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.
After 12 years of silence they are back – our good old EBM buddies Nitzer Ebb. According to sources they are recoding a new studio album as we speak and the good news you can here what it is gonna sound like already today. Follow the link and you can here a sample of their new song Payroll.
And it is pretty clear that they haven´t forgotten their roots either, sweet
“When we were choosing songs for the ‘Saw IV’ soundtrack, we asked ourselves, ‘What kind of music would the ‘Saw’ characters Jigsaw and Amanda listen to?'” reveals Jonathan Scott Miller, principal of Artists’ Addiction Records, which will issue Saw IV Original Soundtrack on CD and as a digital release October 23, 2007; an extended digital release will follow in November. Miller served as soundtrack producer alongside Artists’ Addiction principals Jonathan Platt and Jonathan McHugh (“Saw IV” producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg are executive soundtrack producers).
The answer to this pivotal question, as any fan of the hit “Saw” film series would guess, are the dangerous, dramatic strains of hard rock, metal and industrial music. These sounds are represented on Saw IV Original Soundtrack by giants of those genres – Nitzer Ebb, who unveil highly anticipated new material with the hard-hitting “Payroll (JohnO Mix),” Ministry (“Life Is Good”), Skinny Puppy (“Spasmolytic [Deftones Remix (Habitual Mix)]),” “Saw” composer/Nine Inch Nails alum Charlie Clouser (“Just Begun”) and Sixx: A.M., fronted by Mötley Crüe bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx (“Tomorrow”) – as well as established bands who’ve been influenced by them, including Drowning Pool (“Shame”) and Avenged Sevenfold (“Eternal Rest”), and up-and-comers forging a similarly creative path like From Autumn to Ashes (“On the Offensive”) and Submersed (“Better Think Again”).
From the good old days: