Recently reunited New York death metal legion, Skinless, will defile the ears of the living this June with their first new studio offering in nearly a decade. Titled Only The Ruthless Remain, and featuring their classic late ‘90s lineup, Skinless returns stronger and more viscous than ever before with a prime slab of truly brutal death metal.
Recorded by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc) at Audio Siege Studios in Portland, Oregon, Only The Ruthless Remain boasts seven tracks of Skinless’ signature fusion of punishing, concussively heavy grooves and surgically precise, blasting severity. Only The Ruthless Remain is poised to stand among the most sadistic yet addictive death metal offerings of the year. Comments the band:
Stockpile your beers, gather your minions, it’s time to get RUTHLESS.
Skinless was forged in 1992 by guitarist Noah Carpenter with one goal: to be the heaviest band in creation. Following a variety of personnel changes and two demos, Skinless established a solid, dedicated lineup from 1997-2001 in the form of Carpenter, vocalist Sherwood Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac. This version of the band would later become known as the “classic” lineup.
Following a seven-year slumber, Skinless returned to action with their “classic” formation in 2013 and have since added second guitarist, Dave Matthews (not that Dave Matthews) to the ranks. Only The Ruthless Remain includes artwork by Ken Sarafin and will be unleashed on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse Records on June 2, 2015 in North America, May 29th in Germany/Benelux and June 1st in UK/Europe/World. Official Skinless merchandise at is currently available via Allinmerch.com and Relapse.com.
In the meantime, the band will wage their audio war upon Baltimore this May as part of this year’s Maryland Deathfest as well as Hellfest in France with further live invasions to be announced in the coming weeks.