British heavy metal up-and-comers Skies Turn Black have released a video for new anthem ‘Sweet, Sweet Solitude’. It follows recent single ‘The Skies Are Falling Down’, and drops in the wake of the band’s Bloodstock Open Air performance just over a week ago.Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/2ZvGqe3USBY
Stream the song here: https://spoti.fi/3KKChRJ
Skies Turn Black comment: “‘Sweet, Sweet Solitude’ was written back in lockdown, and lyrically it discusses the loneliness that lots of us went through during that time. Musically speaking, it’s a contrast from our usual flashy guitar work, leaving more space for the voice and the other instruments to shine.”
Skies Turn Black are a five-piece heavy metal band hailing from the North of England. Their sound incorporates a modern approach to classic British heavy metal, with the energy of power metal. Giant choruses, infectious melodies and virtuosic solos (from both guitars and keytar) create a recipe for metal that oozes passion and intricacy.
The band have always taken pride in having a diverse repertoire of music. The debut album No Place Like Home (2018) showcases a magnitude of the band’s musicianship and received glowing reviews all around the world – including Metal Hammer calling it“Some of 2018’s best guitar work”.
The band have yet again managed to stand out in the metal scene with the addition of long-term friend Xander Isles as a vocalist and keytar extraordinaire. Xander’s additional support vocally has given the band the ability to deliver powerful harmonies live, as well as a whole new outlook on writing vocal parts in newer material. ‘The Skies Are Falling Down’ is the first track to feature Isles, and his influence is evident. The power of the vocal delivery is extraordinary, with features of choral harmonies and infectious melodies. Adding to this his mesmerising keytar solo, having Xander has given Skies Turn Black an extra arrow in their quiver.
Right now, the northern quintet have a selection of new material ready to go, and are incredibly excited to see where it will take them. The band are putting finishing touches on their own studio built in Huddersfield, and look to keep producing their own passionate brand of metal.
Skies Turn Black are:Jamie Jordan – Vocals, guitar
Xander Isles – Vocals, keytar
George Turner – Guitars
Danny Woodhead – Bass
Rob Halliday – Drums