Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the official re-signing of recently reunited New York death metal legends SKINLESS! Formed in 1992, in Albany, New York, SKINLESS have released four full-length albums and numerous EPs throughout their 20+ year career. After disbanding in 2011, the group is now back together with the classic Progression Towards Evil lineup (vocalist Sherwood Webber, guitarist Noah Carpenter, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac) plus the recent addition of Dave Matthews on second guitar.
Comments vocalist Sherwood Webber: “Relapse Records! I’m sure it’s rare for a band to speak so highly of their label after a thirteen-year relationship. It’s an honor to have such a team to work with. Relapse’s support and friendship is beyond appreciated. The Relapse experience is hard to explain, but you can notice immense camaraderie between all the bands on the roster. It’s been one of the great privileges I’ve had in the music business to be a part of the Relapse family. Thanks guys, tell the world it’s doomed!”
Adds founding guitarist Noah Carpenter: “We’re proud to be a part of the sadistic Relapse family once again. SKINLESS is far overdue for a new album so that will be our priority for the next year. Basically we’re going to put the Progression, Foreshadowing and Trample albums into a blender, add some guitar solos and serve up the heaviest SKINLESS release yet.”
The group will begin writing their long awaited follow-up to 2006’s Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead, which is expected to be released in late 2014. In the meantime, fans can catch SKINLESS at the inaugural Denver Black Sky Fest. Founded by Webber, Denver Black Sky will be held on December 14th, 2013. The three-stage event features a very special “Grind In The Round” stage and offers up a ridiculously sick lineup of: Dying Fetus, Ghoul, Exhumed, Speedwolf, Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Call Of The Void, Reproacher, Weekend Nachos, Iron Reagan, Axeslasher, Primitive Man, Vimana, Of Feather And Bone, Native Daughters, Black Sleep Of Kali, Dead Temple and Flight Of Sleipnir. Following their imminent devastation of Denver, SKINLESS will punish upstate New York with two already sold out shows at the Upstate Concert Hall. Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
SKINLESS Live Assaults:
12/14/2013 Denver Black Sky @ The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO [tickets]
01/17/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY w/ Section 8, Stigmata, Overcast, Wartime Manner, Facecast
01/18/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY w/ Stigmata, Section 8, Wartime Manner, The Final Sleep, Born Low
Fans of true unadulterated death metal annihilation should prepare their ears for what is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated death metal albums in a long time!
Listen to previous releases from SKINLESS HERE.