"A battering ram of a d-beat track that hides melody within muscular riffing, making for an excellent and repeatable track. Discharge is clearly the primary jumping off point, but so is Anti-Cimex, early crust influences and, over all, misanthropy." -- Revolver
Austin, TX trio Skeleton share the first track from their forthcoming EP today via Revolver Magazine. Hear and share "War" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)
Skeleton features members of other celebrated Austin punk bands Nosferatu, Residual Kid, The Real Cost, Recide, Enemy One, Plax, and Witewash.
The band hits to road this summer for several dates, including a spot on the Olympia Hardcore Fest. Please see current dates below.
Skeleton was formed in 2014 by Victor Ziolkowski and David Ziolkowski in Austin, TX. Having had evolved from many different line ups and variations of the band, it's now performing with Victor on drums and vocals, David on guitar, and Alex Recide on bass.
The band was originally influenced by the punk scene in Austin of the last 8 years, bands like Recide, Iron Youth, and Total Abuse also paired with industrial/noise vibes of Throbbing Gristle. They have always stayed on the more evil or dark end of the spectrum and incorporate dramatic live performances and stage set designs. The band's more recent sound derives from riff-heavy bands like Kyuss, Dystopia, and Bolt Thrower with the atmosphere of early 90's black metal.
Skeleton has released 2 previous flexi disc EPs on labels Super Secret Records, I Hate I Skate, and Breathing Problem Productions. This is the band's first 7 inch release, and solidifies the punk sound of the group as they move toward the upcoming LP, which will be fully metal. The 7 inch was all written and performed by Victor Ziolkowski (on drums, bass, guitar and vocals) and David Ziolkowski (on lead guitar, and bass) Recorded in Austin by Orville Neeley (OBN III's, A Giant Dog, Bad Sports) and Mastered by Seth Gibbs.
The 4-song EP will be available on 7" and download on June 30, 2018 out via Super Secret Records. Available for pre-order HERE.
SKELETON TOUR 2018:
07/25 - Houston, TX @ TBA
07/26 - Austin, TX @ The Electric Church +
07/27 - Dallas, TX @ TBA +
07/28 - OKC, OK @ 89th Street Collective +
07/29 - Springfield, MO @ TBA +
07/30 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle +
07/31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA +
08/01 - Bosie, ID @ TBA +
08/02 - Portland, OR @ TBA +
08/03 - Seattle, WA @ TBA +
08/04 - 05 - Olympia, WA @ Olympia Hardcore Fest +
08/07 - Santa Rosa, CA @ TBA
08/09 - San Jose, CA @ TBA
08/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
08/11 - Fullerton, CA @ TBA
08/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
08/13 - El Paso, TX @ TBA
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Album: 2018 EP
Record Label: Super Secret Records
Release Date: June 30th, 2018
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