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Skyclad is a British band with strong folk influences in their music. They were formed by former Sabbat vocalist Martin Walkyier, and Satan / Blind Fury / Pariah guitarist Steve Ramsey in 1990 to represent the “ultimate band”.

From the start, they have incorporated a diverse range of influences from British folk music to German which has fed their constantly evolving sound. They are widely considered the inventors of .

The lineup remained stable for the recording of 2000’s Folkémon, but founding member Walkyier left the band in 2001, citing various reasons, such as financial difficulties or the bands unwillingness to tour in South America owing to security concerns as the final straw, though other band members have commented that his somewhat pessimist personality was one of the major contributing factors to the groups lineup instability. Walkyier went on to form The Clan Destined. For many fans, Walkyiers lyrics and delivery style were one of the bands central attractions, and there were fears that his departure spelled the end of the band. After replacing drummer Jay Graham (who left shortly after Walkyier) and moving Kevin Ridley onto vocals, the group sprang into action to remedy these fears with 2002’s No Daylights…Nor Heel Taps which featured studio recordings of “Irish Pub versions” of Skyclad classics by the new line-up, proceeded by a single, 2001’s “Swords of a Thousand Men”. The single’s title track, a cover tune (originally recorded by Tenpole Tudor), also appeared on Folkémon as a bonus track, although in a different version.

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  • leonidascomet

    boring band in my opinion.

    6 Feb 3:04am Reply
  • opethianos

    http://www.rockhard.gr/artists/articles/9154-noise-records-karl-walterbach-interview-english Here is an interview with Karl Walterbach the ceo of Noise Records, talikng, among other things, about Skyclad

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Pushmajster

    Prince of the Poverty Line is so gooood

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • matze_74

    Win one of two Skyclad "Prince of the Poverty Line" T-Shirts/3 Skyclad patches on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=558752134178577

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    a true original band...I still remember taking a gamble on one of their CDs around 15 years ago that I saw at a store for a few dollars (Silent Whales...), been a fan ever since!

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ScepSpec

    I just love Martin's lyrics. Nevermind the lifp, that little imperfection makes it only so much more enjoyable.... "Evil I did dwell, lewd did i live", priceless! The new guy ain't bad either, but he's not Martin...

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Alzemarey

    Рот твой говнарьское говно.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Blind-Io

    Amazing band. Just, I can't emphasize enough...ridiculously good.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Shadow-Run

    Говнарьское говно.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • alchemist_os

    Where did you buy it? :O

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Colony666

    Martin recently did a gig with Elvenking where they played lots of Skyclad classics, wish i coulda seen it

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    I just bought their whole catalogue. They are quite heavy! I love the fiddle player on the thrash metal songs. They are like the Slayer of the English countryside.

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • CommanDoZer

    way to miss the snarky satire and irony

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DevilsGrip

    Fun? Yeah, there are puns but Skyclad isn't really humorous... When All Else Fails?

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Gotha_Bella

    Just listening to "Helium" and reading lyrics simultaneously... And I have goosebumps. Well, it is not the only song of Skyclad that makes me shiver. So much great music in the world and they mostly play utter pathetic quasimusic shit in the radio... Weird.

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Kolbassus

    Незаслуженно не обделены вниманием

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • hailmarduk666

    A very fun band. All the puns in the song titles are pretty funny!

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Erzschmelzer

    Piske81, as far as i know Martin with Sabbat now. They only have live performances from time to time. It'd be great if they'll record another full-length.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • shitscud

    'The Answer Machine?' One of the most insightful, touching heavy metal albums ever to grace this plane of existence. "Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero... Persta et obdura - omnia vincit amor!"

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Piske81

    I miss Martin, not just in Skyclad, I mean, where the hell is he? No more music in his life?

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
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