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  • Metal Obsession in France: Hellfest 2015 Preview

    Ever dream about that day where you’d see Judas Priest, Motorhead, Godsmack, Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Scorpions, Faith No More, ZZ Top, Limp Bizkit, Dark Tranquility, In Flames, Nightwish, Sylosis, Slash, and just a handful of other such bands...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Inferno Metal Festival 2015 @ Oslo, Norway – Day 2

    Images: Imanuel d’Anjou Words: Prarthana Venunathan The best thing about most European festivals especially Inferno is that it doesn’t just stop with one day of ear-drum obliterating madness. No. It’s four days. For any metal head, those four days...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • DVD Review: Orpheus Omega – Archways Across Asia

    We open to a black stage and the haunting melodies and harmonics of “The Deconstruct”. Soon, violet overhead lights engulf the stage, illuminating the five fearsome members that make up Melbourne’s Orpheus Omega. The beat rushes in and before long,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Inferno Metal Festival 2015 @ Oslo, Norway – Day 1

    Inferno Metal Festival – Day 1 One of my dreams as a metalhead/metal-lover/ metal enthusiast, call it what you may,  has always been to visit the enchanting lands of Scandinavia, where heavy music dominates the music scene and what...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 6

    After four hectic shows in close vicinity of each other some well-deserved time off was taken in Byron Bay. We all take some time away from each other, electing to do our own thing while we enjoy the fun,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 5

    With The Ocean boys catching up on sleep and recuperating in Byron Bay, I caught up with national support band Caligula’s Horse to find out how things are going in their camp. I meet Jim (vocals) at a coffee...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 4

    Words and images: Mark Hoffmann It’s Sunday morning in Brisbane, the sun is shining and all is quiet. After the craziness of the previous night’s show, it seems almost an idyllic scene. This evening’s show is a freebie at...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 3

    It’s early in the morning. We have a sizeable trailer attached to our touring van. Inside it is lighting equipment, instruments and boxes full of merchandise. Robin is standing on top of the luggage, which is stacked from back...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 2

    The Factory Floor is a sweet venue. Once everyone is inside a myriad of lighting equipment is routinely spread out across the floor of the venue and put together with precision expertise. The drive back to Sydney was smooth....

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 1

    Wild Thing Presents are putting together a crazy tour across Australia, bringing the powerfully conceptual post metal band The Ocean on the road to perform their vapidly acclaimed album Pelagial in full. This vast composition explores sonically the depth...

    • Posted 2 months ago