Officially founded in 2004 in Argentina, SKILTRON is the leading Folk Metal band from South America, now based in Europe.
After a 3 song demo in 2004 called "GATHERING THE CLANS", the band released their full length debut album "THE CLANS HAVE
UNITED" (First Folk-Metal album ever released in Argentina) in 2006 through European record label UNDERGROUND SYMPHONY.
In 2008 SKILTRON released their second album "BEHEADING THE LIARS", and two years later in 2010, their third album "THE HIGHLAND
WAY", each album continually building on the band's unique style and sound.
Most of the early gigs took place in Argentina, featuring shows with GRAVE DIGGER, IN EXTREMO, MARTIN WALKYIER and KORPIKLAANI,
with whom the band shared a SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR in 2010.
In 2012 SKILTRON made their European live
debut playing a UK tour with MARTIN
WALKYIER (ex SABBAT & SKYCLAD) as a guest
The fourth album "INTO THE BATTLEGROUND"
was released in July 2013 by the German label
HELLION RECORDS, followed by a EUROPEAN
TOUR playing at festivals like HEADBANGERS
OPEN AIR (Germany) and BLOODSTOCK (UK),
sharing stage with bands such as SLAYER,
AVANTASIA, KING DIAMOND, ACCEPT, among
In 2014 the band played in Europe once again, featuring the festivals HORNERFEST and DONG OPEN AIR, playing together with bands like
ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER and ARCH ENEMY.
2015 was a landmark for the band as they were playing at WACKEN OPEN AIR (which also was the first time ever for an Argentinian band
playing in the biggest metal festival of the world) together with JUDAS PRIEST, RUNNING WILD, SAVATAGE and many others, and also
more European festivals and a UK tour in September.
The latest album ''LEGACY OF BLOOD'' was released in 2016 by TROLLZORN RECORDS and was followed by a massive European tour,
playing 50 shows in 2 months in 20 countries.
In early 2017 SKILTRON played for the first time in JAPAN, sharing 3 shows with EQUILIBRIUM and SUIDAKRA.
Throughout the last 13 years, SKILTRON have constantly earned recognition within the Folk and Metal scene, projecting as one of the
references of the style.
EMILIO SOUTO (Guitar & Vocals)
IGNACIO LOPEZ (Bass)
MATIAS PENA (Drums)
PEREG AR BAGOL (Bagpipes)
MARTIN McMANUS (Vocals)