The Skinny: The Unravelling is a progressive rock band from Calgary, Canada. Inspired by diverse artists such as Dead Can Dance, Tool, Opeth, Nine Inch Nails, Arcana, Jeff Buckley and Dillinger Escape Plan, the Unravelling’s music ranges from the engaging and inviting to the aggressive and threatening. A confidante of the band remarked that “The Unravelling sounds like the illegitimate love child of Lisa Gerrard And Zack de la Rocha”.
The debut full length album 13 Arcane Hymns, a psycho-analytical concept album in the tradtion of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Nine Inch Nails’s The Downward Spiral and Faith no More’s Angeldust, is slated for a 2009 release. The album features many reoccuring lyrical themes, particularly the theme of being buried alive and presumed dead, then crawling your way out, and “moving forward”. The band has already garnered airplay on a variety of metal and rock programs such as the Autopsy Report, Playlist Mix, Prog’opolis, Rogues Gallery, Headcase Radio and Metal Invasion.