Monday, April 18, 2011
R.I.P. Skinless (1992-2011)
Alright guys, this one's going to be a quickie, but it still needs to be mentioned. It pains me to report that after almost twenty years, the New York underground death metal sensation Skinless have decided to call it quits. According to founding guitarist Noah Carpenter's statement, after the release of their 2006 full length Trample the Weak, Hurdle The Dead, the band was plagued with lineup changes, the kryptonite of many a great band, and despite numerous attempts to revitalize the group over the years, they've decided that they have no choice but to throw in the towel. There's not much else to say about this, other than the obvious fact that this is super lame; Skinless were one of those bands that were just effortlessly brutal, setting the bar high for the rest of their peers. Hopefully someday we'll get to see a Skinless reunion, kind of like our generation's Carcass or Emperor, but until then we here at Mosh Rebellion would like to wish Skinless a fond farewell, and wish all the members the best of luck in their future endeavors. Head over to the band's Myspace to read Noah Carpenter's full statement, and last but not least we'll send you off with one of my personal favorite Skinless songs, from their final album Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead, entitled "A Unilateral Disgust".
Leave your thoughts on the demise of Skinless below, and tune in tomorrow for more cool news and stuff. Stay brutal.