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The Swedish cult band Skellington released their debut album "Last Human Standing" (2007) which surprisingly went directly to No 1 at the Scandinavian Megastores website charts for "Most Bought Heavy Metal Album"!

Formed in Stockholm, Sweden, Skellington is a respected Metal-Thrash-Rock band that developed a mixed metal style of their own. Good reviews and a good reputation as an exploding live act on stage has given them a metal music underground reputation. Always chosing to walk along their own path rather than following others, Skellington is best described by many as playing "SUPER-HEAVY-METAL" - and that kind of says it all! Skellington combine all their influences from the 70s, 80s, 90s, up-dated with a 21st century modern metal music into a package of their own. Different. Yet, so very familiar. The perfect mix of all things metal.

Their underground reputation started right away with the very first Skellington demo, called "First Blood, First Demo", made already in 2001. A well spread cult demo that included their former lead guitarist Bo "Chaq Mol" Karlsson - today a member of internationally well known black metal gigants Dark Funeral.

Shortly after the debut album release and initial success the band got problems with their old record label during the big finance crisis of 2008, and a lot of important PR-plans had to be cancelled about supporting the "Last Human Standing" album. (The album was in fact never released outside of Scandinavia until 2011!).

While handling the record label problems, Skellington started to play a lot of gigs - steadily building up a really great live act reputation. More and more people started to mention Skellington as great entertainers on stage and as "one of Stockholm´s best live acts"!

The band´s special live energy was never really caught on the debut album, but in late 2011 Skellington released a indeed roughly made EP (mini-album) called "PROFESSIONAL ANGER". Including 5 tracks it came quite a bit closer with it´s "take no prisoners" attitude!

In 2012 a special 3-track-single was released, called "KNOCK YOURSELF OUT", that was a digital release only!

* After taking a new turn, changing image, the band will release a brand new EP in early 2016, called "Caveman Rising" (including 5 tracks). And then continue the work of the next full length studio album, set for a release in late 2016/early 2017.

* Skellington is now looking for a new record (or license) deal...