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Waiting For The Flies
Skinlab Announce Tour Changes
April 28, 2007
Bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel of Bay Area beatdown crew Skinlab has issued the following update:

"Hey guys, few things changing here on the tour front.

"We've been left with no choice but to carry on the tour without our buds Will Haven. Sorry to all the Will Haven fans that were looking forward to seeing them. We're just as bummed, hopefully they'll sort out their issues and joins us on some of the dates. Ankla will now be direct support starting May 15, Pain Principle has been added to the entire tour, taking over Apiary's spot, with a local act from every city added to the show.

"We'd like to thank Apiary for being the cool dudes they are. Make sure to keep an ear out for them, they'll be makin alot of noise here this summer...

"Yup yup, things are kinda crazy trying to put tours together, ya know?

"All us bands have the right intention on trying to get out on the road with good friends, your favorite bands or what-not. Fact of the matter is, sometimes life's overwhelming expenses take hold of the metal dream and squeeze it by the balls.
We all try to make ends meet so we can get out there and bring the music to you , but sometimes things fall through, as in the case right now..... Shit happens!!! So make some fuckin' noise , let the clubs know you want your favorite local band to play."

A brand new Skinlab track, entitled "The Face of Aggression", has been posted on the band's MySpace page.

Skinlab will undertake the "Face of Aggression" headlining tour beginning on May 4 at Stoney's in Reno and ending on June 3.
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Skinlab To Release DVD
April 10, 2007
Bay Area Beatdown Crew Skinlab has posted the following update on their Myspace page:

"What's up feaks, just thought we should drop some more news. Things are moving along our agent is doing a fine job at filling all dates, as of now it's looking like the tour will start in Sacramento May 5 @ the Kennel Club -- June 2 Seattle Studio 7!!!

More dates are filling in don't be surprised if we end up in your town. Lot's of cool things going on , lil to early to make any announcements.....Let's just say negotiations are in progress to bring you guys the Official Skinlab DVD before the years end."

The upcoming "Face Of Aggression" tour will also feature Will Haven as direct support, as well as Ankla. The first three spots will be rotating, and will feature Hostility, Apiary, and Pain Principle (The latter two will only be appearing in select markets.)
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CPR forms Diabolus Music
March 19, 2007
Corporate Punishment forms new extreme music imprint, Diabolus Music.

Corporate Punishment
has joined forces with Ruins of Old Management’s James and Shelley McComas to form Diabolus Music, a new imprint specializing in extreme Metal and Hardcore.

The first releases from Diabolus Music/Corporate Punishment Records will be Waiting for the Flies, the Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) produced national debut from Florida underground favorites Pain Principle (ex-Andrew WK), in stores May 15th, and a re-recorded version of Years of Fire's (ex-Chimaira, Ringworm, Ascension) Visceral Departure (originally released on Thorp Records), in stores in July.

Pain Principle has been added as support to the upcoming Skinlab/Will Haven tour, and have lined up the following dates:
Mar 23 The Trocadero - Philadelphia w/ Years of Fire, Bella Morte
May 11-12 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX - Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
(Corporate Punishment/Diabolus 2nd stage with Years of Fire, Broken Teeth, 3 Mile Scream, Mastery, and more.)

Years of Fire have lined up the following dates:
May 22 Coconuts - Dayton, OH
Mar 23 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA w/ Pain Principle, Bella Morte
Mar 24 The Underground - Sandusky, OH
Apr 20 The Sons of Italy - Torrington, CT w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 21 Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 28 The Hangout - Edinboro, PA w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 29 The Billiards Club - Columbus, OH w/ Everything’s Ruined
May 11-12 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX - Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
(Corporate Punishment/Diabolus 2nd stage with Pain Principle, Broken Teeth, 3 Mile Scream, Mastery, and more.)

You can find more information on the following pages:
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Kevin "Bull" Bullock - vocals
John Sutton - Guitar
Mike Mazzonetto - drums
Gregg Roberts - bass

Despite being relegated to the underground, Pain Principle has made it presence known since it's inception in 1993. Not wasting any time, their debut recording, "LIVE WITH IT", hit the streets the very same year. Only 200 copies were ever made but that was enough for a strong start.

In late 1994 the band recorded its second demo, “UNHAPPY HOUR" The release was well received by the underground press, with (then) bassist Brian Benson using his position as touring bassist for DEATH, on the "SYMBOLIC" world tour, to help distribute them worldwide. Pain Principle carried on ,with a stand in bassist, during his absence, working on the songs that would become their first cd release, "UNTIL SOMEONE LOSES AN EYE."

In early 1996 with all original members returning, the cd was released to the underground. It received glowing reviews in publications such as METAL MANIACS, ILLITERATURE, METAL HAMMER (Greece) ROCK HARD, HEAVY ODER WAS!?, IRON PAGES,TERRORIZER, METAL INVADER and countless other smaller 'zines.
The year 2000 saw the band promoting it's brand new cd "CHRONIC RAGE DISORDER", an aggressive, modern piece of work, that still clings to many of it's thrash/hardcore/death metal roots. Like it's drummer Chris Williams was killed in a tragic auto accident.

Early 2002 saw the departure of longtime members Ken Andrews and Brian Benson, Founding members Bullock, Mazzonetto and guitarist John Sutton, recruited former FLO bassist Karen Fry and ,in 2003, went into AUDIOHAMMER studio with engineer JASON SUECOF . The result was an untitled 3-song demo of what the band considers some of it's heaviest, most memorable material to date. The track "In Dim Light" from that demo also appears on LIFELESS RECORD'S "A TREASURY OF SORROWS" 2004 compilation cd.
Now, stronger than ever in 2006,the 3 founding members have been joined by Andrew W.K. bassist, Gregg Roberts and are already making plans for a new recording and extensive gigging.

Through the years Pain Principle has received much local praise, winning a 1995 Jam Magazine "Jammie Award" for Best Metal Band as well as the Band of the Year and Best Metal Release in the 2001 Orlando Metal Awards. Mazzonetto also won the BEST DRUMMER award in 2002. In a bizarre twist. Many eyebrows have been raised at their music. "We're always the odd band out", notes Bullock "When we're on the bill with metal bands they say we're too hardcore, and when we're on the bill with hardcore bands they say we're too metal!!" Go Figure!!