Reunited death metal assassins SKINLESS have announced the addition of guitarist Dave Matthews to the group's ranks. Matthews will join founding guitarist Noah Carpenter in full-on axe combat yet to be experienced by mere mortals.
Comments Carpenter: "Yeah, yeah....his name is Dave Matthews, but I assure you he's much more metal than that crappy acoustic guy.
"It's good to have Dave on board. We've known him from the local Albany metal scene for almost 20 years. Dave and I also play together in the thrash band ARMOR COLUMN and I thought he'd be an asset to SKINLESS as well.
"Dave is an excellent musician.
"We wanted to add guitar solos and more dual guitar attack to the new SKINLESS material. It also allows us to play the guitar harmonies from the previous albums that we haven't been able to do live.
"He's been rehearsing with us since we reunited but he wasn't quite ready for the 70-minute set at Delaware Death Fest recently. He'll be joining us on stage at Denver Black Sky in December. We're ready to crush!"
Adds vocalist Sherwood Webber: "Adding Dave is a great introduction to the new chapter of SKINLESS. Being in the band now feels like a return to the earlier days with everyone having a focus on complete brutality. It's a new era for us, but a return to the original spirit of SKINLESS.
"I'm excited to have Dave in the band. His work ethic and talent are beyond question and will help us create the best record in the band's history."
SKINLESS reformed earlier this year under the original "Progression Towards Evil" lineup featuring Carpenter, Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac.
A new and improved SKINLESS on steroids will bring their sonic devastation to the stage this December in Denver, Colorado for the first annual Black Sky gala. 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 will be announced in the coming weeks.