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 20: Jean-Sébastien Mattant of WHERE MERMAIDS DROWN

    Episode  |  August 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 29 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

    Jean-Sébastien Mattant gives an honest and insightful look into his life, and his undeniable love for music

  • Dawnwalker – House of Sand

    Article  |  August 10th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • COLDWORLD – Walz

    Article  |  August 8th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #depressive metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post black, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #atmospheric
  • White Ward - False Light

    Article  |  August 4th, 2022
    By Tim Pijnenburg
    #black-metal, #blackgaze, #metal, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze, #whiteward
  • In2Elements - Dystopia (Single)

    Article  |  August 1st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • Episode 19: COLDBONES & OUTLANDER

    Episode  |  July 30th, 2022  |  55 mins 53 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

    The Smashing Skull Sessions chat with Ian of OUTLANDER & Max of COLDBONES

  • ourhomeisthesky – Reflections

    Article  |  July 28th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #postblack, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • Entropy – Death Spell (Single)

    Article  |  July 25th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternative, #grunge, #indie, #indierock, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock
  • Wilderness Of Mirrors – Extinction Level Event

    Article  |  July 19th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • KOLLAPS\E – ERA (Single)

    Article  |  July 18th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #kollaps\e #post-metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #sludge
  • Episode 18: Filipe van Huylenbroeck of IAHTTC and Gato De Fogo

    Episode  |  July 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 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
  • PANZERFAUST - The Suns of Perdition, Chapter III: The Astral Drain

    Article  |  July 13th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #postblack, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #hardcore
  • MAZIAC – Acid (Single)

    Article  |  July 11th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • Episode 17: Blak: Eloi Casellas (Guitars) Carles PD (Drums)

    Episode  |  July 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 30 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
  • Psychonaut - Interbeing (Single)

    Article  |  July 4th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #progressive metal, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #stoner
  • The Ever Living – Artificial Devices

    Article  |  July 2nd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #theeverliving