The Metal Observer is an independent online magazine that focuses on heavy metal music and is based in Canada. The German and English language magazine was founded in May 2000.
The bulk of the webzine is comprised of heavy metal recorded and live music reviews conducted by Observer staff. Reviewers hail from Africa, North America, Europe and Australia. Additionally, the magazine has an archive of 475 interviews with rock and metal performers.
The Metal Observer radio show is broadcast live in Austria and on the world wide web.