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Open Letter From Sam Roon On International Women’s Day

Dear SkullsNBones Community- The social norm for men or women in today’s world is not to participate in an anti-status-quo culture, but to conform to the social norms of the society we are brought up in.  By many social standards the gendered expectations of men is that violence is okay within reason and women are to be submissive.  Anger and action

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Into The Pit: Are Babymetal Heavy Metal’s Dirty Little Guilty Pleasures?

OK, right off the bat, it is not cool to fap to Babymetal videos. Seriously, dudes, two of the members are only 17, so rubbing one out while watching “Gimme Chocolate” is pretty creepy. Where does one even begin to discuss the latest thing blowing up the interweb heavy metal-wise, Japan’s newest mega-musical-export, Babymetal? For starters, it’s well known that

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Rolling Stone's Kim Kardashian Cover Is Justified?

Rolling Stone’s Kim Kardashian Cover Is Justified?

The debate over Kim Kardashian on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s July 16th issue has risen to a boiling point, especially with the hard rock & metal world (as if one of our artists would ever elegantly grace the cover).  There have been many reactions to the pick, most notably Sinead O’Connor with her short, but powerful rant: What is this cunt

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DEVILDRIVER / WHITECHAPEL TOUR REVIEW FROM FARGO BY JASON ZINS

Devildriver made their first stop in ten years in Fargo on June 1st, accompanied by Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy. This is probably one of the most brutal tours to grace a secondary market like Fargo in a long time, and I was like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve awaiting this day!

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SONISPHERE FINLAND REVIEW BY SAM ROON

Last night the long awaited Sonisphere Festival ran through Helsinki, Finland on a cold, rainy, windy, (typical Finnish) summer day. This year’s fest features Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, Ghost & Gojira.  The festival was set up on the beach next to an inlet off the Finnish Ocean so you can imagine the feeling of being soaked to the bone, drunk (but

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SONISPHERE FINLAND REVIEW BY SAM ROON

Last night the long awaited Sonisphere Festival ran through Helsinki, Finland on a cold, rainy, windy, (typical Finnish) summer day. This year’s fest features Metallica,