New album by classic band.
Skeptix was interviewed by me in some of my first issues around 84-85. They have begun to play again and they´re in the same style as they were then and it´s nice to hear that they can hold up the tempo in their music nowadays and they prove for us that they hasn´t been lesser angry through the years. What´s the type of music then? Of course it´s punkrock it´s all about and I have always liked this type of music. I can think that you people who like Exploited and other typical 80´s punk will like this very much. - Peter Thorsson
The Skeptix, punk band from Stoke on Trent, UK, was formed by Jacko (bassist), Chig (drummer), Stan (vocalist) and Fish (guitarrist) in 1978, their original name was The Vermin when they were at school, then Chaos and finally The Skeptix. Starting the eighties Stan and Jacko left the band and were replaced by Snotty (who was to be the manager) and Ush. They started playing at local gigs in the Stoke on Trent area and then releasing their first demo.
in 1981 they signed with Neon records and recorde Routine Machine and Curfew, after this realeses thy started gigging in the UK playing with bands like GBH, The Fits, Broken Bones and Abrasive Wheels, then they toured into the Stollwerk festiva in Germany.
They recorded until 1983, when unfortunatelly Fish joined Discharge. By 1985 the Skeptix had split up.
In December 2001 the Skeptix, with the original (recordings) band line-up , reformed & started to rehearse for the Holidays in the Sun Festivals in the UK & USA. Their first album in 20 years, Hate & Fear, was recorded & released in 2003. In the same year the Skeptix toured the USA to promote the album. The recording of their gig at New York’s CBGB’s became their next album for release. A DVD of the CBGB’s gig, including additional footage from the tour, was also released.