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Tag Archives: Metal Blast

Headbanger’s Brawl: Arch Enemy and the “banned” photographer

Posted by on December 31, 2018

  It’s been a while since we had a headbanger’s brawl, and figured, there’s no better way to end 2018 with an opinionated debate. While most of us spent Christmas day away from our computers, J Salmeron of Metal Blast published a lengthy editorial explaining how he was banned from shooting Arch Enemy. This has […]

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Interview: J Salmeron on being blacklisted from Arch Enemy

Posted by on December 31, 2018

On Christmas day, J Salmeron, writer/photographer/editor of Metal Blast, decided to publish an editorial on how he got banned from shooting Arch Enemy. We recently caught up with Salmeron to discuss why he went public, the overall response, and more. Did you do all of this to be paid with “exposure”? Let me give you […]

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Thunderball Clothing apologizes to “banned” photographer

Posted by on December 28, 2018

Thunderball Clothing owner Marta Gabriel has issued an official apology statement to J Salmeron, writer/photographer and editor of Metal Blast. Salmeron contacted Marta back in June after he noticed the clothing company shared his image of Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz on Instagram. Instead of Marta responding directly to Salmeron, she forwarded the message to the […]

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Alissa White-Gluz and Angela Gossow respond to “banned” photographer

Posted by on December 27, 2018

  J Salmeron, writer/photographer/editor of Metal Blast, surprised Arch Enemy and their fans as he penned a lengthy piece on Christmas Day explaining how he got banned and blacklisted from taking photographs of the band. The incident took place this past June after covering FortaRock Festival in the Netherlands which also included acts such as […]

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