Opinion

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE DAY: 3 BANDS FROM FINLAND TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!

Today is Finnish Independence Day!  In 1917 Finland declared their independence from Russia and has been producing some of the world’s best metal bands ever since!  Okay, so part of that is in a grey area, but it sounded good! Anyway, in honor of their independence, I decided to pick a few Finnish bands you might not know about and

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6 Bands You Should Know About

6 BANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AND MIGHT NOT

It’s no secret that in the metal blogging world we pseudo-journalists have a great deal of access to an arsenal of music.  With that exposure comes accessibility to some of the best and worst music available, and we do our best to help take the shining stars (in our opinion) and show them to you.  At SkullsNBones we post about

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IN MEMORIAM: NIGHTCRAWLER STEVE

His last words to me and my wife were of congratulations on our wedding day and how he hopes to see us again soon.  I sit here, what feels like a million miles away from my friends mourning the death of Nightcrawler Steve in New York City today.  The scene there has lost another really good person this morning, reminding us

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BLACK SABBATH DESTROYED PNC BANK ARTS CENTER IN NEW JERSEY!

The almighty Black Sabbath performed an INCREDIBLE set last night at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, and I was lucky enough to be one of the fans in attendance! The icons were set to hit the stage at 8:30pm, so the tailgating was in full effect when we arrived at the venue. After grabbing a “few” beers and

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HOLY GRAIL RIPPED APART THE KNITTING FACTORY IN BROOKLYN!

The mighty Holy Grail came through Brooklyn this week and left the Knitting Factory in pieces! Fresh off of the release of their latest album, “Ride The Void,” they set out on this headlining tour with one thing in mind, and that’s to bring true heavy metal to the fans! As the first note hit, you could tell that this

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METALLICA ‘STILL FUCKIN RULES’, OR DO THEY?

So Metal Mark is out of the office today and a friend of mine on Facebook put up a post about his favorite topic; Metallica.  This friend went on a quick rant about how Metallica is awesome and blah, blah people shouldn’t make fun of Lars.  Here’s what he wrote: “I love how metal musicians ripping on Metallica, how they

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THE TOP TEN METAL SCENES IN AMERICA!

The heavy metal scene is huge across the nation, but what cities have the best scene? It’s a tough question to answer, but New Noise Magazine decided to take it on! From local bands to signed acts, they put together a list of, what they have concluded, as the Top Ten Metal Scenes In America! The list is below, so

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THE “10 METAL ALBUMS TO LISTEN TO BEFORE YOU DIE” LIST IS HERE!

Oh look! Another list for us to argue about! Actually, this list is pretty solid, but with a title like “10 Metal Albums to Listen to Before You Die,” I think some essentials are missing. Alex Distefano from OCWeekly.com took on this list, and while some choices are right on and killer records, some classic are definitely missing! As he

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: FIVE REASONS RATM DEFINITELY IS A METAL BAND

Following my interview with Howie Abrams, co-author of The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, I have been brooding over the fact that they feel Rage Against The Machine is NOT METAL.  It’s one thing to say you don’t like a band, but an entirely different thing to claim they aren’t metal when clearly they are.  To quote Abrams after me

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HOWIE ABRAMS OF “THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS” INTERVIEW BY SAM ROON!

Amazon.com Widgets After reading “The Merciless Book of Metal Lists” by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins I thought the best way to ask them about it was to question pretty much everything in the book.  This is probably my favorite interview in many years.  I want to say thanks to Howie for not physically harming me during the making of this email (the fact that it

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IN MEMORIAM: NIGHTCRAWLER STEVE

His last words to me and my wife were of congratulations on our wedding day and how he hopes to see us again soon.  I

THE TOP TEN METAL SCENES IN AMERICA!

The heavy metal scene is huge across the nation, but what cities have the best scene? It’s a tough question to answer, but New Noise