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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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Amon Amarth Announces North American Tour

Amon Amarth will be re-conquering North America this Fall.

This time around, the band will be bringing fellow Swedes, Sabaton, along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the show, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first ever exclusive North American performance by extreme metal group Vallenfyre.

In February of this year, fans in Los Angeles were treated to an exclusive appearance of the Viking ship stage set up. For this tour, New York fans will bear witness to the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th.

Tickets will go on sale on May 30th. Amon Amarth comments: "Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we're doing Canada and the U.S. together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we'll be bring the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we'll take no prisoners!"

Amon Amarth's latest album, "Deceiver of the Gods," was released in June of 2013. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the band's highest-charting album to date. More...

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Suffocation Announces New Tour Dates

More than a year has passed since the release of Suffocation's "Pinnacle Of Bedlam." Now the New York extreme metal outfit has announced a return to Europe this summer.

After last years extended “Despise The World European Tour,” Suffocation will be playing several club shows, along with a handful of festivals.

Joining Suffocation for the upcoming road shenanigans will be Denver, CO-based thrashers Havok and Ohio metallers Skeletonwitch. Commented Suffocation on the tour:

“Suffocation will be tearing up Europe again this summer! Our powerhouse tour will have the relenting speed and thrash of Havok and brutal tones of the one and only Skeletonwitch. We hope you all come to the gigs and blow off some much needed aggressions and show how much you love speed, thrash and death metal!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all at the festivals and club shows this summer!” More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces Summer Shows

The heavy metal crusaders in Skeletonwitch will continue to support “Serpents Unleashed” on an upcoming European tour.

In addition to appearing alongside Suffocation and Havok, the band has announced appearances at several of the summers’ largest festivals including Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault, and Party.San. A full list of dates can be found below.

7/26 Munchen, DE – Free & Easy Fest
7/27 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof *
7/28 Hannover, DE – Chez Heinz *
7/29 Essen, DE – Turock *
7/30 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde *
8/1 Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest
8/3 Luynes, FR – Le Korigan *
8/4 Zurich,CH – Alte Kaserne *
8/5 Pinarella di Cervia, IT – Rock Planet *
8/6 Innsbruck, AT – p.m.k *.
8/7 Schlotheim, DE – Scholtheim Party.San Open Air
8/8 Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault
8/9 Chemnitz, DE – Rock Im Betonwerk
8/11 Manchester, UK – Sound Control #
8/12 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks #
8/13 London, UK – Barfly #
8/14 Dinkelsbuhl, DE – Summer Breeze
8/16 Rasnov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme
* w/ Suffocation & Havok
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Toxic Holocaust Cancels Tour Dates

Toxic Holocaust has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming tour dates with Skeletonwitch:

"Unfortunately, due to a serious and prolonged ear infection suffered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the Toxic Holocaust/Skeletonwitch Australian & New Zealand tour will not be happening in April 2014.

"Joel is unwell and recommended by his doctor not to fly till his condition is taken care of. We are truly sorry, but this is something that's out of hands.

"Toxic Holocaust will be rescheduling their tour for November with another U.S. band, whilst Skeletonwitch will now be doing their own headline tour sometime later when time permits in their busy schedule.

"Details about ticket refunds and tour dates coming soon."

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Skeletonwitch Announces Picture Disc Re-Issue

Skeletonwitch has announced a re-pressing of the 2011 Billboard-charting release “Forever Abomination” (reviewed here) on picture disc LP, scheduled for release on March 18th.

Limited to 500 copies, only 150 will be available via the Prosthetic North American webshop, while another handful will be available via Prosthetic’s European webshop. The remaining copies will be distributed via your local record store or online distribution shop. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Guitarist Scott Hedrick reveals further details while showing off the new discs in the video available below. The band's upcoming tour dates are also available after the jump. More...

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Skeletonwitch Releasing Limited Edition Vinyl

Skeletonwitch will release a hand-screened, 180-gram limited vinyl edition of "Serpents Unleashed," of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to two animal shelters in the band's home state of Ohio -- The Athens County Humane Society and Columbus' Pets Without Parents. The following press release was issued about the special edition:

"The members of Ohio's most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region.

"Limited to a one-time-only pressing of 100 copies, the black LP includes a hand-screened, hand-numbered jacket with exclusive artwork and a hand-screened dust sleeve. It comes with a color poster and a sticker showcasing the album's original masterful artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), as well as a download card.

"Mark your calendars, as the limited-edition LPs will go on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis exclusively via the band's website on Monday, January 20th at 1:00pm EST."

You can also catch Skeletonwitch live: More...

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Skeletonwitch Issues Year-End Message

Skeletonwitch dropped new album "Serpents Unleashed" earlier this year, and the band is currently gearing up to hit the ground running in 2014 with tour dates in the US, Europe, and Australia. Skeletonwitch issued the following brief year-end message to fans:

"Thanks for an amazing year guys and gals! We couldn't do any of it without all your continued support. 2014 is already looking like its going to be a wild rock'n'roll party. See you all soon! Upcoming tour dates at our website here."

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Heavy Metal Black Friday Deals Revealed

All that Black Friday / Cyber Monday nonsense is upon us again, and for those of a metal persuasion who are so inclined, you too can get some great deals on music.

But luckily you don't have to get trampled at Walmart to get killer metal at reduced prices, because many labels and distros are offering their deals online. Check out the latest sales below, and check back in as we'll be updating this article over the weekend as more deals are announced.

Through Monday, SELFMADEGOD RECORDS is giving metal lovers a chance to buy any 3 albums and get an extra album free.

RAZORBACK RECORDS has a deal running through December 2nd where select albums from Abscess, Mortician, Wooden Stake, and more are only $5.

Until Monday the 2nd, RELAPSE RECORDS is offering 20% off the entire mailorder webstore.

DEEPSEND RECORDS has a buy 3, get 1 free deal running on all CDs.

THE OMEGA ORDER is offering 25% off all vinyl using the promo code “Fire.”

COMATOSE MUSIC is offering a buy 3 get 1 free sale on all CDs that builds up (buy 6 get 2 or buy 9 get 3).

ROXX RECORDS is offering 25% off everything in the webstore Friday, Saturday, and Sunday using the “XMASROXX2013” coupon code.

METAL BLADE RECORDS is hosting a holiday sale giving up to 40% off select vinyl releases.

BLOOD AND INK RECORDS has a deal giving 20% off any item with the code “TY2013” that runs through December 6th, 2013.

The FACEDOWN RECORDS Thanksgiving sale features a variety of albums for $1 - $5 each along with reduced price merch.

CENTURY MEDIA has a variety of delightfully evil winter sweaters and Christmas ornaments for freaking out your family this holidy season.

VICTORY RECORDS will be offering 25% off the entire webstore Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and the label has also released a line of ridiculous holiday band sweaters.

THINK FAST RECORDS has several holiday bundles available with reduced price vinyl and merch bundles.

WE ARE TRIUMPHANT RECORDS is offering 25% off the entire webstore through December 2nd.

PROSTHETIC RECORDS is providing 25% off your entire order using code "PRST66613" at checkout through December 2nd.

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Skeletonwitch Announces Australian Shows

Ohio blackened metal masters Skeletonwitch are excited to reveal that in addition to their recently announced tour dates throughout Europe alongside Overkill, they will be also heading Down Under for the first time.

The band will come to Australia in April alongside thrashers Toxic Holocaust. Dates are listed below.

Skeletonwitch is currently on the road with The Black Dahlia Murder in support of new release, “Serpents Unleashed." Catch the band live:

11/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory &
11/21 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom &
11/22 St. Louis, MO – Firebird &
11/23 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose &
11/24 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre &
11/25 Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet &
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
11/27 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
1/9/14 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
1/11/14 Indianapolis,IN – Beale Street Live Indy
1/17/14 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
1/18/14 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
1/20/14 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
1/21/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
1/22/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues *
1/23/14 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24/14 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
1/25/14 Tampa, FL – The Ritz *
1/26/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
1/27/14 Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar
1/28/14 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
1/29/14 Charlotte, NC – The FILLMORE *
1/30/14 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA *
1/31/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*
2/01/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/03/14 Philadelphia, PA – TLA *
2/04/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
2/07/14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
2/08/14 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights *
2/09/14 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *
2/11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
2/12/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre *
2/14/14 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom*
2/15/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
& with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
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Skeletonwitch Announces Tour With Overkill

Presently dismantling stages throughout North America alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Midwestern blackened thrash marauders Skeletonwitch will head overseas this coming Spring to join legendary thrash militia, Overkill, on a tour through Western Europe.

The journey will commence shortly after the completion of an early 2014 U.S. run with Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Additional international tour dates will be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, a complete list of currently confirmed Skeletonwitch live assaults appears below.

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem [remaining dates]
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick's Saloon - South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron - Odessa, TX More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces Meet And Greets

On the eve of the release of newest album, "Serpents Unleashed," blackened thrash metal troop Skeletonwitch has announced several meet & greets throughout Canada during the current live excursion with The Black Dahlia Murder.

Additionally, Skeletonwitch will make appearances at Rasputin in Fresno, California and Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri. Stop by one of the following locations to hang out with the band:

10/31/2013 Legend Records - Ottawa, ON @ 5:00pm
11/02/2013 Rotate This - Toronto, ON @ 6:00pm
11/06/2013 War on Music - Winnipeg, MB @ 6:00pm
11/08/2013 Freecloud Records - Edmonton, AB @ 5:00 m
11/09/2013 Sloth Records - Calgary, AB @ 5:00pm
11/11/2013 Neptoon Records - Vancouver, BC @ 5:30pm
11/15/2013 Rasputin - Fresno, CA @ TBA
11/22/2013 Vintage Vinyl - St. Louis, MO @ TBA More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts Full New Album Online

Ohio's Skeletonwitch celebrates ten solid years of blackened thrash metal with latest full-length, "Serpents Unleashed." You can now unleash the serpents via a full album stream at Pitchfork.com here.

"Serpents Unleashed" was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, High On Fire, Converge).

The album features artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) and will be released in North America across all platforms (CD/MP3/LP/cassette) next Tuesday, October 29th via Prosthetic Records.

You can also see Skeletonwitch live on these dates: More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

With the October 29th release of new album "Serpents Unleashed" just around the corner, blackened metal conjurers Skeletonwitch have unveiled the fourth in a series of behind-the-scenes studio videos.

In this edition, drummer Dustin Boltjes and guitarist Nate Garnette discuss some of their favorite songs from the album, including two tracks -- "Beneath Dead Leaves" and "This Evil Embrace" -- that, until now, have yet to be heard publicly. Check out the clip below, thanks to Metal Injection. More...

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Skeletonwitch Streaming Album's Title Track

"Serpents Unleashed," the title track of the forthcoming new full-length from blackened thrash metal miscreants Skeletonwitch is currently streaming in the player below, courtesy of Emusic.com.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived) [watch the video right here]
4. From a Cloudless Sky
5. Burned From Bone
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak More...

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Skeletonwitch Banned From House Of Blues

Athens, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet Skeletonwitch has announced a hometown release party for new album, “Serpents Unleashed,” which will take place on the eve of the kickoff to an extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder.

Tickets for the event — which will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on October 23rd – are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be quickly followed by another lap around America in early 2014, this time alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando — where the tour stops on Jan. 27 – Skeletonwitch will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head, and others who have been deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.

Although Skeletonwitch might not be welcome at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During the band’s live performance in Fresno on November 15, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth.

Says groom-to-be Bartlett, “Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that Skeletonwitch are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.” More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces Meet And Greets

As Midwestern metal heathens Skeletonwitch prepare to hit the road with Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder next week, the band is excited to announce a special contest for fans: supporters in three markets along the tour trail will have a chance to hang out with the band at a local record store while listening to new album "Serpents Unleashed."

Additionally, anyone who purchases or preorders the album during these events will receive a scratch-off ticket, one of which per location will reveal a snake and entitle the holder to win a $100 shopping spree on the spot. Specific dates, times and locations are listed below:

10/05/2013 6:00pm @ Exclusive Co. - Greenfield, WI
11/15/2013 6:00pm @ Rasputin - Fresno, CA
11/22/2013 6:00pm @ Vintage Vinyl - St. Louis, MO

Next week Skeletonwitch will initiate the massive "Serpents Unleashed" touring cycle by playing a handful of shows with Swedish occult rockers Ghost B.C., after which the band will embark on a full North American takeover with The Black Dahlia Murder. 2014 will then kick off with a stateside journey alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Skeletonwitch Releases New Music Video

Ten years ago today, brothers Nate and Chance Garnette joined forces with Scott Hedrick in a new band they opted to call Skeletonwitch.

A decade later, the blackened metal powerhouse commemorates the anniversary with the world premiere of the slasher/classic horror-themed music video for "I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)," a new song from the group's fifth studio offering, "Serpents Unleashed."

Check out the video below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

Comments Nate, "It's never a bad time when you combine 100 beers, several bloody sheep skulls, murder in the woods and five headbanging maniacs. It's an even better time when the end result is a killer classic/slasher video. This time we went with the 'even better time.' Enjoy!" More...

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Amon Amarth Announces Tour With Enslaved

Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth have announced a headline tour of the U.S. for January and February 2014 in support of newly released album "Deceiver of The Gods."

Very special guest on the dates will be Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch.

Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg comments, "After our successful part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, it is with great confidence we'll be heading back to North America as the headliner in January. We are proud and happy to announce that our friends in Enslaved and Skeletonwitch will be supporting us on this raid and pillage tour across the continent! Come and join us for all the fun of a real metal show! WE. SHALL.DESTROY!"

Dates are as follows: More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts More Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Midwestern metal quintet, Skeletonwitch, has released a second behind-the-scenes video documenting the recording of new album, "Serpents Unleashed," due to drop this October. Check it out below, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.

"Serpents Unleashed" -- which ties a bow around the band's rambunctious first decade of blackened metal -- will be released in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on October 25th, and on October 28th in the U.K. and the rest of Europe.

Skeletonwitch will hit the road this Fall with The Black Dahlia Murder. The voyage will follow another bout of shows supporting Swedish occult rockers Ghost B.C. in addition to a pair of headlining gigs of their own. The band's confirmed itinerary is listed after the jump. More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts Making-Of Video

Go behind-the-scenes with Skeletonwitch and producer Kurt Ballou as they track their new album, "Serpents Unleashed," due out in October. A making-of video clip for the album is available online and can be watched below, courtesy of Decibelmagazine.com.

You can pre-order the album and exclusive merch now at the band's website here, and catch the band on tour with Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder this fall.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
4. From a Cloudless Sky
5. Burned From Bone
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak More...

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