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  • “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 3 days 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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 4 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 7 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 11 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 Review – Day One

    pilgrimage a trip, often a long one, made to a holy place for religious reasons. There is no doubt that for myself and many other metal fans, a trip to Wacken is a pilgrimage in the truest sense of the word. Denim vests, black shirts, goodwill...

    • Posted 12 months ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)

    Well, here we are again. Now at the crossroads of 2018. What a year it has been thus far. Not only for the multitude of fresh releases from both local and international artists but also the tours that are...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 – Preview

    Wacken Open Air 2018 Preview Europeans are spoilt for choice when it comes to summer heavy metal festivals. There are countless festivals held all across the northern continent ranging from smaller events to multi-day/multi-stage affairs. Despite the range of...

    • Posted 1 year ago