Skinlab Enter The Studio For New Album

Skinlab are currently recording their new album with producer Ulrich Wild in Berkeley, CA. The effort is expected to be released later this year via Art Is War Records.

Vocalist/bassist Steev Esquivel commented:

“Hey everyone, Steev here…. just wanting to say hello and give the world an update on all things Skinlab!

First off we are very happy to announce that Skinlab has officially started recording our new album with legendary producer Ulrich Wild and we are excited for our first release on Art Is War records and the rebirth of Skinlab.

With new beginnings comes new members and the return of some old. This will be the first album with our new drummer Fabian Vastod , after departure of original drummer Paul Hopkins.

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!!

10 brand new tracks of brutality are in the works and we couldn’t be happier with the results!

We’re on a new mission to get back on the radar and more importantly back on the stage to do what we love doing while the fire is still burning!!!

Today we are currently in the Bay Area tracking guitars @ Snakes Greendot Studios featuring our new guitarist Marcos Medina as well as Snakes return after a year and a half absence from the band!

These are exciting times for Skinlab we’ve got our nose to the grind…. expect a new heavy and see you on the road this summer!!!!

~Steev“

[via The PRP]

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Skinlab Premiere “Dead Tomorrow” Music Video

Skinlab have premiered a new video for their song “Dead Tomorrow.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album, which is expected to be released in summer 2019 via Art Is War Records. Steev Esquivel commented:

“We’re very excited to finally share new music with the lab family worldwide. ‘Dead Tomorrow‘ represents everything Skinlab has been working on to prepare for its return.”

[via Decibel]

Glen Telford (Ex-Skinlab) Passes Away

Former Skinlab guitarist Glen Telford has sadly passed away. The band commented:

“We are saddened to announce the passing of our brother Glen Telford. Just got the horrible news from his sister, that he passed away 2 weeks ago in Reno Nevada….We are all in shock right now, please hug the ones you love. You never know if its gonna be the last one. Well miss you Glenny, may you find comfort in heaven with your Mother. Gone but never forgotten, We love you brother!”

[via The PRP]

Skinlab Premiere “Dead Tomorrow” Lyric Video, Announce February Shows

Skinlab have premiered a new lyric video for their track “Dead Tomorrow.” You can check that out below:

In other news, the band have also announced some February shows:

02/06 Tucson, AZ – House Of Bards
02/07 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (feat. Core 10)
02/09 Modesto, CA – The Other Place
02/10 Crockett, CA – Toots Tavern
02/11 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk

Skinlab Rejoined By Former Guitarist Steve “Snake” Green

Skinlab have reunited with guitarist Steve “Snake” Green (The Devil In California). This news comes after the band previously reunited with guitarist Marcos Medina (Invidia) as well.

Steev Esquivel commented:

“We are very excited to announce that our brother Snake has returned home and has rejoined Skinlab for the Brothers in Blood Tour. Our boy has slithered right back into our lives, and we embrace him with open arms. Snake has always been a huge part of Skinlab, making his debut on the EYESORE EP back in 1998. That fan-favorite has become a collector’s item, and Snake’s blood and spirit has been a constant fixture through every release we’ve done since. We couldn’t be happier to have him back for this tour.”

“The last week has been an amazing experience that started off with handshakes, hugs and tears. The mood quickly turned into a massive wall of heaviness, however, when we began rehearsing a setlist of a dozen-plus songs, each met with smiles and nods of approval. To us it’s obvious that this machine is back in-action and ready for war! We are very excited to jump back on the road!”

Green added:

“It all comes down to LOVE… LOVE for these two dudes, Steev & Paul, with whom I have shared so much time with. LOVE for the powerful music we have made, LOVE for the fans of Skinlab, and ultimately, the LOVE for LIFE around every corner we turn. We’re older, wiser, and share a mutual passion for what we’ve created together. As for the future, we’ll enter the studio and take things day by day, waiting to see what fate the metal Gods will bring forth. Enjoy the moment!”

Tour Dates:

01/25 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
01/26 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
01/27 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
01/28 Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
01/30 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
01/31 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
02/01 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
02/02 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
02/03 Harlingen, TX – The Hop Shop (with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun)
02/07 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar (with Media Solution and Core 10)
02/10 Crockett, CA – Toot’s Tavern (with The Ghost Next Door, Monster God and The Devil In California)