Skyclad have been confirmed for Hörnerfest, set to take place June 30 – July 1, 2017 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany.
— Press Release —
British Heavy Metal band Skyclad have just signed a record deal with French label Listenable records!
Band guitar player/songwriter Steve Ramsey comments: “We’re really looking forward to working with the whole Listenable team. They did a fantastic job for Satan in the past four years, becoming good friends and reliable partners. We’re excited to extend this partnership to the SKYCLAD family.”
In the past 25 years, SKYCLAD played hundreds of shows all across Europe and released 12 critically acclaimed LPs plus several EPs and compilation albums.
SKYCLAD’s yet unnamed first album on Listenable Records is scheduled for a release in Spring 2017. It will be the band’s 13th studio album and marks the return of guitarist Dave Pugh to SKYCLAD’s line-up as a permanent member.
Steve added: “The new album will contain loads of brand new songs as well as tunes based on demos we recorded around 2011/2012. Some ideas from the mid 1990ies that we recently re-discovered might make it to the LP, too!”
“Even though we played a couple of ‘old school shows’ recently, the new LP definitely won’t be a thrash album; but it will be no typical folk metal album either. We’ll use all the options we now have – with 3 Guitarists, additional vocals, fiddle, keyboards, bass and drums – to create an album that will be the same but different. 100% Skyclad!“
We are happy to announce Satan’s return to the North American East Coast for 10 shows in October 2016. The fantastic Cauldron will join the band on this tour!
SATAN + CAULDRON
21/10 New York NY, The Marlin Room at Webster Hall – with Sanhedrin
22/10 Philadelphia PA, Boot & Saddle
23/10 Richmond VA, The Broadberry – with BAT and Humungus
24/10 Atlanta GA, 529 – with Sadistic Ritual and Cloak
25/10 Louisville KY, The New Vintage – with Savage Master
26/10 Chicago IL, Reggies Rock Club – with Satan’s Hallow and Beast Warrior
27/10 Detroit MI, Small’s – with Destructor and Coven 13
28/10 Toronto ON, Coalition: T.O
29/10 Montreal QC, Coop Katacombes
30/10 Providence RI, AS220 – with Magic Circle
Satan will return to Finland in November:
11/11/16 FI – Tampere, Dog’s Home – with Angel Sword & Legionnaire
12/11/16 FI – Helsinki, Nosturi – with Pentagram, Spiritus Mortis, Satan’s Fall
Skyclad have been confirmed for Titanfest, set to take place November 19, 2016 in London, UK and Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-3, 2017 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Skyclad have been confirmed for Iberian Warriors Metal Fest festival, set to take place September 23, 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain.
Satan will play two shows in the Netherlands in September/October:
30/09/16 NL – Eindhoven, Tuchthuis
01/10/16 NL – Leeuwarden, Stars On Thrash Festival
– Press Release –
BMG is currently re-launching legendary German Metal label Noise Records; starting with the release of a series of 2CD Best Ofs by Kreator, Helloween, Kamelot, Sinner, Running Wild, Tankard, Grave Digger and SKYCLAD.
SKYCLAD’s “A Bellyful Of Emptiness – The Very Best Of The Noise Years 1991 – 1995” is due to be released on May 27th 2016.
Noise also announced an eight track Album Sampler featuring the following songs:
Helloween – “Dr Stein”, Kreator – “Betrayer”, Tankard – “Space Beer”, Running Wild – “Conquistadors”, Skyclad – “Thinking Allowed”, Grave Digger– “Heavy Metal Breakdown”, Kamelot – “We Are Not Separate”, Sinner – “Born To Rock”
Following the return of guitarist Dave Pugh to the band’s line-up as a permanent member in 2014, SKYCLAD played several major festival shows including France’s Hellfest and England’s Bloodstock Open Air before being forced to take a year long break in 2015.
This February, SKYCLAD got back together to work on the successor to the band’s 12th studio album „In the… All together“.
The band comments:
„We’re really excited about having Dave back in the band. He’s a fantastic guy, a great musician and songwriter! The whole band is really inspired, and we’re making good progress on the album. Most of the bits and pieces are there already.
Even though we played a couple of ‘old school shows’ recently, the new LP definitely won’t be a thrash album; but it will be no typical folk metal album either. We’ll use all the options we now have – with 3 Guitarists, additional vocals, fiddle, keyboards, bass and drums – to create an album that will be the same but different. 100% Skyclad!“
SKYCLAD hope to release the new album within the next 12 months. The band’s next live appearance will be at Germany’s Dong Open Air in July 2016.
SKYCLAD are: Kevin Ridley – Georgina Biddle – Steve Ramsey – Dave Pugh – Graeme English – Arron Walton
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