The ExoSkeleton

The ExoSkeleton

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Our music is unique. We don't sound like anyone but we sound like everyone. We take elements of different genres and make it our own. Theres no real way to experience it until you see us live. We put on one hell of a live show and thats a promise. Just see for yourself.


In the dead of night, the dirt shifts and shakes, and from the graves of The Barcait Couture, The Exoskeleton rise. Members Vinny Malave, Reece Austin, and Jason Rauen have scratched and clawed their way to the surface, with harder shells and heavier music. The addition of bassist Max Steinberg has reinvigorated their sound with a thunderous force that rumbles in your chest. Guitarists/Vocalists Vinny and Reece have cast off their roots to craft a unique style filled with contrasting harmonies and surging melodies that breathe new life into this grey world. Accompanied by drummer Jason, their music pulsates with intensity, hammering heavier than ever.

Since their arrival in October of 2010, The Exoskeleton has given glimpses as to exactly what this monster has become. The debut of songs "Johnny Muerto," a gorish and gruesome tale of a boy accompanied by vicious guitars and thrashing beats, and "Death by Stereo," an homage to the true vampire which marches tenaciously and builds to a dominating cresendo, have proven this band is methodical in its madness; each song leaves you wanting more. Earlier works, such as "112 Ocean Ave" and "His and Hearse," altered to match the complexity this insect is capable of, the melodies ebb and flow with new rhythms that ensnare. The Exoskeleton has already made their presence known in the Chicago music scene, playing with locally renowned band, The Action Blast. In the short time since The Exoskeleton’s inception, their captivating sound has spanned the city, from shows at the Red Line Tap, Bottom Lounge and even the Congress Theatre.

The future promises much from this methodical monster of musical mayhem, The Exoskeleton have been recording tracks for an EP to be released this summer. With the single “112 Ocean Ave.” already available on iTunes, this forthcoming album will bring just as much force and raw aggression as the song portrays. The time has come to put down the computers and pick up electric guitars, turn off the Auto-Tune and turn up the amp; it’s time to put heart and talent into music again. Soon, this dead scene will be brought back to life, reawakened by a band who reflects the true soul of rock ‘n roll: The Exoskeleton.


Bury the Name (2010)

Set List

Dear Marla
112 Ocean Ave.
H.A.T.E. (Hoping All This Ends)
War of Good & Evil
You Little Devil You
Dead Scene
Hank Mardukas
Quiet Nonchanlance of Death
His and Hearse
In My Sleep
Johnny Muerto