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CREATING MUSIC: THE GREAT INSECURITY

As I sit here strumming on my acoustic 5-string bass in the ‘office area’ of my living room in downtown Helsinki, I have found myself being very analytical about what I’m playing; concerned heavily about what I should be creating, who my target listener is and how to put something together that will be entertaining to hear and play.  In

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SAM ROON’S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2013!

In my opinion, the last few years have not produced many good albums.  Hell, last year I wound up only posting a top 5!  This year, however, things were a little different…  This time around I was cutting bands from a long list of records that I genuinely enjoyed, and I am really excited to share my thoughts on the best

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PUSSY RIOT MEMBERS TO BE SET FREE?

According to VoiceProject.org, zeenews.india.com and various other sources (after a simple google search), Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of the performance art band Pussy Riot will be set free as a part of an amnesty bill backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.  “I agree… That such actions must be pacifying, must emphasise the humanity of our state,” said Putin (quote from ZeeNews). Also

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10 REASONS LOCAL METAL SHOWS ARE BETTER THAN MAJOR TOURS!

Perhaps it’s my love of the underground bands, the scene or just the general experience of being in a dive bar with loud music to bang my head to while I drink my beers, but I fucking love local shows. It just popped in my head that I should post why and I am surprised at how quickly I was

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METAL MARK’S TOP FIFTEEN METAL ALBUMS OF 2013!

It’s that time of the year again! December means that everyone here at SkullsNBones gets to look back at the year and put together our list of favorite releases. 2013 was packed with incredible album after incredible album, so this was probably the toughest list I’ve ever had to put up. I had a list of sixty two records, and

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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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CREATING MUSIC: THE GREAT INSECURITY

As I sit here strumming on my acoustic 5-string bass in the ‘office area’ of my living room in downtown Helsinki, I have found myself

SAM ROON’S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2013!

In my opinion, the last few years have not produced many good albums.  Hell, last year I wound up only posting a top 5!  This

PUSSY RIOT MEMBERS TO BE SET FREE?

According to VoiceProject.org, zeenews.india.com and various other sources (after a simple google search), Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of the performance art band Pussy Riot will be set

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