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NEWS: SKYPILOT Announce Second Album “The Affront”And Tour Plans

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SKYPILOT are pleased to announce they’ll be going into Bearcat studios over the first 2 weekends in March to record their second full-length album, entitled “The Affront”. This is perfect for fans of: Black Sabbath, Clutch, Ocensize, Corrosion of Conformity, Tool, Deftones, Fu Manchu, Iron Maiden, and Led Zeppelin.

The album will consist of eight riff-laden, big grooving, stoner-prog-metal tunes and they can’t wait for everyone to hear what they’ve been up to. “The Affront” is scheduled for a mid-May release and will be followed by a Belfast launch show and a short run of UK dates to support the album in May and June. In addition, Skypilot will make their Siege of Limerick debut in advance of this on Sunday 21st April in Dolans Warehouse so be sure to check them out and see what’s in store!

The band will be announcing all tour dates in the coming weeks so check back often and keep an eye on our YouTube channel for video updates and info.

Skypilot’s bassist Gareth Ruddock said “Working on these songs has taken us down a road we haven’t travelled for some time. We’re excited to be able to bring Skypilot’s music to a wider audience in 2019″.

The album is slated for a mid-may release and will be preceded by a single with an accompanying video. As well as being available on CD, the album will be released on all digital formats, to include Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Deezer and many others.





“The Beautiful Cheese”

“Happy Helmet”

“Front End Gone”

“Letters to Jemima”

“5 Movements”


Born in 2003, Skypilot have been following their own distinct path through the past 15 yrs. Drawing their influences from a wide and varied collection of bands and genres Skypilot simply play what feels right, making them notoriously hard to pigeon hole into any one area of the rock music spectrum.

This approach has served them well so far. Numerous tours have come and gone with bands such as End Of Level Boss, Firebird, Gentlemens Pistols and Suns of Thunder. Full UK tours with fellow NI band Stand-Up Guy saw Skypilot cement their reputation on the mainland and win new fans wherever they played. More high profile gigs followed with the like of Brant Bjork and the Bros, Planet of Zeus and the mighty Corrosion Of Conformity, shows that boosted the bands profile and proved Skypilot are comfortable in the big venues as well as the regular club stages.

With 4 EP’s and a full length debut album under their belt, Skypilot show no signs of slowing down. 2017 saw them play extensively in support of their 4 tracker, “EP4”. Not content to rest on their laurels, next year will see the release of the bands second full-length album, entitled “The Affront”. They’ll be taking their music on the road and keeping it there throughout 2019 in support of this much anticipated release, so keep an eye out for and Northern Ireland’s favourite vaguely proggy, kinda stoner-ish, big grooving 3 piece!

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