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Latest Skeletonwitch News

Below is our complete Skeletonwitch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Skeletonwitch Debut New Track “Fen Of Shadows”

Skeletonwitch‘s sixth studio effort has been entitled “Devouring Radiant Light” and will be out in stores on July 20th via Prosthetic Records. A first single titled “Fen Of Shadows” has premiered below.

Next up for the band is this North American tour with Obituary, Pallbearer and Dust Bolt: More...

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Skeletonwitch Part Ways With Drummer Boltjes

Ohio's Skeletonwitch have parted ways with drummer Dustin Boltjes and have temporarily replaced him with Jon Rice (ex-Job For A Cowboy). Rice will join Skeletonwitch on the band's forthcoming North American tour with Obituary, which starts May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Sacred Leather (Skeletonwitch) Debut New Video

Judas Priest worshipping heavy metal outfit Sacred Leather (Skeletonwitch) debut their new music video for their new single “Power Thrust“. A February 23rd release date is planned for the band’s new effort “Ultimate Force” through Cruz Del Sur Music.

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Obituary North American Tour Announced

Obituary will be going on a North American tour this spring. They will be joined by Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt at the following stops:

05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/03 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/06 Boston, MA – Sinclair
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
05/11 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
05/12 Detroit, MI – Majestic
05/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/16 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
05/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/25 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/29 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven Lounge
06/03 Miami, FL – The Ground

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Sacred Leather To Release New Album This February

Sacred Leather, featuring members of Skeletonwitch etc. among their ranks, have set a February 23rd release date via Cruz Del Sur Music for their new effort “Ultimate Force“. Comments frontman Dee Wrathchild of the album:

“Heavy metal represents individualism in the face of conformity and an escape from reality. You can crank it up, bang your head, and you will always have thousands of brothers and sisters in heavy metal that connect with what they are hearing as much as you do. It’s timeless. It’s power. It’s the Ultimate Force.”

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Homewrecker Premieres New Song "Path Of Terror"

Homewrecker premieres a new song entitled "Path Of Terror", taken from the upcoming EP "Extinction By Design", which will be out in stores this Friday, October 14th via Good Fight Music.

Check out now "Path Of Terror" below.

Homewrecker is currently on tour in Europe alongside Weekend Nachos, with a US. tour supporting Skeletonwitch to follow. Catch the band live on the followig dates: More...

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Sacred Leather (Skeletonwitch) Premieres New Song

Skeletonwitch drummer's Dustin Boltjes classic heavy metal outift Sacred Leather premieres a new song entitled "Prowling Sinner", taken from the upcoming self-titled demo cassette tape, which will be out in stores coming December.

Check out now "Prowling Sinner" below.

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Oathbreaker Premieres New Song "Immortals"

Oathbreaker premieres a new song entitled "Immortals", taken from the upcoming new album "Rheia", which will be out in stores September 30th release via Deathwish Inc..

Check out now "Immortals" below.

Oathbreaker will be out on tour this September and October supporting Skeletonwitch and Iron Reagan and on select dates, Gatecreeper and Homewrecker. Dates are available below: More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces New Tour Dates

Skeletonwitch is excited to bring new material from forthcoming August 19th release “The Apothic Gloom” to fans across the U.S. this fall after a headlining Canadian trek.

The “Curse of the Dead" 2016 tour features direct support from Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatecreeper (9/29-10/18) and Homewrecker (10/19-10/30).

Guitarist Scott Hedrick chimed in stating, ”Stoked to finally announce this! We’ve got new tunes to play and a killer group of bands to shred with. Love this lineup from top to bottom. See you all soon.” More...

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Skeletonwitch Premieres "Red Death, White Light"

Ohio blackened thrash metal outfit Skeletonwitch premieres a new song entitled "Red Death, White Light", taken from the upcoming new EP "The Apothic Gloom", which will be out in stores August 19th through Prosthetic Records. The EP is the band's first recording featuring new vocalist Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer).

Check out now "Red Death, White Light" below.

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Skeletonwitch Posts "Well Of Despair"

Ohio blackened metal outfit Skeletonwitch is back with “Well of Despair,” the band's first recording featuring new vocalist Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer).

Having premiered recently via Sirius XM Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin, the song can now be streamed via the YouTube clip below, which features live footage filmed by Josh Sisk during the band’s recent recording sessions at Baltimore’s Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten (Noisem, Magrudergrind, Mutilation Rites).

Skeletonwitch will premiere this new lineup on March 16th at a headlining show in Morgantown, W. Va., before joining Abbath, High on Fire and Tribulation on this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour.

Following the run, the band will make a one-off appearance in Indianapolis, Ind. with Eyehategod before returning home to put the finishing touches on a new EP, due out later this summer. Full dates are listed below. More...

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Skeletonwitch Recruits New Vocalist

Today the blackened metal outfit Skeletonwitch – which will join Abbath, High On Fire and Tribulation on this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour – officially welcomes Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer) as the band's new vocalist.

Last month, the group recorded a new EP (due to be released this summer) with Clemans at Baltimore’s Developing Nations alongside producer Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Noisem, Mutilation Rites). A brief teaser of new music can be heard in the below video, in which Clemans discusses how he came to join the band.

“I’m very proud to be a part of the Skeletonwitch amp, and I’m very excited about how the new EP turned out,” says Clemans. “Working with like-minded musicians is always a pleasure, and I’m confident that the new chapter of this band will carry the Skeletonwitch banner properly and proudly.”

Adds guitarist Scott Hedrick, “We are extremely excited to announce Adam as the new singer for Skeletonwitch. He’s a killer vocalist, lyricist, and all-around creative force. Please welcome him to the Skeletonwitch family as we begin this new chapter. As always, thanks to everyone who has, and continues to, support us.” More...

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Skeletonwitch Demoing New Material

Skeletonwitch will join the Decibel Magazine tour next year alongside Abbath, High On Fire, and Tribulation. Today Skeletonwitch guitarist Scott Hedrick took a break from demoing new material to provide the following update:

“Cheers everyone! We are proud to announce that we will be a part of the mighty Decibel Tour. They had us at Abbath, then tripled the ante with High on Fire and Tribulation! All three artists are in my personal top tier of heavy music.

"Definitely going to have some embarrassing ‘fan moments’ on this one. Just ask Matt Pike – as an overly excited teenager, I punished him with a game of 20 Questions when I saw them on their first U.S. tour. He still regrets giving me his phone number! New tunes, new singer, new tour, new chapter for Skeletonwitch. Looking forward to seeing you all out on the road.” More...

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High On Fire Joining 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

Heavy music giants High On Fire will tour North America as part of the 2016 Decibel Magazine tour, set to launch March 17 in Baltimore, MD.

Joining the bill with High On Fire will be Sweden's Tribulation, Ohio's Skeletonwitch, and Abbath (former frontman of Norwegian black metal legends, Immortal). The month-long trek will run through April 15 in Philadelphia, PA. Dates for the trek are as follows:

March 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
March 18 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
March 19 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
March 20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
March 22 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
March 23 Austin, TX Emo’s
March 25 Scottsdale, AZ Live Wire
March 26 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
March 27 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
March 28 Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theater DTLA
March 29 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
March 31 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
April 1 Seattle, WA El Corazon
April 2 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
April 5 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
April 6 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
April 7 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Night
April 8 Chicago, IL – Metro
April 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
April 10 Toronto, ON The Opera House
April 12 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 14 Boston, MA Royale
April 15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer More...

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Skeletonwitch Writing New Album

Skeletonwitch has proven time and time again that mixing killer tunes with an unshakeable work ethic remains the key to metal success. The group will soon support 2013 release “Serpents Unleashed” with its most extensive European tour to date.

The Midwestern blackened metal troopers will return to The Old Continent in April to appear at several of the spring’s heaviest festivals (Inferno, Roadburn) in addition to headlining 26 shows across Western Europe with support from Goatwhore and Mortals. From there, Skeletonwitch will pillage its way across Eastern Europe and headline dates in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Greece. A full list of dates appears below.

Skeletonwitch has also begun writing material for a new album, expected to be released later this year. Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented: “After we return from melting faces in Europe, our entire focus will be on writing a new album. We have a mountain of riffs and ideas that will be carved into epic tunes. Excited to get started!” More...

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Skeletonwitch & Goatwhore Post Tour Trailer

Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals will be touring Europe this April and May. The bands will be playing shows in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain , Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic.

In anticipation of this tour you can now watch the tour trailer for "Hell Has Arrived Over Europe" below.

Skeletonwitch - Hell Has Arrived Over Europe Tour Trailer from Prosthetic Records on Vimeo.

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Goatwhore Joining Skeletonwitch On Tour

Louisiana's Goatwhore is returning to Europe in April of 2015 as direct support to the Skeletonwitch European tour. Mortals will be opening up for both bands.

Goatwhore comments: "After being part of a really successful European and U.K. tour with Dying Fetus, Malevolence and Fallujah for the last 6 weeks, I am really stoked to be returning in April with our good friends in Skeletonwitch & Mortals to offer another dose of extreme metal to our European and UK fans.

"This will be a crushing experience to all that attend. We would like to thank everyone that attended the shows in November & December. See you in 2015!" More...

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Metal Bands Share Their Stories About Athon

Bassist Jonathan Athon from Black Tusk passed away this weekend after being in a motorcycle crash, and since then many bands from across the metal community have commented on how Athon impacted their lives.

Skeletonwitch shared this story about Black Tusk:

"Many years ago we left Ohio, bound for Savannah, GA, to tour with some new friends in a band called Black Tusk. In a now legendary move (that we will never let him forget) Andrew from Black Tusk booked the shows on the wrong calendar year! This resulted in about 5 days off in a row while things got sorted out.

"Andrew, James, and Athon rolled out the red carpet (and about 500 beers) and let us move in to 'Black Tusk Manor' for those 5 days. We've been family ever since.

"Yesterday we lost a brother. Athon, we miss you. We will carry your music and the many, many, memories with us forever. Our thoughts are with Andrew, James, Athon's family, and the entire creative community in Savannah, where Jonathan Athon will be sorely missed." More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 36

In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to podcast@metalunderground.com with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.

This week, we’re proud to present music from Boston, Massachusetts all-purpose metal act Skull Hammer, a formidable “power trio” that incorporates all forms of classic metal from hard rock to power metal, from speed metal to thrash. The band released the EP “Fear The Truth” in 2008 and the full-length “Pay It In Blood” in 2010, and are currently preparing a second album.


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Skeletonwitch Vocalist To Miss Upcoming Tour Dates

Skeletonwitch's Chance Garnette will be sitting out the remaining dates on the band's current tour, meaning the group is now performing as an instrumental four piece. Skeletonwitch issued this statement about the situation:

"Lately there have been a lot of rumors, speculation, and assumptions, regarding Skeletonwitch. We want to set the record straight.

"Unfortunately, Chance is unable to finish out the tour as he has some serious personal matters to attend to. We ask you to respect his and our privacy regarding these matters.

"This obviously left us with a very difficult decision to make and we've decided to finish out the tour as a 4-piece.

"We made the assumption that Skeletonwitch fans attending the shows would rather see 4 of us ripping through our songs, than a piece of paper on the door announcing our cancellation. If the first 2 shows were any indication, we assumed correctly.

"You have our sincerest apologies for not being able to bring you the full show, and for canceling the stop in Albany.

"We thank everyone for their understanding and their support now and in the future.

"Please come out to the remaining shows for riffs, beers, and hi-fives with us. At the risk of sounding too sentimental, music is equally important, if not more so, during rough times as well as the good.

"Skeletonwitch is not going anywhere. See you soon." More...

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