Skinny Puppy gets ready to rock
According to a news posting on the official Skinny Puppy MySpace website, the band is planning a new studio album and tour for 2009. Rumour has it that the newest puppy would see the light of day somewhere in October. The current line-up of the band consists of Cevin Key, Ogre and Mark Walk with additional help from Otto von Schirach and Aaron from Venetian Snares.
Skinny Puppy is a Canadian band, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1982. Initially envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key (born Kevin Crompton) while he was in the new wave band Images In Vogue, Nivek Ogre (born Kevin Ogilvie) soon joined as vocalist and Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project. Over the course of a dozen studio albums and many live tours, Key and Ogre have been the only constant members. Other members have included the late Dwayne Goettel (1986–1995), Dave “Rave” Ogilvie, Mark Walk (2003–present), and a number of guests, including Bill Leeb (1985–1986, under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder), Al Jourgensen (1989), and many others. The group is widely considered the founders of the electro-industrial sub genre.