Watch Ex-TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH Perform ‘Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)’ With His New Band RESIST & BITE
Written by megarock on August 8, 2021
RESIST & BITE, the new band featuring former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch, played TESLA‘s classic song “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)” during its August 6 concert at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below. Joining Skeoch in the group are ex-LYNCH MOB lead vocalist Nathan Utz, guitarist Steve Stokes, drummer David Parks and bassist Brian Powell.
RESIST & BITE is currently mixing its debut album, which was recorded over a 21-period at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Michael Rosen.
RESIST & BITE‘s debut single, “The Myth I’m Livin'”, came out in March 2020. A follow-up single, “Fate”, arrived this past June.
Skeoch left TESLA in 2006 and went on to receive treatment for substance-abuse issues. He has since been replaced by Dave Rude. Asked in an interview with SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” if he exited the group of his own accord or if he was asked to leave, Tommy said: “I was fired. I was getting fucked up and I was definitely in the wrong about a lot of stuff, and they put up with it for a long time. But at the same time, none of us were angels, and we put up with a lot of stuff from the other guys for a long time too, and they’re still there. So I felt like a little scapegoated by the thing. And the other thing is they didn’t want people — I guess for the benefit of my family, so it wouldn’t look bad — they said, ‘Tommy‘s just gonna spend time [with his family].’ That’s why nobody knows, and that’s why you’re asking this question. Everyone’s confused on even what happened. Basically, I was fired. I was getting fucked up, and I kept fucking up, and I kept telling ’em I wouldn’t, and I just couldn’t stop.”
Skeoch added that he accepts responsibility for the circumstances that led to his departure from TESLA. “I do, of course,” he said. “But I also believe we put up with a lot of shit for a long time from almost every other guy in the band, and they’re still there. So I don’t know what’s up with that; that’s a little weird to me.”