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So, like many local bands, we are forced to sell tickets. We don't like it, we don't want to do it. We would much rather have things like they were in the good old eats, tell your friends to show up, and pay at the door- concentrate on the music. But, this is a business. And as such, we have to do what we have to do in order to get the bigger shows, the national acts, and greater exposure. To all of you who have recognized this, we truly thank you. Without your support, and purchase of tickets, we would go nowhere, and not get the opportunity to perform with bigger named people, who could possibly move our little project in a direction that gives us greater exposure to a wider audience. To those of you on the fence; please buy tickets from local bands! We need your help! When you wait and get them at the door, it is not counted towards our sales, and we do not get credit for who you are coming to see.. Your support and advance ticket purchase gives us the ability to bargain for better shows, more visible time slots, and larger venues. Thanks, that it all, and come see us, LIVE on 02/07/14, opening for Michael Schenker!! Tickets still on sale!! Contact the band, or buy online at www.skinofsaintsmusic.bigcartel.com
So, since May, 2013, we have been working, as best as our schedules can allow, on our debut album. Like most bands, we all have day jobs. Unlike most bands, we have been fortunate to have the help of great friends, who have lowered the costs of recording, as such, and after some slow fits and starts, things are starting to take shape. We have tried very hard to create something special. Something not heard as often nowdays. And the stuff coming out of the studio is HUGE! 10 songs, we hope- all hits! No filler, no B.S. and nothing less than our best material to date! Drums are very nearly complete, with only a couple left to record, and some minor tweaking. Guitar tracks are progressing nicely, and Jason is a machine inthe studio, nailing his bass performances effortlessly.. We have set a year's end completion date for all tracking. This will hopefully get us a completed product for consumption before spring. We have recruited an amazing artist for our cover- Stacey Borg; www.redheaddesigns.darkfolio.com She is amazing, and will most certainly add a level of professionalism and shine to the album that will set us apart from you run of the mill, 4 old guys making their own album, crowd! We only have 2 shows left this year, then no more gigs until the album is complete! As hard as this is for us- we love playing out- we need to be focused!! In the month of December, i will be posting snippets of tracking for everyone to enjoy, so keep an eye out! Thank you all for supporting us, and listening. We could not do this without the love and support of listeners like all of you, and our families. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday, and a Killer Christmas!! Allen Dean Skin of Saints
hi there! we are currently selling advance tickets for our show on 11/02/13!! if you are in the Sacramento Area, and want to come out, support local music, and buy tickets, please contact the band via Facebook, or text me- if you are out of town, and wish to support the band, you can purchase tickets online for posterity at www.skinofsaintsmusic.bigcartel.com every purchase of 2 or more tickets, either in person, or online, will receive a FREE 4 song LIVE BOOTLEG CD, hand drawn by Skin of Saints' Allen Dean!! tickets are only 10 DOLLARS! thanks
Allen Dean here, and if you know me at all, you know i am head cheerleader of this little band of knuckleheads! Some of you may have heard or read that Skin of Saints have been nominated for THE Sacramento Music Award, the SAMMIE!! YAY!! We are so totally stoked! If you wish to vote for us, and show your support, please go to www.sammies.com.... It would be really cool of you all!! Now. With that said, 3 of the bands on our next bill are all nominees!! Thats right, THREE of the 5 bands at our November 02,2013 show are Sammies Nominees!! So, if you do not have your tickets yet, by all means, get them! This might just sell out! Demand for tickets have increased sincethe Sammies nominations! Go to www.skinofsaintsmusic.bigcartel.com for online sales, or message us on facebook or twitter, @skinofsaints! Again, thank you all so much for your support, and please vote for all the great categories in this year's sammies lineup- look for us under the HARD ROCK category!! See you all really soon!!
Hello, my friends! AD here, from the SoS camp! We are really excited to tell you about our show coming up on November 2nd, 2013!! This will be our first show at one of Sacramento, California's iconic live venues, The Boardwalk!! Not only will this be a great show for us, as a debut at the venue, but also, our lineup will be epic! We have Restrayned Overwatch Vanishing Affair And, last but not least, Kryptic Memories! Five bands, 10 dollars advance ticketing! All bands have tickets, and you can get them the old fashioned way- send us a text, email, or mssg via social media, or SoS have a new online storefront at BigCartel where you can purchase tickets online! www.skinofsaintsmusic.bigcartel.com The Boardwalk is one of the only venues that require ticket sales in the Sacramento area. As such, presales of tickets are how the bands get paid. So, please, help out the band by getting advanced tickets through us! We do not get any of the door, should you choose to wait and just buy them there! And, it will cost you more!! Thanks, we look forward to seeing all our good friends and family at the Boardwalk, November 2, 2013!
08/10/13!! what a great night!! our show at Stuckey's, in Galt was killer!! V103.net, the Show's sponsor, set a fantastic lineup, consisting of Skin of Saints, Vanishing Affair, and EgoStall! so many familiar faces, i cannot even mention them all, but you know who you were, and we thank you so very much for driving down to Galt to see us! we got to do a full hour, so that meant, taking our time, enjoying the moment, and really soaking up all the screams and shouts from the crowd. Our version of the Mob Rules pretty much brought the house down! i keep wanting to trade that song out for another, but, dammit, people just love that song… we got our photo for the Stuckey's Wall, kick ass! we were also interviewed by Reality Check TV, who should be posting it to our Facebook page. i will tweet the link when it comes up, so i hope you are all subscribed to our twitter account. i might even link the interview here… thanks to the bands, you guys were all great, no one gave us the new kid stink eye, and everyone was really polished and sounded pro as hell! thanks so much to Stuckey's- anytime you want us there, just call! and thanks to all of you! without your support, we would not have the courage to keep writing great songs, and i wouldn't have the tenacity to still be screaming my guts out in my 40's… look for us out again in a while. we are going full bore into tracking, now that all of our pre production is completed. my hope is August will see us completed with major tracking, with a late fall release… more news to come, Stay Hungry!! Allen
Ok. So, our show on January 19th was off the Chain, thanks to all our friends, and the new friends we made in Davis!! That said, i do want to let everyone know it might be a month or two before we paly again, so our show on February 2 nd cannot be missed! We are support for the fantastic heavy melodic rock band RESTRAYNED. these guys are awesome players, and even more awesome people. We are really stoked to be sharing the plywood with these guys! It is going to be a full house, so get your tickets in advance through us, or through restrayned.... As for us, we are planning to spend a minute writing some new material as well as hitting the recodring studio to continue our current sessions. We have not decided if we will be releasing an EP or LP, but are recording enough for the latter, just in case. If an LP, we will have 8 songs, and the order will be a blistering, non stop assault, much Iike our Iive set. We think you will all be pleased. Again, thanks for all the sport, and love you have shown us this past year, and come see us live on Groundhog day, if you can!!! I guarantee a hot night!!
Hey, Saints!! So, we made it to the New Year, no zombie apocalypse, no societal breakdown, no Mayan Deth wishes.... We have alot to be thankful for in the coming months- a couple of great live shows coing up, 01/19/13 in Davis, and 02/02/13 with the Great Sacramento band, Restrayned, downtown.. We are also continuing to record our first LP, as well as making more great music for everyone to critique, comment and praise!! Heh... We hope to have our website up and running this spring, as well as the unveiling of our merch store!!! You will be ble to purchase tickets for shows, shirts, wristbands, and other useless knick knacks with our name printed on them!! So, welcome, 2013, and thanks to everyone who has given us their support. We look forward to making this coming year a great one for us all!! Allen
RAD here, wanting to thank all of you whom have added us as your fans, friends, and supported our Band, Skin of Saints. i have to tell ya, this is so much damned fun! Best time i have ever had fronting a band! the guys playing at my sides and my back are some of the most accomplished and talented musicians i have met. and, the people we have met in the Sacramento music scene are like a family. the bands we have been blessed to share a stage with are gracious, accommodating and have all had positive things to say, as well as add to our experience. in addition, the new friends we have made in such a short time has been nothing short of inspiring. so, i wanted to thank everyone who listens, attends shows, and generally send us their positive vibes! Allen Dean, Skin of Saints- Sacramento, California