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Cobra Skulls
Cobra Skulls
Cobra Skulls 2012-03-09 01.JPG
Left to right: Peralta, Swarm, and Texieira in 2012
Background information
Origin Reno, Nevada, United States
Genres Punk rock
2005-2013
Labels Fat Wreck Chords, Red Scare Industries
Boys On The Wall
Devin Peralta
Tony Teixeira
Luke Swarm
Charlie Parker
Chad Cleveland
Adam Beck

Cobra Skulls were an American punk rock band originally from Reno, Nevada, United States, but later based in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] During their time together they released three studio albums, five EPs, and three 7" splits.

History

Cobra Skulls were formed in Reno, Nevada in 2005 by Devin Peralta (bass, vocals), Charlie Parker (guitar) and Chad Cleveland (drums). They released an EP titled Draw Muhammad in 2006. The EP caught the attention of Red Scare Industries who signed the band and released their debut album Sitting Army in 2007. They released a 7" titled Never Be a Machine in 2008.

To promote the album the band went on tour with Against Me!, Mad Caddies, and The Loved Ones, opening shows for them.[2] During the 2007 tour the band added a second guitarist Adam Beck.

On August 20, 2008, the band announced they had parted ways with guitarist Charlie Parker.[3]

Their second album American Rubicon was released in 2009. Leading up to its release the band participated in the Old Skars and Upstarts Tour with Anti-Nowhere League and Duane Peters.[4] Followed by a west coast tour opening for The Lawrence Arms and Teenage Bottlerocket.[5]

The band signed with Fat Wreck Chords in March 2010.[6] Around this time Chad Cleveland left the band and was replaced by drummer Luke Swarm.[7]

On August 3, 2010, the band announced on their MySpace blog page that they were recording a new five-song EP with Fat Mike[8] This would be released as 2011's Bringing The War Home. One of the songs from the EP, a cover of "Give you Nothing" by Bad Religion, was also featured on the 2010 Bad Religion tribute album Germs Of Perfection.[9]

In 2012 the band parted ways with guitarist Adam Beck, who was replaced by former Nothington bassist Tony Teixeira. In October 2012, the band released the "Eagle Eyes" 7-inch with Fat Wreck Chords, and also premiered a video for the title-track.

In a December 2013 interview with the San Francisco Gate, Peralta announced the band would be "hanging up the hat."[10] They played three final shows that month opening for Good Riddance.[11]

Post-Cobra Skulls

In 2016, Devin Peralta, Tony Teixeira, and Luke Swam formed a new band, Boys On The Wall. The band released their debut, self-titled album on June 21, 2016.[12]

Musical style

Devin Peralta is half Argentinian and sings some songs in Spanish as can be heard with the tracks "¡Hasta Los Cobra Skulls Siempre!" (from Draw Muhammad EP) and "Use Your Cobra Skulls" (from Sitting Army).[10] While the first track is sung completely in Spanish, the latter track mixes both English and Spanish (not to be confused with Spanglish). "Thicker Than Water" (from American Rubicon LP) also contains lyrics in Spanish.

Band members

  • Devin Peralta - vocals and bass (2005-2013)
  • Charlie Parker - guitar (2005-2008)
  • Chad Cleveland - drums (2005-2010)
  • Adam Beck - guitar (2007-2012)
  • Luke Swarm - drums (2010-2013)
  • Tony Teixeira - guitar (2012-2013)

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Splits

Music videos

  • Rebel Fate (2009)
  • Eagle Eyes (2012)

Compilation appearances

References

  1. ^ Kimberly Chun (2013-12-18). "Cobra Skulls: Break may turn into breakup". SFGate. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Cobra Skulls part ways with guitarist". Punknews.org. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ [2] Archived August 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Tours: The Lawrence Arms / Teenage Bottlerocket / Cobra Skulls". Punknews.org. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Cobra Skulls join Fat Wreck Chords". Punknews.org. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Cobra Skulls sign to Fat Wreck". Under the Gun Review. 2010-03-31. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "FREE MIXTAPE: Top Acts Cover Bad Religion". SPIN. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b Kimberly Chun (2013-12-18). "Cobra Skulls: Break may turn into breakup". SFGate. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Cobra Skulls don't have plans for "the forseeable [sic] future"". Punknews.org. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Boys On The Wall official Facebook". 

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