HeavensDust @ Club Asia, October 10th 2014
The Emerge from Silence show at Club Asia was a night spent celebrating the release of HeavensDust’s remix album “Re:BURN”. For those not familiar, HeavensDust are a Tokyo-based band formed around singer Shin, who has brought in a number of musicians over the 14 years of HeavensDust to aid in creating a very idiosyncratic mix of metal infused with traditional Japanese sounds brought in by wadaiko, koto and the shakuhachi (Japanese flute).
I’d actually photographed a few members of the band along a dark path round the back of Shibuya somewhere last summer after a JaMe interview, but had not and the chance to shoot them live. Club Asia is an interesting venue as there’s really not much space to manoeuvre around at the front, so I was shooting from the crowd, from the stairs leading up to the stage, and at one point from within the weird metal barriers in front of the stage. Sadly, none of the band or crowd shots were usable (thank you red light!) but I’m pretty happy with the ones you can see here and on
HeavensDust have gigs coming up in January. Check out their Facebook page for more details!