To celebrate a decade of success, Sumerian Records kicked off the Sumerian 10 Year Tour this past February. UPON A BURNING BODY performed at the second to the last show at the Reverb in Reading, PA.
Following ERRA was Upon a Burning Body and they hit the stage like they were shot from a canon. The set was high energy and high speed, so much so that the light show quickened its pace to keep up with the performance. They played a mix of songs mostly from their latest albums, The World is My Enemy Now, released in 2014, and Red. White. Green., released in 2012. At one point, and it may have been right before the tore into “Sin City,” singer Danny Leal encouraged body surfers to take aim at the stage barricade. Within moments bodies were tumbling over the barricade as the crowd raised their arms with horns held high. Each note played seemed to raise the excitement level of the audience higher. When the band walked off the stage, the crowd dispersed to grab well deserved cold beers and fresh outdoor air.
I specialize in sports and live event photography. I've had the opportunity to shoot many local and national bands, including Clutch, Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah and Dave Davies to name a few. I've also covered school sporting events in the York County, Philadelphia and Baltimore areas including ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse.