in writing all this is NOT to complain (what good does that do?), but to give you youngsters some advice- just remember, EVERYTHING YOU DO HAS CONSEQUENCES, & you WILL feel them sooner or later. My old man told me that when I was a kid, & I just laughed- as usual, I shoulda listened to him. I'm off to ice the neck & slather it up with some salve- see you tonight, Philly. And that BenGay smell? That's ME, hahaha.

"LADYKILLERS" Saint Augustine, FL. Here I am after tonight's festivities, chilling with some well-tanned & exceedingly handsome gentlemen, my fellow members of the almighty #NIGHTMAREARMY, including the general & high commander to my right (& surfboard shaper of @nightmareshapes), the evil genius Kane B. We are SCHOLARS. We are SCIENTISTS. We are MATHEMATICIANS. Some of us hold... extremely high positions. We have impeccable tastes and all of us are bred from the finest & most distinguished stock. We are the only gentlemen's surf association that has a TEAM KOOK (used to clear the lineup on crowded days). We are modern day nobility, gorgeous savages riding waves and breaking hearts with a style & grace not seen since the days of Casanova (ok, so Casanova didn't surf, but if he did, he would do it like US). Today I got to surf. I also got a horrendous kink in my neck while in the lineup, & had to wear a crazy Chinese Ben-Gay patch that @willadler gave me to get through the gig tonight, & I'll be seeing the chiropractor tomorrow (sucks getting old), but TODAY... today I got to SURF. My gills were starting to dry out, but now I have some salt on the skin, & I am a new man. Life is good when you're fighting in the #NIGHTMAREARMY. We are world-wide... watch out, or we will RELEASE THE KOOK!!!!! πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ„πŸΌπŸŒŠ#Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaQ #Summilux #Summilux28mm #LeicaCraft #πŸ”΄πŸ“· #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #streetphotography #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic #nightmarearmy #surfanddestroy

"The Mystery of Ology" Grand Rapids, MI. A week ago I was in VA Beach with my wife & we went past a place on the corner of 25th & Atlantic- it's some crappy tourist store now or whatever, but back in the day it was an old theater called the Atlantic Beach Club, & I saw many, many great punk shows there in the 1980's- Agent Orange, Reagan Youth, Vandals, Agnostic Front, Undead, COC- just many amazing bands, back when punk rock was still underground & it was actually dangerous to your health to walk around looking like a freak. Just stepping out the front door of your house was a daily commitment, because you never knew when some bonehead & his redneck jock buddies might try to kick your ass just because you looked different. That building is all shiny now, but beneath the facade is a place where I had some really formative experiences as a teenager. Things change, the times must move on, & some aspects of that are for the better for sure. But I look at that old club, and I remember, & I sure do miss some aspects of it- things were far more "real" back then, & that's no joke (I mean shit, it's been YEARS since a random pickup truck rode past me, someone screamed "FAGGOT!" at me, then chucked a beer bottle out the window- these sorts of things used to be regular occurrences- just ask any old punk rocker. Makes me a little misty-eyed just thinking about it, hahaha.) Looking at this building in Grand Rapids yesterday with the mirrored facade partially ripped away to expose the history beneath reminded me of how looking at that building in VA Beach made me feel- I wonder what older person in Grand Rapids walks down the street, sees it, & thinks "Ah, I remember when..." It's THE MYSTERY OF OLOGY- I guess everyone has their own... #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaQ #Summilux #Summilux28mm #LeicaCraft #πŸ”΄πŸ“· #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #streetphotography #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic #themysteryofology

"Good morning, Windy City" Chicago, IL. Sometimes you wake up, walk off the tour bus, & meet a very nice & well-spoken gentleman with creepy soulless zombie apocalypse peepers. Ah, tour life... #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaQ #Summilux #Summilux28mm #LeicaCraft #πŸ”΄πŸ“· #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #noir_shots #bnw_life #pocket_bnw #blackandwhite #streetdreamsmag #streetphotography #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

"Itch" Oshkosh, WI. This is an outtake from a new long-term photo project I recently started called "Frontman"- I will be taking portraits of frontmen & frontwomen (it's called "Frontman" merely for grammatical convenience- sounds better than "Frontperson") who are friends of mine, or whose work has influenced me, or who I am just a fan of (or any combination of all of the above), then I'll write a page to accompany each portrait to explain what this person means to me as a singer. These portraits will be of peeps ranging from the super-underground level (one guy in particular never even released an album, but is still a HUGE influence on me) to massively well-known rockstars. I'm not gonna say who all these people are yet, but the first two portraits I have gotten are H.R. of the almighty @badbrainsofficial & this monkey, my buddy @coreytaylor. These photos will not be studio portraits- we're talking run-n-gun-available-light-no-fancy-background stuff, just my fellow vocalists in their natural habitat. This isn't the portrait I'll be using, but it was fun shooting it- me & Corey walked over to the edge of some woods backstage the other day to shoot & immediately bugs started eating him alive. He was a good sport about it though- he's used to suffering- I mean he sings for @slipknot for Pete's sake, & THAT is not a comfortable gig. So thanks C.T. for your time! This project will take a year or two to finish I guess. Then we'll see about a gallery show/book if anyone is interested. Regardless, it's gonna be a fun process... #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaMonochrom #Monochrom #Summilux #Summilux50mm #πŸ”΄πŸ“· #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #blackandwhite #bnw_planet #bnw_life #pocket_bnw #bnw_captures #noir_shots #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic #thefrontmanproject #frontman

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