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Skewer

Skewer

Skewer


Skewer came to life in 2005 hailing from Barreiro (Portugal). Parts of the first line-up were Valerio (Guitars/Vocals/Drums) and Telmo (Bass/Back Vocals). This line-up recorded a Demo in 2006 with a sound resembling the 90's Alternative Rock. This Demo was entitled "I Need Something Stronger" was recorded in February 2006 and was self-released in 500 copies. Most of these songs were composed by Valerio between 1994-1999. In the same year the band Read more on Last.fm
Skewer came to life in 2005 hailing from Barreiro (Portugal). Parts of the first line-up were Valerio (Guitars/Vocals/Drums) and Telmo (Bass/Back Vocals). This line-up recorded a Demo in 2006 with a sound resembling the 90's Alternative Rock. This Demo was entitled "I Need Something Stronger" was recorded in February 2006 and was self-released in 500 copies.

Most of these songs were composed by Valerio between 1994-1999. In the same year the band toured nationally with 50 concerts to promote the Skewer name and the new release "I Need Something Stronger". In June 2006 Joao Galrito joins the band as the bass player. In May 2007 the band begins the recording of a new EP baptized "Whatever" with 6 searing Rock tunes. The line-up for this EP was: Joao Galrito (Drums) Valerio (Guitars/Vocals) and the new bassist Ernani Carlos. With a lot of shows in Portugal Skewer then focused on releasing "Whatever" and composing songs for the debut album. A video clip for the single "Stayed" gains shape. This first single gets a lot of airplay in international radios: Germany France and over 20 other radios across USA such as Caya Radio (Colorado) Spider Radio (Oklahoma). The single got a lot of attention in Portugal in various radio stations too such as: Sinfonias de Aço (Rádio Barcelos 91.9 FM), Santos da Casa (Rádio Universitária de Coimbra), Catedral do Rock (Popular FM 90.9), Ratio (Eco FM 104.8), Culto do Império (Lousa FM 95.3), XFM, Radar (Lisboa) and Rádio Douro.

The Portuguese press then began to notice Skewer and they add to their resume interviews with some newspapers magazines and blogs such as: Jornal Rostos, Jornal do Barreiro Correio da Manha, Webbarreiro, AGaragem.com, Santos da Casa, Margem Sul, ATrompa, Loud and Underworld. Brazilian magazines Rock Press, Rock Brigade and Mundo Rock also wrote about Skewer. Skewer releases "Whatever" in August 2007 as an author's edition (with digital distribution by the American CD Baby). In November a contract is signed with the French Online Label Believe www.believe.fr to officialise in January 2008 the online release of the "Whatever" EP with the support of Virgin. Who added Believe to their catalogue).

"Whatever" could also be found in Vodafone (UK), Nokia (Worldwide) and Fnac Online (France) among other big online music. 3 th June 2008 marks the releasing of the band's first video clip "Stayed" exclusively on MySpace Portugal's front page 7th July 2008 the video premiers on TV along with the first TV appearance and interview in the popular youth-oriented show "Curto Circuito" on Sic Radical TV station. 31 th July 2008 scheduled to air in MTV Portugal's "Head banger’s Ball" and "Brand New". 27 th August in MTV Brazil "MTV LAB NOW" and “OVERDRIVE”. 30 th October 2008 in Submag TV (Germany) add STAYED Video clip www.submag.tv click in Rock Pop Indie" Video add in FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL VIMUS´08 STAYED have 20.000 plays in MySpace. 100.000 Plays in 1 month (June 2008). Virtual Records label from Argentine distribute Whatever Ep in Latin American and USA in October 2008 Skewer was being featured on weekend’s “Road Trip” episode (10/24- 10/26/2008) of Undiscovered Radio! Listen on: KBRE in Merced California, WOSC in Salisbury Maryland, WEGW in Wheeling West Virginia, WHBR in Parkersburg West Virginia, WAMX in Huntington/Ashland West Virginia, WAQX in Syracuse New York and WTFX in Louisville Kentucky The website 7Digital (Portugal) recommends Viva La Vida - Coldplay and Whatever SKEWER in front page. We are proud!! (September 2008) NUMBER ONE MUSIC (USA): SKEWER WITH SHINEDOWN, LINKIN PARK AND WEEZER IN FRONT PAGE "NUMBER ONE MUSIC" 3 WEEKS SIDE BY SIDE WITH BIGGEST ARTISTS.

(September 2008) After some local festivals like SFRUA, Damnation Summer Fest and Paredes de Coura. The new CD-single "Drift Away From Here" is available since 2009/03/04 at the site of Believe (French music publisher) which provided the band 6.000 visits in 4 hours on MySpace. Today the music is also available for listening on the band's MySpace site and is available at online stores since 2009 March, 20th. The single released by the band is the first music from the first band’s CD "Time and Patience Hopes". The album had the participation of the British band Nine Black Alps, Paulo Vieira (Producer and Guitarrist from The Firstborn) and the Portuguese singer Ana Malhoa, whose credits of both are well known on the national and international music market. Currently the band is planning to conduct a videoclip for the new single "Drift Away From Here" which will have the realization of a friend of the band. "Time and Patience Hopes" is the first CD and was recorded in Jump studios (old Maddog studios) produced by Skewer. The album has 11 tracks recorded and mastered by Paulo Vieira. SKEWER CONTACT: Rua José Magro 4A Barreiro - Portugal 2830-350 Mobile: +351 917745272 or 914368238 email: skewer@meo.pt Official Website: http://skewer.com.sapo.pt Official MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/skewerband Read more on Last.fm.

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