The Gallows Tree
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The Gallows Tree


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"...from the skids" - 2004


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The Gallows tree began under a different name - The Skids - and a much different style than what it is today. With humble beginnings as mainly a cover band playing at house parties for friends, the musical direction moved quickly toward a much different end. The chemistry between the members of the band appeared immediately and the music quickly began to evolve into something deeper. With the old name no longer fitting the style and substance of the music, the members shed their old skin to become The Gallows Tree.

While the bands' sound can be identified as post-punk/modern rock, it is the melting pot effect of Speaker's metal guitar undertones and Byrnes' rythmic rock and roll riffs that give soul to the music. Prystay's ability to reel the band back in from its excesses with his melodies, Urbanski's solid bass lines and Marcinkiewicz's driving beats establish The Gallows Tree as something viably different in the world modern rock music.

The band released their first full-length album "...from the skids" independently in 2004. Prystay harrasses the microphone on "All The Pretty Things" with a brutal and gritty perfomance, but brings the song home with his emotion. "Took Her Anyway" is also featured on the disc; a song born out of the origins of the band that gives the listener a scathingly black interlude into the darker side of the music. From the spacey and fragile bridge on "My Bleeding Heart" to the the instrinsic stepping and guitar interplay on "Blood Stains", The Gallows Tree establishes itself as a new and unique entity on its debut CD.

-a blackstone harlot keeps the time-

*Bio courtesy of S.Delloch*