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News : Diabolus In Musica: John Raptis Exhibition

By on November 11, 2015

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Many of you may have seen his work throughout the years on Metal Obsession. The man is John Raptis, a music photographer professional based in Melbourne with countless years of amazing work, and one of the best eyes for live music photography.

John has covered the likes of Black Sabbath, KISS, Metallica, Slipknot, Ghost and loads more amazing artists.

It is with great pleasure we announce his first live music photography exhibition on Friday, 29th January at Eureka Rebellion Trading (454 – 460 Smith Street, Collingwood). Attend the Official Facebook page and learn more about the upcoming event.

Live music photography connoisseurs and lovers of heavy music will definitely want to head down and check out John’s amazing work.

Head to for more details.

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Behind you stands a rabid, maniacal crowd chanting the band’s name in sheer frenzied anticipation long before the band has even entered the arena.

In front of the the band hits the stage with electrified raw emotion, power, volume, aggression and extremely high energy levels!

And there you are, smack bang in the middle of it all…

John Raptis is one of Australia’s leading Rock Music photographers. Having braved the rabid photo pits of Australia close to 10 years now, John has photographed over 500 of the world’s leading Heavy Metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Metallica, KISS, Slayer, Motorhead, Slipknot to name a very few.

John’s photography has been published globally in a slew of magazines and books including the New York Times best seller by guitarist Ace Frehley.

Diabolus In Musica will be John’s first photo exhibition to be held at the newly launched Eureka Rebellion Trading store.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook