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Lone Cairn: “Obsolete” EP Review

Goddamn! I’ve gotten to hear some great new bands as part of what I have deemed our “SnB/Steel Panther Battle of the Unsigne Bands,” but holy schnikes, I am so digging the EP Obsolete by Lone Cairn out of Grenoble, France! Who ever knew a couple of French guys could kick ass like this? Though they say they base their

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Spreading the Disease: “Mindcell” EP Review

Que pasa, all you headbanging heavy metal heathens! Welcome to another entry in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the coolest of the cruel, the badassest of the bitches, the fucking furious of the fantastic … Spreading the Disease! Disclaimer: I have been championing and following and reviewing this band for over three years. So, yeah, King Rhino is a fucking

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Lagerstein: “25/7” Album Review

Up next in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Battle of the Bands” is an Australian band, Lagerstein. The fact that this is an Aussie band almost ensures that they’re going to be fun but it gets better … Lagerstein play Pirate Metal! Yes, in case you were not aware, there is actually a pirate genre in hard rock. That’s right. Imagine Captain

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Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino ass out of retirement to get on board. So, let’s kick this bitch! The first delivery to my inbox was the debut album by Hunter out of Belgium. And, wowza! If these guys are any

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Byron Nemeth: “The Video Chronicles Reimagined” Album Review

In celebration of the upcoming album from Steel Panther, Heavy Metal Rules, SkullsnBones and the Bad Boys of Spandex, Bandanas and Damp Mom Jeans are looking for the hidden gems in unsigned underground metal. So, meet Byron Nemeth, guitar-slinger extrordinaire. Originally hailing from Ohio, Nemeth now makes his home in the hot deserts of Arizona. We had the chance to

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Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet Jeebus, we all know metal needs a laugh now and then! Clocking in at 22 tracks, DO is an exercise in witty lyrics and banter, lean crisp production, and actual talent in the performances. This is

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Hyvmine: “Fight Or Flight” EP Review

… Oh my! Can a three-song EP be the record of the year? After listening to Hyvmine’s Fight Or Flight, all I can say is fuck yes! Where the hell have these guys been hiding? Led by Al Joseph (guitars/vocals), Hyvmine are getting in the ring and about to pummel all comers for the heavy metal heavy belt. With three

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Haunt: “Burst Into Flame” Album Review

OK, boys and girls, King Rhino has a scorcher of an album for you! American band, Haunt, and their new LP, Burst Into Flame, have everything any headbanger worth his or her salt is looking for in a record. Haunt is the brainchild of Trevor William Church, who just so happens to be the child of William “The Electric” Church

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Spaceslug: “Eye Of The Tide” Album Review

Out of Poland comes Spaceslug, the bastard child of Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd with a little Hawkwind thrown into the mix for good measure. Eye of the Tide is the end of a trilogy of albums that started in 2015, and man, this is one Hell of a finish. Spaceslug write big songs. The shortest track on the album

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Let It Breathe: “Let It Breathe” Album Review

Yeah, I always dig me some new doomy, sludgy stoner metal. Let It Breathe definitely deliver the goods. The self-titled album features chunky, chunky bass and drums with soaring, mind-altering guitar riffs, and wailing and wistful vocals. It’s the whole kit and doom-filled kaboodle. These are are some great songs that are meant to be listened to on a dark

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Lone Cairn - Obsolete - Cover

Lone Cairn: “Obsolete” EP Review

Goddamn! I’ve gotten to hear some great new bands as part of what I have deemed our “SnB/Steel Panther Battle of the Unsigne Bands,” but

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Lagerstein: “25/7” Album Review

Up next in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Battle of the Bands” is an Australian band, Lagerstein. The fact that this is an Aussie band almost ensures

Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino

Psychostick - Do - Cover

Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet