Release: 20 Jan 2023
Delivering a guitar-driven onslaught of intricate melodies and intense rhythms laced with lashing of distortion, Skatepunk is the upcoming offering from SCARLATAMUSIC. The new EP follows the debut full-length Power Through released back in April 2022.
Skatepunk’s opener “HyperActive” brings energetic beats with high-speed rhythms and compelling leads. Harmonised leads venturing into oriental scales introduce an intriguing aspect to the track before diving back into speed-metal performance styles. Moving into more traditional metal influences, “Mind Reader” brings melodic guitars and thrashing percussion in to showcase another side to SCARLATAMUSIC’s sound. High-speed rhythms and thunderous percussion sees soaring leads weave throughout the sound as it progresses. The trio of songs concludes with the title track. A wall of fuzz-fuled distortion explodes with a huge impact. “Skatepunk” makes it’s presence known venturing down the noisier route with SCARLATAMUSIC’s chosen guitar tones. Dynamically the instrumentation ebbs and flows conveying a range of moods.
Skatepunk is a fiery display of SCARLATAMUSIC’s heavier side. Drawing from an array of metal subgenres and styles, these three tracks build on the project’s previous releases and see SCARLATAMUSIC continue to push creative boundaries.
Located in Boulder, Colorado, SCARLATAMUSIC, a self-taught instrumentalist, produces dynamic tracks that show off a wealth of heavy and soaring styles. Song writing began in earnest back in 2016 and the summer of 2020 saw the release of the debut EP Metal-Baby fully self-produced.
John Scarlata (guitar, bass, drums, vocals)
Arnaud Krakowka of Metal Drum Tracks (drums in “Mindreader” & “Skatepunk”)