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June 21, 2018

SKINLAB Releases First New Music In Eight Years


“End Of Silence”, a brand new song from reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be streamed below. The track marks the first new music from the band since 2009’s “The Scars Between Us” album.

SKINLAB says: “We are excited to share the first new music in nearly ten years. Just a taste of what’s to come… Occult 2018!”

The song was produced by Steve Holt of 36 CRAZYFISTS and Juan Urteaga and the video for the track was created by Mika Whitfield.

SKINLAB‘s current lineup features Steev Esquivel (vocals, bass) and Paul Hopkins (drums) alongside lead guitarist Rich Pia, formerly of Bay Area’s MUDFACE.

SKINLAB played a string of West Coast dates in the spring celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its debut album, “Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded”.

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 “The Scars Between Us”.

The original lineup of SKINLABEsquivel, Hopkins (drums), Gary Wendt (guitar) and Mike Roberts (guitar) — played “Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded” in its entirety at the BlackThorne Screamfest in October 2106 at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, California.

“Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded” was reissued in October 2007 via Century Media Records. The repackaged disc featured never-before-seen video footage and pictures with liner notes from Esquivel and Roberts along with new artwork layout.

SKINLAB has had different lineups throughout its history, with Esquivel and Hopkins as the only mainstays.

In a 2011 interview with Thrash Magazine, Esquivel stated about SKINLAB‘s sound: “Everyone said we were too death metal on ‘Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded’, which we didn’t agree with. We’ve never really fit into any one genre. We’re definitely not nu metal, which a lot of people think, and we’re definitely not metalcore. We just write what feels good to us without losing the sound of SKINLAB. Everyone has their own opinion and interpretation on what genre we fall into.”

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