If you talk Doom nowadays, even if you talk Metal legacy in general, if you talk honest beliefs in the power of musical underground - then you talk Victor Griffin and certainly your mantra shall be PLACE OF SKULLS. Honest, deep and warm conclusions of true beliefs in music, well matured in Tennessee's salty brise, Place Of Skulls deliver the finest blend you can get out of different ingredients: Deep rooted in Doom tradition the legendary Pentagram - and Death Row guitarist takes his skills onto the next level and enlightens the cold winter with positive feelings, nailed in stone, created with vision. PLACE OF SKULLS IS BACK! After going on a short hiatus in early 2005 including a yet legendary farewell show in their hometown Knoxville the band got over the depression and reviewed their choices.
After a very successful European tour in April 2005 that saw our doomed ones facing a devoted crowd on the mighty DOOM SHALL RISE Festival they decided to hit studio floor again and nail the masterpiece to tape that you're holding in your hands herewithin. And face it: Place Of Skulls 2005/06 present themselves as a matured outfit with no need to grab any kind of categories other than pure heavy rock. With never been more dynamic before Place Of Skulls explore yet undiscovered banks of melody and punch while sticking to their trademark sound of solid-heavy and smooth sounding guitar work, punching drums and rumbling bass-work. Their influences now include the soul of the Blues as well as classic rock and dynamic sound explorations known from Prog and Psychedelic Rock. With setting the words right to express personal feelings and beliefs, Griffin presents himself as a songwriter with soul and dedication. Place Of Skulls add the power of the word to the power of the riff with this release and even manage walk the thin ice of political expression without any fear and fail.
Victor Griffin's team still includes the mighty Dennis Cornelius of Revelation and OverSoul fame and extraordinnaire drummer Tim Tomaselli who both have been the most constant line up in the rotating line-up history of the band, This new album also features former bass player Lee Abney on three songs. The result is an album that will go down in rock history through taking the Doom Metal tradition and legacy of one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters that Victor Griffin is without any doubt, to a next level of heaviness and inspiration.