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

  • Still Motions – Welcome Oblivion (Single)

    Article  |  April 8th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #stillmotions
  • MORROW - The Quiet Earth

    Article  |  April 6th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #crust, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • BlackBraid - Barefoot Ghost Dance on Blood Soaked Soil (Single)

    Article  |  April 3rd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #atmosphericblackmetal, #black-metal, #death-metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock

    One To Watch

  • Episode 10: Telepathy

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 7 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
  • SUNDOWNING - In the Light Of Defeat, I Cease To Exist

    Article  |  March 29th, 2022
    By Alex
    #dark, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #sludge #sundowning
  • Blessed Be Man – MMXXII

    Article  |  March 26th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #ambient, #blessedbeman, #elpaso, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Disaster Forecast – How To Skate Everything

    Article  |  March 22nd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #fastcore, #hardcore, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #punk #metal, #review, #rock, #shoegaze, #skate
  • Episode 9: Dödsrit: Georgios (Guitarist/Vocalist) & Jelle (Bass)

    Episode  |  March 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 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 I'm thrilled to welcome Georg and Jelle of DODSRIT to the show. Their latest release MORTAL COIL literally blew me away when I heard it back in 2021, showcasing its devastating blend of melody, ferocity and power.

  • Abraham - Débris de Mondes Perdus

    Article  |  March 15th, 2022
    By Alex
    #abraham, #dark, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Gairo - HER

    Article  |  March 12th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #dark, #italy, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Once Upon A Winter - Void Moments Of Inertia

    Article  |  March 8th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #dark, #greece, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Episode 8: We Lost The Sea: Mark Owen (Guitars)

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 24 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

    On this episode, Mark discusses the impact that album has had on the band, and the hope of finally getting to tour 2019's album TRIUMPH AND DISASTER, which became the victim of the covid pandemic. Among many other topics, we discuss their bizarre journey to the infamous Dunk festival as well as their addition to this year's Damnation festival

  • Svntarer - The Ardent Weight Of Thoughts

    Article  |  February 28th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #dark, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze, #svntarer
  • Nautilus - Nautilus

    Article  |  February 24th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #dark, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Turpentine Valley - Alder

    Article  |  February 21st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #dark, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Episode 7: Monosphere: Rodney Fuchs (Drums/Composer)

    Episode  |  February 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 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

    For episode 7, I was delighted to welcome the very knowledgeable and multi talented Rodney Fuchs of Monosphere to the show.