THE DUDE FROM SKINLESS IS NOW THE DUDE FROM ORIGIN, TOO
Well, hey now!, it was just last month that we were wondering, “Whatever happened to Skinless?” We weren’t really able to get a satisfactory answer, other than that the band was hoping to finally make a follow-up to 2006′s Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead this year.
Well, I’m thinking it might be another hot minute before that actually happens, because Skinless front man Jason Keyser has just been announced as the new vocalist for Origin.
You may recall that Origin parted ways with their vocalist of nearly a decade, James Lee, a little over a year ago; at the time, it was announced that Mica “Maniac” Meneke, formerly of The Faceless, was Lee’s replacement. I guess that didn’t pan out for whatever reason, though, so now Keyser has the gig. He’ll make his live debut with the band on this summer’s just-announced co-headlining tour with Hate Eternal.
And, uh, I don’t really have anything to say about this. I don’t think it means the end of Skinless or anything, but like I said, I could see it causing further delays in the recording of a new Skinless album. But maybe not even! The Origin tour doesn’t even start until June and will only last about a month, so there’s no reason Keyser couldn’t get in the studio with Skinless before or after. Or not. I really don’t know, guys. I wish I had all the answers, but I only have most of the answers. Sorry.
I do know that Origin will continue to be awesome as long as Paul Ryan is in the band. And I think that John Longstreth is still their drummer, so that’s never a bad thing.
ANYWAY, get dates for that Origin tour here. Abysmal Dawn and Vital Remains are also on the bill, as if you needed any more incentive to go.