SKELETON: Austin Blackened Metal/Punk Practitioners Release “The Sword” As Self-Titled Debut Nears Release Via 20 Buck Spin

Photo by Mike Garcia

Austin, Texas-based blackened metal/punk practitioners SKELETON will unleash their self-titled debut via 20 Buck Spin on July 10th. In advance of its release the band today releases the “The Sword” for public feasting.

Easily the most vicious and intelligent dark punk/metal hybrid in years, the eleven tracks comprising Skeleton signal the black dawn of a new breed; war-like hymns for the soldiers of a scorched apocalypse to come, from which a bleak alternate future will emerge. Comments drummer/vocalist Victor Skeleton of “The Sword,” “Never doubt it’s strength… It’s flame burns bright… The sword will prevail… A warrior will never die.”

Witness “The Sword” at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for “Mark Of Death” and stream first single “Catacombs” below.

Skeleton was recorded and mixed by Chico Jones at Estuary Recording Facility, produced by SKELETON and Jones, and mastered by Sasha Stroud at Artifact Audio NYC with artwork by Jeremy Cook, layout by Ian Graham, and photography by Mark Garcia and John Byrnes.

20 Buck Spin will release Skeleton on LP, CD, cassette, and digital platforms. Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, visit the 20 Buck Spin Bandcamp page HERE where first single, “Catacombs,” can be streamed.

Having plied their black-market trade for several years in grime infested underground dungeons and sub-basements, SKELETON‘s first LP is a cataclysmic expansion of the band’s unhallowed vision venturing well beyond its earlier borders. Though some might be prone to lazily apply simplistic genre tags to SKELETON‘s style, the reality is far more sweeping. Fans of Venom, Bathory, early Mayhem, Discharge, Anti Cimex, Amebix, Raspberry Bulbs, G.I.S.M., Nightfell, and all those who follow the Austin Texas punk/metal scenes, pay heed.