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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 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:

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”
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.

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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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Skeletonwitch Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Skeletonwitch has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Cheers and beers metal maniacs!! Hope everyone out there is well! We're stoked as hell to be nearing the release of 'Breathing the Fire.' We can't wait for everyone to hear this motherfucker! It comes out on Oct. 13th and you can pre-order it here!

"The impending release of our new fiery slab of Witch tunes can mean only one thing........ a fuck load of tour dates!! We can't wait to get back on the road and we already have two killer tours locked and loaded.

"The first is with Children of Bodom and The Black Dahlia Murder. The second is with The Black Dahlia Murder, Toxic Holocaust, and Trap Them. Hang out, bang out, shoot the shit, and drink a beer with us (if you're into that sort of thing) on the following dates:" More...

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Skeletonwitch Announce Vinyl Pre-Order

Skeletonwitch announced a pre-order for their upcoming album "Breathing the Fire." They have pressed 100 copies in red vinyl, and when they're gone there will be no repress.

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Toxic Holocaust Announces Extensive Tour

Toxic Holocaust announced that in addition to their supporting tour with The Black Dahlia Murder they will be playing extensively through September and October with Dying Fetus, Winds of Plague, Bleeding Through, and Hatebreed. The latest Toxic Holocaust tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Headlining Tours

Fresh off the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and leading up to their new release, "Deflorate," out September 15th, The Black Dahlia Murder are ready to get back out on the road with direct support slots locked down with Slipknot (8/23 - 9/05) and with Children of Bodom (9/18 - 10/12). Once The Black Dahlia Murder finishes up their run of dates with Bodom they will hit the road for their first headline run in concurrence with the release of "Deflorate," the Michigan metaler's 4th full-length studio album. For their headline run the band will be taking out Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, and Trap Them on a month long trek across the US.

"On the behalf of my mates in The Black Dahlia Murder, we are fucking pumped to hit the road with Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, and Trap Them. We have forged this alliance in the name of Satan, hand picking the best bands possible to bring you the most stage dive worthy tour of the fall. Circle up!" comments vocalist Trevor Strnad.

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts New Song Online

Cleveland melodic metal band Skeletonwitch has posted a new track on their MySpace page. The song, entitled "CRUSHED BEYOND DUST," comes off their new album, "BREATHING THE FIRE," due out on October 13 through Prosthetic Records.

Vocalist, Chance Garnette, commented about the track, "This song is simply about killing someone with nothing but your bare hands! Plus I was stoked I could find a home for the word 'quashed.'" More...

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Skeletonwitch To Debut New Song On Radio

Skeletonwitch has issued the following announcement about premiering a new song on the Full Metal Jackie radio show:

"The track 'Crushed Beyond Dust' from our new album 'Breathing the Fire' will be debuted this weekend on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show. Check here to find times and stations in your area or you can listen online here. The title should give you an idea of what you're in for, but if that's not enough.... In Chance's own words, 'This song is simply about killing someone with nothing but your bare hands!'

"Heavy metal is still the law! As always, thanks to everyone for the support!"

The new Skeletonwitch album "Breathing The Fire" is currently set for a October 13th release via Prosthetic Records

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Skeletonwitch Unveils New Album Cover Art

Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH has unveiled the cover art of their new full length, "Breathing the Fire," due out October 13th on Prosthetic Records. The cover, designed by Andrei Bouzikov, who has previously done art for Municipal Waste and many others, can be viewed here. More...

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Skeletonwitch Issues Band Update

Skeletonwitch has issued the following update about their new album and tour plans:

"Hails Hessians!!

"After a long period of forging a new batch of heavy fucking metal and laying it down with producer extraordinaire Jack Endino we are back......back on the road....back in the bar....and back online. The fruits of our efforts, our new album "Breathing the Fire" will be released via Prosthetic Records on October 13th. It's currently being mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer! It's sounding Killer!!

"Our apologies to everyone on the business end of our poor lack of communication while we were in the writing/recording process.

"Album artwork, new tracks from 'Breathing the Fire', and new merch designs coming soon!

"Check us out live on the remaining dates of the Stone Dead for Summer Tour with Saviours and Trap Them; then in September/October with Black Dahlia Murder and Children of Bodom (dates on facebook and myspace pages)."

Skeletonwitch has announced the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Skeletonwitch Reveals New Album Release Date

Skeletonwitch, who are currently hard at work on their new studio album with producer Jack Endino, has revealed that their new album will be entitled, "Breathing The Fire" and will be released on October 13th. The band also posted a new message from the studio. It reads as follows:

"It's exciting to hear the new material coming to fruition," says guitarist Scott Hedrick. "Working with 'Full Metal' Jack Endino is killer. He's fucking amazing at what he does, and he's a real mad scientist in the studio!"

Adds guitarist Nate Garnette, "Things are going well in the studio. We just finished tracking the drums, which are sounding fucking great. Now it's time for the guitars!"

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Children of Bodom Confirms More Tour Dates

Even more Children of Bodom dates have been added to the upcoming North American tour this fall.

The confirmed dates are as follows:

Sept. 18 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel **
Sept. 19 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom *
Sept. 20 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights *
Sept. 22 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole *
Sept. 23 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
Sept. 25 Kitchener, ON - Elements Night Club *
Sept. 26 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
Sept. 27 Chicago, IL - House of Blues **
Sept. 28 Minneapolis, MN - Epic *
Sept. 30 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre *
Oct. 01 Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Events Centre *
Oct. 02 Calgary, AB MacEvan Hall Ballroom *
Oct. 03 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre *
Oct. 05 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
Oct. 06 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market **
Oct. 07 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre **
Oct. 09 San Francisco, CA - Regency Center @ The Grand **
Oct. 10 Pomona, CA - The Glass House **
Oct. 12 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre **
Oct. 14 Honolulu, HI - Pipeline Cafe **

* with The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch
** support acts TBA

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Children Of Bodom Announces More Tour Dates

As reported earlier today, Finnish heavy metal group Children Of Bodom will be touring North America later this year along with The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch. The band has now announced some more tour dates.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

September 22 - Theatre Capitale - Quebec City, QC
September 23 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
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

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Children Of Bodom Announces Tour Dates

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

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Skeletonwitch Taps Jack Endino As Producer

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...

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Lineup Announced For American Waste Fest 2009

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.

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Lazarus A.D. Video to Be On Headbanger's Ball

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...

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Lazarus A.D. Posts New Song, "Rebirth," Online

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...

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