Skid Row sign global deal with Australia’s Golden Robot Records
US glam metal outfit Skid Row have signed a worldwide deal with Australian born global label Golden Robot Records.
The band’s third of their United World Rebellion EP series, their first with latest frontman ZP Theart (ex-Dragonforce), will be out later this year.
Australia has already seen the ZP Theart-fronted lineup when it tore through Australia in late 2018.
It showcased the twin guitar attack of Dave ’Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill via an all-aggressive hits-set and a new song ‘Forever’ which harked back to their early days.
Of the new signing, bassist ‘Rachel Bolan declared, “We are beyond excited to announce that we have signed with Golden Robot Records.
“The label is the perfect balance between old-school way of thinking with digital age sensibilities.”
Golden Robot Entertainment Group founder and president Mark Alexander-Erber welcomed the band to the GRR family saying, “They have always remained true to their fans with authenticity and passion” and the label’s role in being “part of their next chapter and journey.”
Skid Row burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album in 1988.
It yielded four singles: ‘Youth Gone Wild’, ‘18 and Life’, ‘I Remember You’ and ‘Piece of Me’.
The album peaked at #12 on the ARIA chart in Australia, and went on to sell 5 million units in the US where it went to #1.
They continued to storm through the world for the next eight years, until an ill-advised South American tour in 1996 brought the party to an end.
Four years later, they returned to open for KISS, supercharged and with another singer.
Bolan explains the current lineup’s EP policy: “The idea really appealed to me, especially with the constantly changing musical climate.
“I like the idea of a steady flow of new music, as opposed to releasing a full-length album then riding it for the next two years.”
In early 2019, Golden Robot signed guitar heroes John Sykes and Gilby Clarke.