The Smashing Skull Sessions

Host and Reviewer: Pat O' chats with bands, musicians, labels and everyone involved in the Rock and Metal community, covering all genres and topics. Don't forget to check Out The New Album and Single Review Sections

About the show

The Smashing Skull Sessions is a worldwide podcast and music review website set up in alliance with the Metal Cell Podcast, to give international bands, musicians, promoters, labels and fans another voice. It’s all about showcasing the vast array of metal music that’s out there and highlighting the many genres of heavy music that define us all within this close-knit community. This is a global venture, and I hope to reach out and bring you music, insight and discussions from everyone involved in the metal scene, and everything in between.

The show is hosted by me, Pat O Regan, and I hope to offer my guests a different style of interview which is uniquely Irish and should be both entertaining and revealing. I also hope to review and discuss up and coming releases, and maybe even revisit albums that may have gone under the radar. The Smashing Skull Sessions doesn’t work without you, the listeners and the readers, so a huge thank you for stopping by and supporting us. And of course, feel free to share and spread the word. Enjoy,

Pat O’ Regan

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 28: OH HIROSHIMA - Jakob Hemström

    Episode  |  November 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 27 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    This week on The Smashing Skull Sessions podcast, I get to chat with Jakob Hemström of the brilliant OH HIROSHIMA

  • We lost The Sea & Solkyri - LIVE

    Article  |  November 23rd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #229london, #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #livemusic, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze, #welostthesea
  • Mansion – You Are Suspicious (Single)

    Article  |  November 21st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #gothic, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • Carved Into The Sun - The Earth Fell Away

    Article  |  November 16th, 2022
    By Tim Pijnenburg
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • ONHOU – Ruins (single)

    Article  |  November 14th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Episode 27: Ranges - CJ Blessum & Wilson Raska

    Episode  |  November 12th, 2022  |  47 mins 53 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instrumental, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #postmetal, #postrock, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    Founding members CJ Blessum and Wilson Raska joined me for a chat, where we discuss the band's early days right through to their European tour which wrapped up a few months back. We also get an insight into the incredible work being done at A Thousand Arms, which is a multi-faceted enterprise that incorporates a record label, a distribution hub and an online marketplace, while also providing services for custom screen-printing!

  • Eternal Helcaraxe – Drown In Ash

    Article  |  November 9th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #album, #applemusic, #blackmetal, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcasts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #organblender, #playlist, #playlists, #postblackmetal, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #themetalcellreviews, #thesmashingskullsessions, #twitter, #youtube
  • Hubris – Of Light (Single)

    Article  |  November 7th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Ueldes – The Lake Above (Single)

    Article  |  November 2nd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • The Abyss Inside Us & Non-Somnia - Our Fears Is What We Become

    Article  |  October 31st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • Episode 26: Mountainscape - Dan and James Scrivener

    Episode  |  October 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    This week on The Smashing Skull Sessions podcast, I get to chat with Dan and James Scrivener of Mountainscape

  • Ggu:ll- Ex Est

    Article  |  October 27th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • Lucida Dark – ORDIRI

    Article  |  October 24th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • 18 Seconds - À l'ombre des cyprès

    Article  |  October 21st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • PSYCHONAUT - Violate Consensus Reality

    Article  |  October 19th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • THE V.O.I.D – Into The Void (single)

    Article  |  October 17th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze