In the summer of 2005 in Reno, Nevada three friends who met at school started to feel tired of most of the music that was coming out by most of the new bands out there, so they decided to make music themselves. Friends started coming over during practices in their basement, which were really the first shows they played. It wasn't long before Cobra Skulls started recording and pressing music with local Reno label Humaniterrorist and began touring the country.
After playing dozens of shows on the west coast, CS caught the attention of Red Scare's Tobias Jeg at one of their now well-known energetic shows in San Francisco. In 2007 CS released their first full-length Sitting Army with Red Scare. The album garnered critical acclaim and led to a full-time touring schedule with bands like Against Me! and The Lawrence Arms. After a second full-length, American Rubicon, in 2009 and winning over fans across the country and abroad, Fat Mike of Fat Wreck Chords took notice as well. CS released their third EP, Bringing the War Home, with Fat earlier this year, which stoked out fans for sure, but its brevity left them wanting more.
Well, the wait is soon to be over as Cobra Skulls get ready to release their third full-length album, Agitations, on Sept. 27, 2011. The album is definitely an adventurous and exciting progression for CS, but it still stays true to the original style that won CS the following that have kept them playing music today. Agitations is comprised of 13 tracks that clock in under 30 minutes and is poised to be the quintessential Cobra Skulls album to date.