Skinny Puppy, 'Weapon'

Electro-industrial legends Skinny Puppy return late next month with their 12th studio album in 30 years, a timely 10-song collection called Weapon that the band’s publicists say stands as a philosophical commentary on “the concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devastation guns can cause.”

Due out May 28 on Metropolis Records, the album finds Skinny Puppy — niVek ohGr,  cEvin Key and Mark Walk — melding electro, industrial, New Wave and rock sounds via what the band refers to as “simple and direct songwriting with strong abstract themes that correlate to the deeper concepts within the recording.”

Of the band’s decision to address gun violence as the album’s central theme, Ogre says:

“Weapons and pharmaceuticals become the last bastion of investment wealth, the last stop for manufacturing in a crumbling power system still promoting mutual assured destruction. To maim, sicken and control, by genetically radiating and bombing populations back to the Stone Age; then manage the mutations through new medicines while claiming the race for a cure of this self-inflicted environmental disease is right around the corner… Weapons then procure the evolutionary next step. We are weapons.”

The album will be released on CD as well as limited-edition, 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

 

Tracklist: Skinny Puppy, Weapon

1. “Wornin'”
2. “IllisiT”
3. “SaLvo”
4. “GLowbeL”
5. “Solvent”
6. “ParagUn”
7. “Survivalisto”
8. “Tsudanama”
9. “PlastiCage”
10. “Terminal”

 

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