Expressing a sound that draws from contemporary titans such as Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium, but also firmly nods to classic British Heavy Metal, SKIES TURN BLACK unleash monster choruses and ferocious dual guitar melodies to devasting effect. To date, the northern riff merchants have earned much critical acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. Loaded with their all-consuming new single, The Silence, out Friday 18th September, the distinct metallers are set to stake their claim.
Featuring axemen Jamie Jordan and George Turner, the band were born while they were studying music at Huddersfield University, where the guitar duo met bassist Danny Woodhead. After a slew of successful UK tours, the band dropped their self-titled debut EP, before taking a hiatus from regular gigging to work on their first full length album, No Place Like Home. SKIES TURN BLACK’s debut album, No Place Like Home, landed in the Autumn of 2018, racking up glowing worldwide reviews, and was subsequently praised by Metal Hammer as having “some of 2018’s best guitar work”. Jordan’s vocal work was also revered with diverse and favourable comparisons spanning from Axl Rose to Sebastian Bach.
After the release of No Place Like Home, the band regrouped, recruiting two new members: stickman Rob Halliday, who’s water-tight drumming has added heightened groove to their rhythm section, and piano/keytarist Xander Isles, who allows the band to utilise more of their signature, classically influenced sound, especially in a live setting. Forging ahead with plans for a sophomore album, the band are also set to reveal a stunning new single, The Silence, which perfectly showcases their growing aptitude for delivering a bold metal cut laced with contrasting nuances and captivating themes.