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Zeal - Ardor - Strange Fruit - Promo Photo

Opinion: The Improbable Appeal Of Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor are strangers in the metal world. Septultura delivered Roots which bristled with Brazilian tribal energies, Devildriver recently released their outlaw country homage Outlaws ‘Til the End Vol. 1, and Zeal & Ardor, with 2017’s Devil is Fine and this year’s Strange Fruit, explore a world where the shackles of slaves are part of the music’s rhythmic lifeblood.

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The Future Of Metal Is Here

We recently pondered the future of stadium-sized metal, given the impending exit of Slayer and the aging mega-bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden (read it here). Well, friends, the question of who will take over the throne is being answered night after night on Slayer‘s farewell tour. The answer is Lamb of God. When Randy Blythe and company took the stage

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Five Things Missing From Our Lives Since 70,000 Tons Of Metal

It has been a mere four months since the 2018 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, and, quite honestly, we haven’t been “complete” since stepping off the Independence of the Seas and saying good-bye to friends, new and old. Now it is a waiting game. We know the dates for next year’s cruise and we are currently making plans. We know

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Is Stadium-Sized Metal Disappearing One Band At A Time?

These are strange times in the metal world. Strange times, indeed. Slayer are calling it quits after 37 years with one more tour that kicks off later in this spring, and fellow Big Four titans Metallica are ramping up for a 34-date 2018/2019 tour that has metalheads spewing all kinds of happy nonsense down their faded black shirts. But the

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Quest To Find The Best Bass Player In Metal

Quest To Find The Best Bass Player In Metal: Laying The Ground Rules

Recently I posted a question on the SkullsNBones Facebook page asking who is the best bass player in metal.  For total transparency here’s what I asked: Now for some background.  As a bass player I am often asked who my favorite bass players are.  My honest answer is that I don’t really have a favorite because I take my inspiration

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George Romero … Do NOT Rest In Peace

Well, last week turned out to suck major donkey cock with the news that George Romero passed away. Son of a bitch! Really, God? All the assholes here on Earth and you have to come and take George Motherfucking Romero from us? Ain’t that a bitch. The man pretty much created the zombie film genre with the beyond classic, Night of

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There's No Good Music Anymore Volume 1

There’s No Good Music Anymore – Vol. 1

I hear so many people complaining about how there isn’t any good modern music, or how there are no good new bands coming out.  You guys remind me of the teenage girls who post “I’m so ugly” just so that boys will comment about how beautiful you are.  I, of course, fall for it every time and share a link

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3 Positive Things To Think About While The World Burns

Three Positive Things To Think About While The World Burns

Alt-right versus liberal left?  Healthcare fight in the United States?  Election in France?  European Union instability?  Brexit?  War in the Middle East?  Possible war with southeast Asia?  Immigration crisis?  Religion?  Russian hackers?  There’s a lot of shit going on right now in the world that drives us apart.  There’s enough to start wars and cause lives to be lost, and surely some

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Celebrity News Headlines Rewritten By A Metalhead (Volume 1)

Guess who’s fucking who this week in Hollywood?!  Who cares!  I am sick this weekend and pretty annoyed at life, so why not take it out on the people I like the least in the world … celebrities!  I’m just going to look through some celebrity news websites and pull out a few headlines that stand out to me and

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Zeal - Ardor - Strange Fruit - Promo Photo

Opinion: The Improbable Appeal Of Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor are strangers in the metal world. Septultura delivered Roots which bristled with Brazilian tribal energies, Devildriver recently released their outlaw country homage

The Future Of Metal Is Here

We recently pondered the future of stadium-sized metal, given the impending exit of Slayer and the aging mega-bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden (read it