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KAATO: “Slam!” Album Review

Are you enjoying our collab with the the bad boys of Steel Panther looking for the creme de la creme of hard rock and metal bands yet undiscovered? I know I am! And, boy oh boy, do I dig what just showed up for me to listen to this week! Meet KAATO and their debut album, Slam! Yes, KAATO in

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Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was sent was that they are a melodic/thrash band with groove. With so many genres and subgenres, I find it hard to keep up. It’s all metal to me, so let’s carry on. Right from 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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Spreading the Disease: “Mindcell” EP Review

Que pasa, all you headbanging heavy metal heathens! Welcome to another entry in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the coolest of the cruel, the badassest of the bitches, the fucking furious of the fantastic … Spreading the Disease! Disclaimer: I have been championing and following and reviewing this band for over three years. So, yeah, King Rhino is a fucking

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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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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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Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet Jeebus, we all know metal needs a laugh now and then! Clocking in at 22 tracks, DO is an exercise in witty lyrics and banter, lean crisp production, and actual talent in the performances. This is

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Haunt: “Burst Into Flame” Album Review

OK, boys and girls, King Rhino has a scorcher of an album for you! American band, Haunt, and their new LP, Burst Into Flame, have everything any headbanger worth his or her salt is looking for in a record. Haunt is the brainchild of Trevor William Church, who just so happens to be the child of William “The Electric” Church

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Spaceslug: “Eye Of The Tide” Album Review

Out of Poland comes Spaceslug, the bastard child of Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd with a little Hawkwind thrown into the mix for good measure. Eye of the Tide is the end of a trilogy of albums that started in 2015, and man, this is one Hell of a finish. Spaceslug write big songs. The shortest track on the album

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Skindred: “Big Tings” Album Review

Oh hell yes! Big Tings, the new album from Skindred, is straight up fiyah! Imagine Living Colour with some badass reggae riffs and vocals and you’ll get my drift. I can’t remember the last time I listened to a promo album so many times and have absolutely enjoyed every single track that is included. These guys have been around for

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KAATO: “Slam!” Album Review

Are you enjoying our collab with the the bad boys of Steel Panther looking for the creme de la creme of hard rock and metal

Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was

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

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

Psychostick - Do - Cover

Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet

Skindred-Big-Tings-Cover

Skindred: “Big Tings” Album Review

Oh hell yes! Big Tings, the new album from Skindred, is straight up fiyah! Imagine Living Colour with some badass reggae riffs and vocals and