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Rex Brown: “Smoke On This” Album Review

This is not a Pantera record! We repeat, this is not a Pantera record! OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s discuss what we do have in Rex Brown‘s first solo album, Smoke On This. What we have is a record that’s been a lifetime in the making for this man. His place in musical history

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Rammstein: “Rammstein: Paris” DVD Review

OK, I have to be totally honest upfront. King Rhino is a huge Rammstein fan. I mean ridiculously huge. I have seen them numerous times, own every album and DVD, and they’ve been on my iPod in constant rotation for years. So, was I excited when the news and teaser trailers for their new concert DVD/Blu-Ray, Rammstein: Paris, was announced?

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Livid: “Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes” Album Review

Out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, comes the newest release from Livid, Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes. And, it pretty much sounds like the title suggests: slow, sludgy gloomy, and doomy. Overall, it’s an interesting album. Does it blow me away? Not exactly. I guess I’d really have to be in the mood to be bummed out to ever listen to

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Read Our Q&A with Skelethal And Listen To “Of The Depths…” In Its Entirety

Skullsnbones.com got the chance to interview Gui Haunting of the heavy-as-hell French band Skelethal about their recent release, Of the Depths… Read and enjoy! (Ed – Or better yet, scroll to the bottom, crank up a full album stream of Of the Depths…, and listen while you read!) Gentlemen. Congratulations on the new album, Of the Depths…! It’s an absolute monster of

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Soul Remnants: “Ouroboros” Album Review

Who knew Boston could produce a band like Soul Remnants? Listening to their newest album, Ouroboros, I find it hard to believe that Beantown could give birth to such sinewy and mind-ripping death metal like this! Formed almost 15 years ago, Soul Remnants are doing something you don’t hear many death metal bands in America doing … playing death metal

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Kalopsia

Kalopsia: “Angelplague” Album Review

Oh, my! We all know King Rhino gets a King Chubster whenever he gets to review a band from his previous stomping grounds … New Jersey, bitches! So, when the latest release from the Garden State’s Kalopsia, Angelplague, hit my earholes, I was happier than Corey Feldman at a Lost Boys convention! Angelplague is a thrashing machine of such solid riffage

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Arcadea

Arcadea: “Arcadea” Album Review

Being a huge Mastodon fan, I came to Arcadea‘s new self-titled album already excited since this is a side project from drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. While basically a spacey, synthy, proggy, acidy concept as a group, one can still hear many Mastodony influences and inflections within it’s tracks. Imagine a metal hybrid of Rush and the highly underrated band U.K. Throw

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Dawn Of Ashes: “Daemonolatry Gnosis” Album Review

Wowza! I always enjoy a new surprise to be found in my inbox, and Brother Jamie Lee did not disappoint King Rhino this week. He laid upon me the seventh and newest album from Dawn of Ashes, Daemonolatry Gnosis. If you dig Dimmu Borgir, Watain, or Cradle of Filth, you will totally rattle the brainpan inside your skull-thingy headbanging to this album.

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Cemetery Urn

Listen To A Stream Of Cemetery Urn’s Self-Titled Album

King Rhino really likes the new Cemetery Urn album. How much? So much so that he was possessed to “throw another corpse on the barbie.” (Read his review here.) The rest of the team digs it, too, and the Aussie’s third album is a behemoth from beginning to end. Full of molten gurgles and shifting tempos, Cemetery Urn builds upon a

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Tengger Cavalry: “Die On My Ride” Album Review

Heavy. Skullsnbones.com is a heavy metal website, but how do you actually define “heavy”? Is it simply the volume that something is played at or listened to? Is it the content of the lyrics’ subject matter? Is it in how bombastic and over-the-top the band’s performance is onstage? Or, does “heavy” come in the silence, in the notes not played,

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Arcadea

Arcadea: “Arcadea” Album Review

Being a huge Mastodon fan, I came to Arcadea‘s new self-titled album already excited since this is a side project from drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. While