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Avatar Announce 2019 North American Tour

Someone on the SkullsNBones staff is a huge Avatar fan. We aren’t sharing names, but let’s just say his camera finger got jumpy when he saw the news. What news? Well, Avatar will return to North America in late spring for what they have dubbed “Avatar Country World Tour 2019.” Presented by Revolver Magazine, the tour will see the Swedes

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Fist Fight Discuss Metal, “Notebook Full Of Hate” In New Interview

Metal’s blue collar heroes Fist Fight have dropped their excellent sophomore full-length, Notebook Full of Hate, which was co-produced by Ahrue Luster of Ill Niño and Machine Head. Here are the Fist Fight guys on the new album, what makes them hate, and all the things they love about metal. How did you first get into music? Who or what turned

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Drudkh Stream Epic “Autumn In Sepia” From Forthcoming Compilation

The universal language of metal is something that spans the globe and, regardless of tone or accent, can touch even the darkest souls. Case in point? Drudkh. The Ukrainian black metallers are delivering a compilation that nods to their homeland, entitled A Few Lines in Archaic Ukrainian. Set for release on April 5 via Season of Mist Underground Activists, this release bundles

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Noisem Stream The Dynamic “Filth And Style”

When it comes to young, shredding lads, Baltimore, Maryland’s Noisem are a metallic force to be reckoned with, and they are only growing stronger. The trio will release their third album, entitled Cease to Exist, this March, and they have now unleashed a new single, “Filth and Style” from the release. Listen to “Filth and Style” below, catch Noisem on

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Rotting Christ Release “Vetry Zlye” From New Album

Greece’s Rotting Christ will return in just one week with The Heretic, and they are stoking the flames of hell with a new track from the album, entitled  “Ветры злые (Vetry Zlye),” featuring Irina Zybina (GRAI). Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on behalf of the band Dear fellows, I am in the pleasant position to present to you another new song I

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Devastation OnThe Nation Tour 2019 To Feature Dark Funeral, Belphegor, Incantation

Having just seen Dark Funeral twice on 70,000 Tons of Metal, the announcement of a joint tour with Belphegor makes our black hearts beat at a ferocious pace. The Devastation on the Nation Tour will overtake North America beginning in May, and will feature support from Incantation, Hate, Vale of Pnath and Nightmarer. “Hail! What a lineup,” commented Belphegor vocalist/guitarist Helmuth. “This will

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Critical Defiance: “Misconception” Album Review

We are spoiled in the USA and Europe since we have always had easy access to the metal music we love. If you’ve ever watched videos of performances in South America, the fans are out of control – wild and insanely devoted. Maybe not so much today, but once upon a time metal was a rarity in these parts. Chilean

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Laceration: “Remnants” Album Review

Laceration are bringing the old school thrash/death metal sound to the forefront with Remnants. It features their earliest recordings culled from a demo mixed with a split done in 2013 with Tinnitus. Featuring excellent production and high energy, Remnants is a splattering of mayhem. Reminiscent of early Slayer/Testament, “Realms of the Unconscious” delivers the furious old school energy of the

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Help Us Interview The Greats On 70,000 Tons Of Metal!

In less than one week, we will board the Independence of the Seas in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the ninth installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal! Not only will Photo Editor Jason Carlson be capturing the action, but we will have the opportunity to interview some of our favorites, and we need your help! Have questions for Nile, Dark Funeral,

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1349 Channel Edvard Munch With “Dødskamp”

Parents around the globe will likely deny that black metal is an art from. They are sorely mistaken. Innovation Norway, Visit Norway, and the Munch Museum recently commissioned 1349 to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch, and “Dødskamp” is intensely rewarding. 1349 guitarist Archaon commented: Munch is arguably the biggest Norwegian artist throughout history, together with

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Laceration: “Remnants” Album Review

Laceration are bringing the old school thrash/death metal sound to the forefront with Remnants. It features their earliest recordings culled from a demo mixed with