Bay Area metal band Skinlab formed in 1994, not quite in time for the ’80s thrash boom in that area but still in time to cultivate a reputation as one of the most ferocious metal bands in NorCal. They’ve taken breaks over the years, and band members have come and gone, but the quality of the output has remained fairly consistent. 1997’s Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded was the debut album, swiftly followed by Disembody: The New Flesh two years later. Both were produced by metal journeyman Andy Sneap (an occasional member of Judas Priest). The latest effort, Venomous, dropped last year and it’s typically ferocious.
Skinlab plays with Bleed the Sky, Arise in Chaos, So This Is Suffering and Luna 13 at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 26 at the Whisky A Go Go.