About Mary Boukouvalas
Mary is a music photographer and reviewer.

Snap Scene: John Power Memorial – Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons & the Rock Doctors, Memo Music Hall 17th March 2019

March 22, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

John Power died in November last year after prolonged health problems. He was a much loved man amongst Melbourne and Sydney musicians and music lovers alike. Over his nearly 50 year career he was best known as the bass guitarist/ singer in Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons but he also played and recorded with many other great Australian bands such as Company Caine , Foreday Riders, The Rock Doctors and the Hippos.
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Snap Scene: Judas Priest at Download Festival, Flemington 11th March 2019

March 19, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40-year career. Formed in the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. JUDAS PRIEST went on to change the face of heavy metal. […]

Snap Scene: Ghost at Download Festival, Flemington 11th March 2019

March 19, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Ghost are a Grammy® Award-winning rock band from Linköping, Sweden. The bands critically acclaimed third full length, Meliora and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of rock greats and resulted in a Grammy Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their current album Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages – with a stage show to match. Entertainment Weekly declared them: “One of the most dynamic loud bands on the planet.” Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band…Not to be missed! […]

Snap Scene: Slayer at Download Festival, Flemington 11th March 2019

March 19, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

In January, thrash titans Slayer devastated metalheads across the globe, announcing they were calling it a day, along with a mammoth good bye world tour. After thirty-seven years, twelve studio albums and countless shows, Slayer’s place in music history is secure as one of The Big Four (alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax): they helped define the thrash-metal genre. Even amongst peers of that quality, Grammy Award winning Slayer still proudly stand alone and remain one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history. […]

Snap Scene: Anthrax at Download Festival, Flemington 11th March 2019

March 19, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

It’s rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second act, but then Anthrax isn’t your average band. Formed in New York in 1981, the group that would go on to sell over ten million records and become the living embodiment of America’s hi-top wearing, riff-spitting, ear-thrashing answer to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has undergone not one, but two complete eras – but that isn’t their real achievement. […]

Snap Scene: Behemoth at Download Festival, Flemington 11th March 2019

March 19, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Polish death metal band Behemoth are no strangers to blasphemy. Over the course of the last 27 years, they’ve pushed the boundaries of black metal and heresy alike. Behemoth have been pivotal in the establishment of the Polish extreme underground metal scene. Time and again, the government of their native Poland has charged them with various “crimes” such as tearing up a bible onstage in 2007 and using the Polish coat of arms on a Behemoth t-shirt in 2017. We welcome their sacrilege with open arms to Download 2019! […]

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