New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed: 1990
Ryan Ashmore - Vocals, Michael H. - Guitar, Tony Salisbury - Bass, Todd Capiton -Drums
"Mule Skinner is a crushing, tornado of punk infused crusty grind with loads of blast beats, crushing breakdowns, odd riffs, grunted vocals and raw power. Mule Skinner are unmistakably a grindcore band but unlike any other that you have heard." - Encyclopedia Metallum
Mule Skinner was formed in 1990, by a core group of players from the band Rude Awakening. We started playing shows around New Orleans in the late 80’s during the time when locals Soilent Green, EyeHateGod, Exhorder, Crowbar (The Slugs), and others were just starting to release their demos. It was a great time when the Nola metal scene was very new and active.
Stripped Of Flesh was our first demo and one of the earliest examples of the New Orleans grindcore/death metal scene. We were heavily involved in the world-wide tape trading and fanzine movements, making many friendships that remain to this day. Mule Skinner released our full-length album Abuse in 1996 and added blaster Todd Capiton on drums. The band reconvened in 2013 and released an EP with new vocalist Ryan Ashmore.
Mule Skinner has since been playing shows in the New Orleans area and have recorded our follow up full length to Abuse. Our new record “Airstrike” on F.O.A.D. Records, is a devastating collection of songs in true Mule Skinner fashion. We are honored and humbled by your many years of support of Mule Skinner – Cheers!