exploded onto the face of humanity in 1992. Despite a
variety of lineup changes, the song writing team of
Noah Carpenter (guitars) and Sherwood Webber (vocals)
has remained constant since 1994. After adding the
talents of Bob Beaulac (drums) and Joe Keyser (bass)
SKINLESS established a solid, dedicated line-up,
recorded two demos and appeared on numerous
compilations. In 1998, SKINLESS released their
full-length debut Progression Towards Evil. Recorded
at Max Trax Studios in Albany, NY Progression...
stunned the underground, showcasing the musicianship
and energy that the band had become known for via its
intense live performances. The album blazed a trail of
brutality around the globe leaving fans of death/grind
devastated, and searching for more. An entirely
independent release, Progression... received frenzied
acclaim from press the world over and saw remarkable
An influential mainstay of today's underground,
SKINLESS has embarked on extensive touring and made
appearances at all the major metal festivals in the
last few years, earning the band a reputation as one
of the hardest working and most intense acts in metal.
SKINLESS has embarked on three immensely successful
tours in support of Progression..., introducing
legions of fans to the punishing live SKINLESS
experience. The band toured the U.S. with underground
legends MORTICIAN on 1999's Chainsaw Tour, and in the
Spring of 2000, SKINLESS toured the U.S. and Mexico
with INCANTATION, spawning even more followers of the
brutal underground revolution. SKINLESS' recent
European headlining tour solidified the bands
reputation as one of the most energetic and powerful
live acts in the world.
On their Relapse debut Foreshadowing Our Demise,
SKINLESS paint violent atmospheres of devastation.
Foreshadowing Our Demise sonically documents the
endless energy of the band's burly live performances,
delivering an annihilating combo of high-tension
grooves and ultimate brutality. SKINLESS administer
gut-twisting deathgrind that deluges the listener with
colossal riffs, chaotic percussion and an unearthly
On the topic of Foreshadowing Our Demise the band
describes new material: "It's beyond anything
we've done before," says vocalist, S.Webber.
"It's faster but with the same characteristic
SKINLESS grooves and violent atmosphere. The lyrics
are dark, somewhat sarcastic, and extremely
nihilistic. To spare all the adjectives it's chaotic
and just fucking punishing!!!"
SKINLESS will tour as much as possible in 2001, so
stay alert because the band is coming to a venue
dangerously close to you! Explosive, punishing and
nihilistic, SKINLESS have cemented their stance as
forerunners of the extreme music movement.
Artist Website: www.4skinless.com