Photos (c) Byron Smith.
Wales's Bullet for My Valentine are having their breakout year: introduced to the headbanging faithful via tours with Rob Zombie and Lacuna Coil, they landed the most coveted opening slot in New York (Guns N Roses' Hammerstein shows) and then set out to headline a Trustkill tour, which brought 'em to Axis last night. You can tell from their T-shirts and haircuts -- or lack of them -- that these motherfuckers mean business. Photographer Byron Smith reports audience participation level was up in the screaming-along-with-every-word levels.
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