SKYCLAD Hard At Work On New Album

SKYCLAD Hard At Work On New Album

British folk-metal pioneers SKYCLAD are hard at work on their as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album.

Following the return of guitarist Dave Pugh to the band's lineup as a permanent member in 2014, SKYCLAD played several major festival shows, including France's Hellfest and England's Bloodstock Open Air, before being forced to take a year-long break in 2015.

This February, SKYCLAD got back together to work on the follow-up to 2009's "In The... All Together".

The band comments: "We're really excited about having Dave back in the band. He's a fantastic guy, a great musician and songwriter!

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"The whole band is really inspired, and we're making good progress on the album. Most of the bits and pieces are there already.

"Even though we played a couple of 'old school shows' recently, the new LP definitely won't be a thrash album; but it will be no typical folk metal album either. We'll use all the options we now have — with three guitarists, additional vocals, fiddle, keyboards, bass and drums — to create an album that will be the same but different. 100% SKYCLAD!"

SKYCLAD hopes to release the new album within the next twelve months .

The band's next live appearance will be at Germany's Dong Open Air in July.

In other news, SKYCLAD's "A Bellyful Of Emptiness - The Very Best Of The Noise Years 1991-1995" will be released on May 27 as part of BMG's re-launch of the legendary German metal label Noise Records.

SKYCLAD is:

Kevin Ridley - Vocals
Georgina Biddle - Violin
Steve Ramsey - Guitar
Dave Pugh - Guitar
Graeme English - Bass
Arron Walton - Drums

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