Skeletoon have released a video for the song ‘Holding On’, taken from their much anticipated new album ‘The 1.21 Gigawatts Club’, which will be released on October 15, 2021 on Scarlet Records.
“We literally can’t wait for ‘The 1.21 Gigawatts Club’ to be out: not only is one of the most awaited among our albums, due to the fact is a tribute to a fantastic movie, but also because it sounds right in the middle between our beloved “happy Metal” style, and something more mature, properly defining what we imagine main characters of the flick felt inside, while living their described adventure!”
“‘Holding On’ is one of my favorite songs from this album, and I love the video for it: it has elements of time travels, digital inserts for the future and that slightly bitter taste emerging from the scenes about represented band’s past. It fits both the movie and the mood of our song, without losing our personal trademark. And it perfectly embodies our message: don’t let anything stop you from chasing your dreams!”
Skeletoon’s brand of europower metal has never been so classic and 80s sounding, yet contemporary. How did they do the trick? They just had so much fun doing it! And you can feel this über joyous approach in every single track of the new album, the third in a row since 2019. The goal was to mix their solid metal background with some AOR influences. Mission accomplished, thanks to a subtle use of the synths and the massive choirs powered by an impressive list of special guests: Giacomo Voli (Rhapsody Of Fire), Ivan Giannini (Vision Divine), Simone Bertozzi (Ancient Bards), Simone Mularoni (DGM) and Alessio Lucatti (Vision Divine, Deathless Legacy). After successfully celebrating the myth of the ‘Goonies’ flick with the brilliant ‘They Never Say Die’ album, the NerdMetal gang headed again to Hollywood: ‘The 1.21 Gigawatts Club’ is actually a concept based on the evergreen ‘Back to the Future’ saga, revisiting Marty & Doc’s adventures with both the due respect and a super hilarious spirit. The ultimate fusion between power metal and OST: what a great time to be alive! The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in San Marino, Italy. The beautiful artwork was made by Stan W. Decker (DragonForce, Rage, Primal Fear).
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