|VOODOO GLOW SKULLS BIO 2013
Their first recording was in 1989 - a four song demo on a four-track machine which they duplicated onto about sixty cassettes on a home stereo then sold at shows.
In 1990 Voodoo Glow Skulls released their first 7" EP The Old of Tomorrow, a parody title inspired by the straight edge band named Youth of Today, with the help of local band Public Humiliation; and also booked their own DIY US tour.
In 1991 the band added a horn section to their live shows and recordings, due mostly by the influence of two of their favorite bands at the time, Fishbone and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band's 2nd independent release came out in 1992 with the Rasta Mis Huevos 7" EP for Signal Sound Systems Records. This label also released a glow-in-the-dark 12" EP titled We're Coloring Fun and the first release of The Potty Training Years on CD.
Voodoo Glow Skulls recorded their debut album Who Is, This Is? for Dr. Strange Records in 1993, gaining the attention of Brett Gurewitz, owner ofEpitaph Records. The band then signed to Epitaph Records and released a further four albums. The band began to tour worldwide with their first European tour in 1996 followed by Japan, Australia, Mexico and South America.
The band has been featured on several of Epitaph's Punk-O-Rama releases and has had music featured in video games, TV and movies.
The song "Shoot the moon" from the bands Firme album was used in the Pauly Shore movie "Bio-Dome" and the band's version of "Used to love her" (originally written and recorded by Guns and Roses) is featured in the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" soundtrack.
In 2002 Voodoo Glow Skulls signed to Victory Records. The band released three albums on the Victory label and continued to tour.
In 2005 and 2008, Voodoo Glow Skulls were featured as one of the headlining bands for the "Ska Is Dead" tour.
July 2009, Voodoo Glow Skulls played the 10th Annual Victoria Ska Fest with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Slackers.
On January 18, 2012, the band released its self-produced ninth album, Break the Spell, through Smelvis Records.
In September, 2012, the band toured 5 major cities in Mexico and have begun working on a new record.
In March, 2013, the band will return to Australia for the first time in over 10 years to be part of a traveling mini festival the "Hits & Pits Tour".
April 17th - May 4th the band toured the southwestern U.S. as part of the "Dale la bota" tour.
July 2013 Voodoo Glow Skulls have been added to and will perform at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, mainland Europe's biggest festival.
Eddie Casillas - Guitar
Frank Casillas - Lead Vocals
Jorge Casillas - Bass Guitar
Anthony Raya - Drums
Mark Bush - Trumpet
Dan Albert - Trombone
Who Is, This Is? - 1993 Dr. Strange Records
Firme - 1995 Epitaph Records
Firme (en Español) - 1996 Epitaph Records
Baile de Los Locos - 1997 Epitaph Records
The Band Geek Mafia - 1998 Epitaph Records
Symbolic - 2000 Epitaph Records
Steady as She Goes - 2002 Victory Records
Adicción, Tradición, Revolución - 2004 Victory Records
Southern California Street Music - 2007 Victory Records
Break The Spell - 2012 Smelvis Records
EPs[edit source | editbeta]
The Old of Tomorrow 7" EP - 1990 Goon Records & Drapes
Rasta Mis Huevos 7" EP - 1992 Signal Sound System Records
We're Coloring Fun 12" EP - 1993 Signal Sound Systems Records
Dogpile! 7" EP - 1993 Dr. Strange Records
Land of Misfit Toys 7" EP - 1995 Dr. Strange Records
Voodoo Glow Skulls Compilations[edit source | editbeta]
The Potty Training Years - 1993 Signal Sound Systems Records
Exitos Al Cabron - 1999 Grita Records
The Potty Training Years 1988-1992 - 2000 El Pocho Loco Records
Compilations[edit source | editbeta]
The Melting Pot - 1991 Sinbad Records
Very Small World - 1992 Very Small World Records
Welcome to Califucknia - 1992 Signal Sound Systems Records
Misfits of Ska - 1995 Asian Man Records
Punk Sucks - 1995 Liberation Records
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 - 1996 Epitaph Records
Give 'Em the Boot - 1997 Hellcat Records
Cinema Beer Nuts - 1997 Hopeless Records
Pure Eskañol: Latin Ska Underground - 1997 Aztlan Records
We Are Not Devo - 1997 Centipede Records
Godmoney: Motion Picture Soundtrack - 1997 V2 Records
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3 - 1998 Epitaph Records
Skaliente - 1998 Grita! Records
Ska: The Third Wave Vol. 4 - Punk It Up!! 1998 Beloved Records
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 4 - 1999 Epitaph Records
Of Things to Come - 1999 Better Youth Organization (BYO)
Rebirth of the Loud - 2000 Priority Records
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5 - 2000 Epitaph Records
Shut the Punk Up! Vol. 2 - 2001 New School Records!
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 6 - 2001 Epitaph Records
Dive into Disney - 2002 Walt Disney Records
Victory Style 5 - 2002 Victory Records
Still Standing - North American Ska Uprising - 2003 Jump Up Records
Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Motion Picture Soundtrack - 2005 Lakeshore Records
Forever Free A Sublime Tribute Album - 2006 Baseline Music Co.
Ska is Dead - 2007 Asian Man Records
Punk Rock Concoction Vol. 2 - 2008 Dimwit Records
Kingrock Entertainment Vol. 1 - 2008
Bienvenidos a Cafeina Riot Radio - 2009
2009 Vans Warped Tour Compilation - 2009 SideOneDummy Records