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Skinless Recruits New Guitarist Dave Matthews

Reunited death metal assassins Skinless are pleased to welcome new guitarist Dave Matthews to their rambunctious ranks. Matthews will join founding guitarist, Noah Carpenter, in full-on axe combat yet to be experienced by mere mortals. Comments Carpenter:

"Yeah, yeah....his name is Dave Matthews, but I assure you he's much more metal than that crappy acoustic guy. It's good to have Dave on board. We've known him from the local Albany metal scene for almost 20 years. Dave and I also play together in the thrash band Armor Column and I thought he'd be an asset to Skinless as well. Dave is an excellent musician.

"We wanted to add guitar solos and more dual guitar attack to the new Skinless material. It also allows us to play the guitar harmonies from the previous albums that we haven't been able to do live. He's been rehearsing with us since we reunited but he wasn't quite ready for the 70-minute set at Delaware Death Fest recently. He'll be joining us on stage at Denver Black Sky in December. We're ready to crush!"

Adds vocalist Sherwood Webber: "Adding Dave is a great introduction to the new chapter of Skinless. Being in the band now feels like a return to the earlier days with everyone having a focus on complete brutality. It's a new era for us, but a return to the original spirit of Skinless. I'm excited to have Dave in the band, his work ethic and talent are beyond question and will help us create the best record in the bands history."

Skinless reformed earlier this year under the original "Progression Towards Evil" lineup featuring Carpenter, Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac. A new and improved Skinless on steroids will bring sonic devastation to the stage this December in Denver, Colorado for the first annual Black Sky gala.

Founded by Webber, Denver Black Sky will be held on December 14th, 2013. The three-stage event features a very special "Grind In The Round" stage and offers up a lineup of: Dying Fetus, Ghoul, Exhumed, Speedwolf, Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Call Of The Void, Reproacher, Weekend, Nachos, Iron Reagan, Axeslasher, Primitive Man, Vimana, Of Feather And Bone, Native Daughters, Black Sleep Of Kali, Dead Temple, and Flight Of Sleipnir.

Catch the band live:

12/14/2013 Denver Black Sky @ The Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
01/17/2014 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY w/ Section 8, Stigmata, Overcast
01/18/2014 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY w/ Stigmata, Section 8, Wartime Manner, The Final Sleep, Born Low

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

DAMN, got me..........

# Oct 24, 2013 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sonictherapy writes:

It's the same for me whenever I hear Howard Jones...I think of the new wave guy from the eighties.

# Oct 24, 2013 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

LOL...April 1st?
Totally got me. :)

# Oct 24, 2013 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xFiruath writes:

:)

# Oct 24, 2013 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Houston from Houston writes:

Made my day.....i saw skinless open for asesino in Mexico years ago and have been desperately waiting their revival/ return

# Oct 24, 2013 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Gabe writes:

I'm sure Dave Matthews of DMB the highest grossing touring band of the last 15 years is going to join a metal band from Albany. Why don't you try and play "the stone" or "what would you say" on your guitar and then tell me how crappy he is. DMB is my favorite band and they. rock harder than pearl jam, black sabbath, metallica, tool, megadeath, Danzig and all the other heavy metal/hard rock bands I've seen. Jerks!

# Oct 24, 2013 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kate writes:

Dave Matthews from DMB - crappy acoustic guy? Really? I don`t know, who is SKINLESS, but I know who is DMB. I think, many peoples thinks the same. Wish you good luck with this words:)

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 3:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Viatcheslav writes:

to Kate: It's simple, name "Dave Matthews" is the only one thing that can help this band to touch a little fame

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 3:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Drum_Junkie writes:

Wow, who would of thought we'd have DMB fanbois getting butthurt on MU?
Maybe they and the AX7 fans can commiserate together.

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianMN writes:

^^^I was thinking the same...how the heck did they even stumble upon this article and yet get upset over it?
I'm not in any way dogging Dave Matthew's. He does what he does well. I listen to my fair share of non metal. But I don't get upset when people rip Duran Duran, Dead Can Dance, Chris Isack...etc...
If anything I thought a tour with Skinless and DMB would be absolutely hilarious.
All they need is the obligatory country star and rapper to round out the strangeness.

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KREDD writes:

oh when worlds collide ;)

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Drum_Junkie writes:

^^
Agreed. DMB has their niche. Carter is a great drummer - great ambidexterity (is that a word?).

Is can see it now:

Upcoming 2014 tour!!!!!
Skinless (w/ Dave Matthews) and The Dave Matthews Band with supporting artists David Alan Coe and Run DMC!

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. NW_MetalHead writes:

Pretty sneaky sis! Ya got me too

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ZeroTolerance, yes THE O.G. ZT writes:

Poor Bastard.. lol

# Oct 25, 2013 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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