Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records.
"Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with new drummer Fabian Vestod, who joined the band last year following the exit of the longtime drummer Paul Hopkins.
SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel said: "Fabian, who is no stranger to SKINLAB, has been friends with the band for many years. Fabian came in strong and started recording demos and immediately became the obvious choice that he was our guy."
SKINLAB will embark on a West Coast tour in August. Support on the 12-date trek will come from Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN. The tour will kick off on August 18 in Reno, Nevada and make stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Denver before the final performance on August 31 in Sacramento, California.
Last year, SKINLAB announced the return of guitarist Steve Green, best known to fans as Snake. Snake remains a member of THE DEVIL IN CALIFORNIA, with whom he's been performing since 2015.
Formed in 1994, SKINLAB has released four studio albums: 1997's "Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded", 1999's "Disembody: The New Flesh", 2002's "ReVolting Room" and 2009's "The Scars Between Us".
SKINLAB has had different lineups throughout its history, with Esquivel as the only mainstay.
The band's current lineup is completed by lead guitarist Marcos Medina Rivera.