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The beast called SKINLESS was brought forth in 1992 by guitarist Noah Carpenter with one goal: to be the heaviest band around. SKINLESS play brutal death metal with a heavy and catchy 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 would later become known as the band’s classic lineup.

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In 1998, SKINLESS released their full-length debut Progression Towards Evil, which stunned the underground, showcasing the energy that the band had become known for via its intense live performances. An independent release, Progression Towards Evil received frenzied acclaim the world over and saw remarkable sales. A deal with Relapse Records ensued and three more bludgeoning platters of death metal were served up between 2001 and 2006: Foreshadowing Our Demise, From Sacrifice To Survival, and Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead.

Despite a few lineup changes during that period, the band remained as brutal and busy as ever. SKINLESS toured the globe extensively in support of these offerings and gathered a growing horde of metal miscreants. Besides their recorded output, SKINLESS have also had the pleasure of defiling stages the world over 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. A fifth full-length album, and the band’s first in eight years, detonated via Relapse in June 2015. With Only The Ruthless Remain, SKINLESS returned stronger than ever with a prime slab of brutal death. Chock full of their signature, skull-crushingly heavy grooves and technical, blasting severity, Only the Ruthless Remain garnered a positive reception from publications like Decibel, MetalSucks and Terrorizer.

In 2018, after three years, US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS return with their pulverizing sixth studio album offering, aptly titled Savagery, out via Relapse Records. It was 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 ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes of titanic slams, untouchable grooves, mauling riffs and blood-thirsty, bestial growls. Savagery sees SKINLESS at the top of their game, more than 25 years into an untouchable reign of terror. Its stunningly sick cover art is by renowned tattoo artist Jesse Levitt. SKINLESS are back, and they’re as ready to flay you alive as they’ve ever been!

SKINLESS are:

Sherwood Webber – Vocals
Noah Carpenter – Guitar
Dave Matthews – Guitar
Joe Keyser – Bass
Bob Beaulac – Drums


ARTIST UPDATES
  • SKINLESS: Announce Summer East Coast Tour Dates US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS announce three East Coast tour dates supporting the impending release of the Savagery full-length. The weekend tour begins is June 7-9 with support by Ringworm, Churchburn and Outer Heaven. Additionally, SKINLESS will perform at California Deathfest and Quebec Deathfest in October. All confirmed tour dates below. SKINLESS’ sixth studio album Savagery ...
  • SKINLESS: Share “Line of Dissent” Music Video via Loudwire Photo Credit: Melissa Sheffer US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS share the official video for “Line of Dissent” off their impending studio offering Savagery. The video features live footage of SKINLESS from their recent trip to Europe and Iceland. Watch “Line of Dissent” on Loudwire HERE and digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. Guitarist Noah Carpenter comments: “Slip on ...
  • SKINLESS: Announce New Full-Length Album ‘Savagery’; Share Title-Track via MetalSucks skinless_savagery_relapse_death_metal_1500 Photo Credit: Melissa Sheffer US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS return with their pulverizing sixth studio offering, aptly titled Savagery. 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 ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes ...
  • Relapse & Black Sky Brewery Present Denver Black Sky IV ft. SKINLESS, EXHUMED, and More Denver Black Sky 2016 Relapse is extremely excited to present the fourth annual Denver Black Sky festival this coming December in association with Black Sky Brewery! Denver‘s baddest and maddest metal fest,which takes place at the Gothic Theatre this Saturday, December 10, 2016, is back with a whole new set of tricks. Relapse artists SKINLESS and EXHUMED will be facing off ...
  • SKINLESS Premiere New Music Video for “Flamethrower” via MetalSucks NY death metal die-hards SKINLESS have just premiered a savage new video for their track “Flamethrower,” taken from the 2015 record Only The Ruthless Remain. The video (created by Chris Delano) features war-torn clips from authentic battle footage and from movies such as Aliens and Stalingrad mixed with live footage of the band performing at Hellfest 2015. Stream ...
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