SOULSKINNER was first formed under the name of TERRA TENEBRAE in 1997.The first Line-up included Bill (ex: Vanity, Rotting Christ) on the guitars, Makis (Necromantia) on the bass and Costas “Dead” (Obsecration) on the vocals. With this line-up the band recorded the very first demo “Masks Of Deathly Joy”, which included 3 tracks.
After this recording, Gothmog (ex Thou Art Lord) replaced Costas and in 1999 the band released the album “Subconscious” through the Greek label Black Lotus Records. One year later the band changed its name to Soulskinner, taking into consideration that the new name would better fit their lyrical and musical direction and in 2003 signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider Records and released “Breeding The Grotesque”. In urgent need of new members, especially a drummer,the band was delayed in releasing their third album as the right guy did not show up really early. The third album called “Non Stop Killing” and released on 2007. Brutal, old-school and sick are the words to describe it.
After a period of rest, experimentation in various tones, and walking on the line between past and future, SOULSKINNER decided to follow their own path through the underground. In 2010 they released the 7’’ split Ep with Vorkreist. “In Attrition of a World Collapse” and in 2012 the 4-way split Ep “Emissaries of a Profane Advent” with Kawir, Nergal and Embrace Of Thorns.
After a seven years hiatus concerning a full-length, they have returned and signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their 3rd album (as Soulskinner) which is entitled “Crypts of Ancient Wisdom”. Cover artwork for “Crypts of Ancient Wisdom” is being painted by the famous artist Mark Riddick and will for sure capture the true essence of the new SOULSKINNER material.
From the album release, and then, the band has appeared at festivals and gave many live shows promoting the album.Soulskinner shared the stage with bands like Entombed AD, Malevolent Creation, Grave, Avulsed etc and proved that they ‘re a grandiose band on stage. In 2015 they released one more split 7” Ep with their bloodbrothers Greeks veterans Obsecration under the title “Dominium Regis Funeris”.