The Metal Observer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o Your guide through metal! Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Inferno Festival 2015 – Day 4 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-4/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-4/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17883 Inferno Festival Day 4, April 4th 2015 Photos by Eivind Nakken.   In the months leading up to this year’s festival, the Inferno management arranged a contest where fans could vote for a band. The winner would earn an opening … Continue reading
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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Inferno Festival 2015 – Day 3 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-3/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-3/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:00:57 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17854 Inferno Festival Day 3, April 3rd 2015 Photos by Eivind Nakken.   After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to infiltrate Rockefeller Music Hall yet again. Today the show is kicked off by NOLA supergroup Goatwhore, who are just starting their … Continue reading
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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Inferno Festival 2015 – Day 2 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-2/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-2/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:00:38 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17832 Inferno Festival Day 2, April 2nd 2015 Photos by Eivind Nakken.   Still nursing a gently throbbing headache from the night before, an impressive crowd is already gathering at Rockefeller as the clock strikes six in the afternoon. The honor … Continue reading
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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Inferno Festival 2015 – Day 1 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-1/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/festival-special-inferno-festival-2015-day-1/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:42:34 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17810 Inferno Festival Day 1, April 1st 2015 Photos by Eivind Nakken. In Norway, the Easter week is traditionally reserved for skiing and snuggling up in a cabin somewhere away from civilization. For some of us, however, the holiest weekend is … Continue reading
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“It’s safe to say that neither Jeff or myself are really fans of a lot of what’s going on” – A TMO Interview With Bill Steer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/cacass-interview/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/cacass-interview/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:00:06 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17782 The Carcass axeman gets stuck in to At The Gates, Avenged Sevenfold and people who don’t like Swansong. I recently conducted an interview with Carcass guitarist Bill Steer for Australia’s HEAVY Magazine, prompted by their upcoming ‘Deathcrusher’ Australian/New Zealand tour … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: March 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-march-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-march-2015/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:49 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17538   Bigger names and a few hidden gems dominate this month’s best offerings And Shawn goes rogue. Again. Enslaved – In Times by Nathan Hare   Not many bands have been as good for as long as Enslaved. In Times, … Continue reading
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TMO’s Essentials – Black Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-black-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-black-metal/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:00:11 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17069   If you are anything like us, you are madly in love with music. Although she is always there for us, lady music can be a cruel mistress as well. With the sheer amount of great albums out there, navigating … Continue reading
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Evan’s Favorite Records of MMXIV http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/evans-favorite-records-of-mmxiv/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/evans-favorite-records-of-mmxiv/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 13:04:58 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=15062 There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it … Continue reading
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TMO’s Essentials – Doom Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-doom-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-doom-metal/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 11:00:13 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=12121 If you are anything like us, you are madly in love with music. Although she is always there for us, lady music can be a cruel mistress as well. With the sheer amount of great albums out there, navigating the … Continue reading
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Shawn’s Top 20 Albums of 2014 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/shawns-top-20-albums-of-2014/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/shawns-top-20-albums-of-2014/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=16751 One of a series of articles that gets down and dirty, where Metal Observer writers’ favorite music of 2014 is uncovered. Here, Shawn lists his favorite albums of the past year.  Click the titles for our reviews of the albums, … Continue reading
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