Opinion

IS THERE ANY MORE RISK TAKING IN METAL?

Today a friend of mine, Jeff Gretz, posted on his Facebook page, “My patience for new metal records (not to be confused with NU-metal records) is very thin. I can’t think of the last time I heard a metal record that got repeat listen out of me that’s come out in the say, 8 years. That being said, this new

Read More »

IS PROTEST THE HERO ASKING TOO MUCH?

Protest The Hero, the prog metalers hailing from Toronto, have just about reached their Indie GoGo goal of $125k to record their next record. Funded by the fans, the trend of artists asking for investment up front for their efforts has been a growing trend pioneered by Kickstarter.  (You can see the page here: http://www.indiegogo.com/protestthehero) Paul Cibrano, occasional SkullsNBones contributor and

Read More »

SAM ROON’S TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2012!

Not for lack of trying, but to be perfectly honest, I found 2012 to be far less exciting than Metal Mark expressed in his TOP TWENTY METAL ALBUMS OF 2012.  With the releases from many major artists not living up to my arrogant and unjustified elitist standards, I decided to keep my list short.  Additionally, I don’t want to screw

Read More »

BARGE TO HELL RECAP BY METAL MARK!

Last week I embarked on the Barge To Hell and lived to tell about it! The cruise was full of over 1200 metal fans from 44 different countries and we all quickly became a metal family! As the boat left port and the alcohol began to pour down our throats, we all knew we were in for something special. This

Read More »

THE TOP TEN METAL EP’S OF 2012 ACCORDING TO METAL MARK!

Yesterday I revealed my Top Twenty Metal Albums Of 2012 and I mentioned how it was such an amazing year for metal music! Not only were the albums amazing, but we got some great EP’s in our hands as well! Thanks To Scion A/V, most of these were free to download, which was even more badass! So I put together

Read More »

TOP TWENTY METAL ALBUMS OF 2012 ACCORDING TO METAL MARK!

2012 was a MASSIVE year for metal music! The amount of quality albums and great tours is something that we rarely get to see in 365 days! So as the year comes to a close, it’s time for my year end list. This was the hardest list I’ve ever done and I know I probably left some great albums out

Read More »

MUSIC DISCOVERY FOR A SONIC JUNKIE: WHAT THE VINYL!

With rubbish music coming out like PSY and One Direction, is it hard to believe that overall album sales were down 4% for the first 9 months of 2012[1]?  Digital album sales, however, are up 15% and may actually break 2011’s record.  This isn’t all that surprising considering we live in the Digital Age, with Smartphones becoming more and more

Read More »

PARANOID ABOUT THE NEW BLACK SABBATH ALBUM?

With the News that Black Sabbath will be releasing a new album, the reaction from metal heads the world over has been mixed. Some fans greet this news with excitement, wanting to here a new Sabbath album, seeking to cap off a varied album collection. Other fans are not so thrilled. Me? Not so thrilled. The last time I saw

Read More »

ROLLING STONE READERS CHOOSE THE BEST HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!

Yes! Another list to argue about! Rolling Stone recently asked their readers what they thought were “The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time” and we now have the results! The list is as follows: #10- Metallica – ‘Ride the Lightning’, #9 Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin II’, #8 Metallica – ‘Metallica’ (The Black Album), #7 Guns N’ Roses –

Read More »

WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART TWO)

Well, I can honestly say “WOW” when I think about all the responses we got to this.  [IF YOU MISSED PART ONE, GO HERE: http://snblnk.com/253 ] Some were dumb, some were pretty awesome, and some were right that I had spelled Tony Iommi‘s name wrong reducing my credibility to the size of a pea. I’ve fixed it and now you’ll never

Read More »

IS THERE ANY MORE RISK TAKING IN METAL?

Today a friend of mine, Jeff Gretz, posted on his Facebook page, “My patience for new metal records (not to be confused with NU-metal records)

IS PROTEST THE HERO ASKING TOO MUCH?

Protest The Hero, the prog metalers hailing from Toronto, have just about reached their Indie GoGo goal of $125k to record their next record. Funded

SAM ROON’S TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2012!

Not for lack of trying, but to be perfectly honest, I found 2012 to be far less exciting than Metal Mark expressed in his TOP

BARGE TO HELL RECAP BY METAL MARK!

Last week I embarked on the Barge To Hell and lived to tell about it! The cruise was full of over 1200 metal fans from

WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART TWO)

Well, I can honestly say “WOW” when I think about all the responses we got to this.  [IF YOU MISSED PART ONE, GO HERE: http://snblnk.com/253 ]