Voodoo Glow Skulls releasing new album on January 17th

Music News | By on Dec 13th, 2011

Voodoo Glow Skulls are releasing a brand new album on January 17th. It’s called Break the Spell and you can hear them play songs from it on their Authority Zero/VGS tour happening this Winter!

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.

Tour dates with Authority Zero

Dec 31 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Jan 13 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
Jan 14 San Diego, CA Soma
Jan 15 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
Jan 17 Lompoc, California The Wicked Shamrock (Authority Zero only)
Jan 18 Fullerton, CA Slidebar (Authority Zero only)
Jan 19 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk
Jan 20 San Francisco, CA Slims
Jan 21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
Jan 22 Arcata, CA Red Fox Tavern
Jan 25 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Jan 26 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Jan 27 Boise, ID The Reef
Jan 28 Salt Lake City, UT Bar Deluxe
Jan 29 Casper, WY Hall of Champions Central Wyoming Fairgrounds
Jan 31 Colorado Spring, CO Black Sheep
Feb 01 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Feb 03 St Louis, MO Firebird
Feb 04 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Feb 07 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Feb 08 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Feb 09 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Feb 10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Feb 11 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Feb 12 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother
Feb 14 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Feb 15 New Smyrna Beach, FL Beachside Tavern
Feb 16 Tampa, FL The Local
Feb 17 Orlando, FL The Social
Feb 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL Respectable Street Café
Feb 19 Satellite Beach, FL Sports Page Live
Feb 22 Denton, TX Haliley’s Club
Feb 23 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
Feb 24 Houston, TX Fitz
Feb 25 San Antonio, TX Korova

More details will be posted at www.voodooglowskulls.com

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