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Skeletonwitch Banned From House Of Blues In Orlando

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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.”

See for yourself whether Skeletonwitch is “unfit to be associated with” at one of their below dates:

10/14 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #
10/23 Athens, OH – The Union (record release show)
10/24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Concert Club ^
10/25 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club ^
10/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
10/27 Pawtucket, RI – The Met ^
10/28 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
10/29 Quebec City. QC – Le Cercle ^
10/30 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe ^
10/31 Ottawa, ON – Ritual ^
11/1 London, ON – Rum Runners ^
11/2 Toronto, ON – Mod Club ^
11/4 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ^
11/6 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
11/7 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub ^
11/8 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre ^
11/9 Calgary, AB – The Den ^
11/11 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
11/12 Spokane, WA – The Center ^
11/13 Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
11/14 South Lake Tahoe, CA - Whiskey Dick’s Saloon ^
11/15 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s ^
11/16 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse ^
11/17 Tucson, AZ – The Rock ^
11/18 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
11/19 Odessa, TX – Club Patron ^
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 &
1/17/14 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 *
1/29/14 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
1/30/14 Norflok, 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 Tree *
2/12/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater *
2/14/14 San Francisco, CA – The Regency *
2/15/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues %
# with Ghost B.C.
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder & Fallujah & Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder & Fallujah & Wolvhammer
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
% with Enslaved

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

"During the band’s live performance in Fresno on November 15, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage "

...sounds like a future pit story.

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. hellrat writes:

"unfit to be associated with Disney"

a higher honor could not be bestowed...fvck the bullsh!t magic kingdom, and fvck mickey mouse and his ratty b!tch

\m/ S'Witch \m/

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

And yet they have no problem with the future porn star Miley Cyrus.
The hypocrisy isn’t surprising but it’s still sickening.

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

Oh and I think that’s awesome they’re going to get married on stage.
Everyone’s wedding should be special.
I always wanted to get married on Halloween in the middle of a cemetery but…that’s just me.

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianSD writes:

I saw machine head headline house of blues twice in Chicago during the through ashes of empires cycle. I guess something happened since?

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. shel gordon writes:

Lol, why is machinehead on that list, i don't remember them being an over the top type of band.
Would like to know out of curiosity what disneys criteria for branding a band " unfit", cant be as bad as all those rap acts they have on stage.

# Oct 12, 2013 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Borntomosh writes:

Disney is apparently too classy for Skeletonwitch, but not too classy for antisemitism and exploiting minors. Keep on keeping on, Iger.

# Oct 12, 2013 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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