Supporting underground metal since 2006

Kuolemanlaakso

Sam Roon's Top 10 Albums of 2014

Sam Roon’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2014!

Wait… is 2014 already over?  What the fuck just happened?  I feel like this year just started and we’re already shovelling snow and talking about what tours we want to see in 2015.  This year may have passed quickly, but it was not without some fantastic records being contributed by a few of my favorite bands, and some bands I didn’t

Read More »
kuolemanlaakso-tulijoutsen

KUOLEMANLAAKSO “TULIJOUTSEN”

In my mind, a good album is one that seems to fly by, and you enjoy what you’re listening to so much you’re surprised when it ends. What makes it more enjoyable is when you don’t know the band that created the album in question, and they make you an instant fan. It has happened many times over the years,

Read More »
kuolemanlaakso-tulijoutsen

KUOLEMANLAAKSO, “TULIJOUTSEN” FULL ALBUM STREAM

This is a band I’m really excited to bring to you guys and you’re about to find out why. To be honest, I have the full record and one track is missing, but since Inferno.fi (who got the exclusive on this) and the band are promoting it as a full album stream, I’ll throw that in the title. You should

Read More »

TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2013 RECAP!

Yep, it’s fucking January and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was all they way back at the end of June 2013.  Par for the course of my life, the brand new 3T hard drive I bought from Western Digital crashed right after the festival, in-between that and my wedding, taking with it all my interview footage and photos. My heart

Read More »

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE DAY: 3 BANDS FROM FINLAND TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!

Today is Finnish Independence Day!  In 1917 Finland declared their independence from Russia and has been producing some of the world’s best metal bands ever since!  Okay, so part of that is in a grey area, but it sounded good! Anyway, in honor of their independence, I decided to pick a few Finnish bands you might not know about and

Read More »
6 Bands You Should Know About

6 BANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AND MIGHT NOT

It’s no secret that in the metal blogging world we pseudo-journalists have a great deal of access to an arsenal of music.  With that exposure comes accessibility to some of the best and worst music available, and we do our best to help take the shining stars (in our opinion) and show them to you.  At SkullsNBones we post about

Read More »
kuolemanlaakso-musta-aurinko-nousee

Kuolemanlaakso “Musta Aurinko Nousee”

For those of you who are familiar with Kuolemanlaakso, you already know about the powerful groove these guys have put together to create their signature sound. If you’re just learning about them, then you’re in for a real treat. Kuolemanlaakso are a Finnish death metal band conceptualized by guitarist Markus Laakso and fronted by vocal heavyweight Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun,

Read More »
kuolemanlaakso-musta-aurinko-nousee

KUOLEMANLAAKSO, “MUSTA AURINKO NOUSEE” SINGLE RELEASED!

Anyone familiar with what’s happening in the underground scene in Finland right now is aware of Kuolemanlaakso, but I don’t think many expected the new single released to be quite so powerful.  Showcasing his expanding skill set, Mikko Kotamäki brings a new depth to his art with the deep, low singing on this track.  The song itself, “Musta Aurinko Nousee,” is

Read More »

TUSKA DAY 1 – THE RETURN

Yes, there were gnomes with bleeding orifices in the press area. No, I don’t know why. As some of you know, Tuska 2013 was my fourth Tuska. However, it was my first with any sort of press access. While I’m not exactly new to the world of “press,” I am very new to the world of festival press. Getting into

Read More »

STRATOVARIUS, LAMA, DREAMTALE, BETRAYAL AT BESPIN ADDED TO TUSKA LINEUP

Finnish power metal giants Stratovarius were added to the Tuska 2013 lineup today, as well as other hometown favorites Lama, Dreamtale, and Betrayal At Bespin. The 3-day festival’s running order has not yet been set in stone, nor has the lineup, but Stratovarius will headline on Sunday, June 30. So far, the Tuska schedule is as follows: Friday, June 28

Read More »
kuolemanlaakso-tulijoutsen

KUOLEMANLAAKSO “TULIJOUTSEN”

In my mind, a good album is one that seems to fly by, and you enjoy what you’re listening to so much you’re surprised when

kuolemanlaakso-musta-aurinko-nousee

Kuolemanlaakso “Musta Aurinko Nousee”

For those of you who are familiar with Kuolemanlaakso, you already know about the powerful groove these guys have put together to create their signature sound.

TUSKA DAY 1 – THE RETURN

Yes, there were gnomes with bleeding orifices in the press area. No, I don’t know why. As some of you know, Tuska 2013 was my