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HOWIE ABRAMS OF “THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS” INTERVIEW BY SAM ROON!

Apr 3

Amazon.com Widgets After reading “The Merciless Book of Metal Lists” by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins I thought the best way to ask them about it was to question pretty much...


CHOSEN BETTER THAN GOJIRA? BASED ON ONE SONG, ‘YES’.

Mar 29

Let the games begin.  Metal Mark, Jason Lekberg and half of the heavy music world have been trying to convince me for at least the last year that Gojira is this amazing band, that they are this...


IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

Mar 8

So when Metal Mark asked me to write something up for international women’s day, the first thing I thought of was all the trouble I’ve caused calling out Revolver, Decibel and some...


AFTER A DELAY, RANDY APPEARS BACK IN COURT

Mar 4

After a delay in the trial back in February, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe appeared in the Prague court again to conclude his trial for Manslaughter. The delay was due to an illness of what is...


SLAYER SPEAKS ABOUT RELEASING DAVE LOMBARDO

Feb 21

So the plot thickens.  Slayer has released the following statement to Blabbermouth in an effort to keep fans apprised of the situation with Dave Lombardo.  Commentary...


“SLAYER IS DEAD?” FANS REACT TO THE STATEMENT BY DAVE LOMBARDO

Feb 21

Ever since SkullsNBones posted about Dave Lombardo being kicked off of Slayer‘s upcoming Australia tour (yes, I just did that, we posted it at 2am today), the metal world has been brooding....


SHOULD BANDS PERFORM WITHOUT THEIR SINGERS?

Feb 20

No.  (should I end the post there?)  Ah, fine.  So I know Meshuggah just performed without their singer due to illness.  I actually saw Job For A Cowboy perform at the Tuska Festival a few years...


DO YOU LISTEN TO METAL RADIO?

Feb 12

In this day and age of music discovery and consumption being handled with significant majority on the internet (a series of tubes), there are still these things out there called, “radio...


DO YOU SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN?

Jan 31

Who the fuck cares?!  Somehow I wound up on this list of what I consider ‘almost spam’ where people reach out to advertise on the site claiming they have relevant material to the subject...


TEN SONGS TO GET YOU OVER HUMP DAY

Jan 30

Today sucks. It’s not the beginning of the week… it’s not the end of the week… it’s right smack in the middle of the fucker. Here we sit, watching the clock tick,...


STUDY FINDS KIDS WHO LISTEN TO HEAVY MUSIC ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME DELINQUENTS!

Jan 22

On January 6th of this year, Tom F.M. ter Bogt, Loes Keijsers and Wim H.J. Meeus published a paper titled, “Early Adolescent Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency.” The study concludes...


IS THERE ANY MORE RISK TAKING IN METAL?

Jan 18

Today a friend of mine, Jeff Gretz, posted on his Facebook page, “My patience for new metal records (not to be confused with NU-metal records) is very thin. I can’t think of the last time...


IS PROTEST THE HERO ASKING TOO MUCH?

Jan 16

Protest The Hero, the prog metalers hailing from Toronto, have just about reached their Indie GoGo goal of $125k to record their next record. Funded by the fans, the trend of artists asking for...


JAMIE LEE’S TOP 10 METAL ALBUMS OF 2012!

Dec 21

10. Hooded Menace – Effigies of Evil 9. Royal Thunder – CVI 8. Samothrace – Reverence to Stone 7. Nachtmystium – Silencing Machine 6. Converge – All We Love We Leave...


SAM ROON’S TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2012!

Dec 18

Not for lack of trying, but to be perfectly honest, I found 2012 to be far less exciting than Metal Mark expressed in his TOP TWENTY METAL ALBUMS OF 2012.  With the releases from many major artists...


BARGE TO HELL RECAP BY METAL MARK!

Dec 14

Last week I embarked on the Barge To Hell and lived to tell about it! The cruise was full of over 1200 metal fans from 44 different countries and we all quickly became a metal family! As the boat...


THE TOP TEN METAL EP’S OF 2012 ACCORDING TO METAL MARK!

Dec 12

Yesterday I revealed my Top Twenty Metal Albums Of 2012 and I mentioned how it was such an amazing year for metal music! Not only were the albums amazing, but we got some great EP’s in our...


TOP TWENTY METAL ALBUMS OF 2012 ACCORDING TO METAL MARK!

Dec 11

2012 was a MASSIVE year for metal music! The amount of quality albums and great tours is something that we rarely get to see in 365 days! So as the year comes to a close, it’s time for my year...


MUSIC DISCOVERY FOR A SONIC JUNKIE: WHAT THE VINYL!

Dec 7

With rubbish music coming out like PSY and One Direction, is it hard to believe that overall album sales were down 4% for the first 9 months of 2012[1]?  Digital album sales, however, are up 15%...


PARANOID ABOUT THE NEW BLACK SABBATH ALBUM?

Dec 7

With the News that Black Sabbath will be releasing a new album, the reaction from metal heads the world over has been mixed. Some fans greet this news with excitement, wanting to here a new Sabbath...


ROLLING STONE READERS CHOOSE THE BEST HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!

Sep 20

Yes! Another list to argue about! Rolling Stone recently asked their readers what they thought were “The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time” and we now have the results! The list is...


WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART TWO)

Aug 30

Well, I can honestly say “WOW” when I think about all the responses we got to this.  [IF YOU MISSED PART ONE, GO HERE: http://snblnk.com/253 ] Some were dumb, some were pretty awesome,...


WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART ONE)

Aug 29

A friend brought up a very interesting point to me today after he was reminded about Michael Jackson‘s birthday. We know who the ‘King of Pop’ is (Michael Jackson) and we know the...


WHAT WOULD BE THE GREATEST METAL TOUR OF ALL TIME?

Aug 9

Often times when SkullsNBones is wearing the ‘interviewer hat’ we ask artists what they think would be most awesome tour lineup for their band. Would you want to open for Metallica? Would...