After hitting the UK rock chart at number 6 with their recent EP Intra, powerhouse UK hard rock trio SKAM are back with their brand-new sophomore EP Venous, which is out now digitally via X-Ray Records.
SKAM have kept the pedal down in recent months by releasing 3 singles from Venous; ‘Circle’, ‘Fade Out’, and most recently, ‘Deadliest Sin’, which the band have now released a lyric video for.
On ‘Deadliest Sin’, SKAM take a break from power rock and produce a track that is a sensitive song about pride. The lyrics focus on an argument between lovers who are both too proud to admit they are in the wrong.
‘’We put a lot of time into this one to get the feeling right. The track itself builds into an emotive feel-good song. The lads have worked hard to combine big hooks and delicious harmonies to draw you in. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself.’’ – SKAM
After the success of SKAM’s last release Intra, which stormed up the UK rock chart to #6, SKAM are back in the saddle with their second EP release this year. Venous is a 6 track EP that follows on where Intra left off. The vision was to release 2 separate EPs rather than a full studio album. This approach means the band were able to spread out their releases over a year rather that in one hit. Venous is the second part of a 2 EP collection and completes this vision that the band had.
Steve from SKAM had this to say: “We are totally excited for people to get their ears around Venous. Knowing we had a second release penned for this year, we decided to hold back some killer tracks. Lyrically, the songs follow the same theme of human conditions and experiences. We have really tried to push the envelope of the SKAM sound on this one and there is something there for fans both old and new. You will hear hard hitting bangers typical of the sound SKAM are famous for, but also some curve balls in the form of a power ballad and a 90s style grunge track!“
The record closes with ‘The Cure’, which is a dedication to Steve and Neal’s mum, who sadly passed away from cancer last October.
Neal writes, “We, like many, suffered at the hands of this terrible illness, but we found solace in knowing we are not on our own. With millions of people across the globe going through a similar tough time, we wanted to write a song of hope and sympathy for anyone affected by cancer. Turn it up loud and think of those you love.”