(March 14th, 2018) – Our beholden Death Metal veterans in Skinless are rearing their ugly heads once more to peel back yet another layer of bestial barbaric bloodthirst in their newly-announced forthcoming album Savagery. To give a taste (and raise our horns high to Satan), the brutish band unleashed the album’s title track via MetalSucks yesterday, which you may now listen to below.
Savagery stands as the band’s 6th studio release in their utterly relentless career, hallmarking their penchant for indulgence in decadent murderous ferocity track-after-f*cking-track. Recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado, Savagery embodies its namesake in exactment: terrential downpours of titanic slams, unfathomably malicious grooves, and skin-shredding riffage that will leave any well-bodied individual utterly destitute. It’s no small wonder as to why MetalSucks so aptly described Skinless as, “One of the most unrelenting bands in music’s most unrelenting genre.” If anything Savagery is monument in Skinless’ career of 25+ years worth of tyrannical terror to which no other artist has yet to amount. And what’s more- the album’s sick cover art (which you may view below alongside the tracklisting) was produced by the renowned tattoo artist Jesse Levitt.
What we’re trying to say is, hold on to your butts; it’s going to be a wild ride!
Skinless’ Savagery is due out May 11th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com; digital formats are made available via the link below.
The beast called Skinless was brought forth in 1992 by guitarist Noah Carpenter with one goal: to be the heaviest band around. Skinless plays brutal death metal with crushing, infectious groove, influenced by pioneers such as Obituary, Suffocation, Broken Hope, Deicide, and Cannibal Corpse. After a variety of personnel changes and the release of two demos, Skinless established a solid, dedicated lineup in 1997: Noah Carpenter on guitar, Sherwood Webber on vocals, bassist Joe Keyser, and Bob Beaulac on drums. This version of the band would later become known as the band’s classic lineup. Though the band was plagued by lineup changes, the ferocious beast was undettered, touring the globe extensively, defiling stages around the Earth with Slayer, Pantera, Slipknot, Shadows Fall, Exodus, Overkill, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, Misery Index, Deicide, Immolation, Origin, Gorguts, Hatebreed, Chimaira, Mortician, Incantation, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Entombed, Vader, Cattle Decapitation, Brutality, Grave, and many more. After several years of laying low, Skinless returned to action with their classic formation in 2013 and added a second guitarist, Dave Matthews, into the mix. 2015 saw the release of their critically-acclaimed Only The Ruthless Remain via Relapse Records, garnering positive reception with their signature, skull-crushingly heavy grooves and technical, blasting severity. 2018’s 6th full-length endeavour, Savagery, is set to push the limits on such sonic maliciousness even further.