Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN are proud to announce the Slaying The West 12-date trek with headliners SKINLAB. The tour will kick off on August 18th in Reno, NV and will make stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Denver before the final performance on August 31st in Sacramento, CA. Continue reading “ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Slaying the West Tour With SKINLAB Kicks Off on August 8th!”
Per Skinlab facebook page
“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. Continue reading “Former Skinlab Guitarist Glen Telford Passes Away”
SKINLAB‘s February 11 performance at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Check it out below.
SKINLAB kicked off a short southwestern run, dubbed “Brothers In Blood”, on January 25 in San Diego, wrapping on February 3 in Harlingen, Texas. Support on the trek came from PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN. A five-date “No Sleep Till Cali” run launched on February 6 in Tucson, Arizona and ended on February 11 in Orangevale.
SKINLAB recently announced the return of guitarist Steve Green, best known to fans as Snake.
“Our boy has slithered right back into our lives, and we embrace him with open arms,” said SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel via Blabbermouth
Legendary Bay Area metallers, SKINLAB, today announce the return of longtime guitarist Steve Green, best-known to fans as Snake! The news comes ahead of the band’s first live activities of 2018, the Brothers in Blood Tour featuring PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN (updated itinerary below).
“We are very excited to announce that our brother Snake has returned home and has rejoined Skinlab for the Brothers in Blood Tour,” said frontman Steev Esquivel. “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.”
“It all comes down to LOVE… LOVE for these two dudes, Steev & Paul, with whom I have shared so much time with,” explained Snake. “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!”
“The last week has been an amazing experience that started off with handshakes, hugs and tears,” added Esquivel. “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!”
In addition to rejoining SKINLAB, Snake remains a member of The Devil in California, with whom he’s been performing since 2015. The band has been added to the bill for SKINLAB’s homecoming show on February 10 in Crockett, California.
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.”
In 2017, the re-energized band celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their debut album with a string of west coast dates, followed by a summer tour with Product of Hate and IKILLYA. Additional dates with the likes of Kyng and Islander followed, after which SKINLAB entered the studio with producers Steve Holt (36 CRAZYFISTS) and Juan Urteaga. In October, the band released their first single in nearly eight years, “End of Silence” (lyric video HERE).
SKINLAB entered 2018 with the release of another digital single, “Dead Tomorrow,” ahead of their “Brothers in Blood” Tour. Work continues on the band’s fifth studio album, slated for release sometime later this year.
SKINLAB’s Lineup for the “Brothers in Blood” Tour is:
Steev Esquivel – Vocals, Bass
Paul Hopkins – Drums
Snake – Guitar
Marcos Medina Rivera – Guitar
“Brothers In Blood Tour” featuring SKINLAB, PISSING RAZORS, SHATTERED SUN:
Jan. 25 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Jan. 26 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
Jan. 28 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room
Jan. 29 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Jan. 30 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
Jan. 31 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
Feb. 01 – Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
Feb. 02 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
Feb. 03 – Harlingen, TX – The Hop Shop
SKINLAB with MEDIA SOLUTION, CORE 10:
Feb. 07 – Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
SKINLAB hometown show with THE GHOST NEXT DOOR, MONSTER GOD and THE DEVIL IN CALIFORNIA:
Feb. 10 – Crockett, CA – Toot’s Tavern
“Dead Tomorrow” and “End Of Silence”, two new songs from reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be streamed below. The tracks were produced by 36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt and mark the first new music from the band since 2009’s “The Scars Between Us” album.
SKINLAB will kick off a short southwestern run, dubbed “Brothers In Blood”, on January 25 in San Diego, wrapping on February 3 in Harlingen, Texas. Support on the trek will come from PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN.
SKINLAB said in a statement: “We are pumped to start 2018 with this first batch of dates and look forward to getting the ‘LAB tank rolling along with the mighty PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN! Come get heavy!” Via Blabbermouth
Steev, Gary & Mike of Skinlab talk about the Bay Area metal scene around the time of the formation of Skinlab, getting signed to Century Media Records, early line up changes and more with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV April 7 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California.
Skinlab will hit the road this summer, following-up a string of spring West Coast dates celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, “Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded”. Kicking-off in Boston on May 31, Skinlab will be joined by Product Of Hate (Napalm Records) and Ikillya (Urban Yeti) for an East Coast Tour. Please see the first round of confirmed dates below, and expect more to be added.
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.” The band is currently working on new material for 2017 and beyond.
Skinlab Confirmed 2017 Tour Dates:
4.22: Lake Tahoe, CA @ The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5.12: Portland, OR @ Rock Hard PDX
East Coast Tour:
Skinlab with Product Of Hate and Ikillya
5.31: Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio
6.1: Wallingford, CT @ Cherry St Station
6.2: NYC, NY @ Saint Vitus
6.3: Philadelphia, PA @ Whiskey Tango
6.4 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
6.6: Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
6.7: Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
6.8: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone