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Zakk Sabbath: “Vertigo” Album Review

Zakk Wylde, Blasko, and Joey Castillo finally decided to go into the studio as Zakk Sabbath and cover the the self-titled debut from Black Sabbath in its entirety under the title Vertigo.  Black Sabbath’s now 50-year-old debut is one of the most iconic albums in metal history and is credited as the first real heavy metal album. With high standards

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Valkyrie: “Fear” Album Review

Hidey ho, all you Skullsnboners! Que pasa? Hope you are all surviving the summer of isolation and no live shows. In the words of the greatest philosopher of our time, Butthead, “This sucks more than anything that has ever sucked before.” But one thing that does not suck this summer is the end of five years waiting for the new

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Pig Destroyer: “The Octagonal Stairway” EP Review

The forthcoming EP by the grindcore legends Pig Destroyer, The Octagonal Stairway, is a killer mix of their iconic, intense grind delivered during the first half and industrial noise tracks filling the second. With song lengths ranging from 45 seconds to 11 minutes, there is a lot of variety in this release, including an appearance from Iggor Cavalera. The first

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Project Regeneration: Volume 1

Static-X: “Project Regeneration Vol. 1” Album Review

Evil disco lives! There has been much speculation and some controversy in the metal community around Static-X releasing a new album featuring the final vocal recordings of Wayne Static with original members, Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, and Ken Jay. Some said it’s a money grab. Others said it shouldn’t be done because Wayne isn’t here. Then there are those who

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Jupiter Hollow: “Bereavement” Album Review

I have been a champion of Canada’s Jupiter Hollow since they first hit the scene three years ago, so right up front, I fucking love these guys. It’s been a few years since we have heard from them, but it’s been worth the wait. With the release of their new album, Bereavement, they are back, both literally and figuratively. A

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Jochen Boellat Talks Grand Massive’s Sound, Release Of “IV”

Greetings from the King Rhino quarantine bunker. OK, it’s not really a “bunker.” The King actually just moved into a gorgeous, new, two-story condo with a rooftop terrace overlooking Budapest. But, I’m still enjoying spending time 24/7 with the girlfriend and dog. (You believe me, right?). Anyway, one advantage of the terrace is I can lie on it and absolute

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Shitfucker: “Sex With Dead Body” Album Review

Well, this takes balls the size of Alpha Centauri. You name your band Shitfucker. Your first album was titled Suck Cocks In Hell. Your new album is titled Sex With Dead Body. You have songs with names like “Serial Killer,” “Nake Came the Strangler,” “Splatter Master” and “Ricky’s Dead.” Your videos make The Dwarves, The Mentors and GG Allin look

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Orbit Culture: “Nija” Album Review

Orbit Culture mix elements across genres to make their upcoming album Nija to something really special. With thrashy riffs, deathcore-style breakdowns, full-on death metal elements, and even atmospheric sections on a few songs, they achieve some really interesting sounds on this record. The album-opening “At the Front” starts with a sick drum fill going into a death metal type verse

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Upon A Burning Body: “Built From War” EP Review

The new EP from Upon A Burning Body, Built from War, blew my expectations out of the water. This short deathcore EP is hard-hitting, energetic, and riff-heavy. Right out of the gate, “5×3” had me speechless as soon as the main riff came in. There’s a thrashy influence throughout this EP that you don’t tend to see in deathcore, but

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Buried Realm: “Embodiment Of The Divine” Album Review

Sometimes when you have a vision, you have to put it in motion by yourself. The one-man, melodic death metal project Buried Realm boasts a grand vision that continues to wow fans with Embodiment Of The Divine.  Featuring guest musicians from bands like Born Of Osiris and past members of Soilwork and Obscura, this album has some beautiful instrumental work

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Zakk Sabbath - Vertigo - Cover

Zakk Sabbath: “Vertigo” Album Review

Zakk Wylde, Blasko, and Joey Castillo finally decided to go into the studio as Zakk Sabbath and cover the the self-titled debut from Black Sabbath

Valkyrie: “Fear” Album Review

Hidey ho, all you Skullsnboners! Que pasa? Hope you are all surviving the summer of isolation and no live shows. In the words of the

Orbit Culture: “Nija” Album Review

Orbit Culture mix elements across genres to make their upcoming album Nija to something really special. With thrashy riffs, deathcore-style breakdowns, full-on death metal elements,