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  • Zeal & Ardor, Balloons Kill Babies & Sam Haven @ The Brightside, Brisbane 28/02/2019

    Zeal & Ardor have made a name for themselves as innovative pioneers of Metal since forming in 2013. Led by Swiss American, Manuel Gagneux, Zeal & Ardor’s sound is an avant-garde hybrid of African American spirituals and...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Enslaved, Sólstafir & Kaerulean @ The Zoo, Brisbane 31/08/2018

    The Zoo in Brisbane hosted quite a show last night, the penultimate show of Enslaved’s 2018 Australian Tour and I was fortunate enough to be there, thanks to Metal Obsession. First up, Kaerulean, Brisbane’s progressive death technicians. Promoting...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Ensiferum – Two Paths

    Ensiferum are a Finnish “Melodic Folk Metal” band whose sound has the spirit and energy of Viking Sagas and a name which translates as “sword-bearing”. Founded in 1995, Ensiferum has released 7 studio albums to date including...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay

    Cradle of Filth, one of the most polarising bands in metal’s history. From their symphonic black metal roots in the early 90’s, to their more Gothic even mainstream rock sound of recent times, they have been simultaneously...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Body Count, AB Original and Void of Vision @ Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane 01/06/2017

    Images: Rebecca Reid Words: Gene Banyard Body Count are back and they are more brilliant, outspoken and brutal then ever! Fronted by legendary gangster rapper Ice T, Body Count hails from Los Angeles, California and formed in...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Wednesday 13 – Condolences

    Wednesday 13 (Joseph Poole) has always been a fan of the macabre and the theatrical. Taking his moniker from two of his favourite TV shows – Wednesday from The Addams Family & 13 from the street address...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Solstafir – Berdreyminn

    Originally made up of three friends from Iceland, Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, Halldór Einarsson and Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, Solstifar’s music is as panoramic and as fiercely undulating as their native landscape. Typically Icelandic in nature, Solstifar‘s music is innately...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Sanctuary – Inception

    Old School Metal has made quite the comeback of late. Stalwarts of the scene Iron Maiden still wave the 80’s banner high and bands like Steel Panther have taken up this mantle in more recent times (if...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Brian Posehn @ Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane 16/04/2016

    Brian Posehn is a professional comedian, actor & writer whose credits include The Sarah Silverman Show, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects and co-writer on the 4th season of Metalocalypse. He is also a chronic stoner, a passionate...

    • Posted 3 years ago