12 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

Skin Deep

Fan in Frisco TX

Crack The Sky sounds better than ever with this new release of Skin Deep. It has a fresh sound to it and is an old favorite of mine. I can’t wait to hear more from Crackology and the new album on Aug 24th. I hope they keep giving us advance tracks so we can enjoy their new music up to the release date. Thanks Crack The Sky for giving us fans something new and exciting to listen to.

Crack Addict


I'm super stoked to hear this release! I got into this band back in the early eighties and was blown away by their musicianship and song writing! Can't wait to hear all of these classic tracks redone! If you're a Prog Rock fan, you'll love these guys if you haven't heard them! GET THIS ALBUM!

Classic and New!


Stays true to the classic songs that made CTS great yet provides a fresh feel that makes them feel new. Love the song ICE. I was concerned since it has a delicate midsection but the band made it even better!

About Crack the Sky

Progressive rock group Crack the Sky were formed in Weirton, West Virginia in 1975 by frontman John Palumbo, guitarists Jim Griffiths and Rick Witkowski, bassist Joe Macre, and drummer Joey D'Amico. Crack the Sky were originally dubbed ArcAngel, building a loyal following on the Cleveland and Baltimore club circuits before signing to the Lifesong label to issue their self-titled debut LP, which earned critical acclaim for Palumbo's acerbic lyrics and the songs' complex structures and time changes. Commercial reward was minimal, however, and after completing the band's second LP, 1976's Animal Notes, Palumbo exited to pursue a solo career. D'Amico assumed lead vocal duties on 1978's Safety in Numbers, with singer Gary Lee Chappell featured on the Live Sky release. Crack the Sky then disbanded, but in 1980 Palumbo, Witkowski, and keyboardist Vince DePaul briefly re-formed the group to record the White Music album before again dissolving. Palumbo then formed another new lineup for a series of albums including Photoflamingo, World in Motion I, and Raw before reuniting with Witkowski, D'Amico, and DePaul for a series of 1986 live dates at the Baltimore club Hammerjacks and eventually a new 1989 studio LP, From the Greenhouse. Dog City followed in 1990, and Crack the Sky infrequently reunited throughout the decade to come. ~ Jason Ankeny

Weirton, WV