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Skinny Puppy

Formed: 1982
From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Skinny Puppy news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Day One: Skinny Puppy

2015 marked the ten-year anniversary of Austin’s favorite variety festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest. As with past years the festival hosted multiple color-coded stages of genres including rap, indie rock, electronic and comedy. Also, skate ramps and a wrestling ring were on hand. Games were placed throughout Auditorium Shores park to maximize the element of fun. This being Metalunderground.com, though, these following reports will focus on the Black Stage where punk and metal took place.

The forecast called for rain on the first day so many of the attendees were dressed for the weather. Fortunately, it only drizzled. Nothing was the first band I took in on the Black Stage. The Philly-based act released “Guilty of Everything” in 2014 via Relapse Records. They had a nineties alternative sound that fit well with many of the artists at FFF this year. Their guitar sound was noisy, too, which they’ve been branded as a noise rock outfit (another 90s-ism). They sounded good but didn’t do much to keep my interest. More...

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Skinny Puppy Posts Tour Dates

Skinny Puppy is already ten dates into its Shapes For Arms live 2014 tour, the remainder of the North American dates posted below. The Canadian industrialists recently appeared in the news for invoicing the US government over their music being allegedly used four times as an instrument of torture against Guantanamo detainees.

The most recent Skinny Puppy release, "Weapon," was inspired by such events and is streaming below the tour dates. The album features a redone version of the band's 1984 track "Solvent." Army Of The Universe will be the tour openers through Feb. 28th and BAAL will conclude the tour through March 5th.

Feb 07 Grand Central Miami, FL
Feb 08 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
Feb 10 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC
Feb 11 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
Feb 13 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Feb 14 Webster Hall New York, NY
Feb 15 Royale Boston Boston, MA
Feb 16 Club Soda Montreal Montreal, Canada
Feb 18 Sound Academy Toronto, Canada
Feb 19 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
Feb 21 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Feb 22 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
Feb 23 Granada Lawrence, KS
Feb 24 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Feb 26 LoFi Cafe SLC Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 28 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada
Mar 01 The Showbox Seattle, WA
Mar 02 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Mar 04 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Mar 05 Mayan Theater Los Angeles, CA More...

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peta 2 Offers Skinny Puppy Single "Wavy"

Animal rights organization peta2 has joined forces with industrial music legends Skinny Puppy to offer a free download of a new Skinny Puppy song. The song "Wavy" comes from their new release "hanDover" which is being released October 25th via SPV/Synthetic Symphony. Get your free download of "Wavy" courtesy of peta2 at this location.

Industrial Veterans Skinny Puppy, will be releasing their 14th studio album "hanDover" on October 25th in North America via SPV/Synthetic Symphony.

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Skinny Puppy Streaming New Track on Revolver

Revolvermag.com, the Internet site of Revolver Magazine, is hosting an exclusive premiere of the Skinny Puppy track "Village." Click here to hear the track. "Village" comes from Skinny Puppy's forthcoming album "hanDover," which is set for release on October 25th in North America via SPV/Synthetic Symphony.

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VVerevvolf Grehv Announces Tour w/ Skinny Puppy

Omaha, Nebraska experimental electro-death metal band VVEREVVOLF GREHV has announced a five-week North American tour alongside SKINNY PUPPY. VVEREVVOLF GREHV will join the longstanding industrial act icons starting on November 1st in San Francisco, CA. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

VVEREVVOLF GREHV is touring in support of their Relapse debut, "Zombie Aesthetics." Audio samples taken from the album can be heard online now via the VVEREVVOLF GREHV MySpace page.

VVEREVVOLF GREHV (pronounced as Werewolf Grave) is a one man army of sound distortion and musical exploration. Dapose explains how VVEREVVOLF GREHV came together: “VVEREVVOLF GREHV started because of the bullying of our digital world pushing our minds to be tuned to more kinds of sounds and situations. People are forced to deal with so many fast paced changes, and I think my music is a reflection of the distortions that occur when trying to live and communicate in this environment. And I wanted to hear synthesizers and filters and electronic music beat up on metal music.”

Here are the latest VVEREVVOLF GREHV tour dates with Skinny Puppy: More...

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SPV Records To Continue Doing Business

As reported by Billboard Business News in May, SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH in Hanover has declared itself insolvent. The managing partner, Manfred Schütz, decided to submit an application to commence insolvency proceedings on May 25th - roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response to this, on May 27th, the District Court of Hanover appointed the attorney Manuel Sack as the provisional insolvency administrator.

According to a new press release from the label, SPV are ready to continue business. SPV-managing director Manfred Schuetz and appointed provisional administrator of insolvency, Manuel Sack, are planning business continuance of the independent company, while talking to potential new investors.

"We keep on doing business across all segments of our portfolio," affirms SPV-founder Manfred Schuetz. Though not all details of the new company structure are finalized yet, news is spread that SPV will still exist in the future under its company name. "We definitely see potential for ongoing business of the company," attorney Manuel Sack of lawyers office Brinkmann & Partner confirms: "Currently we´re still in the state of applying for insolvency proceedings." More...

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Jim Carrey Says NIN Turned Him Into A Freak

JIM CARREY got into the dark mindset of his latest movie character by listening to the thumping sounds of NINE INCH NAILS and German industrial rockers EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN.

The actor asked THE NUMBER 23 director JOEL SCHUMACHER to help him come up with an iPod tracklist that would help him get into the tormented mind of his obsessed and insane character WALTER SPARROW for dark scenes in the film. So Schumacher commissioned a hardcore goth-rock expert to create a selection of tracks which Carrey could pump through his headphones in between takes.

According to production notes, these tracks included Nine Inch Nails' MR SELF DESTRUCT, VANADIUM I CHING by Einsturzende Neubauten, SKINNY PUPPY's ADDICTION and SLIPKNOT's WAIT & BLEED. A set source says, "Jim often uses music to help him get into character and this pounding industrial rock really helped him create a dark and manic character."

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AOL Music Stream Complete Skinny Puppy CD

Thye closest thing to metal AOL Music has online this week is the complete stream of Skinny Puppy's "Mythmaker" to be released this week. You can check it out here.

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Skinny Puppy Set Release Date For New Album

SKINNY PUPPY plan to release their 13th studio album “Mythmaker” on January 30 through SPV America. "Control is a central concept to the record, the idea where mythic archetypes are clung to in an effort to preserve their own f**-up sensibility," Ogre said in a statement. "The most amazing thing that I've found is that people usually look outwards and project on others what they hate most about themselves."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Concert TV To Air Sepultura, Type O Negative

A handful of SPV's artists will have their DVDs featured on the CONCERT On-Demand channel during the months of July and August. The schedule is as follows:

July 1 to July 31

SEPULTURA 'Live In Sao Paulo'
TYPE O NEGATIVE 'Symphony For the Devil: The World of Type O Negative'
UFO 'Showtime'
SKINNY PUPPY 'The Greater Wrong of the Right Live'
THE MISSION 'Lighting the Candles'
LEGENDS OF ROCK: Uli Jon Roth, Jack Bruce, UFO Live at Castle Donnington

July 15 to August 15

ANNIHILATOR 'Ten Years In Hell'
SODOM 'Lords of Depravity'

CONCERT is available on Comcast (Music on Channel 1, then CONCERT), Adelphia (Free Choices on Channel 1, then Music, then CONCERT), Charter (More or Free Programs on Channel 999, then Music Unlimited, then CONCERT) and Cox (FreeZone, then Music, then CONCERT).

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Tapping The Vein In Pre-production

Tapping the Vein is currently in a casual pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon(Nevermore, Queensryche, Cannibal Corpse). Upon hearing 2002's "The Damage," he contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing and expressed interest in producing the follow up.

An exclusive remix of a non-album track "The River (drowning mix)" can be heard on "Asleep By Dawn“ CD for Hot Topic that includes new & exclusive tracks by Paul Van Dyk, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Cruxshadows & more.

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Skinny Puppy To Release New Cd May 25th

Skinny Puppy will be releasing a new album entitled "The Greater Wrong Of The Right" on May 25th. The album will feature a number of guest appearances, including Danny Carey of Tool, Wayne Static of Static-X and more. A full track listing and more for the effort can be found here.

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