Weapon is the twelfth studio album by Canadian electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy. It was released on May 28, 2013 via Metropolis Records. The album artwork was completed by longtime collaborator Steven Gilmore and features a giant mechanized spider made out of various weapons such as guns and blades. A music video for the song "Illisit" was produced and released online.
The album was well received by critics, many of whom took note of the 80's-esque musical style. The album landed on several charts, including the Billboard 200 where it peaked at #140. The band began touring for the album in January 2014 with the Live Shape for Arms tour. Early that same year, the group received mainstream media attention when they sent an invoice totaling $666,000 to the US Department of Defense for the use of their music during torture sessions at Guantanamo Bay.
The capital letters in the tracks can be arranged to read "CULLLT", and the O from the bonus track "Overdose" can be added to the message, making it read "OCULLLT". Ogre's side project with Mark Walk (Ohgr) used the same method to conceal a message in their first two albums.