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Skinner Release New Single and Video ‘Orphans of Liberty’

“Orphans of Liberty” is the 2nd single & video to be released off of SKINNER’s 2014 full-length album “Sleepwalkers”.


The song is a salute to the men & women of the US armed forces that have served or are currently serving their country. The track features SKINNER’s signature triple lead guitar attack delivered with precision by father\son team Robert Kolowitz & Grant Kolowitz, and rounded out by shredder Alfred San Miguel. Combine that with a fast hard hitting rhythm section featuring Noe Luna (Drums) & Jim Pegram (Bass) the end result is a high energy metal track that will get any head bangers attention. Vocalist Norman Skinner never disappoints and delivers yet another spectacular vocal performance in this passionate power\thrash anthem.

The video directed by Mike Sloat (Testament\Machine Head) is a live\lyric video hybrid and features live footage of SKINNER recorded at The Annex in San Lorenzo, CA mixed with photographs of American soldiers submitted by fans from around the world.

Sleepwalkers - Cover
Sleepwalkers – Cover

Skinner – 2014 Promo
Vocalist Norman Skinner comments on the video concept: “When I wrote the song I wanted to give a true heart felt nod to the men and women of our armed forces. I realize, as do many others, that they do not have a choice of where they are sent or what their orders are. They are simply soldiers working and fighting to protect our freedom. Just because we may not endorse or believe in the reasons our government has sent them where they are does not mean we shouldn’t support our troops. If you don’t support them then they are Orphans of Liberty. When coming up with ideas for the video it only seemed appropriate to reach out to our fans and ask them to submit photos of their friends & family members that had served or are currently serving in the military. They came through and it is those real images that make this video great in our opinion.”

“Orphans of Liberty” appears on the album “Sleepwalkers” released in 2014 on Dead Inside Records.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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