Well, there's nothing better to do today so I'm gonna post a few announcements regarding Skelteria's future. First I forgot to announce that following SKL's first show [finally] at Wit's End, I've decided to officially retire UNIT#24601. I originally did so a week before but when the gig came up, I figured I could retire him properly. As for the next gig, I'm gonna recruit some new members for the band and we're gonna play "The Nightmare Begins" in its entirety. There's also plans in store to celebrate Skelteria's fifth anniversary. I don't know right now what it's gonna be be, but I do know it's gonna be cool.
I'm sure most of my fans already know this, but Skelteria has proudly gotten signed with HHFU guitarist Hal Wagner's new label Burning Texan Records and the Green-Fireball-From-Hell-Album has been reissued on the label with some remastering courtesy of Wagner. So go check out the label and support it if you can 'cuz they've got some other awesome bands on there as well.
I have told a few people about the animated music video I've been working on for "Roasting Marshmallows on the Fires of Hell" and how it's gonna be animated with PowerPoint slides like the one for "The Nightmare Begins" and my movie "ZombieBack Ribs: The Apocalypse". Well, after going to the super-awesome Rush concert last night with all its super-awesome visuals I've decided I'm gonna scrap everything I've got and try for something more professional-ish. The video was slated to be my retirement from making PowerPoint toons but -fuckit- I'm retiring NOW 'cuz that PowerPoint style I've used is just beyond cheap.
Skelteria's self-titled album, a.k.a. "The Green-Fireball-From-Hell Album" is now available.
I know I've already posted this on Facebook, but here it is. The new self-titled album shall be a six-song EP and is set to be released in June or July. Sadly, for those of you who are fans, this will be Skelteria's swan song. I have decided to disband Skelteria before the year is over so I can focus on other projects. I plan to play maybe three or four shows until then 'cuz what better time to play shows than when you're disbanding. For all those of you who ever bothered to check out Skelteria's music and/or become fans, you are very appreciated.
UPDATE: I lied, the album's going to be a seven-song LP
Two days ago, Balfabar Nosugref of the parody black metal band Detsorgsekalf unexpectedly passed away. Words cannot describe how devastating the news was to me. His over-the-top stage presecence as well as the rest of Detsorgsekalf's will for silliness were a major inspiration for Skelteria's tongue in cheek style, especially in the videos. If there's anything this untimely loss can teach us is that if you're a musician, DON'T PUT THINGS OFF! Seize the day, grab any oppurtunity, 'cuz you never fucking know. Goddamn, why do our favorite metal musicians keep dying!?! Well, at least even this couldn't stop me from celebrating my birthday like a motherfucker. Sincerely, Evan.
Ever since the video for Dying Naked wound up on failbog about a week ago, views have skyrocketed from 20-something to 10,020. And to be honest, I got mixed feelings about this: naturally I'm a little pissed at the insults it's brought me, but for every 5 haters I've gained at least one-or-two fans. In fact, I'll just enjoy my 15 minutes of infamy while I can by releasing new material to make the fans happy and make the haters suffer!
For all those of you who still care, a couple of recent events have sparked a need to completely rearrange everything. With Mike no longer in band, I have decided that Skelteria is, from now on, a one-person band. UNIT#24601 has now been demoted to a stage prop, but is still part of the band. I also apologize once again for disappointing everyone by dropping from that gig last Saturday, making this my fourth booking failure. It's fucking embarrassing that this shit happens. Sometimes it's my own fault, but other times it's because of poor planning. I'm just gonna stick with house/basement/garage shows for the time being until I really get my shit together. On the bright side, I'm working on a new album. It will still have the thrashy hooks and tongue-in-cheek antics found in The Nightmare Begins, but it's more progressed and it will contain darker themes. The recordings sound great so far and there's much more news to come regarding the new album.
As of midnight 1/31/2012, Mike Nestik is no longer in Skelteria due to complications with scheduling and communication. His time with the band was short, but I am very thankful for the contributions he made during then and we both wish each other well for the future. -Evan.