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Hypnos: “GBG Sessions” Album Review

Any band whose press release compares them to Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest will get my attention. Priest and Lizzy are not only two of my all time favorite bands, but they are groups I have been since back in the mid-’70s until today. So, if you’re gonna try to run with the big dogs, you better be able to

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Bison: “Earthbound” Reissue Review

Wow! This re-release of Bison‘s11-year-old Earthbound could have been recorded 11 days ago and still sound up-to-date and cutting edge. If you’re a sludge-lover like I am, this will totally float your barge. Heaviness abounds in slamming drums, lickety-split guitar licks, and heavy vocals. Big shout out to No List Records for giving people a chance to hear this record as

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Jose “Blue” Gonzalez Talks Phillip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” In Exclusive Interview

Doing time in both Phillip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Superjoint, drummer Jose Manuel “Blue”Gonzalez is pretty much living the heavy metal dream these days for young guy in America SkullsnBones.com had some phone time with “Blue” to talk metal, being a Hispanic-American and all things Phil. Blue! How goes it? Things are good here. Thanks! I have to say,

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Wyatt “Screamin’ Demon” Anderson Talks “Infernal Overdrive” In Exclusive Interview

I was recently surprised when I discovered the Los Angeles-based band White Wizzard and their new album, Infernal Overdrive. With spectacular songwriting and execution throughout, the real diamond on this record is vocalist Wyatt “Screamin’ Demon” Anderson. He is easily one of the best kept secrets  in American metal these days. So, I reached out to their record company because

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Mammoth Grinder: “Cosmic Crypt” Album Review

Oh, Mammoth Grinder, you brutally sexy metal motherfuckers, you! Cosmic Crypt, their first album in five years, is hard rock porno that will bend you over and do butt stuff to you … and you will like it! Four albums into their career, these guys know how to kick ass and take names. Cosmic Crypt is one of those records

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Black Label Society: “Grimmest Hits” Album Review

All hail the mighty Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society! Really? Did any of us not know that Grimmest Hits wouldn’t be spectacularly badasse? Seriously. We’re talking BLS here. Brother Zakk is quite simply the pinnacle of metal these days. Whether it’s as a vocalist, a guitarist or songwriter, the Jersey Boy is at the top of his motherfucking game.

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Howling Sycamore: “Howling Sycamore” Album Review

What an interesting surprise. A few seconds into the new, self-titled Howling Sycamore album, I found myself thinking, “Naw, not for me.” Now, 20 minutes in, I am totally digging this record. Original and kinda different in it’s approach, they pull it off 100 percent. Symphonic, darkly obsessive with some very cool jazz influences on the back end, there is

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Atala: “Labyrinth of Ashmedai” Album Review

Me, personally? I am a huge desert doom metal fan. There’s just something about the metal that comes out of the desert that speaks to me, I guess. So, I am totally digging the fuck out of Atala‘s new album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai. Hailing from one of my favorite places on Earth – 29 Palms, California – Atala is to desert

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Bison: “Earthbound” Reissue Review

Wow! This re-release of Bison‘s11-year-old Earthbound could have been recorded 11 days ago and still sound up-to-date and cutting edge. If you’re a sludge-lover like I