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Skewer

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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.

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