Thursday 11 July 2013



Skandal is a Stoner Rock/Metal based in Leeds, UK

The members are:

Giorgos - Vocals/Bass
Tom - Guitar
Cris - Guitar
Paul - Drums

Right folks I am going to let the band do all the talking since the provided me with an in-depth bio and what to expect on their excellent EP - First Step To Nowhere

The band started as a side project (of Giorgos's) in order to record a couple of songs.With the aid of Vagelis Theodorakis (Revolted Masses/Guitars), Fivos Andriopoulos (3fold Pain,Trendy Hooliguns , Underworld Dreams/Drums). George Bokos's sound engineering skills and Vasilis Gouvatsos's final mix and mastering, the songs were ready and both ended up in the project's First Step To Nowhere E.P. While undergoing recordings, Giorgos moved in the UK where he met Sam,  Tom Baker (Guitard,pun intended indeed) and Sam George Thomason (Drums) who were interested in playing music as well. With these two amazing Brits on board, the band gave it's first gigs in 3 different countries (Iceland, Greece, England).

A few months down the road, Sam moved to the south and was replaced by Paul Daly, a friend of the band with experience. The band gave a few gigs with this line up during which our dear friend Diomidis Skalidakis (session member) joined us on stage as a second guitarist and showed the band what it means to play loud. After these shows, it was obvious to us, we wanted a second guitar on board, so the friend and co-manager of the band Cris Harisoulis moved in Leeds to form the band's first quartet line-up. Pumped up as never before, all members are commited to deliver quality gigs, and a new very promising release.

Well if your into High Voltage Stoner Metal with plenty of kick-ass riffs then Skandal are the band for you. They have had quite a journey getting to where they are today. It's just as well their debut EP - First Step To Nowhere is an excellent 10 minute blast of high voltage riffs to rock the fuck out to.
Shame it's only on for 10 minutes as I was really starting to get into it and then it ended. Oh well. Maybe they have something else in store for us for the next EP or full length record.

So download this now for free here. Excellent stuff from a great band indeed. One I want to hear more of in the future. If they keep up this form on the EP here then they have a very bright future indeed.

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