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From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Skumlove came to be in Los Angeles about 10 years ago. Mixing all different types of music together, ranging from metal, to industrial, to punk and electronic. With a little bit of hair dye, and his perseverance Skum (vocals) set out to make a name for himself. He did just that, and with a little help from Robyn Sin( guitars), Frank Mercurio and at one point Dino Cazares ( from Fear Factory) was in the band. Without any help Skumlove managed to sell 7,000+ cd’s on their own. They’ve toured with everyone from Danzig, Hatebreed, Fear Factory, Godhead, Spineshank and that’s just to name a few.

Latest Skumlove News

Below is our complete Skumlove 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.

Skumlove Releases "Sinister Minister"

Just in time to ring in the holiday hardcore industrial metal bells, Skumlove’s new release "Sinister Minister" on EMP Label Group should be on the top of your list for who’s naughty.

This latest album as has stirred up loads of controversy with its suggestive lyrics and sexually fueled album cover. Get a taste with a video for the "Disease" single below.

LA, California based band Skumlove continues to infect the local music scene with a special brand of industrial filth, having toured throughout the years with notable acts such as Hanzel Und Gretyl, GodHead, The Genitorturers, Type O Negative, Prong and many others.

Skumlove entered the studio once again with Roman Marisak (Prong/Professional Murder Music) to produce the new project. Skum enlisted longtime comrades Tommy Victor (Prong/Danzig), Burton C. Bell, Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Soulfly, Ministry), Michael Ciravolo (Human Drama, Gene Loves Jezabel), and Mark “Gemini” Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Gary Numan).

Seeking to create a harder, more guitar-driven album, the group recorded 9 contagious songs piquing the interest of Bill Metoyer, veteran producer and former VP of Metal Blade. Metoyer mastered the now named "Sinister Minister" album. Gaining interest from Dave Ellefson (Megdeth), for his new label EMP Label Group, it was not long until Skumlove was signed and ready to release this year’s heavy hitting new release world-wide. More...

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Great Falls Gets A Dose Of Evil Disco

It isn’t often that a town like Great Falls gets a big name band playing anything even remotely close to metal, with country and contemporary being the dominant musical genres in the area. The metal fans of Montana arrived in force on May 11th at the Civic Center Mansfeld Convention building to show their support of the scene and let Static-X know that Great Falls can be just as valid a tour stop as any bigger city. Playing alongside the kings of “evil disco” were Skumlove, My Evolution, and the newly formed Seventh Void, which features two Type O Negative members.

All of the various news outlets, from the band’s MySpace pages to the record label press releases, stated that the show started at 8:00 PM. Inexplicably they decided to start up a half an hour early so unfortunately openers Skumlove only got a fraction of the crowd to play for. Despite the setback they still played their blend of rock, industrial, and punk with gusto. For those who couldn’t be there, or happened to show up as their set was ending, Skumlove has premiered the new song "Anti-American Idol" exclusively on the Metalunderground MySpace music player. More...

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Metalunderground Premieres New Skumlove Song

Metalunderground.com is exclusively premiering industrial metal act Skumlove's first single, "Anti American Idol," from the new album "The Church of the New Perversion" on Misfortune Records. The song shows what growth and dynamics Skumlove has gone through in their writing and recording. "This song will melt your face off!" boasts Skum, "It's a great middle finger in the air rock anthem." You can hear is first only on Metalunderground.com's MySpace player.

Recently Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory stopped in to lend a helping hand on some backing vocals. "What an amazing voice. I am so honored to have some many great musicians step in and help out on this album." Singer and founder Skum says, "This is gonna be one hell of an album. So many different feelings and directions we decided to take it this time. We wanted to make a great rock album and I believe we did just that."

Skumlove’s new album, “The Church of The New Perversion,” was recently recorded and co-written with Tommy Victor and will be released on Misfortune Records later this year.

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Skumlove Signing At Fangoria Horror Convention

With music from their past album "Songs of Lust and Corrosion" on the Award winning Horror Porn DVD "Grub Girl" and the B style horror movie Intermedio, members of Skumlove will be in attendance at the Fangoria Weekend of Horror Convention in Los Angeles, California on April 17-19, 2009. Skumlove will be there alongside Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry, Danzig) for signing sessions at the Schecter Guitar Research booth.

Skumlove’s new album, “The Church of The New Perversion,” was recently recorded and co written with Tommy Victor and will be released on Misfortune Records later this year.

The Fangoria Weekend of Horror Convention takes place:

April 17-19
LA Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA

Here are Skumlove's upcoming tour dates:

May 10, 2009 - Billings, Montana
May 11, 2009 - Great Fall, Montana w/ Static X, Seventh Void, My Evolution
May 14, 2009 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin w/ Static X, Seventh Void, My Evolution
May 16, 2009 - Fargo, North Dakota
May 17, 2009 - Denver, Colorado
May 28, 2009 - Hollywood, California

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Skumlove Posts New Update, Announces Shows

Industrial band Skumlove has posted an update on the new album and some planned shows:

"So as many know we are hard at work on our new album Slated for a Spring release. We'd like to thank the many fans that stopped by to hear and see us live in the studio on stickam. We usually start around 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Saturday and Sunday. We want you to experience what we are doing as you are a big part of this album. We have some killer fucking shows coming up. April 4th at Bar Sinister in Hollywood with Murder FM and may 11th and 14th with Static-X in Montana and Wisconsin. We are currently booking more shows up that direction.


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Skumlove Posts New Studio Video Online

Industrial act Skumlove has posted a new video of studio footage with Tommy Victor (Prong, Revolting Cocks) and Tony Campos (Static-X) as guests. Tommy Victor co-wrote the song and helped out on guitars while Tony Campos came in to play bass. You can check out the video below. The new album officially titled "The Church of Sin" is expected to be out this spring via Misfortune Records. More...

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Skumlove Posts Recording Video Online

Los Angeles based metallers Skumlove have posted a new video online of their time in the recording studio. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Skumlove Filming Verotik Short With Glenn Danzig

Skumlove has made the following blog post about his new involvement with Danzig's Verotik project:

"So I got a phone call from Glenn Danzig tonight. For those that do not know Glenn put out some great erotic comic books called Verotik. Well he has decided to start filming shorts. And the first one will be for my favorite story from Veroik 9 called, "She Only Likes Men." Love the story so much I have a tatoo of the characther on my arm. Anyway he asked me to be in the movie.

"I will be playing the part of a guy tied to a chair wearing a ball gag.......Read the fucking story. LOL!"

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Skumlove Sign Canadian Deal w/ Misfortune Records

Los Angeles-based industrial metal band SKUMLOVE has signed a licensing agrement with Canada's Misfortune Records for the release of the group's new album, "Songs of Lust and Corrosion". According to a press relase, the CD will contain 10 songs, including remixes and two videos. The Canadian version of the album will also feature two extra songs and an alternate album cover.

"Songs of Lust and Corrosion" was officially released in the U.S. today (Wednesday, October 31) via the band's own label Devil's Union Entertainment. Two dates in Toronto and Montreal will follow in early November.

For more information, visit www.skumlove.com.

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Skumlove Has Video Deleted From MySpace

Skumlove reports that MySpace has deleted their latest video of "My Machine" from their latest CD, "I Come For Your Children." The video had nearly 3000 views and the reason given by MySpace for its deletion was that they deemed the video "obscene."

The video is currently viewable on YouTube.com. More...

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Skumlove Solidifies Lineup, Plans New Releases

Los Angeles based industrial metal band Skumlove has solidified his new line up. This time Skum Love searched locally for young "unknown" musicians to help further a more new and heavier sound. With Rattan(drums) & DB(bass) from Heroes of the F.E.D.E.R.A.T.I.O.N, Skitch on Guitar and Gina on Lead Guitar, the band is writing a full length album titled "Songs of Lust and Corrosion" to be released early 2008 on their own label Devils Union Records as well as a split E.P. with electro/industrial band Acetylene Haze covering songs by Prong, T-Rex, Ministry, Thrill Kill Kult and more to be released on Future Wax Records.

They will also be flying out to select cities and countries to headline shows starting with Toronto Canada on November 9th and Montreal Canada on November 10th with a full U.S. tour in the spring.

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Skumlove Give Update On Shows, Recording, etc.

Skumlove has sent an update about upcoming shows, video shoots and plans for recording their new CD:

"Seems like the show we booked for JULY 11TH has blown up into a huge mega show! It's Also going to be the last METAL SKOOL @ the Roxy (they are moving to The Key Club). This show will be premiering our newest member Diablo on Bass along with BT on drums and of course Skum Love himself and Robyn Sin. August 6th we will be in Phoenix Arizona with ELEMENT a440 @ The Old Brickhouse and returning again august 27th with EROTICIDE out in Tempe Arizona.

We are doing a Video for the song "I AM YOUR GOD" with Deadpool Prod. to be released on the DVD for the horror movie "INTERMEDIO." It's about a group of four teenage friends become trapped in a Mexican border tunnel where they fall prey, one-by one, to tortured ghosts who haunt it.

We'll be heading into the studio again with Roman Marisak of PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC then mixing with Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY, ASESINO). There is also a west coast tour in the works for SKUMLOVE AND DOOM TREE (featuring Steve Zing of SAMHAIN)."

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Static-X Bassist To Play With Skumlove

Tony Campos (STATIC-X, ASESINO) will be playing bass for SKUMLOVE during their appearance at The Roxy in Hollywood on February 14.

SKUMLOVE will be debuting new songs and a new drummer, BT, at the "Valentine Day Massacre" show, which will also include an appearance by THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). SKUMLOVE were hoping to find the perfect bassist as well, but when things didn't turn out the way they expected, Campos stepped up to fill the void.

"Tony's been a friend and a fan for along time." said vocalist Skum, "He asked if we had a bassist yet and asked if he could do some shows and I'd be stupid to say no!"

Tony is not a permanent member of SKUMLOVE and the band stress that they are still auditioning bassists.

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Skumlove Activities

Skumlove guitarist Robyn Sin and new drummer Shok will be playing and touring with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult while opening for Ministry here in the states starting in September.

You can also get the CD "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Evil" including remixes by Justin Bennett of Skinny Puppy and DJ Beau at www.skumlove.com. Expect a new album to be out by fall.

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Dino Cazares Leaves Skumlove

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has left SKUMLOVE, the California-based group he has been gigging with for much of the past two years. "Dino has gotten back into his work with BRUJERIA and ASESINO as well as his own main project," SKUMLOVE frontman Skum explained. "We wish him the best and I'm sure we'll be working on SKUMLOVE studio stuff with him.

"We are currently auditioning people who can play guitar/keyboards and also a solid drummer as Chris 'The Hitman' Anotopolis is busy with VANILLA ICE and a new band with Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY). If you think you fit the bill email us @ skumlove@aol.com. We want someone young energetic with an attitude and talent. We want to take this year even further then last!"

In other news, SKUMLOVE will be releasing a CD through Hot Topic along with new merchandise, according to Skum. "The CD will include the three song previously released through our site along with three more new songs some remixes and a cover song."

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