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

  • Ode & Elegy - Ode & Elegy

    Article  |  May 23rd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #ambient, #atmosphericblackmetal, #black-metal, #chambermusic, #cinematic, #death-metal, #doom, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #neoclassical, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock
  • Episode 14: COASTLANDS

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 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
  • Cairns - Keening

    Article  |  May 16th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #atmosphericmetal, #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #postblack, #review, #rock, #screamo
  • The Ever Living - Total Impasse (Single)

    Article  |  May 12th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #theeverliving
  • Merrow - Mojave Repressions

    Article  |  May 11th, 2022
    By Alex
    #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #screamo, #shoegaze #emo
  • Episode 13: Astodan

    Episode  |  May 6th, 2022  |  47 mins 11 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
  • ASTODAN - Évora

    Article  |  May 3rd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #astodan, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • HELPLESS - Caged In Gold

    Article  |  April 30th, 2022
    By Alex
    #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #screamo, #shoegaze #emo
  • Wolfredt – The Lost Art Of Humming (Now Found Again) SINGLE

    Article  |  April 27th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #stonerrock
  • The Abyss Inside Us - Among The Ruins (Single)

    Article  |  April 26th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #ambient, #atmosphericblackmetal, #black-metal, #cinematic, #death-metal, #doom, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock
  • Episode 12: Vinyl Edition with Philippe & Yannick

    Episode  |  April 23rd, 2022  |  50 mins 29 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
  • NON SOMNIA

    Article  |  April 20th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Noorvik – Hamartia

    Article  |  April 19th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze, #stoner-rock
  • Episode 11: Portal To The God Damn Blood Dimension

    Episode  |  April 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 28 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
  • Austere Days - AWAY (single)

    Article  |  April 14th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #atmosphericblackmetal, #black-metal, #death-metal, #doom, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock #electronic
  • Chalk Hands - Don’t Think About Death

    Article  |  April 12th, 2022
    By Alex
    #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze #emo' #screamo