Bay Area metal veterans Skinlab have begun tracking their highly-anticipated new album with producer Ulrich Wild. The album is the first new music by the band with new drummer Fabian Vestod, who joined the band last year following the departure of longtime drummer Paul Hopkins. The new Skinlab album is due for release in later 2019 via Art Is War Records. Extensive touring is also planned.
Skinlab leader Steev Esquivel commented:
“Fabian, who is no stranger to SKINLAB, has been friends with the band for many years. Fabian came in strong and started recording demos and immediately became the obvious choice that he was our guy.
“10 brand new tracks of brutality are in the works and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
“We’re on a new mission to get back on the radar and more importantly back on the stage to do what we love doing.
“These are exciting times for SKINLAB. We’ve got our nose to the grind. Expect a new heavy and see you on the road this summer.”
In addition to Esquivel and Vestod, the band includes guitarist Steve “Snake” Green, and lead guitarist Marcos Medina Rivera.