Supporting underground metal since 2006

Opinion

SHOULD BANDS PERFORM WITHOUT THEIR SINGERS?

No.  (should I end the post there?)  Ah, fine.  So I know Meshuggah just performed without their singer due to illness.  I actually saw Job For A Cowboy perform at the Tuska Festival a few years back without theirs.  Hell, one time my singer couldn’t travel with my band to a show in Rochester, New York and it felt completely

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DO YOU LISTEN TO METAL RADIO?

In this day and age of music discovery and consumption being handled with significant majority on the internet (a series of tubes), there are still these things out there called, “radio stations” that anyone my age will remember as what was once the main way to experience what’s new.   Since the internet has squashed the monopoly, radio stations have

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN?

Who the fuck cares?!  Somehow I wound up on this list of what I consider ‘almost spam’ where people reach out to advertise on the site claiming they have relevant material to the subject matter we post about.  Guess what, these assholes are correct. Metalheads better have more than just some back pain after a good show (not Broadway shows

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TEN SONGS TO GET YOU OVER HUMP DAY

Today sucks. It’s not the beginning of the week… it’s not the end of the week… it’s right smack in the middle of the fucker. Here we sit, watching the clock tick, waiting for the moment we can run out of the building and straight for a cold refreshing [insert beverage of choice here]. I figured I might brighten up

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STUDY FINDS KIDS WHO LISTEN TO HEAVY MUSIC ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME DELINQUENTS!

On January 6th of this year, Tom F.M. ter Bogt, Loes Keijsers and Wim H.J. Meeus published a paper titled, “Early Adolescent Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency.” The study concludes that, you guessed it, heavy music is baaaaaad.  To be fair, the study lists a number of other genres which are bad including hip-hop and general rock.  Either way, it’s

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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DO YOU LISTEN TO METAL RADIO?

In this day and age of music discovery and consumption being handled with significant majority on the internet (a series of tubes), there are still

DO YOU SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN?

Who the fuck cares?!  Somehow I wound up on this list of what I consider ‘almost spam’ where people reach out to advertise on the

TEN SONGS TO GET YOU OVER HUMP DAY

Today sucks. It’s not the beginning of the week… it’s not the end of the week… it’s right smack in the middle of the fucker.

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