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Slayer Announce “The Repentless Killology” Movie and Album

Slayer continue their victory lap before retiring, and they are nearing the launch of The Final Campaign, the last leg of their Final World Tour, on November 2 in Asheville, North Carolina. But for those who have been unable to catch the thrash titans over the last couple of years, they are delivering a new movie , entitled Slayer: The

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Burning The Dream: “Dark Waters” EP Review

Coming in like a nuclear wrecking ball, we have Burning the Dream from Scotland throwing their kilts into the ring in our SnB/Steel Panther “Unsigned Bands Death Match.” OK, it’s not really a death match … maybe a “Fuck Them Up Until They Have To Limp Home Cupping Their Bruised Balls Match,” though. And, trust me, I pity any band

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Rifftera: “Across The Acheron” Album Review

Rifftera live up to their name. The Finns have been a band since 2010, albeit with lineup shift over the years, but with Across the Acheron, they deliver death metal riffs with sharp, melodic hooks that marry guttural and clean singing with a rhythmic gallop that is impossible to ignore. “Burning Paradise”demonstrates their craft with a menacing guitar stomp and

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Nile Announce New Album, Release “Long Shadows Of Dread” Lyric Video

When we caught up with Karl Sanders and George Kollias of Nile on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, their excited about the new album that they were recording was palpable, both in their voices and their descriptions of the new release. (Read our interview here!) The time is nearing for the album to reach the masses, and Nile

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70,000 Tons Of Metal 2020 Announcements: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Veterans of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, lovingly referred to as “Survivors,” are cultish when it comes to the annual event. The camaraderie is unmatched, and most hold this voyage as the “must-attend” metal event of the year. In fact, banter about the next year’s lineup begins the day the cruise docks … and is met for months by

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Olathia: “Snake Charmer” Album Review

So far, the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Best Underground Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Band Search” has been a real sausageFest. Finally, we get some kick-ass estrogen in the mix with the entry of Olathia. Hailing from Cleveland (The Cleve!), Ohio, Olathia include the beautiful baddasse that is Chris E. who fronts this brutal buttkicking band of Buckeyes. They are already warming the cockles of my

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Sterling: “Sterling” Album Review

The transcendent qualities of music is even more real when listeners are transported to another time. That time for Sterling is the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, and their brand of hard rock and heavy metal is a savory blast from the past. These Canadians released their eponymous debut in 2018, and it is a banger for those looking to

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Ginger Likes: “Style Over Substance” Album Review

Hey Steel Panther! Your next European tour? You absolutely have to take Ginger Likes on the road with you! These guys are definitely your brothers from other mothers! And, now back to our regularly scheduled review of Style Over Substance. Hi guys and gals! Do you like rock and roll? Do you like greasy, dirty, sleazy, make your panties damp or

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Lugnet: “Nightwalker” Album Review

It seems we are getting submissions from all over the globe in the SkullsnBones / Steel Panther search for the bestest of the bestestest in metal bands, which is cool to know that metal and hard rock really are alive these days no matter where on the planet you live. So, let’s take a gander at Sweden’s entry, Lugnet and

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Olathia - Snake Charmer - Cover

Olathia: “Snake Charmer” Album Review

So far, the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Best Underground Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Band Search” has been a real sausageFest. Finally, we get some kick-ass estrogen in the

Sterliing_CD_Cover

Sterling: “Sterling” Album Review

The transcendent qualities of music is even more real when listeners are transported to another time. That time for Sterling is the late ‘70s and

Lugnet: “Nightwalker” Album Review

It seems we are getting submissions from all over the globe in the SkullsnBones / Steel Panther search for the bestest of the bestestest in