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Below is our complete Viking Skull news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands to appear at this year's festival:
"After last week’s headliner announcement - where we revealed the mighty Machine Head will be letting fans pick the songs at their first ever UK festival headline slot - Bloodstock and Machine Head are now ready to take requests.
"If you head to Facebook you can now submit your suggestions via a poll. Each fan can pick five songs from Machine Head’s incredible debut 'Burn My Eyes,' and the five most popular tracks will be performed at Catton Hall this summer.
"Bloodstock can also reveal a further three acts for the Sophie Stage and one for the Ronnie James Dio Stage. Headlining the Sophie Stage on Thursday night, raucous rockers Viking Skull bring their loud and proud metal to Bloodstock, alongside Belfast metalheads Sweet Savage. Hotly tipped newcomers Death Valley Knights show why in just a few short months their powerful metal has earned them a much coverted spot at Britain’s most metal festival, and finally Canada’s Kobra & The Lotus make their Bloodstock debut opening the Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday." More...
Orange Goblin has issued the following update about lining up the band's first shows of 2011:
"First Orange Goblin shows of 2011 announced! Following the success of the recent 15th anniversary tour, Orange Goblin have added 2 very exclusive UK dates. These will be:
Friday 11th March - The Junction, Cambridge
Saturday 12th March - The Old Angel, Nottingham
"Support at the Cambridge show comes from Viking Skull, tickets cost £12 and are available now from here. Support at the Nottingham show comes from Drunken Bastard, tickets cost £13 and are available from this location."
Viking Skull has issued the following announcement about performing at the Relentless Garage with the new super group The Damned Things:
"Between October 21st – 23rd, Relentless Energy are taking over all three rooms of the Relentless Garage for three days of high profile acts, installations and a huge party. Closing the festival in dramatic fashion on October 23rd will be The Damned Things, a super-group made up of members of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax, and Every Time I Die. Very special guest support comes from Viking Skull. For more info/tickets go to this location."
Viking Skull has issued the following statement about the Big Finger Festival being canceled:
"Just been informed that the big finger festival @ billing aquadrome, northamptonshire this weekend (Oct 1st-3rd) has been canceled/postponed by the organizers. Viking Skull will not be playing at the supposed rescheduled event.
"We're really sorry to all those who have bought tickets & caravans. for more details, refund info and to express your anger/frustration to the organizers go to this location."
Viking Skull has been confirmed to appear at the 2010 edition of the UK's Big Finger Festival on October 2nd. The promotional poster for the festival can be viewed at this location. You can also catch Viking Skull live on the following dates:
10/2 2010 The Big Finger Festival Billing Aquadrome, Northants, UNITED KINGDOM
10/23 2010 Relentless Garage w/The Damned Things London, UNITED KINGDOM
12/4 2010 Hard Rock Hell IV Prestatyn Sands, NorthWales, UNITED KINGDOM
Restricted Release has announced October 26th as the North American release date for "Heavy Metal Thunder," a special reissue package from Viking Skull. Remastered and featuring all new artwork, "Heavy Metal Thunder" combines the band’s debut album, "Born In Hell," and the "Chapter One" EP, both previously unavailable through proper American and Canadian retail outlets. The album also includes five bonus songs and will precede a new, still untitled EP planned for release in early 2011.
“We tend to think, if it ain't broke don't try and fix it,” notes guitarist / vocalist Roddy Stone about the band’s straight-forward heavy metal anthems. “We like to think back to the day when men were men, and amps where amps. The time when having a good riff/song was important and had nothing to do with posing, we're a proper band with proper tunes."
The "Heavy Metal Thunder" track listing is as follows:
1. Beers, Drugs And Bitches
2. Wizard’s Sleeve
4. Rape Pillage And Burn
5. Crazy Trucker
6. Skull Heaven
7. Born In Hell
8. Crank The Volume
9. Red Hot Woman
11. Heavy Metal Thunder
12. Saddle Up
13. Double Or Quits (Demo Version)
14. Rock And Roll Suicide
15. Conquer The World
16. Baby Let Me Know
17. Skulls & Whiskey
18. Dirty Dirty Hole,
19. Inject My Woman (With Love)
20. You Can’t Kill Rock & Roll
Viking Skull has checked in with the following brief announcement about planning a new album release and canceling two upcoming live shows:
"We had to cancel the Newcastle & Huddersfield gigs, but we'll re arrange a new date later in the year when we release the new album and when Jess can be on drums. We're really sorry to all those who were coming to see us."
You can also check out sample Viking Skull tracks through the band's official MySpace page.
Viking Skull has issued the following update about their former guitarist Frank Regan returning to the band:
"Original viking skull guitarist Frank Regan is now back on guitar, the band are hard at work writing the next album at the mo due to be released later in the year(2010) and its shaping up to be the best yet, going back to the roots on this record, balls out meat and potatoes riffs (as always) but having the humor of Chapter One & Born in Hell.
"Line up for new record: Roddy - vocals, Jess - drums, Waldie -bass, Dom - guitar, Frank guitar."
The organizers of Britain's Hellfire festival has announced that Evile, Sylosis, Xerath, The Plight and Blakfish have all been added to the lineup. The event will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC from August 6-8.
The lineup is as follows:
Fields of Nephilim
My Dying Bride
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
Several more bands have been announced this years edition of the Hellfire Festival, which is being held at the Birmingham NEC from November 6th until November 8th. The latest bands to be confirmed are Benediction, Trigger The Bloodshed, My Dying Bride, Cinders Fall, Malefice, Bury Tomorrow and No Made Sense.
The lineup so far is as follows:
Fields of Nephilim
My Dying Bride
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
Viking Skull has issued the following apology to fans about missing the Mayhem IV Festival in Edinburgh:
"JUST WANT TO SAY SORRY FOR US NOT MAKING IT TO THE MAYHEM IV FESTIVAL IN EDINBURGH YESTERDAY SAT 23 MAY, WE SPENT MOST OF THE DAY AT THE SIDE OF THE A1 WAITING FOR THE AA TO TOW US BACK TO CORBY BECAUSE OUR VAN BROKE DOWN (WE SNAPPED A CAM BELT FUCKING THE ENGINE)..AND DUE TO IT BEING THE BANK HOLIDAY WAS UNABLE TO FIND A SUTIBLE REPLACEMENT VEHICLE....
"WE'LL RESCHEDULE THE SHOW ALONG WITH A FEW OTHERS IN SCOTLAND VERY SOON."
Viking Skull has issued the following brief announcement about their latest album reaching #1 on Amazon.com:
"Viking Skulls New album. Doom, Gloom Heartache & Whiskey has made it to number one in the Amazon Hard Rock Download chart (week-18-may-2009)"
Viking Skull has posted a new video online of the song "Hair Of The Dog," which comes from the band's latest album "Doom, Gloom, Heartache, & Whiskey." The video can be viewed below. More...
Last month, VIKING SKULL announced that, "due to Rich Vose being missing and not being able to be contacted etc, original Viking Skull guitarist Darren Smith will be back on axe duties on the upcoming UK tour in December."
An update from the band reads: "Hey everybody, we found the Brandywine Eel (Rich Vose)! He's in Jail! So he won't be on the CLUTCH tour, he won't be doing any more shows with us until further notice. Original Viking Skull guitar player Darren Smith will be doing the Clutch tour with us.
"Then on January 4th we will be performing an all ages show at the Note in West Chester, Pennsylvania and also be filming a video for 'Hair Of The Dog' with Joe Frantz and Bam Margera. It's going to be kick-fucking-ass. If you want to partake in that debauchery buy a ticket at www.thenotewc.com."
For the past 8 weeks, Clutch's first ever DVD "Full Fathom Five, Video Field Recordings," and accompanying CD have been available at the band's legendary live shows, through Merch.com and in about 150 select US, Canadian and UK independent retail outlets chosen by the band's owned and self distributed Weathermaker Music label. This will increase ten-fold, as Weathermaker has teamed up with the MVD Entertainment Group to expand the reach of the "Full Fathom Five" project.
On November 11th, the acclaimed live Clutch DVD and accompanying "Full Fathom Five-Audio Field Recordings" CD will be available in over 1500 new retail outlets such as FYE, Best Buy, Coconuts, Fry's, Hastings and Barnes & Noble.
"This is a fantastic progression for us after only three months as an active label." states Weathermaker Music Label Manager Jon Nardachone. "Originally, our intention was to handle all CD and DVD sales directly through Weathermaker, but having the MVD Distribution team on board for the "Full Fathom Five" project ensures many ecstatic Clutch fans this holiday season."
In other Clutch related news, some of the incredible footage from the "Full Fathom Five" DVD will be featured on Comcast Cable's On Demand "Concert TV" channel starting December 15th, along with classic rock icons Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Crowes, Deep Purple, Santana, U2 & Motorhead.
Clutch's live concert footage was produced and directed by Agent Ogden (Primus, Jon Comer, Music With Altitude) in Pittsburgh, Sayerville, Denver and Sydney Austrailia on the band's 2007/2008 "From Beale Street to Oblivion" world tour. The track "Power Player" from that release, as well as "Full Fathom Five," is featured on the Saw V Motion Picture Soundtrack released last week.
Clutch is confirmed along with Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society and Hawkwind to play the Hard Rock Hell Festival on December 6th in North Wales. Upon returning home, they will headline a short run with Viking Skull and Russian Circles as support.
Here are the latest Clutch tour dates: More...
Clutch has announced a short burst of tour dates scheduled for the end of December. Also joining them will be Russian Circles and Viking Skull.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 27 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
December 28 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
December 29 - Washington DC @ 930 Club
December 30 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
December 31 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
British rockers Viking Skull will be hitting the road this December to support their forthcoming new album, entitled "Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey" which is currently scheduled for a November release.
The tour dates are as follows:
Dec. 1st - Bristol Academy
Dec. 2nd - Newcastle Academy
Dec. 3rd - Stoke Sugarmill
Dec. 4th - Nottingham Rock City
Dec. 5th - Sheffield Corporation
Dec. 6th - Wales, Hard Rock Hell
Dec. 7th - Manchester Music Box
Dec. 8th - Glasgow Cathouse
Dec. 9th - York Fibbers
Dec. 10th - Nuneaton Queens Hall
Dec. 11th - Peterborough The Park
Dec. 12th - London The Borderline
Dec. 13th - Kettering Sawyers
Corby, U.K.-based old-school metallers VIKING SKULL have lined up a few shows in Scotland, England and Wales in January. It will be their first batch of dates featuring the band's latest additions, guitar player Jules Cooper and drummer Jess Margera.
Jan. 23 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Barfly
Jan. 24 - York, England @ Fibbers
Jan. 25 - Birmingham, England @ Barfly
Jan. 26 - Leeds, England @ Cockpit
Jan. 27 - Cardiff, Wales @ Barfly
Jan. 28 - London, England @ Barfly
Support on the shows will come from YEAR LONG DISASTER.
The new VIKING SKULL album, "Chapter Two", was mixed by Chad I Ginsburg (CKY, INBRED) and Phil Nicolo (AEROSMITH, URGE OVERKILL) and is now available on iTunes.
Bam Margera has made it his mission to expose an entire generation of his peers to some original high-energy music through his VIVA LA BANDS album and tour series. Brought to you by Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records, VIVA LA BANDS, VOL. 2 will hit stores on September 4, 2007.
The CD features exclusive tracks, written and recorded for the CD/DVD combo from some of Bam’s favorite acts like CLUTCH, IN FLAMES, CKY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, VIKING SKULL and VAINS OF JENNA. A US-exclusive track from SHINY TOY GUNS and music from other faves like GWAR, THE SOUNDS, DIMMU BORGIR and KILL HANNAH also appears on the killer compilation. The full track listing for the 20-song album is displayed below.
Bam is as excited for the release as fans around the world will be… "I’m so fucking psyched that some of my favorite bands recorded exclusive songs this time around! Clutch and In Flames fucking rock and my brother Jess did a sick CKY remix. Obviously The Sounds are one of my favorite bands - my wife even insisted that they play our wedding. I also sent the first band I signed, Vains of Jenna, into the studio to record a new track for the record.”
The DVD component to this release contains almost an hour of never-before-seen Bam footage – a must-have for the ‘Jackass generation!’ Revealing what makes the DVD special, Bam adds “I’m finding some of my best, unused footage for the DVD. Everyone keeps asking me for a CKY5 but I think this DVD might be the closest thing to that!"
Viva La Bands’ companion tour will be taking out some of Bam’s favorite acts and is estimated to visit over 20 cities in the USA beginning in October 2007. Fans can also expect to see Bam and his friends at select shows.
Here is the complete VIVA LA BANDS, VOLUME 2 TRACK LISTING: More...
BAM MARGERA PRESENTS…VIVA LA BANDS, VOL 2 is the latest in the skating/antic superstar’s unique musical vision shared with his fans. In addition to previously announced unreleased tracks from CLUTCH, CKY, and VAINS OF JENNA, exclusive additions to the track listing from IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, PLACEBO and THE BLOODHOUND GANG have just come in!
Jimmy Pop explains how THE BLOODHOUND GANG’s ‘romantic’ contribution to the compilation, "Screwing You On The Beach At Night" fits in (or doesn’t, in this case)… "I love so many of the bands on Viva La Bands 2. It's unfortunate that our contribution sticks out like a sore thumb. A big, gay, sore thumb." Placebo is also glad, albeit less comically, to be on the compilation, "Placebo is pleased that 'Soulmates' was hand-selected by Bam Margera to be a part of this project. He has exceedingly good taste," the band adds.
The CD/DVD combo will hit stores on September 4, 2007 and feature these unreleased tracks and much more. The compilation also brings together many of Bam’s other favorite artists such as GWAR, DIMMU BORGIR and THE SOUNDS, as well as newly acquired tracks from KILL HANNAH, VIKING SKULL, AND GNARKILL. The DVD component to this rocking release contains 30 minutes of never-before-seen Bam footage – a must-have for the ‘Jackass generation.’