Opinion

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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AND THE 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS SHIT SHOW WINNERS ARE…

Every year the Revolver Golden Gods Awards comes and makes the industry look ridiculous. From a lack of credible nominees to a not-so-democratic way of picking winners (to put it lightly), this event is simply a show to toot your own horn by those who have weight in the heavy music world. The good thing about the Golden Gods? Heavy

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON METAL MUSICIANS

A year or so ago I got the really great idea to film my band playing a particularly difficult section of one of our songs, over and over, while getting progressively more intoxicated. It took me a while to convince them it was worth doing and ultimately it was my drummer and I who decided to make complete asses of

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PEDALS YOU WISH WERE REAL

Okay, so I was just going to post this one image to the SkullsNBones Facebook page but then when I started a google image search for ‘joke pedals’ and the findings were too good to pass up. I know we don’t normally post BS like this but I think a lot of you will enjoy these as much as I

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MIND OVER METAL | SHINING A LIGHT ON THE DARK ROOTS OF METAL

Throughout time music has been an ever evolving art form that has embraced and expressed the culture and life views of many tribes and nations and the worldviews and beliefs that make them unique. From the very beginning of creation music and sound have played an important role in molding and shaping the voice and expression of basic human communication. Sound

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LAMB OF GOD: “AS THE PALACES BURN” FILM REVIEW BY METAL MARK!

The mighty Lamb Of God will be releasing their long awaited film, “As The Palaces Burn,” worldwide on February 27th. What starts out as a documentary on the band’s rise to fame, the deep connection with their fans around the world, and the beginning of the “Resolution” touring cycle, quickly turns at a dramatic moment in the film when the

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TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2013 RECAP!

Yep, it’s fucking January and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was all they way back at the end of June 2013.  Par for the course of my life, the brand new 3T hard drive I bought from Western Digital crashed right after the festival, in-between that and my wedding, taking with it all my interview footage and photos. My heart

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IS THERE A PLACE FOR POLITICS IN MUSIC?

I think 50% of people right off the bat are not going to click through and read this article because they don’t want to be bothered with a political rant, which is unfortunate because I think those people might be disillusioned to the more broad meaning of ‘politics’, having been exposed to all of the very loud ignorance one might

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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,

PEDALS YOU WISH WERE REAL

Okay, so I was just going to post this one image to the SkullsNBones Facebook page but then when I started a google image search