Markus Laakso

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

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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

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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,

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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

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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.