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Rock Band Adds New Metal Songs This Week

After Emperor invaded the Rock Band Network last week it seemed like things were looking up for extreme metal fans, but alas the trend is slowing down. There's still a few tracks that are worth it for fans of hard rock and metal though, with Amberian Dawn and Bumblefoot coming to the Xbox 360 version and a new Skeletonwitch track hitting the PS3 edition. The complete list of new Xbox 360 additions to the Rock Band Network this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Slackers - "Every Day Is Sunday"
2nd Thought - "Just Hang On"
Jonathan Coulton - "Chiron Beta Prime"
Jonathan Coulton - "Betty and Me"
Bumblefoot - "Guitars SUCK"
The Gufs - "Beautiful Disaster"
Amberian Dawn - "Shallow Waters"
The Elms - "Strut"
The Giraffes - "Done"
Buffalo Mad - "Muéstrame un Poco"
Ronald Jenkees - "Guitar Sound"
Christmas at the Devil's House - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Day Of Fire - "Lately"
MJ Kroll - "Believe" More...

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Pit Stories: "Small Dick Bitch"

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Scott Hedrick and Chance Garnette from thrash metal band Skeletonwitch talk about the crazy partyers at a pizza shop show.

Skeletonwitch will start July by doing some of their own shows en route to Vancouver, BC, where they'll meet up with High On Fire for a cross Canadian trek. The tour will culminate with the band appearing at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, along with Slayer, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Mastodon, and more. The band will then head out with Ozzfest where they'll be appearing on the second stage along with former tour partners Goatwhore and Saviious, and other acts.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories!

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Prosthetic Records Artists Added To Rockband

Prosthetic Records has officially added four song from four of their artists, on the new Rockband Network, which allows users to download tracks from a wide library of artist and label submitted tracks. Prosthetic Records' first entries into the system include tracks from The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Scale the Summit and Holy Grail.

The songs include:
The Acacia Strain – Doctor Doom
Holy Grail – Fight To Kill
Scale The Summit – The Great Plains
Skeletonwitch – Crushed Beyond Dust

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Skeletonwitch Comments On Upcoming Shows

Athens, Ohio's blackened thrash warlords Skeletonwitch will start July by doing some of their own shows en route to Vancouver, BC, where they'll meet up with High On Fire for a cross Canadian trek. The tour will culminate with the band appearing at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, along with Slayer, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Mastodon, and more. The band will then head out with Ozzfest where they'll be appearing on the second stage along with former tour partners Goatwhore and Saviious, and other acts.

Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented on the band's plans; "Just when you thought Skeletonwitch couldn't get any heavier we're going to eat a metric ton of bread, cheese, and beer in Europe! Fuck yes! We're heading across the pond w/ Warbringer and are being joined by Angelus Apatrida. It'll be a true 'European Bangover.' Of course, that is directly following the juggernaut of American heavy music festivals, Ozzfest, which we are proud to be a part of. The opportunity to play alongside greats such as Ozzy and Rob Halford is a bit of a mindfuck for us. It's going to be a blast.

"Since I seem to be working in reverse.......We're kicking off our summer touring in July with High on Fire, Russian Circles, and Priestess in Canada. It's going to be a lot of metal, a lot of traveling, and a lot of drinking, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Black t-shirt, white van. Heavy metal on the road. Thanks to everyone for the support! Come out and see us. We'll party!" More...

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Angelus Apatrida Announces European Shows

Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida are set to release their new album "Clockwork" on June 22nd, 2010. The band has now announced a series of European tour dates in support of the album alongside Skeletonwitch and Warbringer. The upcoming Angelus Apatrida tour dates are as follows:

29.08 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage
30.08 Switzerland Luzern @ Barn
09.01 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
02.09 Austria Vienna @ Arena
03.09 Bischofswerda Germany @ East Club
09.04 Germany München @ Feierwerk
09.05 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chemlnice
06.09 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
09.07 Denmark Copenhagen @ The Rock
08.09 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
09.09 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
10.09 Germany Essen @ Turock Fest
11.09 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy
12.09 UK Colchester @ Arts Centre
13.09 UK Bristol @ The Croft
14.09 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
15.09 UK Newcastle upon Tyne @ O2 Academy
16.09 UK London @ Underworld
17.09 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
18.09 Netherlands Tilburg @ Extase, Incubate Festival

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Skeletonwitch Announces July Tour Dates

Skeletonwitch has issued the following following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"We're going to be tearing up the 'great white north' in July with our good friends in High on Fire! Priestess and Russian Circles will be on along on select dates. Fucking stoked! Hope to see you there. Check out the dates below...."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/8 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ Russian Circles
7/9 Kamloops, BC @ Pogue Mahone w/ Hand of the Horse, TBA
7/10 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room w/ Russian Circles
7/11 Calgary, AB @ The Republik w/ Russian Circles
7/13 Winnipeg, ON @ Royal Albert Arms w/ Russian Circles
7/14 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks w/ Russian Circles
7/16 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ Priestess
7/17 London, ON @ London Music Hall w/ Priestess
7/18 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog w/ Priestess
7/20 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Priestess
7/21 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh w/ Priestess
7/22 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle w/ Priestess
7/23 Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall w/ Priestess
7/24 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau Heavy MTL Fest w/ Slayer, Megadeth, Alice Cooper and more

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Angelus Apatrida Reveals New Album Details Online

Spanish thrash metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA are set to release their Century Media Records debut album, "Clockwork," on June 29th. This release was produced by Daniel Cardoso at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal. The cover artwork for the album was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, God Forbid, Krisiun). The band has posted a new track, “Blast Off,” on their MySpace page.

In its limited first edition pressing, "Clockwork" will come with packaged in an O-Card and will include a cover version of Iron Maiden’s “Be Quick Or Be Dead” as an exclusive bonus-track. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

01. The Manhattan Project
02. Blast Off
03. Of Men And Tyrants
04. Clockwork
05. Devil Take The Hindmost
06. The Misanthropist
07. Legally Brainwashed
08. Get Out Of My Way
09. My Insanity
10. One Side War
11. Into The Storm
12. National Disgrace
13. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Bonus Track) More...

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Diabolic Issues Post-Cannibal Corpse Tour Report

DIABOLIC has issues the following report:

"DIABOLIC has returned from our Tour Dates with CANNIBAL CORPSE on the 'Evisceration Plague' Tour and it was a great success!!

"Due to 1349 not being able to join the Tour on the first few dates, DIABOLIC were invited to join the Tour at the last minute, and we were able to play the following shows:

4/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/22 Raleigh, NC Tavern 11
4/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
4/24 Philadelphia, PA Lotsa Metal (Headlining show, without CC)
4/25 Farmville, NY Crazy Donkey (with 1349)

"After 1349 was able to join the Tour in NY, unfortunately that meant the end of the Tour for us - we had stepped up and done exactly what we had set out to do, and it was time to head back to Tampa - but as a bonus, the fans in NY got to see DIABOLIC as well as 1349 on the same bill!!

"DIABOLIC played classic favorites such as 'Supreme Evil,' 'Marked for Banishment,' 'Ancient Hatred,' and 'Extinction Level Event,' in addition to showcasing new songs such as 'Evil in Disguise' and the Title Track from our upcoming new CD, 'Excisions of Exorcisms.' At our headlining show in Philly we played an extended set, to include even more new songs, such as 'Hellish World,' 'Venomous Habitations,' and 'Bloodwashed.' It was great for the band to get back out on the road, and seeing our fans (old and new) was awesome!! We got a great response, sold almost completely out of merchandise, handed out dozens of copies of Deathgasm Recs Promo/Comp CD’s featuring Track #1 our new song “Evil in Disguise” and got a killer buzz going for our new CD, 'Excisions of Exorcisms!!'

"DIABOLIC would like to give special thanks to the bands: LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, for opening the show for us every night, even letting us borrow their guitar and bass cabs to help the shows run more smoothly (thanks bros!) and to SKELETONWITCH for being so cool and supportive, and especially to CANNIBAL CORPSE, for inviting us to play these Tour Dates!! Thank you to Evan from Deathgasm Records for hooking us up with killer merchandise, to Marco Barbieri and Salem Rose Music, for helping us to make it happen! Thanks to the promoters, Chris in Philly for hooking us up at the last minute! Also special thanks to Jarrod Pritchard for running live sound for us every night! Thanks to Nick Storch at ICM Talent, and to CANNIBAL’s Tour Manager, Pete Robertson, for helping us get onboard and up to speed!! A huge mega-thanks to Aly Webster for the cool live pics!! And thanks to Alex, Pat, Paul, George, and Rob for just being killer dudes and delivering a crushing set every night!! We thank you very much for the opportunity, and we’ll see you again next time!!

"Stay tuned to our web sites on MySpace and Facebook for live photos from the shows, and our new CD “EXCISIONS OF EXORCISMS” coming soon on Deathgasm Records!!!"

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Ozzfest 2010 Lineup Announced

Ozzy Osbourne's famous Ozzfest will see it's return this year when it kicks off in August. As predicted, Ozzy himself will headline the event, along with co-headliners Motley Crue. Also performing on the main stage will be Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Devildriver and Nonpoint.

The second stage of the event will be headlined by Black Label Society, led by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. Other bands confirmed for the second stage include Drowning Pool, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.

Each OzzFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the OZZFest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.

The initial Ozzfest 2010 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces New Tour Dates

Cannibal Corpse is set to hit the road this April with guests 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. The tour kicks off on Tuesday, April 20th in Orlando, FL and finishes up on May 16th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Bassist Alex Webster commented: "We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer lineup of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!”

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

Tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, & Lecherous Nocturne
04/20 Orlando, FL Club At Firestone
04/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
04/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
04/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
04/24 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
04/25 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America this April. Joining them on the trek will be Skeletonwitch, 1349 and Lecherous Nocturne. A message from bass player Alex Webster reads as follows:

"We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer lineup of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!"

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2010 Announced

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.

Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM

Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.

Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.

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Doomriders Announces US Tour with Red Sparowes

Doomriders has just announced a US tour with Red Sparrows. Doomriders complete tour schedule is as follows:

02/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Skeletonwitch
02/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Skeletonwitch
02/17: Boston, MA @ The Great Scott w/ Skeletonwitch, Howl, Iron Age
02/20: Hartford, CT @ The Webster: Underground w/ Skeletonwitch, Howl, Iron Age
03/29: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ Red Sparowes
03/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Red Sparowes
04/01: Dallas, TX @ Lola’s w/ Red Sparowes
04/02: Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Red Sparowes
04/03: Houston, TX @ Rudyard's w/ Red Sparowes
04/05: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Red Sparowes
04/08: Orlando, FL @ The Social w/ Red Sparowes
04/09: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Red Sparowes
04/10: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Red Sparowes
04/11: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Red Sparowes
04/13: NYC, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Red Sparowes
04/14: NYC, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Red Sparowes
04/15: Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Red Sparowes
04/16: Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa w/ Red Sparowes
04/17: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison w/ Red Sparowes

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Howl Enters The Recording Studio

Providence, RI’s Howl recently entered Machine With Magnets studios with engineer Keith Souza to record their first full-length album. The as-yet-untitled record will see a spring 2010 release via Relapse Records. Some advance track titles include “Horns Of Steel” and “The Day of Rest." Additional album information and studio footage will be made available shortly.

Howl will also join Skeletonwitch on their upcoming eastern US tour. This tour will kick-off on February 17th in Massachusetts and also include Iron Age as well as guests Doomriders and Black Tusk on select dates. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below. More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces US Headlining Tour Dates

Cleavland blackened-thrash metal band SKELETONWITCH has announced a US headline tour this February. The band, will be supported by IRON AGE from Austin, Texas and Rhode Island's HOWL on the entire run. DOOMRIDERS and BLACK TUSK will lend support on select dates. The tour dates are as follows:

2/17 - Great Scott- Boston, MA (w/ Doomriders)
2/18 - Valetine's- Albany, NY
2/19 - Kung Fu Necktie- Philadelphia, PA
2/20 - Webster Under- Hartford CT (w/Doomriders)
2/21 - The Red & The Black- Washington, DC
2/22 - Lucky's Pub- Wilmington, NC
2/23 - The Rocket Club- Asheville, NC
2/24 - The Cider House- Knoxville, TN
2/25 - The Jinx- Savannah, GA
2/26 - The Nick- Birmingham, AL (w/Black Tusk)
2/27 - Hi Tone Café- Memphis, TN (w/Black Tusk)
2/28 - Fubar- St. Louis, MO

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Skeletonwitch Issues Tour Recap

Skeletonwitch has issued the following recap of their recent tour dates with The Black Dahlia Murder, Children of Bodom, and Toxic Holocaust:

"After more than 15,000 miles, 8 stitches, and countless beers... we're back from tour. We've had a few days to chill out and finally face the hangover that 60 days of partying kept putting off. Now, a huge thank you is in order: It was an unforgettable experience. Seeing the Canadian Rockies..... that was a first......seeing 3/5 of The Black Dahlia Murder Naked.........well.....we never wanted that to happen. But I suppose you take the good with the bad!

"Thanks to Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toxic Holocaust, Trap Them, and all of the crew. We had an absolutely killer time and every single person involved couldn't have been cooler. Thanks brothers! Most importantly we would like to thank everyone who came out to the shows and partied with us! Without YOU we could not do this. (And trust me....we're really fucked if we can't do this! It's all we know!) The support is massively and genuinely appreciated. Thanks for the good times and we hope to see you on the road again soon.

"Up next is European decimation w/ Toxic Holocaust and Goatwhore! Fucking stoked!!"

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Skeletonwitch Announces New Album Chart Positions

Skeletonwitch have announced that their new album "Breathing the Fire" sold just under 3,500 copies in its first week of sales. The album landed at #151 on the U.S.Billboard Chart and #2 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart.

Skeletonwitch is currently on tour, and you can still catch them on the following dates: More...

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Skeletonwitch Gearing Up For North American Tour

Skeletonwitch has issued the following statement about gearing up for their North American tour dates:

"Cheers and beers everyone! This weekly (ok...so it's more like monthly!) blog update is coming to you from the great white north. We're in Quebec City preparing for a string of Canadian dates on the Children of Bodom and Black Dahlia Murder Tour. So far the tour has been killer. Both bands and their crews are extremely down to earth and have made us feel welcome and part of the team. It's a great vibe to have on tour. Metal brotherhood!! Thanks to everyone who has come out to the shows so far! Please check out our myspace page for dates and come have a beer with us when we're in your town.

"Breathing the Fire is now available for pre-order from iTunes! You can get the entire album plus 1 bonus track here for only $9.99. That's a hell of a deal and it won't last long, so get it while you can! For those who prefer a hard copy, as opposed to digital, you can pre-order CD or vinyl packages with new t-shirt designs at a discounted rate. Check it out here. Two of the t-shirt designs were done by our very own Mullet Chad.

"Also, we're very stoked to check out the new Immortal release 'All Shall Fall' but we're also very busy. It comes out on Oct 6th when we're playing in Seattle. So....whoever is willing to bring us a copy of the album will be guest listed for the Seattle show. Please message us on our myspace page and we'll hook it up. The first person to respond gets the spot. Please don't just buy the album and expect to be on the list. We love Immortal...but we don't need 20 copies of the album. (and we don't have 20 guest list spots....remember, we're in Skeletonwitch!) Thanks to everyone for all the support. Don't forget that Breathing the Fire comes out on Oct. 13th and we're constantly adding tour dates so check back often."

The band's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Metal Maniacs Launches As New Webzine

Metal Maniacs Magazine has been relaunched in a new online format after closing the doors to its print operation in February 2009.

Resurrected by the owner of Metalhit.com, with a site developed by Reh3 Design, the new Metal Maniacs features regularly updated content and features from the latest in underground metal.

The site boasts an exhaustive Mp3 store featuring more than 13,000 songs available for preview and purchase as well as a new forum, monthly contests, a weekly "deadly discovery" showcasing up and coming bands and a monthly free digital music compilation.

The debut launch features a 24 song compilation with the following free downloads:

LIFELOVER “Shallow”
VADER “Rise of the Undead”
FETID ZOMBIE “Graced by Gore”
NOCTURNAL “Hellhunt”
AUGURY “Aetheral”
HANDS “Resistance”
ASPHYX “Death, the Brutal Way”
BLACK ANVIL “Ten Talons Deep”
IMPENDING DOOM “The Serpent Servant”
DAATH “The Worthless”
MERRIMACK “In the Halls of White Death”
GOREAPHOBIA “Mortal Repulsion”
HOWL “Oma”
LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny”
MERAUDER “Built on Blood”
ORTHRUS “Thy Fate in Damnation”
SKELETONWITCH “Crushed Beyond Dust”
SUICIDE SILENCE “Wake Up”
WEAPON “Serpentine Ayat”
BONE GNAWER “Cannibal Cook-out”
WEEKEND NACHOS “Shot in the Head”
ARGHARUS “Pleistas”
CEREBRUM “Scatter-brain”
SEANCE “Prisoner 666”

You can download the entire compilation here.

In this issue: More...

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Skeletonwitch Recording New Music Video

Skeletonwitch has issued the following update about recording a new music video:

"Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly blog (or as close to weekly as our lazy, heavy metal asses can get). There's a lot of Witch activity going on these days with the impending release of 'Breathing the Fire' so we figured we'd snap some pics and talk some shit and let everyone know what we're up to.

"This past weekend we had a killer first rehearsal for the Children of Bodom and The Black Dahlia Murder Tour. We knocked the dust off and ripped through a new set list that contains songs off of 'Breathing the Fire' that have yet to be debuted live. Can't wait for everyone to hear the new shit! After practice came the inevitable hangout/cookout/pass out session....

"If you haven't checked out the tour dates yet you can do so here. In other Witch news we're going to be filming a new music video very soon. It's a bit too early to reveal details as they're still subject to change, but keep an eye out. A new aural/visual Witch assault, coming your way soon.

"In addition to the two U.S. tours we currently have booked, we are planning some European devastation. Look for Skeletonwitch to be 'breathing the fire' in Europe around the end of the year. If everything works out, it's going to be a brutal fucking line up. As always, thanks for the support!"

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