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  • Metal Obsession sets sail with 70,000 Tons of Metal in 2018

    THE ORIGINAL HEAVY METAL CRUISE, 70000 TONS OF METAL, HAVE UNVEILED THE FIRST 19 OF 60 BANDS TO BOARD AND WRECK HAVOC ACROSS THE CARRIBEAN SEAS. ARTISTS ANNOUNCED: Meshuggah, Sonata Arctica, Septicflesh, Dark Tranquility, Obscura, In Extremo, Korpiklaani, Necrophobic...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • With Full Force 2017 Review

    With Full Force 2017 Images & Words: Olga Herndon WEDNESDAY I flew into Berlin Schönefeld from Paris in the afternoon, not long after Hellfest, seeing Monster Magnet in Rouen, and having dinner with a friend. I easily found the train...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

      This year has been rather interesting in the realms of heavy music. A truck load of new releases from home and abroad were released (with plenty more to come!). Some bands have disbanded while other reformed. We continually...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress – An in-depth live review

    Wednesday, September 8th 2010 – the day Mike Portnoy shocked his band mates and legions of fans around the world by announcing that he was leaving Dream Theater. Portnoy parted ways with his long time friends and bandmates after 25...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Metal Obsession – European Summer Festival Preview (With Full Force)

    With Full Force is an open-air summer festival held every year since 1994, usually in June or July – this year, it will be from June 22nd to the 24th. This summer it will be at the Ferropolis, or...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Metal Obsession – European Summer Festival Preview (Leyendas del Rock)

    Leyendas del Rock, or Legends of Rock, is a heavy metal festival in the Valencia region of Eastern Spain. The 12th edition of Leyendas del Rock, which will be my first is a veritable who’s who of metal and...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Metal Obsession – European Summer Festival Preview (Headbanger’s Open Air)

    Headbanger’s Open Air has been dubbed as one of the biggest garden party’s of the world. The festival has been running yearly since 1998 on a rural farm some 40km from Hamburg, Germany, where each year the organiser opens his...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Metal Obsession – European Summer Festival Preview (Wacken Open Air)

    It’s that time of year again where metalheads from all across the globe converge to Europe to partake in the annual European summer of metal festivals. This year, Metal Obsession returns to the holy Wacken land, a place deemed...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • A Close Discussion With Peter Criss

    Many consider Peter Criss to be one of the most influential drummers in the history of rock’n’roll. In the 70’s and early 80’s, young hands all over the world were driven to pick up anything resembling a drum stick...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • A close discussion with Devin Townsend

    Devin Townsend Devin Townsend is one of the most fascinatingly musically diverse artists within the sphere of heavy metal today. It can only be described as a treat to be given an opportunity to discuss career highlights and gain some insight from the man...

    • Posted 3 months ago