UNDER MY SKIN

UNDER MY SKIN

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MOST ORIGINAL HARDROCK/METAL BAND AROUND, HEARING AND SEEING IS BELIEVING.UNIQUE VOCALS GLAZE THE ALREADY WELL OILED MUSICAL MACHINE .STRONG HOOKS AND WELL ROUNDED MUSICIANS MAKE THIS A MUST LISTEN TO BAND. ONE SONG AND YOU'LL BE HOOKED.

Biography

“Under My Skin” of South West Chicago is a spawn of Tony Bartkus (Guitar) trying to form an aggressive yet marketable hard rock/metal type band that would appeal to a diverse group of people. “Under My Skin” weaves intricate layers of melodic and somewhat aggressive music into a blend of energy filled songs that carry you through a roller coaster of emotions leaving a positively embroidered memory of tasteful song writing and a craving for another ear full.
Tony, having gone through several musicians and a years worth of time and song writing, was ready to give up on reforming the band after the bands demise shortly after recording their first demo. Tony, ready to join an already established project received a phone call from an old ad which he had placed in a local paper. That someone was Mike Sluga. ( Drums) A new spark was ignited. Tony and Mike hit it off right away and began putting together some earlier “Under My Skin” material. Propelled by this new energy, Tony and Mike decided that it was time to find a bass player. Again, after running an ad in a local paper, with some luck and persistence decided on John Nardi. (Bass) At the time John was in a band that was sinking quickly reaching for a life jacket found “Under My Skin.” John provided his own type of energy that was a key element and now a prerequisite.
The next step was obvious, finding the perfect front man. This was easier said than done. After several months of searching and coming up empty good fortune has befallen the band. Nick Steffanov enters the arena to front Under My Skin. Nick was the missing link the band was eagerly awaiting.
Looking to dominate the music world with great musicianship and amazing energy, that could only be “Under My Skin.” They are ready to take their rightful place in the music industry and show the world what they can do.
-Look to the future and live for today-
Under My Skin
815-212-1022
WWW.UNDERMYSKINTHEBAND.COM
170 E. CIRCLE DR. NEW LENOX, IL. 60451

Lyrics

IGNORANT WORLD

Written By: NICK STEFFANOV/UMS

Every time I look around
I see my hell

CHORUS:
Wherever I go I see madness,
Ignorance prevails
Over people and over me as well,
And it’s haunting me now

It’s such a shame

99 percent of all misfortunes
Are a direct cause of stupidity

CHORUS

It’s such a shame

I’ve been trying to release myself
But there’s no way out

CHORUS

AIN'T GONNA LET U GO

Written By: NICK STEFFANOV/UMS

Prison’s what you call my company,
Noone ever hears your voice,
Working double shifts to satisfy me
‘Cause you’ve never been given a choice
And at the end of the day instead of breaking free
you feel how much you’re addicted to me
You beg me that I let you go
But deep inside you don’t want me to let you go.

CHORUS:
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
I love the way you kneel.
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
How great you make me feel.
And it’s gonna be this way.

Masochism is your name
And sadism happens to be mine.
We’ve been described as the perfect match
But you just love denying the facts
You denounce religion, you denounce science,
the only thing you worship is pain.
Now you beg me that I let you go,
Ooh, ooh, ooh, why should I let you go?

CHORUS

You can feel the pain
You wanna feel the pain
Ha-ha-ha

Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
I just don’t wanna let you go.
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Ain’t gonna let you go,
Hey, hey, hey ,hey
No... no... no..
I love torturing you,
When you say ‘Torture me!’ I’m not going to.
I’m doing whatever I like
And that’s exactly the opposite of what you say you want.

CHORUS

FLASHBACK

Written By: NICK STEFFANOV/UMS

Old moments are coming back,
Old wounds never heal,
How could I turn my back
On the one I used to feel
So close to me every single day and night,
And how could I miss the chance to become her real guide?

I just wanted to see her,
I just wanted to see her happy, living, and with that gorgeous smile.
I just wanted to see her,
I just wanted to see her proud with every single thing in her life.

SNIPER

Written By: NICK STEFFANOV/UMS

SNIPER

I’m walking down the street,
I can feel the light breeze,
Thinking about my next game
I can hear the voice in my head

Whispering: “Take a shot!”

CHORUS:
That’s how I live my life and it tears me apart
To look at pain in the eye
Even if I kill my emotions, it still tears me apart
When I hear the terrifying cry: “Take a shot!”

This time I will have to do
Without having any clue
The biggest hit in my life
And the voice goes higher

Saying: “Take a shot!”

That’s how I live my life,
To look at pain in the eye,
Even after I’ve killed my emotions,
Well, I hear the terrifying cry

I see the world crying for help,
I see the people begging for mercy

I know when it’s all done
There’ll even be less fun
Now I’m approaching my game
And hear the voice in my head

Screaming: “Take a shot! Ha-ha-ha!”

CHORUS

VALUABLE TO MYSELF

Written By: NICK STEFFANOV/UMS

Valuable To Myself

Here and there I face envy and trouble,
This even makes me more valuable to myself,
At least for the time being...

You’ve been trying to tell me that I’m a loser
Who’s got trouble talking and walking at the same time.
Even if it were true, I’m still content with what I am,
I can only laugh at your desperate attempts to belittle me.

Do you want me to describe it all to you
exactly what you see through your eyes?
Why don’t you just turn around and let me live?
Deal with your fears in another way!

METAL JIHAD

Written By: NICK STEFFANOV/UMS


Metal jihad, metal jihad,
Metal jihad, metal jihad

Ever since I was born,
I’ve been fed by the social contract
I’ve let my tastes be modified by lifeless terms and notions.
But a moment came in my life
When I saw the real path
And then I began to preach.

CHORUS:
I pull the live wires,
I let out my desires,
I have unchained my mind

Ever since I went up there for the first time,
I’ve been preaching to all of you.
All the light’s pointing at me, I’m reflecting it in the darkness,
All I see in front of me is an abyss.

CHORUS

More and more of our followers gather
Ready to merge with the absolute emotion.
All of them dedicated to the only cause
To pour out their aggression in a whirling dance.

CHORUS

Metal jihad, metal jihad,
Metal jihad, metal jihad...

Discography

MOBFEST COMPILATION DISC, THREE EP RELEASES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, RADIO PLAY @ ST.XAVIER COLLEGE, ILLINOIS. REVIEWED BY THE ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER, FEATURED IN UNRATED MAGAZINE.COM,FEATURED ON EXPOSE T.V.-----THE LATEST RELEASE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE BAND THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

Set List

~~ SET LIST FOR O'MALLEY'S MAY 14TH~~
1. IGNORANT WORLD
2. SNIPER
3. DORKNESS
4. ALL RIGHT
5. HESYCHAST
6. FLASHBACK
7. VALUABLE TO MYSELF
8. I THINK, THEREFORE I CRY
9. THE NEW AUTHORITY
10. PARTING WAYS
11. METAL JIHAD
12. AIN'T GONNA LET YOU GO
13. NAILED TO THE GUN