After years spent grinding playing for egotistical assholes in Los Angeles, Vocalist Johnny Skulls and Guitarist Dax Dabs opened their eyes and realized what so many never do, ”why the f*ck are we trying to do it THEIR way?” At that moment, what once felt so distorted and lacking in its luster was now crystal clear. No more bending to the will of gatekeepers or erecting false idols from a far too distant past. And with nothing but the open road and their own volition staring back at them, the two joined forces after years of friendship and returned to where it all started.
In 2019, the duo found their way back home to Boston and began working relentlessly on a new project: Above Snakes. They would soon partner with producer Kile Odell (Fozzy, Through Fire, Awake At Last) and in the summer of 2020, the band released their debut single “Adrenaline”, which quickly earned Spotify placements from the likes of Loudwire and Hopeless Records. “Adrenaline” was soon followed by their next single “Never Alone” and a massive placement on the “Rock Hard” Spotify playlist. The spirit of collaboration and artisanship would not be limited to their work in the studio, however. Frontman Johnny Skulls has remained hard at work on developing his own clothing line and continues to play an often unseen hand in many of the band’s videos. “I love building and working with my hands. I actually create and build all the sets for our music videos.”
In 2021, Above Snakes built upon the unwavering sense of rebellious authenticity that has guided the band from day one. Releasing 2 New singles "I Feel Bad" and "Nothing To Lose", while wrapping up the year with their live debut opening for Dropout Kings.
2022 brought on an even bigger year for Above Snakes, landing a Full US Tour with From Ashes To New, Fire From The Gods, Blindchannel & Kingdom Collapse in March to support the release of a new single "The Broken Ones". in June of that year Above Snakes dropped another new single "Living The Nightmare" and hit the road with RA, Stitched Up Heart & September Mourning, and quickly after Joined the TKO Booking Roster, signing with Andrew Goodfriend.
On October 6th 2022, Above Snakes latest single "Down" premiered exclusively to the world on Sirius XM Octane's Test Drive, and quickly got added to rotation. "Down" also saw support from Pandoras Decibel, and Apple Music's Breaking Hard Rock. To support this new release Above Snakes hit the road with Texas Hippie Coalition.
"81 (Thallium)" the follow up to "Down" premiered again with Sirius XM Octane, and peaked at #52 on Billboards mainstream rock chat. Following that release, Above Snakes hit the road with Adelitas Way, Otherwise & Moon Fever along with opening for Drowning Pool & Nonpoint on select dates.
On July 20th, new single "Crash N Burn" exclusively premiered with SIRIUS XM Octane, and featured a fan shot music video from the Adelitas Way tour which generated over 20,000 views the first week!
The track saw big support from Apple Music & Pandora.
Above Snakes hit the road again in August to support internationally acclaimed "Voice Of Baceprot" from Indonesia playing some classic venues such as The Gramercy Theatre in New York City and The Shelter in Detroit.
NEW TOUR DATES COMING SOON!
ABOVE SNAKES HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH
FROM ASHES TO NEW
FIRE FROM THE GODS
STITCHED UP HEART
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
VOICE OF BACEPROT
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
IN THIS MOMENT
FIT FOR A KING