Voodoo Glow Skulls
From: Riverside, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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VOODOO GLOW SKULLS has posted a song from their upcoming album Southern California Street Music, in stores September 18, online. Go to their MySpace page and listen to “Ballad of Froggy McNasty”.
The Valley Advocate has posted the following article on Voodoo Glow Skulls:
Call them ska-core, call them what you will. Voodoo Glow Skulls, formed in 1988 by the brothers Casillas (Frank, Eddie and Jorge), channeled their mismatched love of heavy metal and the second-wave ska of the '80s into their trademark heavy ska sound. And with their latest album, "Adicción, Tradición, Revolución," they deliver what any good VGS fan would expect: more of the bloody same.
Frontman Frank Casillas explains that the album's title track is a tribute to the band and its fans, who have weathered trends and stuck by band's aggro -- yet upbeat and danceable -- style: "Adicción is addiction, and for a lot of our hardcore fans, our music is kind of an addiction. Tradición is just our band, we have a strong sense of tradition, we've been around for years. We're like a traveling family, and everything we do, like the songs in Spanish and everything like that, it's kind of become VGS tradition. Revolución is just ... our music, we just feel like we've stayed independent and stuck to our guns. We're revolutionizing music."
VGS are most often cited as "ska-core," or "a hardcore band with horns." But it was the heavy metal of the '80s that really captivated the brothers. Frank explains, "As kids we were always music fans. We always had a knack for music. We were those kids who always went to concerts. When we were old enough to get our first teenage jobs, we'd save our money to see all the big heavy metal concerts back in the '80s. The original four members of the band, we were all pretty much products of the '80s heavy metal bands."
Read the full article at Valley Advocate.