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  • Lochlan Watt’s Best Australian Releases of 2014 list

    If you’ve listened to the last few episodes of Triple J’s The Racket you’ll know doubt have heard Lochlan Watt recounting the best of 2014’s heavy stuff, but to get more insight into the Aussie bands that the radio host/band manager/vocalist/label...

    • Posted 3 hours ago
  • Anwar Rizk’s best albums of 2014

    This year has been overwhelming to say the least when it comes to new releases. Each year I think to myself the year gone by will never be outdone, but lo and behold, both the local and international heavy metal...

    • Posted 2 days ago
  • Jonathon Besanko’s Best Albums Of 2014

    I’ll admit, I’ve found it difficult at times to listen to as wide a berth of music this year as I would have liked. Much to my dismay, due to new commitments entering my life such as university study,...

    • Posted 6 days ago
  • Mitch Booth’s Top Albums of 2014 list(s)

    Unlike the last couple of years where I’ve struggled to cut these lists down to ten each, flicking through my 2014 releases made me realise it’s just been a year of “good” releases. There have been definite standouts, in...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • Patrick Emmett’s Best Albums/EPs of 2014

    Putting all of the amazing albums I’ve heard in 2014 into a “best of” list and ordering them is a lot more challenging than it’s been in previous years. That’s because this year has been amazing for music. So many great albums...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • Metal Down Under: A History of Australian Metal (DVD review)

    The old saying “We’ve come a long way” immediately came to mind upon viewing the documentary Metal Down Under; but, by that same token, so did the old adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same”....

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Monthly Giveaway #5 (Merauder Australian tour, MetalStorm + more!)

    Last month’s monster giveaway featured two Metal Down Under prize packs, new CD’s and a double pass to the heavy metal boat festival, Hell On The Bay, this Saturday. Congratulations to the 6 people that won something; Euan Ruddick,...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Monthly Giveaway #4 (Metal Down Under, Hell On The Bay + more!)

    This is our fourth month of doing monthly giveaways on Metal Obsession. The response to these has been excellent, thanks to everyone who has entered and we hope the winners enjoyed their stuff. This month’s giveaway will have six winners...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Help Save The Cherry Bar

    The Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane, Melbourne is an icon of rock ‘n’ roll in Australia, yet with the sad advent of big business that has already led to the closing of such celebrated venues as The Palace Theatre,...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Monthly Giveaway #3 (Toehider, Whoretopsy + more!)

    It’s that time again, where we round up a bunch of new releases from Australian bands, as well as other goodies, and give them away! The response to this over the past two months has been great, so thanks...

    • Posted 5 months ago