RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO 'FADE OUT' AND ANNOUNCE NEW EP VENOUS
After hitting the UK rock chart at number 6 with their recent EP Intra, powerhouse UK hard rock trio SKAM keep the pedal down by releasing their second single and video 'Fade Out' from their impending second EP Venous, which is now available for pre-sale/pre-order and will be released on October 1st.
‘Fade Out’ is the follow up to recent single 'Circles', and is out now through X-Ray Records on all digital platforms.
Watch 'Fade Out' HERE
Listen/Buy 'Fade Out' HERE
‘Fade Out’ is a sh*t kicking power groove of defiance against politicians and those in power. The lies and deceit of those at the top is always felt by the working class and we wanted to call them out. This year in particular we have all felt the effects of poor leadership. Although the song isn't about any leaders in particular, it is a feeling mirrored in the thoughts of many. Play it loud and proud and raise a middle finger to oppression! – SKAM
The vision was to release 2 separate EPs rather than a full studio album. This approach means the band were able to spread out their releases over a year rather that in one hit. Venous is the second part of a 2 EP collection and completes this vision that the band had.
Steve from SKAM had this to say: "We are totally excited for people to get their ears around Venous. Knowing we had a second release penned for this year, we decided to hold back some killer tracks. Lyrically, the songs follow the same theme of human conditions and experiences. We have really tried to push the envelope of the SKAM sound on this one and there is something there for fans both old and new. You will hear hard hitting bangers typical of the sound SKAM are famous for, but also some curve balls in the form of a power ballad and a 90s style grunge track!"
The record closes with 'The Cure', which is a dedication to Steve and Neal’s mum, who sadly passed away from cancer last October.
Neal writes, "We, like many, suffered at the hands of this terrible illness, but we found solace in knowing we are not on our own. With millions of people across the globe going through a similar tough time, we wanted to write a song of hope and sympathy for anyone affected by cancer. Turn it up loud and think of those you love."
Pre-Save/Pre-Order VENOUS HERE
Formed in 2011, SKAM are a hard rock power trio band from the middle of England. They have a reputation for delivering no nonsense, gutsy, classic sounding British rock music.
Over the last 9 years, the band have worked tirelessly to build a solid following in the UK. Now, they are considered to be at the forefront of the ‘New Wave of Classic Rock’ movement that is currently sweeping the nation.
To date, SKAM have independently released 3 albums, It’s Come to This (2011), Peacemaker (2014) and The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard (2017). With these releases, they established themselves as a live force to be reckoned with.
The band have hit the road with The Answer, Airbourne, Skindred, The Quireboys, and GUN, to name just a few formidable live acts.
A drive to innovate inspired SKAM to release The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard (2017) - a concept record based on the diary entries of a time travelling RAF pilot. The EP's songs were described as ‘gritty anthemic rockers’ by Classic Rock Magazine, with the album receiving a number of 5-star reviews from the UK Music press.
SKAM don’t write songs to a formula, but as rock fans trying to capture what they would want to hear.
Their single ‘Take it Or Leave it’ was voted as ‘track of the week’ by Classic Rock Magazine and has since been included on Earache Records' ‘New Wave of Rock N Roll’ compilation vinyl. Their recent EP Intra hit the UK Rock Chart at # 6!