Origin: San Diego, California, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: February 15, 2021
Last update/review: February 15, 2021

Skelator

Skelator hails from Seattle by way of San Diego, having formed in SD in 1998 and later regrouping to the Pacific Northwest in 2006. Their earlier days were focused on a Slayer-esque thrash style, as heard on Give Me Metal Or Give Me Death (a 2008 re-release of an earlier demo), but over time they've adopted a more speed/power metal direction. Having slogged their way through several albums in the 2000's, they seemed to have broken through with 2019's Cyber Metal. The 80's speed/trad metal influences, mixed with a bit of Manowar brashness lyrically, are in full force, with vocalist Jason Conde-Houston high-pitched style being compared to several well-known vocalists (the soundalike to these ears is Agent Steel's Jon Cyriis). The songs are crisp, tight, catchy, and well-composed. Perhaps they're finally on the way to bigger things.

Current Members

Jason Conde-Houston

vocals

Robbie Houston

guitars

Rob Steinway

guitars

Darin Wall

bass

Patrick Seick

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jesse Jensen

guitars

Samuel Rodger

guitars

Rah Davis

bass

Carl Larsson

bass

Zach Palmer

bass



Discography


Swords  EP
2005 independent
  1. Death to the False
  2. The Time of the Sword Rulers
  3. The Coming of Chaos
  4. Heavy Metal Sacrifice
  5. The Wrath of Odin's Sons
  • Jason Conde-Houston
  • Robbie Houston
  • Jesse Jensen
  • Rah Davis
  • Patrick Seick



Time Of The Sword Rulers  COMPILATION
2008 Metal On Metal
  1. Death to the False
  2. Time of the Sword Rulers
  3. The Coming of Chaos
  4. Heavy Metal Sacrifice
  5. The Wrath of Odin's Sons
  6. The Dark Tower
  7. You Traveled Many Miles (For a Heavy Metal Show)
  8. In Metal We Trust
  9. Siege of Gondor
  10. Save the Devil (From His Cage)
  11. She-Ra (You Will Be Mine)



Give Me Metal Or Give Me Death  
2008 independent
  1. Night Stalker
  2. Riders of the Wehrmacht
  3. She-Ra
  4. Skelator
  5. The Skelatorian Manifesto
  6. Wrath upon the Cross
  7. Crusade
  8. Give Me Metal or Give Me Death
  • Jason Conde-Houston
  • Robbie Houston
  • Samuel Rodger
  • Carl Larsson
  • Patrick Seick



Death To All Nations  
2010 Metal On Metal
  1. Birth of Steel
  2. The Truth
  3. Victory (Henry V)
  4. Circle of Bloodshed
  5. Symphony of the Night
  6. For Death and Glory
  7. Stand Up (for Rock and Roll)
  8. Death to All Nations
  • Jason Conde-Houston
  • Robbie Houston
  • Rob Steinway
  • Zach Palmer
  • Patrick Seick



Agents Of Power  
2012 Metal On Metal
  1. Agents of Power
  2. Gates of Thorbardin
  3. Dream Dictator
  4. Rhythm of the Chain
  5. Overture
  6. Elric: The Dragon Prince
  7. Pulsing Cavern
  8. Stormbringer and Mournblade
  9. The Young Kingdoms
  10. The Dark Tower
  11. Cymoril
  12. Rubble and Ash
  13. Fate, the Dreadful Curse
  14. Elric: The Kinslayer
  15. Bane of the Black Sword
  16. Outro
  • Jason Conde-Houston
  • Robbie Houston
  • Rob Steinway
  • Zach Palmer
  • Patrick Seick



Live Chaos  LIVE
2013
  1. Birth of Steel
  2. The Dark Tower
  3. Guerreros de Metal
  4. Victory
  5. You Traveled Many Miles (For a Heavy Metal Show)
  6. The Coming of Chaos
  7. Side B
  8. Wrath upon the Cross
  9. Death to the False
  10. Siege of Gondor
  11. Give Me Metal or Give Me Death
  12. The Wrath of Odin's Sons



King Of Fear  
2014
  1. King of Fear
  2. Stronger than Steel
  3. Temple of the Witch
  4. Sword of the Dawn
  5. Raging Demon
  6. Curse of the Black Hand
  7. Test the Metal
  8. Honor Is Life
  9. Necromancer
  • Jason Conde-Houston
  • Robbie Houston
  • Rob Steinway
  • Rah Davis
  • Patrick Seick



Cyber Metal  
2019 Gates Of Hell
  1. Cyber Samurai
  2. Cast Iron
  3. The Hammer
  4. Highlander
  5. Akira
  6. Erlkonig
  7. Seven Scars
  8. Psychic Silver Wheels
  • Jason Conde-Houston
  • Robbie Houston
  • Rob Steinway
  • Darin Wall
  • Patrick Seick




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