VIKING SKULL Rejoined By Original Guitarist

England's VIKING SKULL has been rejoined by the band's original guitarist Frank Regan. According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "[VIKING SKULL] are hard at work writing the next album at the moment, due to be released later in the year and it's 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 humour of [2003's] 'Chapter One' and [2005's] 'Born in Hell'."

VIKING SKULL's lineup for the forthcoming record will be as follows:

Roddy Stone - Vocals
Jess Margera - Drums
Kevin "Waldie" James - Bass
Dom Wallace - Guitar
Frank Regan - Guitar

VIKING SKULL's video for the song "Hair of the Dog" can be viewed below. The clip 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", which was released in November 2008 via Powerage Rock/Candlelight.

As the lone American in the band, Jess Margera remembers his initial introduction to the 'SKULL. "I think [six] 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).


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