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  • Australian metal bands get the chance to be a part of Wacken Metal Battle.

    Wacken is a name that has become wholly identified with metalheads, and a shining beacon for metal and rock bands globally for the last thirty years. For those who have been living under a rock for that period of...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • “A Real Nostalgia Trip” – An Interview With Jim Grey (Caligula’s Horse)

    Artists’ creative processes and journeys are eternally fascinating areas of study and discussion. Where do creative people’s ideas come from? How do they form? How do creatives develop and nurture their ideas? How do they take them from raw...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • “We don’t need too much tough guy metal stuff.” – An Interview with Hemina

    The world of heavy music is a pretty macho one, some might say quite sexist at times. Women’s involvement in the genre, and even attitudes and behaviours perceived as being anything less than hyper-masculine, are often disdained and ridiculed...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • “No Deadlines” – An Interview with M0dal1ty

    Some bands don’t just have themes and concepts running through their songs and imagery. Some bands don’t just do full concept or themed albums. Some have entire band-concepts. Bands like Nile (ancient Egypt) and Fear Factory (man vs machine/technology)...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Hymns To The Dead (Dark Mofo) @ Odeon Theatre, Hobart 19/06/2019

    Every year as darkness descends upon Hobart, the heart of winter bears the scars of the world’s most intense extreme metal. This annual ritual is none other than Hymns To The Dead, within Dark Mofo arts festival. This year,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • “We’ve got a ton of new material” – An interview with Joe Buras (Born of Osiris)

    Sometimes when a band has been on a break from recording and touring for a while, a new tour can be a reunion of bandmates of sorts. Such is the case with American progressive heavy act Born of Osiris....

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Orpheus Omega ‘Wear Your Sins’ Track by Track Commentary.

    Orpheus Omega has unleashed their crushing new release ‘Wear Your Sins’. This is album number 4 for the Melbourne based melodic death metal ensemble, and the debut release with their newly signed deal with Australian based record label, EVP...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Lords of Chaos (Movie Review)

    First up, this is a ‘biopic’. The very term seems to trigger something in certain filmgoer’s brains, trigger a default ‘I’m going to hate on this movie’ position. These types of films must be taken and experienced for what...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Top Albums of 2018

    This year has seen some amazing highs and unfortunate low in the world of heavy metal. We saw the announcement of Slayer to embark on their final world tour after 37 years together, Machine Head‘s longtime members Phil Dimmel (guitarist) and...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 Review – Day Two & Three

    Click here to read the Day 1 review of Wacken Open Air 2018. All photos courtesy of  ICS Festival GmbH www.wacken.com I woke up early on Friday morning, the 2nd day of the festival,  in a sweltering tent feeling the effects of an...

    • Posted 1 year ago