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Album Number 3!

We may not have many gigs on the listing but we are busy writing album 3. We have decided to take a short break from touring to spend time making album 3 our best yet. We have loads of ideas and concepts in mind, we are spending time in pre production getting everything just right. The release date for this masterpiece will be 2016! Expect heavy riffs, haunting strings, electronic keys and some meaningful lyrics.

If you do need a hit of SKAM in 2015 then check out our gig listings, we have a few headline shows for you before Christmas.

See you all soon x x


The time has come… Off Yer Rocka records and Mask Agency Group are proud to present OUT OF OUR ROCKAS TOUR 2015. The tour will showcase the best new bands on the Off Yer Rocka label. SKAM, The Texas Flood, Massive Wagons and Pig Iron.

The tour will take the band all over the UK including some summer festival slots.

All dates and venues below

Thursday 9th July – The Garage Swansea with The Texas Flood

Friday 10th July – The B2 Norwich with The Texas Flood

Saturday 11th July – The Musician Leicester with The Texas Flood

Wednesday 15th July – The Tunnels Bristol with The Texas Flood

Thursday 16th July – The Dublin Castle London with The Texas Flood, Massive Wagons and Pig Iron

Friday 17th July – The Yorkshire House with Massive Wagons

Saturday 18th July – Stereo Glasgow with Massive Wagons

Wednesday 22nd July – The Talking Heads Southampton with The Texas Flood

Thursday 23rd July – The Iron Road Evesham with The Texas Flood

Friday 24th July – The Rock and Blues Festival Pentrich

Sunday 26th July – Steelhouse Festival Ebbw Vale

This tour hosts some of the hottest new bands on the UK circuit, we can’t wait to get out and play for you guys. Expect some new tunes, some new stage antics and some special guests!

See you on the Road!

Airbourne / SKAM

London – The Garage

Beer, Torches and good times with Leicester and Oz rockers

When you scribble notes like, “oooh, big torch” and “oh Fuck yes!” you know its been a good night.

SKAM vocalist/guitarist Steve Hill beelined straight from his teacher day job to support Airbourne tonight. Accordingly, he and his leicester bandmates play with the infectious joie de vivre of three guys overjoyed to be out of the office. Bassist Matt Gilmore looks like a tattooed Animal from the muppets, head thrashing about through bangers like Holy City ….


Polly Glass – Classic Rock Magazine

“The Leicester trio piece together their history-referencing rock using a tried-and-tested recipe of riffs, riffs and more riffs. And you know 
what? It works a bloody treat. – In a world with so many smoke and mirrors scams, Skam are undeniably the real deal”
KKKK Kerrang! Magazine Peacemaker
“Specialising in creating a penetrating atmosphere while touching on an almost psychedelic swagger  – Loud, proud, as tight as the 
proverbial…and British too!!” [9/10 album review]  “a raucous take on Zeppelin beating up Clutch in a lo-fi grunge street fight.”  
Powerplay Magazine
“A fine album from a young band who are clearly enjoying themselves and play with a wonderfully infectious youthful exuberance”
Rock Society Magazine 
“histrionic leads and born showmanship – especially with the huge rock riff that  heralds new tune Peacemaker” 
Metal Hammer Magazine
“Part Foo Fighters, part Queens Of The Stone Age, three-piece Skam look like they 

have been doing this for years. With an armoury of songs such as current single Rivers and a new record deal in their pockets, they are set to go far”  – “the Prince is close on being a modern day pop-rock masterpiece”
Classic Rock Magazine 
“The band deliver music that gets inside your soul and makes it jump about waving devil signs and sporting a silly grin” 
Fireworks Magazine 
“Peacemaker’ is a definite step up the rock ‘n’ roll ladder. As they gain the audience and start playing the venues to better suit their increasingly 
outward-looking style, SKAM can surely only build from here – it’s a long way to the top, but these boys are making real good headway.”
8/10 Midlands Rocks 
“the album is full of wickedly infectious grooves, with some serious fret shredding solo’s and thundering bass lines that underpin the
whole album. As AC/DC once said, this will shake your foundations”
4/5 PlanetMosh 


That’s right, we are hitting the road once again in November. Part 2 will see the band play in Cities and towns we missed first time round. The tour will include a show at Hard Rock Hell 8 with the likes of  Electric Mary, Bonafide, Y&T, Buffalo Summer and MASSIVE. We also get to headline stage 2 at Planet Rock Stock, another great festival with California Breed, The Answer and Down n Outz. Its been a crazy few months in the SKAM camp so what a better way to move forward than to get on the road. All dates below…

Thursday 6th November – The Grand Central Manchester

Friday 7th November – The Sitwell Tavern Derby

Saturday 8th November – Rock City Basement Nottingham

Sunday 9th November – The Central Gateshead

Wednesday 12th November – Cardigan Arms Leeds

Thursday 13th November – Rock Zombie Dudley

Friday 14th November – Hard Rock Hell 8 Gwynedd

Saturday 15th November – The Wheatsheaf Oxford

Sunday 16th November – The Star Inn Guildford

Saturday 6th December – Planet Rock Stock Trecco Bay

See you all on the road……now lets get Rocking!!


Hi, Matt here. I have some bad news. Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel some gigs. I have had some bad news regarding my Wifes health. I don’t want to go into too much detail but it means I will be unavailable for a good few weeks. The gigs that have been cancelled are:
Friday 26th September at Scruffy Murphys Birmingham
Saturday 27th September at Satans Hollow Manchester 
Friday 3rd October at Bootleggers in Kendal 
Saturday 4th October at O2 Academy Leicester
I can only apologise for this. I’m hoping people that know me understand how much time and effort I put into SKAM so this has been very hard for me. I will be back to kick some ass soon! Thanks for your understanding.


Its with great pleasure we can announce we will be supporting AIRBOURNE on their short UK tour at the end of August. We can’t wait to rock with these guys, then after try and drink them under the table! The dates fit nicely on the end of our PEACEMAKER tour so make sure you grap a ticket while you still can. These gigs will sell out.

Tuesday 26th August – Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth

Wednesday 27th August – Concorde 2 Brighton

Thursday 28th August – The Garage London

All ticket details are on our gig page.

See you on the road!

It’s great getting reviews for the new album, we are so pleased that everyone seems to get it! We would like to thank My Global Mind for this great review, very kind words indeed! Be sure to check them out, they love all things Rock and Metal!!

“Hailing from Leicester, Skam are a 3 piece classic rock band who have been on the scene for almost 3 years now. After a wild ride of over 250 gigs supporting some well renowned artists including: The Wildhearts, Laika Dog and Blaze Bayley, this 6 legged powerhouse finally decided to write and record their debut album in the form of Peacemaker – a 14 track shit storm of a record that can only be heralded as one of the finest albums to come from an underground UK based artist in the past 10 years! This is an album you need in your collection, and Skam are most definitely a band you need in your life.

The first thing that stands out about Peacemaker is how clean cut the production is on this record. For a band this size it is a real treat to hear such a crisp, no nonsense, professional sound; and this can be put down to the bands choice of producer on this album. Working with the legendary Matt Elliss was a massive pay off; resulting in tracks such as lead single ‘Holy City’, the bouncy ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ and the emotional power ballad ‘Precious Stone’ sounding like they had been released by a band of arena level stature. When a band not only puts time and effort into writing songs, but also into the production of said songs, you know they are serious – showing that with this record Skam are making a statement, and this statement is: “This is who we are, this is how we sound, and by god do we sound good”.

For a 3 piece band Skam have a hell of a lot of balls and power. Anyone would think when hearing tracks such as ‘Make You Pay’, ‘Rivers’ and he feel good ‘Let’s Get Rocked’ that there was at least 5 members to this band. The songs on Peacekeeper were written to be played live. They are catchy, captivating, energetic and above all memorable. There isn’t a dull track on this album, and the pure heaviness and force behind each and every one of these tracks is the driving factor behind this album, making it a record that entices you from the very first chord till the final song finishes.

It is hard to define Skam in terms of genre/subgenre. There is so much going on in their music that they take bits and pieces from what can be described as the “80’s scene” and mash it together to form their own unique sound. It is hard to think of an unsigned, underground rock band out there at the moment who can rival with the calibre of music that Skam have produced on Peacemaker, and hopefully there will be many more epic releases like this to follow very soon!

It’s not often a band comes along and releases a flawless album, but Skam have proven with the incredible Peacemaker that if you put enough hard work, time and insane musicianship into your songs you can release a masterpiece that puts your band a cut above the rest! Roll on the next 1! ”


Check them out now at www.myglobalmind.com

Hi lovely people, PEACEMAKER will soon be here. We cant wait.

To help feed your audio appetite we have another Review. This one is from the very wise guys and gals at PlanetMosh.

Check this out.


Opening up a rock album with a self-penned sub one minute instrumental homage to Spaghetti Westerns take some balls, fortunately Skam have plenty. And they are big. Very big.
‘Make You Pay’ is the first real track on the new album. While this is a great little number, it isn’t anything new, Skam seem to be content to continue with the sound, direction and quite frankly, the winning formula of their debut album ‘Its Come To This’, which isn’t such a bad thing as it was an impressive release.
However, track number three ( the first single released way back in January ) ‘Rivers’ kicks off with an infectious grove that will have you reaching for your Air Guitar, this song grabs you with its simple yet commanding riff, and while you’re there, grab your Air drumsticks as well, your gonna need them.
The latest single ‘Holy City’ is next up, and once again Skam have raised the bar with this one, the songwriting, the structure are all just that little bit better than the debut, when I say a little bit better, on further listens, I mean a lot better. (this cd has not been out of my player for over a week now ).
By the time Peacemaker, the title track, comes along, this album will have already drawn you in with it’s straight forward rock n roll attitude and some serious guitar work.
The wire is the albums longest track, clocking in at over five minutes; it’s a slow burner but finishes with an amazing solo.
Even when Skam slow it down a bit such as on ‘Precious Stone’, No, it’s not a ballad, it is just a bit slower than everything else, there’s still time for a fierce solo.
The remaining tracks are all equally as good, with enough variation to keep everyone happy, ‘Let’s Get Rocked’ being a simple yet effective little rocker.
Peacemaker has been produced by Matt Ellis who was at the helm on the debut ‘Its Come To This’, and he has done a killer job, the album is full of wickedly infectious grooves, with some serious fret shredding solo’s and thundering bass lines that underpin the whole album. As AC/DC once said, this will shake your foundations.


Thanks to all at Planet Mosh you guys Rock. To read some more reviews and all things Rock and Metal head over to the Planet Mosh Website: PlanetMosh

After one of the hottest weeks this year i thought only right to give you a HOT review.

This one comes from our fine friends at The Rock And Rock Circus Radio show.

A lengthy review with a lovely track by track account. Enjoy


SKAM are a three piece based in Leicester in the UK. Formed five years ago by Steve Hill (Guitar), Matt Gilmore (Bass) and Ray ‘X-Ray’ Peverill (Drums), these Leicester legends are rocking it hard!. With over 400 performances under their belts, they’ve appeared in every major city throughout the UK and Ireland. SKAM have supported such bands as The Answer / The Union and Bonafide plus headlined their own shows and festivals which have included, Cambridge Rock Festival, Bulldog Bash, Hard Rock Hell 6, Steelhouse Festival and Hammerfest VI. With two self funded EP’s and a ten track debut album “It’s Come To This”, SKAM now give us their highly anticipated new release “Peacemaker”.

Langundo – With the sounds of crickets and cicadas you are taken away to a serenity where a gorgeous acoustic guitar rolls in the background while the haunting flute plays with a reminiscence of an Apache tribe sat around a campfire.

Make You Pay – After the peacefulness of the previous track, this one comes exploding at you like a freight train!. Thunderous beats and an addictive lick on the guitars grab you and instantly get you thinking “oh hell yeah!”. An awesome foot tapping track where you’ll be throwing yourself around the pit and fist pumping the air like a kid that’s just finished school for the last time. Addictive stuff!.

Rivers – A brooding bass line launches the drums and some guitar flare before we get into a rhythmic chug on the guitar. Sounding like a steam train thundering down the tracks this track really flows with some epic wah guitar at the bridge.

Holy City – A guitar riff that demands your instant attention and rolls on the drums that add to the impact, throw you face first into this juggernaut of a track. With such an upbeat, addictive tone, you cannot help but want to mosh and foot tap to this.

Peacemaker – This comes swaggering at you like you’ve just stepped on it’s toes and looked at it’s girlfriend funny. With a heavy Black Sabbath tone to it, this track is heavy and brooding. Some epic rhythm work and a seriously wicked guitar solo at the bridge brings this track some serious attitude.

The Wire – This is one of those mellow rock tracks that needs cranking up to the max!. With electro acoustics and reflective lyrics, this track intensifies in power to really raise the hairs on your neck. The classic, eyes shut, lost to the world type track that leaves you with goosebumps. Serious power and emotion, epic!.

Fortune Favours The Brave – A growling guitar riff and a roll on the drums brings an inspired track that’ll have you chanting the chorus along with the backing vocals. With bounce and attitude this track will grab you and knock some sense into next week. Awesome drum fills throughout to inspire this uplifting anthemic track.

The Prince – With a military roll to the drums, the distorted wah guitar fires up to inject some pace into the rhythm. With an aggressive chug to the guitar and crash cymbals, this track throws it’s weight around like the royalty it is.

Precious Stone – A downbeat, moody track that emerges into a breakthrough of electro acoustic guitars, drumstick taps and fills. An awesome power ballad with a guitar solo at the bridge that impacts the senses. Top notch!.

In The Zone – A punky tone to this track with a heavy, low end, strumming guitar and drum rolls. If you had 145 seconds, what would you do?, let’s get in the zone!. A bouncy, fun song that’ll get you singing and jumping in the pit.

Let’s Get Rocked – With tones of AC / DC here, this track seriously rocks!. A classic, uplifting feel good rock chant that’ll get anyone stomping about the pit.

More Or Less – Guitar stabs and cymbal fills unleash this aggressive track. Coming at you with serious attitude, the brooding lyrics fire up the rhythm and energise the guitars into a full on face off at the bridge. The melody at the end, winding the track down only to come screaming back at you in the finale.

SKAM have seriously blown us away with this new album!. It’s inspired, it’s catchy and it rocks it’s ass off! This is feel good heavy rock at it’s best!. What SKAM have produced here is immense in quality, feel and power. As soon as you hear these guys, you can’t help but feel energised and want to windmill around the place. So many different tones to the tracks but every one of them satisfies. If you like AC / DC, Bullet For My Valentine, Evanescence and Staind or just want a feel good, easy to get into rock album, then you need to check out SKAM and let them rock you!. Epic!!!

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