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Live Reviews

  • Voyager, Klone, Mish & Dawn Heist @ The Factory Floor, Sydney 23/05/2015

    It’s almost a feeling of déjà vu at the Factory Theatre this Saturday. Voyager are playing at the Factory Floor again, almost 10 months since their last show at this venue. The release party for V back in July...

    • Posted 4 days ago
  • The Haunted, Insomnium & Orpheus Omega @ The HiFi, Melbourne 15/05/2015

    Words: Jonathon Besanko Images: Ben Gunzburg I’m going to preface this by saying that this following review is written simply going off my memory. I wrote this review as a favour to one of my Metal Obsession co-workers, so if...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • The Haunted, Insomnium & In Death @ The HiFi, Brisbane 14/05/2015

    Words: Jake Patton Images: Amanda Brenchley The ‘Scandinavian Metal Storm’. The name conjures up images of a blistering blizzard set in a luscious forest or open green plains with a few bands playing a mighty show against the elements....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper & Muscle Car @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 12/05/2015

    Words: Jonathon Besanko Images: Matt Allan Twilight blossoms over the foggy horizon on what is one of Melbourne’s coldest nights in a while. I have the onset stages of a cold, I’m rugged up like an eskimo, and I’m...

    • 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
  • Suffocation, Decapitated, Eternal Rest & Disentomb @ Brisbane, The HiFi 07/05/2015

    It’s a really good reflection on the Australian metal scene that we are getting these double headlining bills put on, especially when you consider that tonight’s two headliners have a combined touring history of over forty-five years. Couple that information up...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Opeth & Myridian @ The Forum, Melbourne 07/05/2015

    Images: Cameron Stewart Words: Jonathon Besanko Opeth are a name that helped define a genre. After many years, I was finally getting the opportunity to see the progressive Swedes live. And let me tell you, nothing could have truly...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Opeth & Caligula’s Horse @ Eatons Hill, Brisbane 06/05/2015

    Images: Amanda Brenchley Words: Jake Patton While a mid-week concert held in a location that isn’t centrally in Brisbane’s CBD area would normally keep the droves away, Metalheads had flocked to Eaton’s Hill Hotel to witness the sheer power...

    • 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
  • Opeth & sleepmakeswaves @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 03/05/2015

    Images and Words: Martin Michea I have never witnessed Opeth live on Australian soil before. I’ve heard for many years though that it is something truly special, and when I asked Mikael Åkerfeldt in a recent interview about his feelings towards...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago