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Skin of Saints / Blog

In Search Of.....

I hope you have noticed our advertisements, across all of our media, regarding the loss of our two members, Greg Fox and Jason Bailey. It is not appropriate for me to post a one sided, inflammatory indictment of character. I will say this: for Skin of Saints to continue to exist, changes had to be made, and now we are looking ahead, and not backward. As the coming weeks months and years will prove, all bands exist in two worlds; one is that of a marriage. A family. A coupling of lives and interests. Creativity is only a small part of it. We rely on each other. Draw strength during hard times, and feed love and positivity in the good times. The other part is the business side. The side no musician wants to admit, nor talk about. However, in this world of YouTube, spotify and other millions of sites dedicated to the abilities of anyone with even an iPhone to create, and publish music, record labels have faded nearly to extinction. Thus, as a necessity, bands must conduct their projects as a business. With all of the challenges, rewards and paperwork, this endeavor entails. Skins of Saints wish our former members so much luck and prosperity. We take great pride in our accomplishments from 2012-2014. Now, though, Bobby Campbell and myself are setting positive and lofty goals with an eye to new music, more shows, and a global presence, and we truly hope to see our friends and supporters abroad as soon as possible, putting our stamp on hard rock music in whatever way we can. Thank you all for your continued support, and love. Allen Dean, Skin of Saints ™

ROCKFEST VIDEO CONTEST!!

We are less than 2 weeks away from our next show -V103.net's RockFest- on October 4th, 2014!! We hope to see all of you out there, and if you still have need of tickets, please contact the band, or purchase through our online store! Online Sales will end three days before the show, so don't delay!! With that in mind, we are holding a SPECIAL contest, we are calling Wicked GrooveTube! During our RockFest performance, we will be asking everyone to film us performing our song, WICKED GROOVE. After the show, we will post an email address and instructions where to send your footage on all of our social media. Skin of Saints is going make a music video from YOUR Cameras, Phones, and old timey video devices!!! Here is where the contest gets kick ass: the best overall footage used in the video will win a special Skin of Saints/That Metal Chick(Threat Con Nation Magazine columnist) Goodie bag, filled with Skin of Saints merch, as well as rare, signed metal and hard rock mementos from That Metal Chick's personal collection! This could mean, signed VIP lanyards from bands such as Dream Theater, Megadeth, or Anthrax! this could mean Signed CD'sFrom Megadeth or Queensryche! I DON"T KNOW what she's gonna throw in that bag!! So get your asses to ROCKFEST on 10/04/13, and FILM US! Advance tickets are only 20.00, for a full day of music with nearly 20 local and regional bands, as well as headliners Alien Ant Farm. Kids under 12 get in free. There will be food, fun, merch and mayhem. Help us make this the most WICKED RockFest to date!! -Allen

THANK YOU!

We here at Skin of Saints custom animal pin striping, recycled bottle welding and haberdashery wish to thank everyone who has patiently waited for some decent music! It has been a long year for us. What started as a ten song, full length CD has now evolved into a 4- song EP. We took the best sessions to one of the best guys in the business, and he helped us to craft what we feel is a really good representation of Skin of Saints. In the next couple weeks, we will be releasing all four songs to worldwide digital distribution. So, again, thank you all for continuing to support our cause, and we hope to see all of your at our next show, 10/04/14 at the V103.net RockFest!! -Allen

Music and rankings

Hi- Allen from SoS here; you might have noticed I took down all our music. Well, that's in anticipation of new mixes! So please bear with us while we transition into the badass.... Also, if you could all do me a favor and spread the word? Our rankings here a wildly low! Don't know how it works, but maybe if we get new fans here, we can start to make some buzz! Thanks, we love you guys and grrls!

WEBSITE!!!

hi... Allen Dean here... please visit our NEW WEBSITE!! www.skinofsaints.net and while you are there, please check out my new blog page, www.skinofsaints.net/blog thank you. we now return you to your program...

Ticket sales, ugh....

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

Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis  (over 1 year ago)

Just bought my tickets online! Love it that you have it setup that way so you don't have to deliver. Paul Rocker

Wicked Grooves and Razorheds..

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

WANT A FREE CD???

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

WELL, OF COURSE I AM A SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTER!!

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!!

Upcoming show!!

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!