The year was 1995, a time when trends were making mockery of a once thriving but now suffering United States heavy metal music scene. But on the southern shores of the mighty Lake Michigan amidst the haze and pollution of the Indiana steel mills, coke ovens and blast furnaces, one band was plotting a heavy metal assault that would bring heavy metal back to its purest form. Force! Power! Aggression! - this was the goal and the band Skullview had begun its attack.
Formed by drummer Joe Garavalia and guitarist Dean Tavernier, Skullview set out to play some heavy metal. No genres, no definitive musical style, simply hard, driving, headbanging metal! Garavalia and Tavernier armed Skullview with the weapons needed to make Skullview an unstoppable force. Guitarist Dave Hillegonds along with Peter Clemens on blower bass smash like a metallic battering ram to create a wall of electric sonic menace while 'Earthquake' Quimby Lewis explodes eardrums with a vocal style that harkens back to the days when the likes of Halford and Dickinson were running the show.
After releasing their debut demo simply entitled, Chicago based R.I.P. Records sent Skullview into Sheffield Studios to record their debut full length album 'Legends of Valor' in 1997…and soon after Skullview was hailed worldwide as the next American heavy metal savior to rise up and show people simply what heavy metal is about.
With their 2nd release in 1999, 'Kings Of The Universe', Skullview gained a reputation as a band that smashes you in the face without regard for safety. 'Kings Of The Universe' proved to the naysayers that Skullview was a band of which to take notice.
In 2001, 'Consequences Of Failure', Skullview's third release, once again proved that Skullview meant business and undoubtedly sat upon the throne of American metal grandeur. However, problems with singer 'Earthquake' Quimby forced a permanent change in 2004, thus the emergence of the bands new singer Eric 'The Power' Flowers. Flowers went on to record several demos for the band, only one 'official' release which was sold at the German festival K.I.T.
However, after the bands performance at the festival in fall of 2005 the group went into hiatus and sat dormant for several years. Beginning in 2009 rumblings began within the Skullview camp and it was decided that a 4th album should be released with 'Earthquake' at the vocal helm. And so it begins… METALKILL THE WORLD. Recording is set to take place in August/September & the original members are back to stake their claim.