They really are! From the Phoenix New Times:
“We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people,” founder cEvin Key says by phone from his Los Angeles home. “We heard that our music was used on at least four occasions. So we thought it would be a good idea to make an invoice to the U.S. government for musical services, thus the concept of the record title, Weapons.”
I’m not the biggest fan of Weapons, but any Skinny Puppy is better than no Skinny Puppy. I lived and somehow survived their hiatus after the death of Dwayne Goettel.
But here is a live version of “Testure”, a lovely ditty about the horrors of vivisection.