Let’s Make a Fake Metal Magazine Cover

Hi, friends. Skull Toaster turns 7 tomorrow. Let’s do something new this week. We’re gonna make a fake metal magazine cover.

This will be a week-long project. Grab a piece of paper and something to write with. Today, we need a title for our magazine. The title must include SOMETHING FROM THE OCEAN. Get creative. Make it funny.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’ll give you another assignment. At the end of the week we’ll all post our magazine covers for everyone to see and judge and love.

PS. The name of my pretend metal magazine is SHARK BONES, so do whatever you want.

Metal Trivia Answers from Last Week

As Kim Kelly says (well, writes), “You’ll Never Listen to All the Music You Want to Hear Before You Die.”


Even though I am literally drowning in amazing music given my day job (Close Mondays), I find it hard to ever answer the age old question, “so what are you listening to lately?”

This is not a jaded, burned out feeling, though. No, that was me back in 2010 or so when I was burnt to a crisp on metal and bombed my 2nd interview with Google Music because I couldn’t rattle off my ten favorite albums from the year before. Oops.
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Hello, again

If you’ve checked this site recently you’ll have noticed that things are a little quiet. After my 10 mile run in Philadelphia (where we raised over $700), I took a week off.

A week off from the daily metal trivia on social media.
A week off from the nightly email newsletter.
A week off from the short daily podcast episodes I was making.

A week… off.

It was then I realized I needed to change course.

Back in 2011 I started Skull Toaster to be my “living breathing resume” piece to show off to would-be full-time employers. It’s now 2018, nearly seven years (in October), and I’ve heard the message loud and clear from would-be employers; pass.

I’ll still be posting metal trivia on Twitter and Instagram – that’s the roots and foundation of Skull Toaster, after all. Again, it’ll be seven years in October, and I’m not really looking to end things just yet.

Thanks for sticking around.


Hi, metal friends. Sorry, but I took this week off. I haven’t really taken a break from the site in almost a year, and it’s a one-person operation, so I needed to recharge a bit. Things should pick back up on Monday, May 14, 2018.