The Metal Observer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o Your guide through metal! Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:00:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A TMO Interview With: Dreadnaught’s Greg Trull http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/a-tmo-interview-with-dreadnaughts-greg-trull/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/a-tmo-interview-with-dreadnaughts-greg-trull/#comments Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:00:04 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=27024 The vocalist of one of Australia’s oldest and most respected heavy metal acts talks about Dreadnaught’s extensive career, their new album Caught The Vultures Sleeping, the state of the Australian heavy music scene and the virtues of Thin Lizzy. What … Continue reading
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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons of Rock 2016 – Day 3 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-tons-of-rock-2016-day-3/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-tons-of-rock-2016-day-3/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:52:54 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=26655 Tons of Rock Festival in Halden, Norway – June 24th 2016 Photos by Marie Solheim.   After two days of clouds and downpour, the weather gods have taken mercy upon us, gracing us with the warmth of the sun as … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: June, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-june-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-june-2016/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:59 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=26535 Four of the juiciest June jams going ’round. Ayreon - The Human Equation by Neil Bird In 2004, Ayreon released what is a personal favorite album of mine; The Human Equation was a spectacle in the best way, full of … Continue reading
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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons of Rock 2016 – Day 2 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-tons-of-rock-2016-day-2/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-tons-of-rock-2016-day-2/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:11:41 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=26576     Tons of Rock Festival in Halden, Norway – June 24th 2016 Photos by Marie Solheim. After the massive display from the godfathers of heavy metal, it’s no huge surprise that a number of fans are nursing aching heads … Continue reading
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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons of Rock 2016 – Day 1 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-tons-of-rock-2016-day-1/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-tons-of-rock-2016-day-1/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:06:03 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=26504 Tons of Rock Festival in Halden, Norway – June 23rd 2016 Photos by Marie Solheim. Something big has been stirring in the charming southern Norwegian town of Halden, rising once a year for three days of heavy metal hysteria. Beautifully … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: May, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-may-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-may-2016/#comments Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:33 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=26007 May the month’s most outstanding metal releases be with you. Vektor – Terminal Redux by Joshua Bulleid Vektor have always been, unashamedly, touted as the heirs to Voivod’s tech-thrash legacy (see their logo), but Terminal Redux—for me at least—more-readily answers … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: April, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-april-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-april-2016/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:17:26 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=25630 All of April’s most-awesome metal albums all in one awesome metal place. Barbarian – Cult Of The Empty Grave by Shawn Miller Taking the most bestial and barbaric parts of the first wave black metal; a la Bathory, Celtic Frost … Continue reading
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TMO Albums of the Month: March, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-march-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-march-2016/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:53 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=25025   1 Some mammoth offerings from the month of metal madness that was March.   Cobalt – Slow Forever by Nathan Hare There was a lot of excitement and hype from me personally with the new Cobalt album. I’ve loved … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: February, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-february-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-february-2016/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:30 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=24497  Four fortissimous frolics for a fantastic Februrary!   Dawnbringer - XX by Neil Bird Coming out of nowhere basically, Dawnbringer unveiled a brief but incredible new EP in XX. While Night Of The Hammer (2014) was a great album, it … Continue reading
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SHOW REPORT: Tombstones, Reptile Master, & Ocean Dweller (Oslo, Norway) http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/show-report-tombstones-reptile-master-ocean-dweller-oslo-norway/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/show-report-tombstones-reptile-master-ocean-dweller-oslo-norway/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:22 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=24235 Live at Blå in Oslo, Norway on February 11th, 2016. Photos by Marie Solheim. It’s no secret that Norway’s darker cultural exports still lean heavily on black metal, but in recent years a significant amount of doom bands have been … Continue reading
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