By Ginger Coyote

(full interview at:




Feb. 2011


“Skin Trade obviously has ability and some decent songs- so if you’re looking for

some stadium-filling sounds along the lines of STP, then you won’t be

disappointed with what Skin Trade have to offer and ‘Heretic,’ might well be the

album you’re looking for!….”

-Dom Daley,  Uber Rock UK


“…this album stands out and makes you sit up and take notice… like on ‘Heretic

(The Fall)’ which has a little bit of Metallica in the chorus… ”

-Dom Daley,  Uber Rock UK






March 2011

SKIN TRADE – Heretic
(S/R – 2010)

LA Rockers, Skin Trade… a very refreshing and pleasing (modern) style of pure grunge…. Based around the three-chord thang, as expected, the hooks and instant-ness of their tunes is constant from start to end with fast flying choruses and no endless solos if practically any at all.

With echoes of Stone temple Pilots and also the Stooges sounding amidst their noise, these guys will be great fun live for everything, including their music.


(rated 8/10)

By Dave Attrill


RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins, or The Stooges






Raised on a diet of Alice Cooper, The Stooges, and The Stone Temple Pilots, comes the brand new, US theatrical rock band SKIN TRADE. The band has a great debut CD out called ‘Heretic’ that also shows some traditional rock influences such as Tesla, and Guns N’ Roses. I caught up with vocalist Brandon Scott to find out more. Like most, Brandon fell in love with music in his early teens sighting his first love as punk rock.

“It was the first time I had heard something different than the MTV pop stars such as NSYNC or Britney Spears… It was something much more primal and raw, and from the soul. It really opened up a world of non-comercial music, that I fell in love with, and made me want to be a part of…” he says.

Skin Trade is a hard rock band influenced by punk, blues, and performance art. “It’s going to scare a lot of people, but the people who get it will love it. We are a relatively new band, so we’re really honing in on our vibe and creating some really heavy, fun shit.”

The bands new album ‘Heretic’ was recorded at Revolution 9 Production Studios, which is adjacent to the world famous Record Plant in Hollywood, CA. The producer was Scotts engineer friend, Danny Balistocky. Next, Skin Trade are growing their online presence, ‘We would like to gain more fans globally, and we are working on a new EP that will be out next year. We are also considering shopping to a few indie labels, but are enjoying  the complete artistic freedom of being unsigned’  Check out the band at


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