RESIST & BITE, the brand new band that includes former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch, has launched a music video for the music “Residence”. The clip, which options dwell footage recorded at MadLife studios in Atlanta, Georgia, will be seen under.
Becoming a member of Skeoch in RESIST & BITE are ex-LYNCH MOB lead vocalist Nathan Utz, guitarist Steve Stokes, drummer David Parks and bassist Brian Powell.
Final September, RESIST & BITE launched its self-titled debut album through Lor Dwell Data. The LP was recorded over a 21-period at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Michael Rosen and was mastered by Anthony Focx.
Skeoch mentioned: “I by no means knew if I would ever have one other band. So nice. What are the possibilities? However right here it’s. So natural, so pure the best way all of it occurred. Nice group of men, and possibly one of many best-sounding data I’ve ever made. The songs and performances are so good.”
“Resist & Chew” observe itemizing:
01. Blood On Me
04. A Soul For Mary
06. Already Mentioned
08. Until Tomorrow
11. Up In Flames
13. Say Watcha Need
RESIST & BITE‘s debut single, “The Delusion I am Livin'”, got here out in March 2020. A follow-up single, “Destiny”, arrived in June 2021.
Skeoch left TESLA in 2006 and went on to obtain therapy for substance-abuse points. He has since been changed by Dave Impolite. Requested in an interview with SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” if he exited the group of his personal accord or if he was requested to go away, Tommy mentioned: “I used to be fired. I used to be getting fucked up and I used to be undoubtedly within the unsuitable about a number of stuff, they usually put up with it for a very long time. However on the identical time, none of us have been angels, and we put up with a number of stuff from the opposite guys for a very long time too, they usually’re nonetheless there. So I felt like somewhat scapegoated by the factor. And the opposite factor is that they did not need folks — I suppose for the advantage of my household, so it would not look unhealthy — they mentioned, ‘Tommy‘s simply gonna spend time [with his family].’ That is why no one is aware of, and that is why you are asking this query. Everybody’s confused on even what occurred. Principally, I used to be fired. I used to be getting fucked up, and I saved fucking up, and I saved telling ’em I would not, and I simply could not cease.”
Skeoch added that he accepts duty for the circumstances that led to his departure from TESLA. “I do, in fact,” he mentioned. “However I additionally consider we put up with a number of shit for a very long time from nearly each different man within the band, they usually’re nonetheless there. So I do not know what’s up with that; that is somewhat bizarre to me.”
Final September, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was requested by Detroit’s WRIF radio station if the band will ever work with Skeoch once more. Hannon mentioned: “Once we have been youngsters, Tommy Skeoch and myself, I used to be 16 and he was about 19 or 20. I used to essentially look as much as him — I used to be an enormous fan of his fashion, and nonetheless am, an amazing fan of his guitar enjoying. We have been like finest buds. After which we’d collaborate and write songs like ‘Trendy Day Cowboy’ or any of these TESLA songs, we might write ’em collectively. However as time went on, man, the egos and the issues — myself included — all through the years, the competitors, it actually drove a wedge between us. And the medication and alcohol simply actually destroyed our relationship, I’ve simply gotta be sincere. We weren’t supposed to speak about these items, however now I determine it has been lengthy sufficient.
“I do not see that TESLA will ever return, as a result of we love Dave Impolite, and Dave has actually been an amazing addition to the band. And it could be disrespectful to him to go backwards to a poisonous factor, a relationship that basically obtained very poisonous.
“Sadly, I do not assume that TESLA will work with Tommy once more — ever,” Frank reiterated. “However I’ll say that myself, personally, I’ve at all times liked Tommy and I simply want him the perfect. I am so glad that he is nonetheless alive, and I do know he is obtained a brand new band out [RESIST & BITE] that put a music out known as ‘The Delusion I am Livin”. It was kick-ass; it had Tommy‘s guitar. Look, I am getting goosebumps proper now. Each time I hear Tommy Skeoch play, it brings a smile to my face, ‘trigger he is freakin’ superior. As a musician, I’ve nothing however love and respect for the man. However I do not assume TESLA will ever work with him once more. However I do want him the perfect.”
In a 2011 interview with Noisecreep, TESLA singer Jeff Keith said about Skeoch: “Look, everybody in TESLA has been via their very own substance-abuse points. However Tommy obtained in too deep once more. So the band informed him that the one approach we’d be capable to make this work is that if he was clear and sober. I felt like we could not ask him to do this if we weren’t going to decide to it too. So I used to be the primary one to say that I would not drink, or do the rest, on the tour. The following factor , the opposite guys did the identical factor. Troy [Luccketta, drums] has been clear and sober for over 20 years, so it wasn’t even a difficulty for him… Tommy could not keep off the stuff he was doing. It broke my coronary heart to see it, however we knew we needed to exchange him.”