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

  • MARA - Nightbound (Single)

    Article  |  June 27th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackmetal, #death metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #hardcore, #tech metal
  • Episode 16: Lucida Dark - Mountaineer - Still Motions

    Episode  |  June 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 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

    Welcome to The Smashing Skull Sessions Tri-cast series, US Edition

  • Lascar - Presence

    Article  |  June 22nd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #atmoshericmetal, #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #postblack, #review, #rock, #screamo
  • Marlugubre – Bleak Are The November Nights (Single)

    Article  |  June 20th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #postblack, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #hardcore
  • Yoo Doo Right - A Murmur, Boundless To The East

    Article  |  June 16th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • TELOS - Smother (Single)

    Article  |  June 13th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackmetal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #hardcore
  • Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut – La Vale

    Article  |  June 9th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • Hiroe - Black Mountain (single)

    Article  |  June 6th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • Episode 15: Turpentine Valley.

    Episode  |  June 4th, 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

    Episode #15 was a very enjoyable and very interesting chat with Kristoff, Roel and Thomas of TURPENTINE VALLEY

  • Cave In - Heavy Pendulum

    Article  |  May 31st, 2022
    #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #screamo
  • Living with Giants – This Place Is Not A Home

    Article  |  May 25th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock
  • 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

    For Episode #14 on The Smashing Skull Sessions I got the opportunity to speak with Jason Sissoyev of Post-Metallers COASTLANDS.

  • 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
    #dark, #hardcore, #metal, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post-metal, #post-rock, #review, #rock, #screamo, #shoegaze #emo