Founded in 2009 by high school buddies just looking to blow off steam with some cover tunes, the band now known as Skinn Jakkitt (SJ) has come a long way since then. Having weathered member changes, a record label’s bankruptcy and personal tragedy, SJ is back and better than ever. In the past year alone they have shared the stage with Lynch Mob, John 5, Elisium, Nonpoint, Silvertung, Super Bob and Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel. Their 2017 EP ‘Sacrifice’ contained the chart-topping singles “Soldiers” and “Remain,” and 2018 saw the release of “Molon Labe,” their biggest single yet. A behind-the-scenes video, “The Making of Molon Labe” secured the band’s cinematic legacy with its own Imdb page.
Comprised of vocalist Greg “Skinn” Stephens, guitarists Barry Sams and Shane Farris, bassist Jeff Hayworth and drummer Isaiah Lee, SJ has honed their craft in local clubs and national venues while writing, recording and releasing their own material on their label Skinn Jakkitt Records.
This year also featured the opening of Skinn Jakkitt Studios, a full-service recording, engineering, mix/mastering, complete audio and video capabilities.
Forgoing the typical odes to sex, drugs and rock-n-roll, Skinn Jakkitt focuses their song writing on topics such as personal loss, issues of global importance and the mistreatment of our military. Packing a punch with powerful riffs, tight grooves and melodic hooks, Skinn Jakkitt is music for the thinking man. Impossible to pigeon-hole, Skinn Jakkitt appeals to all fans of multiple genres of metal.
Currently Skinn Jakkitt is in constant rotation with various global radio stations. You can find us on Unphiltered Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Metal Nation Radio, 365 Radio, Outlaw Radio, iHeartRadio, Deezer and a host of others. We are currently working on a new album due out next year…… stay tuned!!