Reunited New York death metallers SKINLESS will defile the ears of the living this June with their first new studio offering in nearly a decade. Titled "Only The Ruthless Remain", and featuring the band's classic late '90s lineup, SKINLESS's new CD is described in a press release as "a prime slab of truly brutal death metal." Recorded by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, PRIMITIVE MAN) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and mastered by Brad Boatright (OBITUARY, NAILS, INTEGRITY) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the effort boasts seven tracks of SKINLESS's signature fusion of punishing, concussively heavy grooves and surgically precise, blasting severity.
Comments the band, "Stockpile your beers, gather your minions, it's time to get ruthless."
"Only The Ruthless Remain" includes artwork by Ken Sarafin and will be unleashed on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse on June 2 in North America.
Formed in 1992 in Albany, New York, SKINLESS has released four full-length albums and numerous EPs throughout its 20-plus-year career. After disbanding in 2011, the group is now back together with the classic "Progression Towards Evil" lineup (Sherwood Webber on vocals, Noah Carpenter on guitar, Joe Keyser on bass, Bob Beaulac on drums) plus the recent addition of Dave Matthews on second guitar.
SKINLESS 2015 is:
Sherwood Webber - Vocals
Noah Carpenter - Guitar
Dave Matthews - Guitar
Joe Keyser - Bass
Bob Beaulac - Drums