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SKAM announce details of new album

Album Cover

UK hard rock power trio, SKAM, are thrilled to announce details of their new album – The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard (#TAMOGG).

The album, SKAM’s 3rd, is scheduled for release on Friday 17th November 2017 and is available now on pre-order at http://skamuk.com in multiple formats – MP3, CD and Vinyl.

The album features 11 original songs written and performed by SKAM. Recorded at AXIS Studios in Doncaster, UK in late 2016 it was produced, mixed and mastered by Matt Ellis. The exceptional album artwork was especially commissioned and produced by Jack Morrey.

The album features a story-arc of Squadron Leader Geoffrey Goddard, a test pilot from 1935, who is a victim of strange forces that jolt him through time. The songs and accompanying album artwork, videos and booklets tell his tale as he battles to return home and at times, for his very sanity.

Singer/Guitarist, Steve Hill, said, “We have been living and breathing this for a couple of years now; writing, crafting, honing what has become our third album. We have gone old school with the whole thing, from recording it ‘as a band in a room’, through to gatefold vinyl and really going to town on the artwork. So, to say we can’t wait for folk to hear it and experience it, is possibly THE understatement of 2017.”

The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard Tracklisting:

  1. Prologue
  2. Between The Eyes
  3. The Iron Cross
  4. Otherside
  5. Take It Or Leave It
  6. Peace Of Mind
  7. Bring The Rain
  8. Fading Before The Sun
  9. Two Worlds
  10. Believe
  11. Aching Hearts
  12. New Dawn

 

Pre-orders can be placed at http://skamuk.com and include a collection of album artwork merchandise, signed calendars, posters, drum skins, phone covers, VIP packages, album launch show tickets, and intimate shows and listening parties in your own home.

Fading Before The Sun is the first single taken from the album and is available via all good digital outlets and streaming sites.

The song is accompanied by a jaw-dropping lyric video produced by Unit 15 Productions.

SKAM recently hit the road for a bunch of summer dates that including WildFire Festival in Scotland & Ramblin Man Fair in Maidstone. They head out across the UK with fellow British rockers, Voodoo Six in September before a home town album launch show @ The Musician, Leicester on Friday 17th November.

LIVE DATES THIS SUMMER
Friday 25th August – Redhill Rocks – RMF, Ratcliffe on Soar Marina, Notts
Saturday, 26 August – Reaper Fest 3 @ Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth
Sunday, 27 August – Phantom Fest, The Phantom Pub, Loughborough

WITH VOODOO SIX
Friday, 8 September – The Underworld, London
Thursday, 14 September – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Friday, 15 September – Rebellion, Manchester
Saturday, 16 September – The Corporation, Sheffield
Sunday, 17 September – Yardbirds, Grimsby
Wednesday, 20 September – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday, 21 September – The Cluny, Newcastle
Friday, 22 September – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Saturday, 23 September – Cathouse, Glasgow
Thursday, 28 September – Talking Heads, Southampton
Friday, 29 September – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Saturday, 30 September – The Garage, Swansea

TAMOGG ALBUM TOUR (more dates announcing soon)
Friday, 27 October 2017 – The Station, Cannock
Friday, 17 November – The Musician, Leicester
Sunday, 26 November – The Black Heart, Camden, London

 

Pre-order here

 

 

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SKAM to tour with Voodoo Six this September!

Voodoo Six + SKAM Tour

Straight off the back of releasing a new single, UK hard rock trio SKAM have announced that they will be heading out on the road with fellow Brit-rockers, Voodoo Six.

The dates run throughout September and take in cities across England, Scotland & Wales in what is sure to be a GREAT BRITISH ROCK TOUR.

Last week, SKAM released Fading Before The Sun, the first song to be taken from a brand new album, slated for release in November 2017; their third album will be a follow-on to their breakthrough second album, 2014’s Peacemaker and a raucous SKAM:LIVE album earlier this year.

Singer/Guitarist, Steve Hill, said, “We were so pleased with the reaction to Fading Before The Sun and now we will get to melt some faces with it across the country with our good friends in Voodoo Six. No doubt we will be playing more songs from our new album too, so we can’t wait!”

Fading Before The Sun is available via all good digital outlets and streaming sites.

The song is accompanied by a jaw-dropping lyric video produced by Unit 15 Productions.

Ahead of the dates with Voodoo Six, SKAM hit the road for a bunch of summer dates that includes WildFire Festival in Scotland & Ramblin Man Fair in Maidstone.

LIVE DATES THIS SUMMER
Saturday, 24 June – Wildfire Festival, Biggar, Scotland
Saturday, 8 July – Melfest @ Trillians, Newcastle
Friday 16th July – The Venue, Selby
Saturday, 29 July  – Simon Says, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Sunday, 30 July –  Ramblin Man @ Mote Park Maidstone 
Saturday, 26 August – Reaper Fest 3 @ Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth
Sunday, 27 August – Phantom Fest, The Phantom Pub, Loughborough

WITH VOODOO SIX
Friday, 8 September – The Underworld, London
Thursday, 14 September – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Friday, 15 September – Rebellion, Manchester
Saturday, 16 September – The Corporation, Sheffield
Sunday, 17 September – Yardbirds, Grimsby
Wednesday, 20 September – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday, 21 September – The Cluny, Newcastle
Friday, 22 September – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Saturday, 23 September – Cathouse, Glasgow
Thursday, 28 September – Talking Heads, Southampton
Friday, 29 September – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Saturday, 30 September – The Garage, Swansea

 

Tickets are available here.

 

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Brand new song – OUT NOW – Fading Before The Sun

Fading Before The Sun

SKAM release brand new music – Fading Before The Sun

UK hard rock trio SKAM have announced the release of a new single – Fading Before The Sun – out now.

The song is the first to be taken from a brand new album, slated for release in November 2017; their, as yet untitled, third album will be a follow on to their breakthrough second album, 2014’s Peacemaker and a raucous SKAM:LIVE album earlier this year.

Singer/Guitarist, Steve Hill, said, “We haven’t messed around on this album; it’s the business and we can’t wait to get it out there. We are ready to roll with the first song, Fading Before The Sun and we think people are going to dig it. The artwork is mega cool and so is the song.”

Fading Before The Sun will be available via all good digital outlets and streaming sites.

The song is accompanied by a lyric video production by Unit 15 Productions.

SKAM head out on the road for a bunch of summer dates that includes WildFire Festival in Scotland & Ramblin Man Fair in Maidstone.

LIVE DATES THIS SUMMER
Saturday, 24 June – Wildfire Festival, Biggar, Scotland
Saturday, 8 July – Melfest @ Trillians, Newcastle
Friday 14, July – The Venue, Selby
Saturday, 29 July – Simon Says, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Sunday, 30 July – Ramblin Man @ Mote Park Maidstone
Saturday, 26 August – Reaper Fest 3 @ Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth
Sunday, 27 August – Phantom Fest, The Phantom Pub, Loughborough

SKAM are:
Steve Hill – vocals/guitar
Matt Gilmore – bass/vocals
Neal Hill – drums/vocals

 

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SKAM LIVE – CD Album – OUT NOW

We are thrilled to announce that our brand new album – SKAM LIVE is out today.

You can order your CD copy now.

The album will also be available for download via all leading digital music stores.

SKAM LIVE album cover

SKAM LIVE

Recorded live at The Musician Leicester 18th November 2016

Engineered by Malc Randall

Mixed and Mastered by Dr Joshua Melville and SKAM 

Track listing:
PEACEMAKER
SOLDIERS OF ROCK
THE WIRE
LET’S GET ROCKED
GOING AWAY
HOLY CITY
NO LIES
MASSACRE

 

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Press Release: Hard rock power trio, SKAM, sign to TMR Band Management.

UK based, power trio SKAM have announced that there have signed a multi-year management deal with TMR Band Management and prepare for a new album in 2017.

SKAM are deep into plans to release their as yet untitled third album as a follow on to their acclaimed 2011 debut, It’s Come To This and breakthrough second album, 2014’s Peacemaker.

Singer/Guitarist, Steve Hill, said, “We have huge plans for 2017, we haven’t messed around on this album; it’s the business and we can’t wait to get it out there. Everything is in the can, we are just pulling together final post-production aspects, and then we are ready to roll. It’s our best work to date and we think people are going to dig it.

TMR Band Management are the hot new team on the UK rock scene, so it’s a natural fit for us hook up with them and we’ve known Peter (Keevil, TMR BM head boy) for years, so when he launched his talent agency, it was destiny that we would work together.”

SKAM are:
Steve Hill – vocals/guitar
Matt Gilmore – bass/vocals
Neal Hill – drums/vocals

http://www.skamuk.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SKAM.UK

https://twitter.com/SKAM_UK

https://www.youtube.com/user/SKAMUKX

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jca6giupwEV9h3uxaglAy

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For further information contact:
Peter Keevil
info@TMRBandManagement.com
+44 (0)788 784 3365

Photo Credit: 7 Elements by Brian Kiernan 

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Autumn Tour is here!

The time has come! We kick off our Autumn tour on Thursday 10th November. We will be playing 8 dates over the UK at some of our favourite venues. We have made the local show in Leicester extra special, this night will be recorded for a future “Live Album” release in 2017! All gig details below, ticket links over on the gig tab.

Thursday 10th November – The Roadmender Northampton supporting Skindred (official) and Raging Speedhorn

Friday 11th November – Junction 1 Cambridge supporting Skindred (official) and Raging Speedhorn

Saturday 12th November – Hard Rock Hell 10

Sunday 13th November – HRH 10 Atfter show gig! The Garage Swansea
w/ Crowsaw and Peter M Smith

Wednesday 16th November – The Tunnels Bristol

Thursday 17th November – The Blackheart London
w/ Tequila Mockingbyrd

Friday 18th November – The Musician Leicester
w/ Tequila Mockingbyrd and Dig Lazarus

Sunday 20th November – The Alma Bolton
w/ Tequila Mockingbyrd

See you on the road! xx

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OUT OF OUR ROCKAS TOUR 2015

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!

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Classic Rock say nice things about a certain Support band… ;)

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

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Kerrang and Powerplay and many more Give SKAM KKKK

“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 


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SKAM Vs AIRBOURNE

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!

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Review Time… My Global Mind give PEACEMAKER the once over!

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! ”

10/10

Check them out now at www.myglobalmind.com

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Planet Mosh know their stuff!

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

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There are no Clowns At the Rock and Roll Circus!

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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