Skinlab was a heavy metal band formed in 1995 in San Francisco, California by vocalist/bassist Steev Esquivel, guitarist Mike Roberts, guitarist Gary Wendt, and drummer Paul Hopkins (the lineup having since been altered.) After releasing 3 full length studio albums and an EP, they disbanded in 2003 following the departure of two core members. Though there was, at one point, talk of the remaining duo (Steev Esquivel and Steve Green, aka Snake) soldiering on, they have since formed another band called Re:Ignition. It is unknown whether or not Skinlab will ever get back together, but for now, this does not seem to be the case.
Skinlab's sound can best be described as hardcore groove metal. They have been extensively compared to Machine Head. Both originated out of the so-called Bay Area, were formed at approximately the same time, and are said to have similar-sounding debut albums. While Machine Head has since changed their sound from their debut (returning to the groove metal sound on their most recent album), Skinlab is still generally credited with having stuck to their original sound.