SKINLAB: Footage From Sacramento CHI CHENG Benefit Concert Posted Online

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB performing this past Friday (April 17) at The Kennel Club in Sacramento, California. Also on the bill were STEPCHILD, DROP SEVEN and MUCUS MEMBRANE. The show was a benefit concert for DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng.

Chi Cheng's family has started a web site asking for donations to help pay for his medical costs. Cheng's insurance has reportedly refused to continue coverage for his ongoing treatment. Cheng remains in a coma and in a rehabilitation center following a car crash last November in Santa Clara, California. The site can be found at

SKINLAB recently inked a deal with Cleveland, Ohio's Stand and Deliver Records. The band is currently recording its new album, "The Scars Between Us", with producer Juan Urteaga for a July 21 release.

Bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel previously stated about the band's new material, "This will be by far the best SKINLAB... ever!! Expect nothing but pure heaviness... This album has everything a longtime SKINLAB will expect, but also a few other elements that we've added to the mix that are gonna blow you away. We're coming prepared for the beatdown!!"

As previously reported, SKINLAB has been added to the July 10 stop of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Sacramento, California. SKINLAB will be the second band of the day on the Jägermeister Mobile Stage.

SKINLAB released a live album, "SkinnedAlive!", in April 2008 via BCD Music Group. The CD was recorded on June 3, 2007 at The Metro in Oakland, California.

SKINLAB's current lineup:

Paul Hopkins - Drums
Glen Telford - Guitars
Steev Esquivel - Bass/Vocals
Snake - Guitars

SKINLAB's last studio album, "ReVolting Room", came out in 2002. A double-disc set, entitled "Nerve Damage", featuring alternate versions of studio tracks, several live tracks recorded on the band's "ReVolting Room" tour, plus two new songs, came out in 2004.


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