Loud Online is a metal and heavy rock webzine based in Sydney, Australia.
Loud began as a program on community radio in 1995, expanded into a print zine later that year and was originally launched on the web in mid-1996.
Over the intervening years, the zine and the site have come and gone – the zine took extended breaks between 1999 and 2001 and again between 2007 and 2009 and the original Loud website finally came to an end when GeoCities died, although the last time it was updated was 10 December 2007. Following a full-colour relaunch of the Loud zine in early 2009, it was finally decided in August 2010 to instead concentrate on the web and hence Loud Online was born!
The aim of Loud Online is to cover the spheres of metal and heavy rock from every angle: up close, far away, from underneath… Our motto is “More than music, it’s a lifestyle”, and we live up to that by looking at the bands and artists from the stage, the studio and all places in between, keeping you up-to-date on release and touring information, as well as bringing you other elements of the metal/HR culture: films, books and other stuff that we know you like.