Another New Song Finished
Norman just finished new lyrics (actually a re-write of sorts) for a new SKINNER song. This song was written for all the men & women of our armed forces who put their life's on the line each and every day to fight oppression and injustice though out the world. They protect not only our lives and liberties but those of many in other nations when needed. Although some may not agree with our governments involvement on the world stage and the policing duties many of our servicemen and women do we should always remember these people are heroes and deserve all the respect and support we can give. The song is called "Orphans of Liberty". Orphans Of Liberty (Skinner) We’re far from home but not alone We heed the call We’re never safe in this hostile place Still we stand tall For we are immortals, we stand together …And forever strong we’ll be Orphans of liberty Whatever the fight we’ll sacrifice When you need us most Won’t hesitate to carry the wait When the world’s crashing down For we are immortals, we stand together …And forever strong we’ll be We are brothers, bound to each other The orphans of liberty The orphans of liberty We’ll battle forth and stay the course We’ll overcome Till all are free of tyranny And the war is won For we are immortals, we stand together …And forever strong we’ll be We are brothers, bound to each other The orphans of liberty For we are immortals, we stand together …And forever strong we’ll be We are brothers, bound to each other The orphans of liberty The orphans of liberty Anytime we will fight beside you We will be there for you We will help to pull you through -End-
SKINNER to take part in the 2nd Stage Showdown for Rock Star Energy festival!!!
SKINNER has been chosen as one of 11 bands to battle it out for 2 open spots on the 2nd Stage at The Rock Star Energy Festival at The Shoreline Amphitheater July 1st. The Showdown show takes place June 28th @ The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA!! Hope to see many of our fans out to support us.
Happy Birthday to SKINNER Bassist Elena Fackler
I'd like to wish a VERY special Happy Birthday to Mrs. Elena Repetto-Fackler!! She has been playing bass in my projects\bands since 2003. We've recorded 3 Imagika albums together as well as played together in Machine.Called.Man. You rock girl!!! Happy Birthday!!
Our 1st release "The Enemy Within" EP was released in April and is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby etc. A big Thank you to everyone that has purchased the album. If you do plan to pirate it I only ask you turn at least 2 friends on to the band in the process!! :) As many of you know we parted ways with Ramon Ochoa (Drums) in late March and took the month of May off to audition drummers. We recently brought Noe Luna on board as the band's new drummer and he will be making his debut with us June 16th in Reno, NV @ The "Full Throttle Metal Fest" & locally at our Rooster's Roadhouse show in Alameda, CA on June 22nd. We have lots of live gigs lined up over the next few months including a supporting slot for Straight Line Stitch in San Francisco, CA on June 24th & “Bay Area Metal Fest” in Oakland, CA on July 28th. The band iscurrently bringing Noe up to speed on the songs and are finishing writings for our next release and full-length CD “Sleepwalkers”. We plan to enter the studio before the end of Summer.
SKINNER Announces New Drummer!!!
SKINNER is very happy to announce the addition of drummer Noé Luna to the bands ranks. After parting ways with Ramon Ochoa nearly 3 months ago the band has been feverishly searching for a suitable replacement. Unfortunately many of the drummers that showed interest in the band were not a good fit and things were beginning to look pretty grimm. Luckily for SKINNER Mr. Joe Tobin from “The Venting Machine” was kind enough to learn our material and perform our urgent live dates we had lined up for April. We decided to take the month of May off from perfoming and concentrate on the last group of potentials. Needless to say we were beyond excited once we heard Noé’s performance of our material. We guaged the last few drummers that were to try-out and decided it was a no-brainer. Noé began his musical career in Mexico where he played in the Spanish Poweer Metal Band “Thares” before moving to the United States. In 2005 Noé formed the All Brother Thrash Trio “3 Lunas” and began to make a new name for himself throughout the San Francisco\Bay Area Metal Scene performing alongside such acts as Death Angel, Imagika & many others. To date Noé Luna Vázquez has 6 Studio Album recordings to his name and a great deal of touring experience under his belt. Noé joins SKINNER at the perfect time as the band is gearing up for a string of Summer Dates and finalizing writings for the last handful of songs to be featured on the bands 1st Full-Length release “Sleepwalkers”. The band plans to begin production of the new CD in the coming months while still performing live often. The SKINNER EP “The Enemy Within” officially released worldwide on 04/24/12.
Drum Auditions Begin
SKINNER begins auditioning drummers today. It we find the right guy\gal in this 1st batch of musicians we will be announcing their addition to the line-up soon.
SKINNER on Capital Chaos (Channel 18)
This Saturday @ 11pm on channel 18 or streamed via the link below... check out Capital Chaos (established 1998) featuring an exclusive interview & live performance by SKINNER. http://www.accesssacramento.org/
SKINNER's EP "The Enemy Within" Released Today!!!
The wait is over. Our 1st offering the SKINNER EP "The Enemy Within" was self-released today. It features 5 tracks: 1. Sleepwalkers, 2. Miss Agony, 3. Hell In My Hands, 4. Breathe The Lie, 5. The Enemy Within. You can purchase the album at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and many other places as well as locally from us at SKINNER shows.
"Happy Birthday to SKINNER guitarist Robert Kolowitz!!!
Today is the Birthday of the man himself... the guy behind all that great Skinner music... Mr. Roberto Kolowitz!! Happy Birthday Brother!!!! Please be sure to wish Rob a VERY Happy Birthday & he states: "Today is my birthday. The only gift I want, is to see your beautiful face tonight at the Avalon in Santa Clara. Show starts at 8pm. Lets have some fun!!!!!" Tonight we play with Forbidden... this is a show NOT to miss!!!
"Band taps drummer Joe Tobin of "The Venting Machine" for upcoming SKINNER dates.
The mighty Joe Tobin of The Venting Machine will be playing drums for Skinner tonight Roosters Alameda as well as tomorrow when we play with Forbidden @ The Avalon in Santa Clara!!
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY to SKINNER Guitarist Grant Kolowitz!!!
Wishing a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Skinner guitarists Grant Saxon Kolowitz!!! Be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday and come out to our show this Saturday @ The Avalon w/ Forbidden & Warbringer to celebrate!!!
"Hell In My Hands" featured on 2012 Warriors of Metal Compilation
Fans planning to attend the Warriors of Metal Festival this year as well as other select festivals in Europe and the US will find themselves given a copy of the "2012 Warriors of Metal" Compilation. SKINNER's track "Hell In My Hands" from our upcoming EP "The Enemy Within" is included as part of the compilation!
SKINNER Bassist Elena Repetto Engaged
All the members of SKINNER would like to congratulate our lovely bassist Elena Repetto on her Engagment!!
We've broke 1000!!
A big hello and welcome to all the new SKINNER fans. Our FaceBook page has just broken the 1000 mark and we couldn't be happier.
SKINNER finishes 3rd place in Project Independent Competition
Thank you to all the fans that voted continously over the last couple months. Although we didn't win we are very gratefull for all your dedication and support. 3rd place isn't too bad!!
SKINNER advances to the final round of Project Independent voting
SKINNER would like to thank all of our fans yet again... not only have we advanced to the final round of voting by we took 1st place in Round 2. Keep voting every day via the link below and we may very well win this thing:
Project Independent Voting
SKINNER makes it through Round 1 of Project Independent Voting
SKINNER would like to thank all of our fans for your continued support. The band made the cut for the 1st round of voting in the Project Independent Competition. We have also broke 600 likes on our FaceBook page. Please keep voting every day via the link below:
Project Independent Voting
New SKINNER Show Promo
Darkside promotions has just uploaded a new promo video for our upcoming show in Brisbane, CA @ The 23 Club. You can check it out here:
SKINNER @ The 23 Club
New SKINNER songs posted!!
We have just uploaded 2 brand new tracks from our upcoming debut EP on the Media page! The 2 songs are "Hell In My Hands" & "The Enemy Within"! Check 'em out!!
SKINNER now on Twitter
SKINNER is now on Twitter. Be the first to follow us by clicking on the link here: http://twitter.com/#!/SKINNERMETAL
SKINNER on KSJS Radio
San Francisco\Bay Area fans... tune into 90.5 KSJS as we join "The Madman" Dave Pirtle in the studio as we debut songs off our new EP "The Enemy Within"!! Thursday @ 10:00 PM 90.5 KSJS Radio!!!
The Enemy Within!!
We want to thank all of our fans for patiently waiting to hear the music we have been hard at work on. We have just mastered our 5-Song Demo EP titled "The Enemy Within" and as promised here is your exclusive preview!! Enjoy!!!!
Live SKINNER Pics from Project Independent
Live shots taken of SKINNER's performance at Project Independent are online via Pina Pix!! Click HERE:
Project Independent Results
Thank you to everyone that came out to see us perform at Project Independent!! We are pleased to announce that we have advanced past the 1st round of the competition with a nearly perfect score!! The judges loved us and hopefully the rest of the world will too. National judging will begin on December 1st. We will update you as it draws closer.
Live SKINNER Pics from M.A.I.M.eD Fest
Live shots taken of SKINNER's performance at M.A.I.M.eD Fest are online via Pina Pix!! Click HERE:
July 30th Show Cancelled
Unfortunately due to a scheduling issue Dublin Death Patrol is unable to perform @ The Avalon on July 30th. A suitable replacement was not able to be found so the show has been cancelled.
Tracking completed for upcoming demo
Great news!! We are happy to announce that all tracking for our upcoming 5-Song Demo is now completed. The band will begin mixing with Steve Pelletier next month.
SKINNER Begins tracking Vocals
Today Norman Skinner enters FANG Studios to begin tracking vocals for our upcoming Demo EP. Stay tuned...
We have just finished writing a brand new song called "Guilt-Ridden". We will be debuting this song at our next show on June 25th in Reno, NV @ JubJub's.
SKINNER DEMO EP
Things are progressing nicely in regards to the upcoming Demo EP. All drums, bass, & guitars (both rhythm and lead) have been tracked. Next up are vocals!
SKINNER Added to M.A.I.M.ED. FEST!
We are happy to announce that SKINNER was just added to this year's M.A.i.M.Ed. Fest. The show will take place on August 20th @ The Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa, CA. Other bands appearing are: Ulysses Siren, Potential Threat SF, KAOS, & Hysteria. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!
SKINNER to take part in "Project Independent"
Exciting announcement... SKINNER will be part of the huge "Project Independent Metal Showcase!" at Club Cocomo on September 5th!! We will have information on timeslot and tickets soon so stay tuned!!!