Sherwood Webber of Skinless - Back
1. How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?

Sherwood Webber: The band was started with Noah's buddies from high school. They have all moved on but Noah persisted and established the current line up.

2. How would you describe your music?

Sherwood Webber: Death Metal with some real head thrashing violent riffs. We hope to add a little doomier element with our next recording. But still unrelenting and brutal!!

3. What are your biggest influences?

Sherwood Webber: I'm influenced by all kinds of music and the frustrations of life. Without music I wouldn't have much of a reason to live.

4. What influence do you think your bands has in music and metal today?

Sherwood Webber: I feel like we're getting more attention a respect than ever before. It's cool to be appreciated even if it is by a small percentile of the population. The whole genre of brutal death is commanding attention now. Bands like Dying Fetus are really opening the doors. I really feel like they are the next "MORBID ANGEL" or "CANNIBAL CORPSE". Not stylistically but status in the metal world. They've driven a real hard underground campaign and the are starting to get the respect they deserve.

5. What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren’t in the band what would you be doing now?

Sherwood Webber: I started when I was 15. I just liked playing especially the heavy shit. Now it has taken new meaning. With the band comes the opportunity to travel and meet interesting people. That pushes the music to new extremes too.

6. Are any band members in side projects? If so what are they, and explain a little about them.

Sherwood Webber: I play drums in a band with the guy who does our live samples, AKIM. It is mainly a live band for now. We have a very theatric live show with pyro, blood and naked girls. It's fun! I'm also writing some of the new SKINLESS on drums with Noah.

7. How would you feel if a band took their sound from yours and became very well known?

Sherwood Webber: I wouldn't care. Most people have half a mind enough to know better any ways.

8. What current bands do you like or respect?

Sherwood Webber: CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DYING FETUS, ORIGIN,COFFIN TEXTS from L.A., DEEDS OF FLESH, NECROPHAGIST.

9. How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them!!

Sherwood Webber: I have a fuck load!!! I fucking hate tapes with a passion but I have about 4 big boxes full of just old demos. I don't know how many cds I have, too many!!!! HA!

10. What is the meaning behind the songs?

Sherwood Webber: Older material had somewhat satirical meanings. New stuff is based on vivid apocalyptic, destruction, death, suffering type shit.

11. What are the bands favorite songs?

Sherwood Webber: FORESHADOWING OUR DEMISE and AFFIRMATION OF HATRED are dynamic and fun to play live.

12. What does the future hold for the band?

Sherwood Webber: We're working on releasing a vinyl picture disc of "Progression Towards Evil" overseas. We just got off a U.S. tour with Incantation. We want to finish up our new shit and record. We may also do a small European tour in September.

13. If you could play with any band who would it be and why?

Sherwood Webber: SABBATH, because they rule and it is impossible for that to ever happen. Many Sabbath fans would hate us any ways.

14. Who writes the majority of the music?

Sherwood Webber: Noah.

15. Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with and why?

Sherwood Webber: We've played with so many great bands it's hard to pick out a favorite. Anybody who drinks beer is sure to get along great with us!

16. Where did you get the band name from?

Sherwood Webber: SKINLESS BUTT PORTION. It was on a package of chicken. Luckily the dropped the latter part of the name before I joined the band!!

17. Describe what the band is like live?

Sherwood Webber: A lot of wild thrashing, beer spilling, and brutal mosh action.

18. If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?

Sherwood Webber: As a matter of fact we are going to compile a video very soon. It will feature live footage, drunken wrestling, and tits.

19. Are there any touring plans made; if so tell me about them?

Sherwood Webber: We just finished a US tour with INCANTATION that ended abruptly due to reasons beyond our control. I love touring, now that we're not on tour I have a hard time keeping myself occupied. I've just been writing riffs on bass drinking beer and trying to avoid getting a real job!!!

20. Where do you think the band will be 20 years from now?

Sherwood Webber: Certainly not still together I hope. We'll be fat slobs by then but who knows??????????