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 5: Fleetburner: Kevin Storm (guitarist) & Ken Simerly (vocalist) discuss their brilliant debut self-titled album and the paths that lead them to finding each other through an unusual set of circumstances.

    Episode  |  November 16th, 2020  |  57 mins 7 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

    Fleetburner: Kevin Storm (guitarist) & Ken Simerly (vocalist) discuss their brilliant debut self-titled album and the paths that lead them to finding each other through an unusual set of circumstances.

  • Episode 4: Jason Stallworth. Jason is an independent musician, a published author, a YouTuber in which he provides metal guitar, recording, and music gear tutorials.

    Episode  |  November 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 14 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

    Jason is an independent musician, a published author, and a YouTuber in which he provides metal guitar, recording, and music gear tutorials.

  • Episode 3: Grumpster. Falyn, Noel and Lalo talk about their adventures so far which has seen them sign to Asian Man Records, an invite to tour with Anti-Flag and playing The Filmore.

    Episode  |  October 12th, 2020  |  40 mins 20 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

    Grumpster is a garage punk band from Oakland, California. The group consists of Falyn Walsh on bass and vocals, Noel Agante on drums and Lalo Gonzalez Deetz on guitar. It was great to hear them talk about their adventures so far, which has seen them sign to Asian Man Records, an invite to tour with Anti-Flag and playing The Filmore.

  • Episode 2: Terzij de Horde. Johan Van Hattum (bassist) talks about his band, tours and Roadburn festival.

    Episode  |  October 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 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

    Terzij de Horde. Johan Van Hattum (bassist) of Terzij de Horde talks about his band, his love of Ireland, tour stories and Roadburn festival with myself and my co-host Howard.

  • Episode 1: Metal For Nepal. Flower KC (Manager of Underside/Festival Director) and Avishek KC (Vox of Underside) talk about Metal For Nepal/Silence Festival.

    Episode  |  September 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    I was delighted to welcome Flower KC (Manager of Underside/Festival Director) and Avishek KC (Vox of Underside)to talk about Metal For Nepal/Silence Festival established to provide relief and support to impoverished communities suffering natural disasters and disease outbreaks across Nepal.