The Smashing Skull Sessions

The Smashing Skull Sessions is a podcast, interview and review website, set up to showcase and support the underground rock and metal scenes. Our goal is to promote artists and bands from right across the globe, giving them another voice and another forum in which to get their music out to a greater audience. We also have a new review series, The Review Room, which is another unique way of getting bands and artists some extra coverage and promotion

About the show

The Smashing Skull Sessions is a podcast, interview and review website, set up to showcase and support the underground rock and metal scenes. Our goal is to promote artists and bands from right across the globe, giving them another voice and another forum in which to get their music out to a greater audience.

The podcast is hosted by me, Letty Sharp, and I hope to offer my guests a different style of interview which is relaxed, unscripted and fun!, The show is entertaining, informative and well worth a listen!

However, none of this is possible without the support of you music lovers. We are eternally grateful to every person who subscribes, shares, likes and listens to the shows and reads the reviews. To the bands, be sure to hit us up and let us help in promoting your art, whether through interview or review. Thanks to you all!

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • We lost The Sea & Solkyri - LIVE

    Article  |  November 23rd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #229london, #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #livemusic, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze, #welostthesea
  • Mansion – You Are Suspicious (Single)

    Article  |  November 21st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #gothic, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • Carved Into The Sun - The Earth Fell Away

    Article  |  November 16th, 2022
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • ONHOU – Ruins (single)

    Article  |  November 14th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Episode 27: Ranges - CJ Blessum & Wilson Raska

    Episode  |  November 12th, 2022  |  47 mins 53 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instrumental, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #postmetal, #postrock, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    Founding members CJ Blessum and Wilson Raska joined me for a chat, where we discuss the band's early days right through to their European tour which wrapped up a few months back. We also get an insight into the incredible work being done at A Thousand Arms, which is a multi-faceted enterprise that incorporates a record label, a distribution hub and an online marketplace, while also providing services for custom screen-printing!

  • Eternal Helcaraxe – Drown In Ash

    Article  |  November 9th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #album, #applemusic, #blackmetal, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcasts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #organblender, #playlist, #playlists, #postblackmetal, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #themetalcellreviews, #thesmashingskullsessions, #twitter, #youtube
  • Hubris – Of Light (Single)

    Article  |  November 7th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Ueldes – The Lake Above (Single)

    Article  |  November 2nd, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • The Abyss Inside Us & Non-Somnia - Our Fears Is What We Become

    Article  |  October 31st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • Episode 26: Mountainscape - Dan and James Scrivener

    Episode  |  October 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 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 podcast, I get to chat with Dan and James Scrivener of Mountainscape

  • Ggu:ll- Ex Est

    Article  |  October 27th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • Lucida Dark – ORDIRI

    Article  |  October 24th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • 18 Seconds - À l'ombre des cyprès

    Article  |  October 21st, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • PSYCHONAUT - Violate Consensus Reality

    Article  |  October 19th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #blackgaze, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-black, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock #prog rock
  • THE V.O.I.D – Into The Void (single)

    Article  |  October 17th, 2022
    By Pat O'
    #alternativemetal, #blackgaze, #blackmetal, #experimental, #music, #musicreview, #musicreviews, #podcast, #post rock, #post-metal, #post-rock, #psychedelic, #review, #rock, #shoegaze
  • Episode 25: God is an Astronaut: Torsten Kinsella (Guitars/Pianos/Synths) discusses his involvement in the music scene and the 20th anniversary of God is an Astronaut's debut album 'The End Of The Beginning'.

    Episode  |  October 14th, 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

    It was a pleasure to welcome Torsten Kinsella (Guitars/Pianos/Synths) of God is an Astronaut to the show. The Irish instrumental/post-rock behemoths have been around for over two decades, and for this special podcast we get to discuss and celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'The End Of The Beginning'.