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Music: Skyclad
If we'd played this riff more punk,
than may be we'd have had a million seller.
But this piper's tune is not for sale,
(I'm glad to say I'm not that kind of fella).
-"Penny Dreadful"

Skyclad is one of the original Folk Metal bands, founded in 1990. Their early albums show strong Thrash Metal influences as well. Their songs tend to be about social and political topics such as poverty, commercialism, urban decay, and environmentalism. While they have had a number of changes in their line-up, arguably the most important was when vocalist Martin Walkyier left in 2001.

Members:
  • Steve Ramsey - Guitar since 1990
  • Graeme "Bean" English - Bass,acoustic guitar since 1990
  • Georgina Biddle - Violin since 1994
  • Kevin Ridley - Vocals since 2001, Guitar since 1998, Producer since 1990
  • Arron Walton - Drums since 2001

Studio Albums:
  • 1991 - The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth
  • 1992 - A Burnt Offering for the Bone Idol
  • 1993 - Jonah's Ark
  • 1994 - Prince of the Poverty Line
  • 1995 - The Silent Whales of Lunar Sea
  • 1996 - Irrational Anthems
  • 1996 - Oui Avant-Garde á Chance
  • 1997 - The Answer Machine?
  • 1999 - Vintage Whine
  • 2000 - Folkémon
  • 2004 - A Semblance of Normality
  • 2009 - In the... All Together


Skyclad has examples of the following tropes:


SchandmaulFolk MetalSubway to Sally
SkinlessMetalSlapshock

alternative title(s): Skyclad
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