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To mark the imminent release of our Second Album PEACEMAKER, every day this week we will be sharing

a review. After all we want to know what the rock and roll public think.

So for the highs and the lows, the good and the bad. We hope you make up your own mind!

So to start things off we have an awesome review from the awesome ‘FIREWORKS MAGAZINE’

 

“The UK seems to be producing plenty of young bands recently who just love riffs. Riffs for breakfast, riffs for tea, plus a quick riff before they go to sleep. These are bands who appreciate that Rock music owes a lot to the blues but feel it still needs a good kick up the arse…with a riff.

SKAM are definitely one of those bands, one i have now been impressed by twice onstage. The live experiences, although short, certainly had me wondering what they could do in a recording studio and just as i was wondering that, their second album was hurled at me by an angry postman (don’t ask)

The promotional blah described SKAM as a “powerhouse three-piece” , and that sums them up nicely. Their songs are melodic and heave, underpinned by (you guessed it) big ass riffs and pounding drums. Vocalist / Guitarist Steve Hill pulls off his duel role with aplomb although his vocals could be a little stronger at times. Between them, however the band deliver music that gets inside your soul and makes it jump around waving devil signs and sporting a silly grin. Even when they slow it down a bit as on ‘Precious Stone’ (don’t worry its not a ballad, just a bit slower than the rest) theres still time for a fierce solo.

So far, so good and SKAM certainly tick plenty of boxes for an enjoyable album. The drawback, however, to their reasonably basic song structure is that when you listen to the whole album it can be a bit samey, with tracks having a hard time standing out from the herd. Mind you, possibly the most basic track, ‘Lets Get Rocked’, is excellent in its simplicity so its all a bit swings and roundabouts. Lets just say there is a lot to like about SKAM but in the ned a little variety would have certainly improved what is already a solid album… with lots or riffs.

Alan Holloway

 

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Hi Cats and Kittens!

We are very excited to announce that Pre Order of the new album PEACEMAKER is available right now.

and to tempt your sexy fingers to click on the button we are giving you a brand new track ‘LETS GET ROCKED’

The track will be available as an instant download for anyone who pre orders.

I hope you enjoy it, we enjoyed making it!

Click on the links below to order:

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AMAZON

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Peacmaker 200x200 SKAM get the Kerrang treatment!Wow, so here we are in July!

This month our new album PEACEMAKER will be released.

After the long delay we cannot wait for you guys to hear it.

This week to mark the occasion, the mighty Kerrang! magazine have featured us in the ‘Introducing’ section of the mag.

Grab yourself   copy of K!1525 to check it out and see us give our best war faces!

And even better go to the Kerrang! website for an exclusive free download of the powerful title track PEACEMAKER.

KERRANG

HOLY CITY IS RELEASED!

That’s right people, the second single from the forth coming album, PEACEMAKER, is now available.

HOLY CITY is a track about us all. We are all the same. But for some reason we feel the need to add a divide by using religion, race or creed. The B side is an exclusive acoustic version of GOING AWAY, a firm favourite amoung the SKAM massive.

We hope you like it! Keep rocking and we will see you on the road very soon

Download now from the link below.

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AMAZON

 

 

 

We are really pleased to announce that we will be playing this years Planet ROCKSTOCK.

The Team at Planet Rock have always been great to us and we are really chuffed to be joining this years lineup.

This years Lineup already includes mega acts like Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz, Voodoo SIx, Tax the Heat and magnum with loads more to follow. The Weekend runs December 5th-7th 2014. Porthcawl, Wales.

For more info get over to the ROCKSTOCK Website

PEACEMAKER Tour 2014

We are pleased to announce the PEACEMAKER TOUR 2014! This tour will take us all over the UK. We have some great support bands lined up and have even made some gigs free entry! All ticket information on our gigs page.

PEACEMAKER TOUR 2014

07/08/14 – Dove and Rainbow – Sheffield

08/08/14 – The Corner House – Cambridge

09/08/14 – The Musician – Leicester (Offical Album Launch)

10/08/14 – The Talking Heads – Southampton

13/08/14 – King Billys – Northampton

14/08/14 – The Diamond – Sutton in Ashfield

15/08/14 – Lounge 41 – Workington

16/08/14 – Stereo – Glasgow

21/08/14 – The Dublin Castle – London

22/08/14 – B2 – Norwich

23/08/14 – Exchange – Bristol

The new 11 track album will be released Worldwide via Off Yer Rocker Records on Monday 28th July. 2014 is the year of the PEACEMAKER!

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Living Room Tour,  a tour with a twist. Ever wanted a live rock band to play in your house/flat/garage? Well now is your chance! We will come to your place and play a set of your choice in front of your friends and family!  All you have to do to enter is send a message to mattskam@hotmail.co.uk telling us where you live and why playing at your place would be cool.

Do you have a quirky place? Maybe a huge garage just waiting to be rocked? Will you provide sausage rolls? Do you have a spare Rolls Royce and swimming pool? The more interesting your message the better chance you have of us coming. The gigs will take place between  Friday 27th June to Sunday 29th June, with exact times to be arranged.

Each winner will receive a one off  ‘Living Room Tour’ t-shirt and a signed print with a thank-you message from the band. Please be aware that this would be a full live PA powered gig, it would be a good idea to invite the neighbors! We’re looking forward to your message, so let’s get rocking!

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New Live Photos

Ace photographer Shona Cutt. captured these ace new live shots of SKAM at the Tunnels in Bristol back in January hot on the heels of shooting the new promotional images of the boys to accompany their eagerly awaited second album Peacemaker.

New Promo Photographs

Here are some of our favorite shots from our recent shoot with the awesome Shona Cutt.

We are proud and excited to announce the amazing news that SKAM have just signed a worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Records.

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We are excited to be associated with such a great label and are looking forward to having the support of a great team of genuine music lovers.

Powerhouse Leicester 3-piece Skam kick off 2014 in fine style with the worldwide release of new single ‘Rivers’ on February 24th. The track is taken from the forthcoming 2nd album ‘Peacemaker’ – set for a July 28th worldwide release, via their new label deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. A killer live band, they will be hitting the road again on a run of UK dates in February.

Skam continue to wear their influences on their sleeves – from Sabbath and QOTS through Foo Fighters, AC/DC, the fuzziest of the grunge era bands and even some cosmic Prog breakdowns. All tied together with their own, wickedly infectious grooves.

The band ended 2013 on a real high finishing at #30 in Classic Rock Magazines fan voted Tracks Of The Year list; http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/features/songs-of-the-year-top-50/ – The track – ‘Massacre’ – taken from their debut album ‘Its Come To This’ saw them feature in among the likes of Black Sabbath and Motorhead. No mean feat for a self-funded, self-motivated, self-everything , DIY to the core band who have been given great support already from the fine people at Planet Rock Radio, Classic Rock Magazine, Kerrang Magazine, XFM Rock Show, Kerrang Radio and Scuzz TV among others.

The new record has been produced by Matt Ellis who was of course at the helm on the debut long player. That record, with its two killer singles; No Lies and Massacre captured the rawness, the depth and the sheer no nonsense good times that Skam also bring to their live shows. It was something the band were keen to keep in the mix. “The New SKAM album is a culmination of 2 years on the road and our desire to just put out the music we love. We have a huge array of different influences and we don’t hide behind them. We are ROCK fans. It’s that simple. Between us we have a deep love for nearly all guitar driven rock!”

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