"Hair of the Dog", the new video from England's VIKING SKULL, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed just after the band's U.S. shows with CLUTCH this past Christmas season. It was filmed at The Note and various locations in and around the West Chester, Pennsylvania area where director, "Jackass" creator/mastermind Bam Margera, lives. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Doom Gloom Heartache & Whiskey", available now on Powerage Rock/Candlelight.Released November 25, "Doom Gloom Heartache & Whiskey" is the band's first album with proper U.S. distribution and promotion.
As the lone American in the band, drummer Jess Margera remembers his initial introduction to the 'SKULL. "I think five years ago was the first time I heard VIKING SKULL get played on the jukebox at the Crobar in London. The whole place went insane. It was kind of like when I was a kid hearing 'Back in Black' for the first time. I bought everyone there a shot of Makers mark and a beer."
With limited support and resources, VIKING SKULL have single-handedly created their own early opportunities. Independently recording their first release for a whopping $500, their 2003 mini-album titled "Chapter One" remains the only album to score 11 out of 10 in England's Metal Hammer. The band's full length debut, "Born in Hell", was released in 2005. While finding limited stateside exposure in Europe the band continued to build on a growing fanbase and profile. Tours with CLUTCH and CKY would see them through the year setting up the recording of their second album. "Chapter Two" would be released in early 2007 and featured guest appearances from members of FIREBALL MINISTRY. It would also feature the first contributions from Margera (also a member of CKY and stoner super-group THE COMPANY BAND).
VIKING SKULL is vocalist/founder Roddy Stone, bassist Waldie, guitarist Dom and drummer Jess Margera.