SKID ROW ink deal with Megaforce Records for new EP Print
Friday, 22 February 2013 14:04

skidrowalbumLegendary rockers SKID ROW have signed a deal for North America with famed metal label Megaforce Records.


They will join the ranks with label mates Anthrax, Bad Brains, and Lit amongst others. Armed with a new EP entitled 'United World Rebellion - Chapter One', the band has scheduled an April 16th release in North America with an international release date to be announced shortly.


Guitarist Snake Sabo:


"We've known the Megaforce family and their various incarnations since 1982. Their history and legacy speaks for itself. We always thought, that at some point, we would work together and this turned out to be the perfect time and vehicle for us to finally do it. They have a sincere belief in what we're doing and what our vision is which is really rare today. Needless to say, this is a very exciting time for us!"


'United World Rebellion - Chapter One' is the first new release from Skid Row since 'Revolutions Per Minute' in 2006. This marks a departure for the band, as they will be releasing 'United World Rebellion - Chapter One' plus two more EPs over the next 12-18 months as opposed to one full-length collection of songs.


Bassist Rachel Bolan explained:


"We wanted to do something different. Living in an age of information overload it seemed like the perfect time to try something new. We came up with the idea to release three consecutive EP's over the course of the next year or so. This way we have new music out there on a consistent basis. And who better to do that with than Megaforce? They practically invented the EP! United World Rebellion - Chapter One ROCKS!"


To coincide with the release, the band (Sabo, Bolan, vocalist Johnny Solinger, guitarist Scotti Hill and drummer Rob Hammersmith) will embark on a world tour beginning April 4th in Ipswich, England. This will carry them through the UK along with stops in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Mexico and Korea just to name a few. In the coming months this will be followed by a full-on North American tour.


Skid Row UK dates (with support from I AM I and Buffalo Summer):


4th April The Railway, Ipswich
5th April White Rabbit, Plymouth
6th April Great Hall 2, Cardiff
9th April Yardbirds, Grimsby
10th April, Fibbers, York
11th April NQ Live
12th April Leamington Assembly
13th April Islington Academy, London


For more info on Skid Row and to hear a sample of the track 'Kings Of Demolition' visit