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Extinguish the Sun - Antihero

Extinguish The Sun: “Antihero” Album Review

The well-informed may realize that Dixon, Illinois, is where President Ronald Reagan grew up, but enough about history. For today’s intents and purposes, “The Catfish Capital of Illinois” is notable because of Extinguish the Sun, purveyors of a barreling, distorted sound that packs a wallop through overdriven guitars. The quintet released Antihero in 2017, and they deliver a set of

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Blackening - Mental Disorder - Coer

Blackening: “Mental Disorder” Album Review

I have to admit that Blackening‘s Mental Disorder album blew me out of the water. Having grown up with brothers that continuously played the albums of “The Big Four,” I grew to love the thrash metal genre long before they were called that. I am of the belief that there is not much more powerful and uplifting than music that

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Carriage - Visions - Cover

Carriage: “Visions” Album Review

In this corner, your next contender in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the baddest and bitchinest bands in the world, Carriage! And, I gots to tells ya, I was stoked to check these boys out since they hail from my own home state of Virginia. Virginia is for lovers … and, heavy fucking metal! So, much like your very own

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Lagerstein - 25_7_cover

Lagerstein: “25/7” Album Review

Up next in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Battle of the Bands” is an Australian band, Lagerstein. The fact that this is an Aussie band almost ensures that they’re going to be fun but it gets better … Lagerstein play Pirate Metal! Yes, in case you were not aware, there is actually a pirate genre in hard rock. That’s right. Imagine Captain

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Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino ass out of retirement to get on board. So, let’s kick this bitch! The first delivery to my inbox was the debut album by Hunter out of Belgium. And, wowza! If these guys are any

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Byron Nemeth: “The Video Chronicles Reimagined” Album Review

In celebration of the upcoming album from Steel Panther, Heavy Metal Rules, SkullsnBones and the Bad Boys of Spandex, Bandanas and Damp Mom Jeans are looking for the hidden gems in unsigned underground metal. So, meet Byron Nemeth, guitar-slinger extrordinaire. Originally hailing from Ohio, Nemeth now makes his home in the hot deserts of Arizona. We had the chance to

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Steel Panther, “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)” Music Video

Steel Panther release the first single, “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)” from their upcoming record Heavy Metal Rules due out September 27th, 2019! Music Video director Frankie Nasso of Nova Entertainment Group said: We shut down the Vegas Strip, a dream come true for many years. Special thanks to the over 100 cast and crew who helped create this. It’s vulgar. It’s

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Carriage - Visions - Cover

Carriage: “Visions” Album Review

In this corner, your next contender in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the baddest and bitchinest bands in the world, Carriage! And, I gots to

Lagerstein - 25_7_cover

Lagerstein: “25/7” Album Review

Up next in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Battle of the Bands” is an Australian band, Lagerstein. The fact that this is an Aussie band almost ensures

Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino