Voodoo Glow Skulls new album coming January 17 – News

Voodoo Glow Skulls new album coming January 17

Voodoo Glow Skulls
Break The Spell

New studio album in stores January 17, 2012!
Full U.S. Tour Jan/Feb

In their 21 years of existence, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have an impressive list of achievements. Eight albums, one million records sold, appearances in exotic locations like Brazil and Japan as well as the creation of a record store, record label, recording studio and a music venue attests to the remarkable creativity and energy of the band. Formed in 1988, Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound, influencing a wide range of bands from Sublime to No Doubt. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities – from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish and English, Voodoo Glow Skulls’ bilingual musical tradition has been a hallmark of the band since they began.

The core of the band since the beginning has been the three Casillas brothers, Frank, Eddie and Jorge. The current line-up brings in some new blood with trumpet player Mark Bush, and drummer Chris Dalley. Trombone player, Brodie Johnson recently rejoined the band after a three year hiatus.

Voodoo Glow Skulls legendary live shows are full of searing horns, grinding guitars and in your face vocals – and no one plays super tight ska faster than these veterans. With this new release “Break the Spell“, the band comes full circle with a return to their ska/punk/hardcore roots yet at the same time showing growth and diversity. Their 14 new tracks will make a Voodoo follower out of you.

With a list of accomplishments that might make some bands ready to slow their pace, the band shows no signs of slowing down. A full U.S. tour will be followed by this new release. Dates TBA.