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Currently celebrating ten years of blackened metal, Skeletonwitch is proud to unveil details about the band's most venomous release yet - "Serpents Unleashed."
Set for release in North America on October 29th (October 28th EU/UK, October 25th Germany), the follow-up to 2011's "Forever Abomination" (reviewed here) was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire).
"Serpents Unleashed" features cover artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who returns to the fold for the first time since 2007's "Beyond The Permafrost." The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Ohio metal savages Skeletonwitch will premiere a new song from their upcoming release, "Serpents Unleashed," on Liquid Metal with Jose tomorrow (Tuesday, August 13th) at 6:00pm EST on SiriusXM channel 40.
The new album, which will be unleashed this Fall, was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire). Stay tuned for additional more about the recording in the days ahead.
Additionally, Skeletonwitch is pleased to announce three more shows with Ghost B.C. on off-dates of the Swedish occult rock group's upcoming tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones. Dates are as follows:
10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
Ohio’s Skeletonwitch has revealed that the band's upcoming album, recorded this spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, High on Fire), will be titled “Serpents Unleashed.”
The follow-up to 2011 release “Forever Abomination” (reviewed here), “Serpents Unleashed” will drop via Prosthetic Records this fall. More information about the album will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Skeletonwitch is currently headlining a primarily Canadian tour that includes an appearance at the annual Calgary Metal Fest on June 8th. Shortly after it wraps up, the band will play its first-ever show in Puerto Rico at La Respuesta on July 13th. More...
The fifteenth annual edition of the The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is now just one week away, set to overthrow Worcester, Massachusetts from Thursday, April 18th through Sunday, April 21st.
With the most expansive installment of this mass gathering near, the organizers of the long-running event have today posted a brand new documentary on the festival, available below.
The clip is packed full live footage, exclusive photos, fan interaction, interviews with MassConcerts promoters on how organizing a massive festival of this caliber comes together, as well as interviews with many notable performers of festivals past including members of Shadows Fall, Bury Your Dead, Death Threat, All That Remains, Skeletonwitch, Palehorse, The Acacia Strain, and more.
The lineup for the 2013 edition is available after the jump. More...
Several Prosthetic Records artists are set to perform throughout the week at the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas - one of the largest and most anticipated music events of the year.
The event, which takes place from March 12th - 17th, will feature performances from Prosthetic artists Skeletonwitch, Ancient VVisdom, Junius, and Mutilation Rites. See the flyer below for show details and set times. More...
Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming new album from Skeletonwitch:
"Who's ready for a NEW Skeletonwitch album?? Us too!! The band just announced they will be recording their fifth album in April at God City Studio with none other than Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath)!"
Skeletonwitch also issued the following statement: "Happy New Year! Hope everyone is off to a great start. First off, thanks to everyone who supported Skeletonwitch during this past year. We did some serious gigging in 2012, and your support on the road and of ‘Forever Abomination’ was overwhelming. We would be nowhere without you. It’s not just idle hands that do the devil’s work — we’re already deep in the process of writing a new record, which is shaping up to be quite an epic slab of metal, if we may say so ourselves. Keep an eye out for frequent updates. Drink it, smoke it, eat it!”
This new album will follow-up the band's 2011 release "Forever Abomination" (reviewed here), and further details will be announced as they become available.
Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.
Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:
1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)
Denver thrash warriors Havok will kick off a massive U.S. tour this week with headliners Skeletonwitch. The U.S. Abomination Tour will commence on September 14th in Athens, Ohio and run through nearly two months of shows, coming to a ceremonial close on November 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional support will come from Early Graves and Mutilation Rites.
Comments guitarist Reece Scruggs: “We’re pumped as hell to be going out on the road with Skeletonwitch. The two of us along with Mutilation Rites and Early Graves touring together just seems to fit and make perfect sense. There will be plenty of dates, pretty much covering the entire U.S. So there is no excuse to miss this shred fest! BE THERE OR BE 100% SQUARE.”
Upcoming Havok tour dates are as follows: More...
Skeletonwitch has announced additional dates are being added to the band's upcoming fall headline "U.S. Abomination" tour, as well as some venue changes and additional special guests added to select shows. Complete dates are listed below.
The band just completed a headlining North American tour with support from Barnburner this past weekend. Skeletonwtich is out in support of their latest, "Forever Abomination," which earned the band the cover of Decibel magazine as well as spots on several of the "Top Albums of the Year" lists for 2011. More...
Everybody has stage moves, but does that mean they are good? As part of Metal Injection's ongoing "Ask The Artist" series, the question of best and worst stage moves was posted to members of Dragonforce, Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Holy Grail, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill, God Forbid and Unearth.
Ohio metal heathens Skeletonwitch have announced plans to demolish North America this summer on a headlining tour, which will also feature classic rockers Barnburner (Metal Blade Records).
The tour, which includes two weeks' worth of dates in Canada, commences July 13th in York, Pa., soon after the band returns from a European tour during which Skeletonwitch will play festivals alongside the likes of Slayer, Megadeth, and Behemoth. A complete listing of dates can be found below.
Skeletonwitch, which recently toured North America alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, will be out in support of latest album “Forever Abomination,” as well as the recent vinyl reissues of “Breathing the Fire” and “Beyond the Permafrost.” Each LP is available in three different options – splatter, half-and-half and 180-gram black wax — and features gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” record jackets. More...
Metalinjection.com has posted a new video in the "Ask the Artist" series online, asking bands the question of "what is your favorite munchie while touring?"
Check out the answers from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano, Skeletonwitch, God Forbid, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Holy Grail, Suidakra, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill and Unearth at this location or in the player below. More...
Ohio metal heathens Skeletonwitch have announced plans to demolish North America this summer on a headlining tour, which will also feature classic rockers Barn Burner (Metal Blade Records). The tour, which includes two weeks' worth of dates in Canada, commences July 17th in York, PA, soon after Skeletonwtich returns from a European tour including festivals alongside the likes of Slayer, Megadeth, and Behemoth. Complete dates are listed below.
Barn Burner's Kevin Keegan comments on the dates, "We're really pumped to be on tour with such a ripping band like Skeletonwitch. We hope to forge an alliance that will cripple the continent!"
07/13 York, PA The Depot
07/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft At The Chance Theatre
07/15 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
07/16 Portland, ME Genos
07/17 Trois Rivieres, QC Rock Cafe Le Stage
07/18 Quebec City, QC Agitee
07/19 Montreal, QC Il Motore
07/20 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
07/21 Toronto, ON Hardluck
07/22 Toledo, OH Frankies
07/23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
07/24 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
07/25 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
07/26 Saskatoon, SK Amigos
07/27 Calgary, AB Broken City
07/28 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
07/30 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
07/31 Spokane, WA The Hop
080/1 Billings, MT Manny's
08/02 Fargo, ND Nestor Tavern
08/03 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
08/04 Joliet, IL Mojoes
Ohio metal goliaths Skeletonwitch are streaming "new" track "Tragedy of Days" at Prosthetic Records' official bandcamp page here (or check out the track in the player below). Never formally released on record in the States, the tune was recorded during the "Forever Abomination" sessions with producer Matt Hyde and appeared on the Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc series (Oct. 2011 issue) as well as the Japanese edition of Forever Abomination.
Comments guitarist Scott Hedrick of the track: "'Tragedy of Days' was an epic instrumental by [guitarist] Nate [Garnette]'s former band Serkesoron. They disbanded after the untimely passing of Serkesoron's frontman, Thom Wright. Shortly after the band called it quits, Skeletonwitch was born. We re-recorded the track and Chance [Garnette] added vocals as a tribute to Thom, immortalizing him in song."
Additionally, the band recently unveiled a new video for the song "The Infernal Resurrection." To view the clip, which documents the band in live pillage mode in Europe, head over to Metal Injection.
Skeletonwitch is currently setting stages ablaze on tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and labelmates Hour Of Penance. This marks the group's first North American tour action of 2012. The band will take a brief break before heading overseas for a stretch of European dates. More...
Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.
"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."
Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.
A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...
Today Ohio metal titans Skeletonwitch unveil their brand new video for “The Infernal Resurrection.” The song comes off latest album, "Forever Abomination," which cracked the Billboard Top 200, as well as Decibel's Top 40 of 2011 and finds the band doing what it does best: slaying ears in the live arena. Check out the video below or via Metal Injection. The following press release was issued:
"Like Satan himself set loose in the hallowed halls of heavy metal, these Athens-based headbangers careen wildly through the music’s history, gleefully destroying and setting flame to every genre along the way, only stopping at the forefront of today’s metal scene to look back and watch that fucker burn -- and then piss on the flames. No other band has tapped into the fire, fury, and frost of all things metal like SKELETONWITCH. Released last October through Prosthetic Records, Forever Abomination continues to raise eyebrows with its relentless, fuck-all attack.
"SKELETONWITCH return to the road today beginning with a warm-up show in Cleveland before joining forces with The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and labelmates Hour Of Penance for a four-week tour that concludes at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. This marks the group's first North American tour action of 2012. The band will take a brief break before heading overseas for a stretch of Euro dates. Confirmed dates thus far are included below." More...
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...