Skinlab is an alternative metal band formed in Oakland in September 1995 by bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel and guitarist Mike Roberts; the group also includes guitarist Gary Wendt and drummer Paul Hopkins. The intense, ultra-heavy riffing showcased on their demo tapes got them a contract with Century Media, which issued their debut album, Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded, in 1997. However, both guitarists left the group in the wake of the heavy touring that followed; ex-Skrew guitarist Snake and ex-Killing Culture and Laaz Rockit guitarist Scott Sargeant were eventually brought in as replacements. This lineup recorded the 1998 Eyesore EP to tide fans over; the full-length Disembody: The New Flesh appeared in 1999. Sergeant left the group shortly before they decided to step back into the studio, but Glen Telford was quickly plugged into his spot. Hooking together with producer Steve Evetts, the band recorded Revolting Room and released it in the summer of 2002. After touring with Metal Heavyweights Slayer in 2003, the band went on a 3 year hiatus, but has since reformed.