SKINLESS Premier Video For “Skinless”Tuesday, 28th April 2015
Reunited New York death metallers SKINLESS have posted the video for “Skinless,” which comes from their new album, Only The Ruthless Remain, which will be unleashed on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse on June 2 in North America.
The sadistic, seven-minute “Skinless” clip begins innocently enough before surging throat first into a horrific world of lethal injections, human flaying and general group-inflicted suffering as part of “some sort of Satanic cult ritual”. A delightful exercise in Skinless’ signature brand of butchering riffs and surgical precision, “Skinless” is punishing both sonically and visually.
Elaborates vocalist Sherwood Webber, “The “Skinless” video chronicles the sordid obsession of our accomplice, the Hudson Skinner. Captured by an equally ruthless Jim Brassard and his team, have a look into the sickened world of the Hudson Skinner set to song by your fiends in Skinless.”
Featuring the band’s classic late ’90s lineup, SKINLESS’s new CD is described in a press release as “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) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and mastered by Brad Boatright (OBITUARY, NAILS, INTEGRITY) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the effort boasts seven tracks of SKINLESS’s signature fusion of punishing, concussively heavy grooves and surgically precise, blasting severity.
“Only The Ruthless Remain” includes artwork by Ken Sarafin.
Comments SKINLESS vocalist Sherwood Webber: “[Illustrator] Ken Sarafin summed it up best when he said that upon listening to the new SKINLESS, his balls exploded and bigger ones grew in their place. That’s how we felt when making it!
“‘Serpenticide’ was the song that got us into the flow of creating this album. This track has the grind, dirge, and vengeful bludgeoning that makes it a slicing cross cut of ‘Only The Ruthless Remain’. You’ve heard the live version; here is the final in all its ruthlessness.
“The countdown is on. Much more to come. As the old saying goes, it’s time to stop the teasin’ and start the pleasin’, ha!”