Video Premiere: SKARLETT RIOT issue third single ‘Afflication’


The UK’s hottest new metal hopefuls, Skarlett Riot, has been riding a wave of high praise with the release of its new album, Regenerate. Today the band is issuing the latest video from the record for the track, “Affliction”. The band has teamed up with Metal Nation to launch it.

Regarding “Affliction” vocalist Skarlett offers:

The video is expressing emotions of suffering behind closed doors.

‘Affliction’ expresses the emotions of someone going through a dark time in life. The song is a roller coaster of emotions going through someone’s head whilst they’re experiencing suffering.

With ‘Affliction,’ I wanted to raise awareness of how important it is not to judge someone on their cover, because deep down you don’t know what they’re going through behind closed doors. Just because you can’t physically see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.”

The band is going out with Sumo Cyco on the No Sleep! No Surrender! tour:in March:

March 14 – Chester – The live Rooms
March 15 – Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
March 16 – Sheffield – Corporation
March 19 – Newcastle – Thinks Tank
March 20 – Glasgow – Audio
March 21 – Manchester – Rebellion
March 23 – Bridgwater – Cobblestones
March 24 – Birmingham – Asyluim 2
March 25 – Basingstoke – Anvil
March 26 – London – The Boston
March 27 – Southampton – Talking Heads


Skarlett Riot formed in 2010 around vocalist/guitarist Skarlett and brothers Danny Oglesby (lead guitar) and Luke Oglesby (drums). Bassist Martin Shepherd would join the party a bit later. The band has built a devoted following on the strength of its its independent album releases and explosive live performances.

The quartet have taken the music world by the throat with their powerful, riff-led songs blending melody and grit with a muscular backbone. Add to that an ear for infectious hooks, a singer blessed with an enormous set of vocal cords, and you have a band that not only has miles of attitude but the songs to back them up. It’s no surprise Despotz Records has inked the band, last year to release Regenerate.

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  1. […] Rising UK metal band SKARLETT RIOT have released the video for “Affliction,” the latest single from their critically acclaimed Regenerate album on Despotz Records.  The band has teamed up with Metal Nation for the premiere. […]

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