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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.
Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom has announced a string of tour dates in North America scheduled for this Fall. Joining them on the trek will be The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch. More shows are expected to be announced soon.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 25 - Elements Night Club - Kitchener, ON
September 26 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
September 28 - Epic - Minneapolis, MN
September 30 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
October 2 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
October 3 - Edmonton Event Centre - Edmonton, AB
October 5 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
October 9 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Midwestern metal warriors SKELETONWITCH, who are currently touring alongside Amon Amarth, will begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Toxic Holocaust) on June 14. The record will be tracked in Seattle at both Studio Litho (owned by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard) and Endino's own Soundhouse Recording.
"We're stoked to be working with Jack 'and Dino' Endino," says guitarist Nate Garnette. "We hope he will help us achieve a sound that is more natural, organic and powerful, as he did with High on Fire. The new material is coming along great. We can't wait to see it come to fruition!"
Throughout the first few months of 2009, SKELETONWITCH has continued to tour extensively in support of its latest album, "Beyond The Permafrost." In recent weeks, the group delivered a show-stealing performance at the inaugural Scion Rock Fest, played multiple South By Southwest (SXSW) showcases with labelmates Kylesa and crossed the country with Amon Amarth.
"Scion was fucking killer!" Garnett says. "It was one of the best festival lineups of the last 10 years, the organizers treated all the bands like kings and we got to hang out with some good friends in Baroness, Toxic Holocaust, High on Fire and Withered." More...
The American Waste Festival 2009 will take place on June 6 - 7 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas, City, Missouri.
The currently confirmed bands include Skeletonwitch, Testament, Lazarus A.D., Unearth, Hammerlord, Snake Eater, Coalesce, Battlefields, At the Left Hand of God, and Daleria.
Metal Blade band Lazarus A.D. recently shot their first ever video for "Thou Shall Not Fear," a track from their album "The Onslaught." It was shot at the so-called haunted Eagle's Ballroom in the fine city of Milwaukee, WI. The video will debut on Sunday April 19th.
Lazarus A.D. is also hitting the road for a long stint of touring with Unearth, Testament, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, and Amon Amarth. Here are the latest tour dates: More...
Lazarus A.D. has posted the track, "Rebirth," to their MySpace page. The song comes off their debut album, "The Onslaught."
Lead guitarist Dan Gapen comments on their tour with Amon Amarth: “The shows have been bad ass and it’s been great meeting all the crazy metal heads across the country. I also have to say that partying with all the guys in Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, and Skeletonwitch has been an event all of its own." More...
Amon Amarth has announced their appearance at the Finnish festival Ankkarock on August 2nd.
The band will also be playing in Sala Ana Julia Rojas at Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela on May 12th as part of the Twilight of the Thunder God Latin America Tour 2009.
Here are the upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates: More...
Ohio five piece Skeletonwitch has uploaded their new music video for the song "Sacrifice For The Slaughtergod." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest album, "Beyond The Permafrost." More...
Viking metal favourites Amon Amarth has announced some more tour dates on their trek across the United States in April. Joining them on the bill will be Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and Lazarus A.D.
The tour schedule is now as follows:
April 10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee (New Show)
April 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
April 12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
April 14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
April 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
April 16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
April 17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
April 18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
April 20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
April 22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
April 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
April 24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
April 25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
April 26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
April 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock (New Show)
April 28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
April 29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
May 2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution (New Show)
Amon Amarth will be teaming up with Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Lazarus A.D. for a tour of the United States in April.
The first tour dates are as follows:
11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
This spring, Ohio’s mighty SKELETONWITCH and Georgia lords (and lordess) of sludge KYLESA will embark on the hessian odyssey that is the “Southern Discomfort” tour, a co-headlining trek that – not counting performances by both bands at the Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta – kicks off March 13 in Charlotte, N.C. Included among Southern Discomfort’s destinations is a stop in Austin, Tex., where both bands will appear at South By Southwest (SXSW). Special guest Black Tusk will lend support nightly with their heavy metal punk ‘n’ roll mayhem.
SKELETONWITCH is currently hard at work on the follow-up to 2007’s much-acclaimed "Beyond the Permafrost." The new record is scheduled for a late 2009 release. Meanwhile, KYLESA’s new slab of psychedelic heft, “Static Tensions,” drops on March 17. A new song, “Said And Done,” is currently streaming at the band's MySpace page.
The latest Southern Discomfort tour dates are as follows: More...
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
A new episode of The Governor’s Ball has been released. In this episode The Governor brings you a double-dose of American thrashiness, more Christmas metal, and a message for all those Governor worshippers out there.
The Governor talks thrash and manliness with guitarist Scott Hedrick, bassist Evan Linger, and vocalist Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch. Also The Governor reunites with vocalist Jamie Stewart from The Absence to catch up on their ongoing road mightiness and their musical “maturity.”
Plus on "Some Sly Advice" Sly lets you know how to approach ladies in a mall without coming across as a stalker.
And, of course, The Governor unloads a selection of metal music for your headbanging pleasure.
Download the episode and subscribe to The Governor’s rss feed at www.thegovernorsball.com. You can also download this episode directly below:
The Governor’s Ball! The “Mighty” Metal and Comedy Show
Darkest Hour has lined up some tour dates on the East Coast where they will be joined by The Red Chord, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Skeletonwitch and Rose Funeral.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 18 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox (no TRC)
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church
December 20 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
December 21 - Washington, D.C. 2 9:30 Club
American metallers Skeletonwitch has announced that longtime friend Evan Linger will be handling bass duties in the band from now on.
"I'm stoked to be a part of Skeletonwitch,” Linger says about joining the band. “I've been friends with these assholes for quite a long time so I have a pretty good idea of what I'm in for... a hangover!"
"We we would like to officially welcome our new bass player, Evan Linger, to Skeletonwitch,” guitarist Nate Garnette states. “He's a bad-ass friend, a bad-ass player, and an all around bad-ass dude. Bad-ass!!”
Before joining the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK tour with DANZIG and DIMMU BORGIR on October 9 in Miami Beach, Florida, SKELETONWITCH will be playing some headlining dates. Bands providing support on select dates include TRAP THEM (Deathwish) and THE GATES OF SLUMBER (Profound Lore). The tour dates are listed below.
In addition, on October 30, SKELETONWITCH is teaming up with Dallas/Ft. Worth based Music Feeds People to raise monetary and food donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Fans in the area can hang with the band after their BLACKEST OF THE BLACK performance in exchange for donations. More details can be found here.
SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
The second day of Indianapolis Metal Fest II has been cancelled. Here's a statement from show organizers:
"Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show at 5100 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis has been cancelled. More details will be available on our website soon.
"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Make-up dates are being considered, and we are certain to file legal action against the parties responsible for this situation.
"Thanks to all who came out to the show on Friday night -- it was a GREAT crowd and the bands were amazing. Though we were unable to give you the show we wanted to give you due to problems and code violations within the venue, I think we all pulled together as best we could and made the Friday night show one hell of a good show.
"Special thanks to Morgan and Mercedes Lander from Kittie for being so exceptionally cool. Extra special thanks to Dino Cazares for invaluable advice and support during the show.
"A major announcement and statement will be made concerning this issue in a day or so."
Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two day event to be held September 26th and 27th, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254.
The Festival was originally scheduled to be held at the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre but the organizers moved the event to the new venue to accommodate the comfort of additional fans to move inside in case of inclement weather.
Monolith Entertainment is working through all media outlets to inform all fans who have already purchased tickets that these tickets are remain valid at the new venue. All other details remain the same with regards to the show and ticket booking info.
The Indianapolis Metal Fest II is featuring acts from all over the world and from all genres of metal including: Dew-Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Into Eternity, Arsis, Mustasch, Ekotren, Demiricous, Shadowside, The Absence, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf, Threat Signal, Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates Of Slumber and more.
Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.
Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.
2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."
Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.
The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.
Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...
Norwegian symphonic black metallers, DIMMU BORGIR, have scheduled two Mexican concerts in early October to take place before the launch of their co-headlining North American run as part of this year's Blackest of The Black tour (featuring DANZIG, MOONSPELL, WINDS OF PLAGUE, and SKELETONWITCH):
10/04 - Cafe Iguana - Monterrey, MEX
10/05 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, MEX
Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.
The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days. More...