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  Skyclad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Wicca, skyclad properly means "naked outdoors", though it is frequently used to mean nudity anywhere.
Although some hereditary witches claim that their families have always practiced skyclad, nudity was probably introduced into witchcraft by Gerald Gardner, the father of Wicca, who was a nudist and insisted his coven practice nude.
In Jainism, skyclad refers to a branch of Jainism called Digambara.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skyclad   (278 words)

 Skyclad (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Skyclad is a British heavy metal band with heavy folk influences in their music.
Skyclad could very nearly be described as a protest band.
Skyclad's politics are generally left wing, with a strong working-class bent, although the band is by no means entirely liberal: "Men of Straw" and "Catherine at the Wheel" amongst others show a strong, zero-tolerance attitude to child abuse, and "Ten Little Kingdoms" is anti-devolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skyclad_(band)   (1045 words)

 Skyclad: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Skyclad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Although some hereditary witches[?] claim that their families have always practiced skyclad, nudity was probably introduced into witchcraft by Gerald Gardner, the father of modern witchcraft, who was a nudist and insisted his coven practice nude.
The Digambara (skyclad) monks of Jainism, as well as other Indian saddhus ("holy men"), have been practicing religious nudity for at least 2500 years.
Fighting skyclad was also a battle practice of ancient celtic tribes who would go into battle with no clothes although made up with woad war paint.
www.encyclopedian.com /sk/Skyclad.html   (278 words)

Of course it is not practical to be Skyclad in the middle of Winter unless you are performing the rituals inside but in Summer, in a relatively private place, there is no problem stripping off the persona or mask represented by your clothing.
Skyclad is a topic that has generated a lot of discussion in Pagan circles for many years, and will most likely continue to be a debate of contention.
Some practitioners feel that skyclad allows the energy to work without interference, while others feel that clothing or robes do not hamper their circle work.
www.angelfire.com /realm2/amethystbt/skyclad.html   (754 words)

 Skyclad - Wikipedia
Skyclad ist eine britische Musikgruppe, die als Begründer des Folk Metal gilt.
Skyclad wurden 1990 von Steve Ramsey (zuvor Gitarrist bei der „NWOBHM Legende“ Satan aka Blind Fury aka Pariah) und Sänger Martin Walkyier (Ex-Frontmann der britischen Thrash Metal-Formation Sabbat) in Newcastle upon Tyne als ein auf ein einziges Album ausgelegtes Bandprojekt gegründet.
Von 1992 bis 1996 veröffentlichen Skyclad außerdem sechs weitere Alben, bei denen Folkeinflüsse immer weiter in den Vordergrund treten.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skyclad   (480 words)

 FuBARM - Skyclad : Vintage Whine
Skyclad is also unique in that just like literature, they force the listener to work for their enjoyment.
Skyclad does less for my ears than many other bands, but their music does more for my soul than any other band on this planet.
Skyclad is the fruit and vegetables that keep you healthy for a long, long time.
www.fubarm.com /reviews/skyclad/skyclad-vintagewhine.htm   (526 words)

 WICCA: Skyclad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
"Many traditional covens work skyclad or nude – not to emphasize sexuality but to let psychic energy flow unhindered, to help members accept their own bodies as natural and good, and to point up the fact that all are social equals in the circle" pg.
Thus their belief is that working skyclad is necessary in order to perform magic.
Skyclad is seen as a step towards changing and healing this wound.
www.sibyllinewicca.org /wicca101/w1_skyclad.htm   (733 words)

 Apollo Dawn: Robed vs. Skyclad Ritual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Since I am not in the business of saying "my path is right and your path is wrong," the robed vs. skyclad decision is as much a matter of personal comfort and compatibility as is any other matter of Wiccan or Pagan ritual design or magickal work.
The same is true of the skyclad or robed decision.
For me, working skyclad is not only the purest natural state of the human body, but it is spiritually the least encumbering, and allows me to feel connected to the Earth, the Cosmos, the God and the Goddess in a way that working robed never could.
members.aol.com /pagandude8/skyclad.htm   (388 words)

SKYCLAD is widely known in Europe, but raher unknown in this side of the world (i had listened to some mp3 but this is the first time tha i listen to a full cd).
I think SKYCLAD have really developed their own sound, very heavy and with feeling, the last three songs on the “Outrageous Fortunes” ep show a more symphonic side of SKYCLAD.
For those who don’t know SKYCLAD this cd is just right to get to know them, if you already listen to their music well, get the live, meanwhile i’ll start loooking around for their previous works.
www.himnosrituales.com /english/15issue/skyclad.htm   (244 words)

 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SKYCLAD Guitarist's Injury Forces Postponement Of European Tour
SKYCLAD guitarist and mastermind Steve Ramsey suffed a serious shoulder injury in a recent accident, causing the postponement of their previously announced European tour from October until February 2006.
In related news, photos from one of SKYCLAD's gigs at this year's Dong Open Air festival are available at Metalius.de.
Skyclad rule, all I need is a DVD from these guys with hopefully some footage from the Martin era.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=40251   (506 words)

 The Penny Dread Fools - Skyclad : "A semblance of normality"
People, if you expected skyclad to keep on doing no daylights nor heeltaps stuff till the end of the world, let me tell you you were wrong.
skyclad managed to get both heavier and folkier at the same time in about 2/3 of the songs.
Skyclad's a Semblance of Normality is definitely one of their best albums -I'd say in the top 2 or 3 for sure, if not the best.
www.pennydreadful.de /cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=DISCussions;action=display;num=1079527148   (2820 words)

 News from fish+skyclad - www.ezboard.com
"it was meant to be Skyclad who unfortunatley got stuck on the motorway and didn't get to the gig in time, they did make it to the Cambridge gig tonight and they were pretty good, levellers type stuff played well enough to keep most of the crowd out of the bar".
It will contain 14 Skyclad songs (see setlist) from the last ten years (including an up-tempo Spinning Jenny) but re-arranged for this line-up so that people being new to Skyclad will have the chance to buy an album with the new sound.
Some dead branches (not only martin, but those who where stucked to sabbat and the two first skyclad cds) have to be cut to make the skyclad tree brings juicier fruits.
p207.ezboard.com /fthepennydreadfoolsfrm5.showMessage?topicID=8.topic   (1405 words)

 .: Metal Storm - Skyclad - Oui Avantgarde A Chance - review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Skyclad is very famous for their exceptionally great lyrics and funny usage of the English language.
As always with Skyclad albums they have their share of true killer songs which are very worshipped.
To sum it up, this is one of Skyclad's finest works and a great place to start.
www.metalstorm.ee /bands/review.php?id=2554&latest_reviews=   (712 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Prince of the Poverty Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Skyclad, Britain's unique folk-thrash band, had been slowly progressing from harsh thrash-metal of the debut to a more complex melodic sound of their later albums.
One could see what Skyclad were aiming for even since their debut came out in 1991.
As is always with Skyclad, along with violin, their another trademark, clever and insightful lyrics, is present in abundance on this record.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009KU66?v=glance   (689 words)

 .: Metal Storm - Skyclad - Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth - review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Even if this album is not the Skyclad we know, is really good, here we get a glimpse of the heavier, thrashier roots of the band.
A heavier Skyclad, much more dense and less folky, that’s what you’re gonna get when you purchase this, a damn fine record from a band that was about to create a whole new genre that ten years later would become very popular.
I was also surprised the first time I heard this album at the lack of overt folk elements, as I'd already heard some of their later releases before this one.
www.metalstorm.ee /bands/review.php?id=2548&latest_reviews=   (441 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Vintage Whine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Most other Skyclad albums are plagued by a couple unmemorable songs, but this one can be listened to all the way through.
I don't understand why Skyclad is so hard to get in the U.S., considering that they are one of the premier metal bands of the decade.
With a full-time fiddler plying her seductive melodies, sardonic and witty lyrics, and some of Skyclad's catchiest songwriting, this album is one of the top ten metal releases of 1999.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000023YCB?v=glance   (627 words)

 Interview with Kevin Ridley (Skyclad) - 1999 - www.ezboard.com
Moreover, if you see the credits on skyclad's last album 'vintage whine', you will see that i have coproduced it as i've done before with all the other releases of the band.
Being producer is a rewarding intellectual activity but a very tiring one while playing live with skyclad can be something really great but you have to go with long tiring boring bus trips.
Steve, "Bean" and Martin are the one who make skyclad what it is and i think it has to remain this way.
p207.ezboard.com /fthepennydreadfoolsfrm12.showMessage?topicID=2.topic   (708 words)

 The Skyclad Pagan Webring
Because I love my gods, and some of them wish to be paid their honors in skyclad rituals.
Before you will be admitted to the ring, you must sign up for "Skyclad in Chicago" and make at least seven on-topic posts, with some real substance to them.
Think of "Skyclad in Chicago" as being the central forum for this webring.
www.geocities.com /skyclad_owner2/skyclad_ring.htm   (959 words)

 Skyclad - Page 2
In a few illustrations, the Witches are clothed in the clothing of their time but examination of the drawings indicate that the artist rarely knew a real Witch.
Gardner introduced the term Skyclad into the Craft in the 1950's with the reference to "Witches worship naked which is called in the East (Indonesia), 'Skyclad'" and the term stuck as a poetic way to refer to ritual nudity.
In the 1950's and '60s, most Witches worshipped Skyclad though by the 70s, the Welsh and American Celtic Witches began to wear robes, which became the standard way to worship for years.
www.angelfire.com /realm2/amethystbt/skyclad2.html   (1349 words)

 skyclad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Contrary to the boss of 'Noise' insisting that the band should use the drummer on their four track demo (this was in fact a drum machine) the lads decided to recruit Keith Baxter into this position and work commenced in December 1990 on recording and mixing the songs for TWSOME.
Released in 1991, Skyclad's debut was received extremely well by fans and press alike which spurred the 'Clads' on to make this outfit less of a project and more of a full time band with the goal of introducing to the then fairly
It saw Skyclad experiment even further with the introduction of instruments such as accordion, pipes, penny whistle, flute, banjo and viola, and a far more prominent use of acoustic guitars and layered harmony vocals.
www.thetempleofmetal.gr /group_properties/skyclad/skyclad.htm   (1820 words)

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Skyclad isn't one of those bands you can just dive into (like Metallica, Slayer, or Anthrax).
The name Skyclad means wearing nothing but the sky (naked).
Also, there was a great article in Metal Maniacs magazine, Issue June, 2001, that has an in-depth interview with Skyclad that will give you a better idea of where this band comes from and where they hope to go musically.
www.metaljudgment.com /albums/r_skyclad_folkemon.html   (542 words)

 Skyclad - A Burnt Offering For The Bone Idol
Continua la fantastica saga degli Skyclad, band formata da Martin Walkyer, ex frontman degli inglesi Sabbat.
E siamo arrivati alla conclusione anche del secondo disco degli Skyclad.
Ripeto quanto detto all'inizio, che qui gli Skyclad rielaborano in sostanza quello che avevano fatto sentire nel primo disco, aumentando solamente la dose di violino.
www.shapeless.it /recealbum/skyclad-aburntoffering.htm   (958 words)

 SKYCLAD - Vintage Whine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Here is the Xth album (full length) of SKYCLAD and I am only discovering this British group.
To situate the reader, SKYCLAD is probably the first group to combine heavy metal rhythics with folk melodies.
The strength of SKYCLAD is unarguably the texts.
www.metalfiles.net /reviews/skyclad99_en.html   (167 words)

 Skyclad - The Silent Whales of Lunar Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
I am a big fan of Skyclad and I nearly couldn't control myself when I heard that it was out.
The overall speed of the album has highly increased and the number of 'balladesque' songs is also tuned down a bit.
I agree that the surprise-effect is not that great, but you can bet your butt on it that this album will blow your socks off...
inferno.dse.nl /issue4/whales.html   (369 words)

 THE METAL OBSERVER - Review - SKYCLAD - No Daylights Nor Heeltaps
SKYCLAD is a band quite well known for their ability to go often in pubs, whether to simply drink a few pints of fresh and cold beer, or to ply as musicians.
Thus, they've had the idea to record an album exactly as if they were playing in a pub, which means in electro acoustic version.
And the result is very sympathetic, and can without doubt be a soundtrack to your Guinness-evenings: the sound is good, the tracks are entertaining, the new singer Kevin Ridley is definitely ok, and with such tracks as "Spinning Jenny" or "Land Of The Rising Slum", we're not so far from LOUISE ATTAQUE or NOIR DÉSIR.
www.metal-observer.com /articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=1000   (225 words)

 Skyclad Homepage - FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A: Subway to Sally is a german band that performes about the same style of music as Skyclad.
A: Well the first albums until 1995 (the Silent Whales of Lunar Sea) and the compilation Old Rope were released by Noise.
A: The old English word Skyclad come from "sky clad", which literally means "wearing the sky", which means naked.
rotzorg.org /~arnaut/skyclad/faq.html   (580 words)

 OccultForums.com - Skyclad ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
I'd like to research the origins of working skyclad, or naked, in ritual.
By experimentation more success in workings have been when skyclad, I am sure that as such our ancestors found this to be true also, and would have worked similarly.
The Biblical Adam was naked, until he took from the tree of knowledge of course.
www.occultforums.com /showthread.php?t=5729   (472 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Folkemon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Though it's hard to take a band like Skyclad, already known for a wide berth of humor, seriously when the group names its tenth album Folkemon, the title actually conceals vocalist/lyricist Martin Walkyier's penchant for highly animated and thought-provoking (albeit disjointedly thought-provoking) lyrics.
This was my first and last entry into Skyclad's music and I must say that I was immensely disapointed.
Martin Walkyier's final album with Skyclad is an excellent way to conclude this band's catalogue of releases.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004Z3EZ   (708 words)

 Skyclad Druidry
It is possible that Nichols introduced Gardner to the term 'skyclad', though it is equally possible that Gardner came across the term in his own researches.
Although the majority of Druids, and probably the majority of Wiccans, prefer to remain clothed, a number of them have discovered that working skyclad, far from encouraging salacious voyeurism, exhibitionism or sexual misconduct, actually engenders a sense of community, of closeness to Nature and the Divine, and induces feelings of humility and innocence.
As Emma Restall Orr, in her recent book Living Druidry (Piatkus 2004) says: ‘There is a cliché about Pagan religion defined as naked mud-splattered women in the midst of the forest, dancing uninhibited around a fire.
www.druidry.org /obod/naturist/skyclad.html   (926 words)

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