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AMON AMARTH – To Return To North America This Fall With Sabaton And Skeletonwitch

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Critically acclaimed, Billboard-charting metal unit, AMON AMARTH, will be reconquering North America this Fall. This time around, the band will bring fellow Swedes, Sabaton, along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the show, with the exception of New York City where fans will be treated to the first-ever North American performance from extreme metal supergroup, Vallenfyre as part of the Decibel Magazine 10th anniversary celebrations (which will include additional news and events to be announced soon).

In February of this year, AMON AMARTH devotees in Los Angeles witnessed the exclusive appearance of the band’s epic Viking ship stage setup. For this tour, New York enthusiasts will take in the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th. Tickets will go on sale on May 30th. Keep an eye on amonamarth.com/tour for details.

Comments the band of the upcoming trek: “Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we’re doing Canada and the US together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we’ll be bringing the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we’ll take no prisoners!”

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AMON AMARTH’s latest full-length, Deceiver Of The Gods, was released in June of 2013. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the band’s highest-charting album to date. Check out music as well as the epic video for “Father Of The Wolf” at THIS LOCATION.

AMON AMARTH
w/ Sabaton, Skeletonwitch

9/25/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
9/26/2014 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
9/27/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
9/29/2014 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
9/30/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/01/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
10/03/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
10/04/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
10/05/2014 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
10/06/2014 The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
10/07/2014 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
10/10/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/11/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
10/12/2014 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
10/14/2014 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/15/2014 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
10/17/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
10/18/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York , NY *
10/19/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
10/21/2014 Track 29 -Chattanooga, TN
10/22/2014 Bijou Theater -Knoxville, TN
10/24/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
10/25/2014 Freebird – Jacksonville, FL
10/26/2014 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
10/27/2014 The Civic – New Orleans, LA
10/29/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/30/2014 Mojoes – Jolie, IL
10/31/2014 Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
11/01/2014 The Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
11/02/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/04/2014 Bourbon Stree – Lincoln, NE
11/05/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/07/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/09/2014 Club XS – Tucson, AZ
* no Skeletonwitch

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Critical Praise For AMON AMARTH:

“The group’s thunderous assault remains more powerful than Thor’s hammer.” - LAWeekly.com

“AMON AMARTH are defining themselves anew…the finest album of this band’s career.” - The Guardian (UK)

“They have honed their craft to the point where the only surprise is how invigorating their music still feels the ninth time around here on Deceiver Of The Gods.” - Outburn

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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AMON AMARTH: Amon Amarth

SKELETONWITCH: Skeletonwitch

SABATON: http://www.sabaton.net

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LONG LIVE SABATON.

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SKELETONWITCH – To Release Limited Edition “Serpents Unleashed” LP – Proceeds To Aid Animal Shelters In Band’s Home State Of Ohio; Tour With Amon Amarth Begins Friday

Posted in animal charities, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SKELETONWITCH will release a hand-screened, 180-gram limited vinyl edition of their acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2013 release, Serpents Unleashed, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to two animal shelters in the band’s home state of Ohio – The Athens County Humane Society and Columbus’ Pets Without Parents.

The members of Ohio’s most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region.Limited to a one-time-only pressing of 100 copies, the black LP includes a hand-screened, hand-numbered jacket with exclusive artwork and a hand-screened dust sleeve. It comes with a color poster and a sticker showcasing the album’s original masterful artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), as well as a download card. Mark your calendars, as the limited-edition LPs will go on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis exclusively via http://www.skeletonwitch.com on Monday, January 20th at 1:00pm EST.

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Praised for being their most potent album to date, Serpents Unleashed appeared on countless year-end “best-of” lists (Decibel, Metal Injection, etc.) due to its “relentlessly intense, in-your-face brutality” (Metal Assault). After touring North America extensively in the fall with The Black Dahlia Murder in addition to performing a select number of shows alongside Ghost B.C., SKELETONWITCH will continue to support the release, joining Amon Amarth and Enslaved on an U.S. run that starts this Friday in Las Vegas. Soon after, the group will make their way to Australia for the first time to tour alongside Toxic Holocaust. The band’s complete tour schedule can be found below.

SKELETONWITCH

w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved

1/17/2014 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 – House of Blues – Houston, TX

1/23/2014 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
1/24/2014 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1/27/2014 – Atticus Bar – Jacksonville, FL *
1/28/2014 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA *
1/29/2014 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 – NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 – The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

2/05/2014 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
2/07/2014 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 – Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 – Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 – Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

w/ Amon Amarth 

2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

w/ Toxic Holocaust 

4/16/2014 – The Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ
4/17/2014 – Bodega Bar – Wellington, NZ
4/18/2014 – The Rosemont Hotel – Perth, AU
4/19/2014 – Fowlers Live – Adelaide, AU
4/20/2014 – Espy Gershwin Room – Melbourne, AU
4/21/2014 – TBD – Byron Bay, AU
4/22/2014 – The Basement – Canberra, AU
4/24/2014 – The Hi Fi – Brisbane, AU
4/25/2014 – Cambridge Hotel – Newcastle, AU
4/26/2014 – The Hi Fi – Sydney, AU
4/27/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, AU

*SKELETONWITCH only

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skeletonwitchmetal

Website: http://www.skeletonwitch.com

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LONG LIVE ANIMAL CHARITIES.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

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SKELETONWITCH – “Serpents Unleashed” Debuts At #62 On Billboard’s Top 200; Album Also Cracks Top 10 On Independent, Hard Rock And Vinyl Album Charts

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The critically adored new SKELETONWITCH offering, Serpents Unleashed, debuted on this week’s Billboard 200 at #62, marking the highest chart position of the band’s career! The record’s first-week sales marked a 68% jump from those of its 2011 predecessor, Forever Abomination.

Additionally, Serpents Unleashed debuted at #5 on this week’s Vinyl Albums chart, #7 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #10 on the Independent Albums chart, #17 on the Internet Albums chart and #20 on the Rock Albums chart. Serpents Unleashed also debuted on the Top Current Albums chart at #87 in Canada, where the album reached #11 on the Hard Music chart as well.

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Formed in Ohio a decade ago, SKELETONWITCH has received considerable acclaim for its trademark “blackened metal,” which Metal Hammer calls, “a potent brew of everything that makes metal so brilliant, vital and special.” The group’s relentless work ethic — personified by a 63-concerts-in-65-days test of endurance last year — is second to none in the genre, and true to form, the band is currently in the midst of an extensive North American tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. That tour will be followed by a US trek in early 2014 alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. International tour dates will be announced shortly.

Recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High On Fire), Serpents Unleashedfeatures artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who also designed the memorable cover of the group’s 2007 breakthrough Beyond The Permafrost. Subsequent releases Breathing The Fire (2009) and Forever Abomination (2011) — both of which cracked the Billboard Top 200 — cemented the group’s reputation as one of metal’s most important acts, and tours with the likes of Danzig, Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse and a slot on Ozzfest helped to cultivate one of the genre’s most passionate fanbases.

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Chance Garnette – Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – Bass

Dustin Boltjes – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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SKELETONWITCH – Announces Canadian Meet & Greets; New Album, “Serpents Unleashed” Out Tomorrow In North America

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On the eve of the release of their newest album, Serpents Unleashed, Blackened Thrash Metal troop, SKELETONWITCH, have announced several meet & greets throughout Canada during their current live takeover with The Black Dahlia Murder.

Additionally, SKELETONWITCH will make appearances at Rasputin in Fresno, California and Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri. Stop by one of the following locations to hang out with the band and crank up Serpents Unleashed:

SKELETONWITCH Meet & Greets:

10/31/2013 Legend Records – Ottawa, ON @ 5:00pm

11/02/2013 Rotate This – Toronto, ON @ 6:00pm

11/06/2013 War on Music – Winnipeg, MB @ 6:00pm

11/08/2013 Freecloud Records – Edmonton, AB @ 5:00pm

11/09/2013 Sloth Records – Calgary, AB @ 5:00pm

11/11/2013 Neptoon Records – Vancouver, BC @ 5:30pm

11/15/2013 Rasputin – Fresno, CA @ TBA

11/22/2013 Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis, MO @ TBA

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Hailed as their “best effort to date” by Decibel Magazine, Serpents Unleashed captures SKELETONWITCH’s live energy with the help of producer Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, Kvelertak, High on Fire). Stream each of the album’s eleven scorching tracks now via Pitchfork HERE before picking up the album in stores tomorrow, October 29, 2013. You can still preorder a physical copy of the album on CD or LP or in a limited-edition 7″ Collector’s Box format directly from www.skeletonwitch.com.

Digital preorders via iTunes or Bandcamp both offer an immediate download of the new song “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”

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* For ALL tour dates for SKELETONWITCH in 2013 into 2014, click on links below!

SKELETONWITCH Confirms 2014 Tour With Amon Amarth And Enslaved

SKELETONWITCH – Announces Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on August 15th and September 16th, 2013.

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Chance Garnette - Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – Bass

Dustin Boltjes – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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SKELETONWITCH – “Unfit” For Disney, But Fit For A Wedding; Hometown Record Release Show Announced

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Fresh off a short run of dates supporting Ghost B.C., Athens, Ohio-based Blackened Metal quintet, SKELETONWITCH, has announced a hometown release party for their forthcoming new full-length,Serpents Unleashed. The show will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on October 23rd, the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets for the event are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be swiftly followed by another lap around America in early 2014 alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando however, where the tour stops on January 27th, 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 deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.

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Although SKELETONWITCH might be un-welcomed at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During SKELETONWITCH’s performance in Fresno on November 15th, longtime 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.”

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Commemorating the group’s 10-year anniversary, Serpents Unleashed – recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High on Fire), and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) – will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 28th. Serpents Unleashed is available for preorder at SKELETONWITCH.com in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector’s box formats. In addition, you can now pre-order the album digitally at iTunes and BandCamp and receive an instant download of “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”

See for yourself whether SKELETONWITCH are “unfit to be associated with” at one of their dates below.

SKELETONWITCH

10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.

10/23/2013 The Union – Athens, OH * Record Release Show

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem

10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *newly added
11/19/2013 Club Patron – Odessa, TX

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w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer

11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet – Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved

1/17/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues – Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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SKELETONWITCH Confirms 2014 Tour With Amon Amarth And Enslaved

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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 New Track From Serpents Unleashed To Premiere Today Via SiriusXM

SKELETONWITCH – Although their busy Fall itinerary (which includes tours alongside Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder) is their immediate focus, Blackened Metal heathens SKELETONWITCH are already looking ahead to 2014 with a massive month-long trek alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved that will take the Ohio quintet to many markets they will not hit during their Autumn takeover. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Find a complete list of the group’s upcoming concerts below.

Comments guitarist Scott Hedrick of the New Year run, “We forged a friendship with Amon Amarth about five years ago when we first toured together and have had the chance to hang with Enslaved at European festivals. We’re fans of both bands, and all those guys rule. It takes a tour to another level when there’s that much camaraderie, and we can’t think of a better way to tour Serpents Unleashed this Winter. Good bands, good beards, and (hopefully) good beers. See you guys soon!”

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Last month, SKELETONWITCH unveiled “Burned From Bone,” the first taste of the their highly anticipated new album, Serpents Unleashed. You can still text SERPENTS to 24587 to obtain a free download of the track. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, Kvelertak) earlier this year, Serpents Unleashed – which will come available in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector’s box formats — will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe onOctober 28th. Check out parts one and two in a series of Serpents Unleashed making-of webisodes HERE and HERE.

And if you’re jonesing for more, another new tune from Serpents Unleashed — hailed by Decibel as the band’s “best effort to date” — will premiere on Liquid Metal with Jose on SiriusXM channel 40 today between 3:00:PM – 9:00PM EST. Additionally, the world premiere of the group’s newest music video will take place tomorrow! Stay tuned for details.

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SKELETONWITCH

SKELETONWITCH
10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI w/ Ghost B.C.
10/05/2013 Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI SKELETONWITCH only
10/06/2013 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN SKELETONWITCH only
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ Ghost B.C.
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet – Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

SKELETONWITCH w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved

1/17/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues – Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED. 

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SKELETONWITCH – Announces Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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New Album Serpents Unleashed Coming In October

In support of their forthcoming new full-length, Serpents Unleashed, Ohio blackened Metal quintet SKELETONWITCH will join The Black Dahlia Murder on a North American trek this Fall. The journey will commence in late October following a short run of dates alongside Ghost B.C. Additional support will be provided by Fallujah as well as Noisem and Wolvhammer on select dates.

Comments vocalist Chance Garnette: “We can’t think of a better way to release the venom that is Serpents Unleashed than by getting back on the road with our buds in The Black Dahlia Murder. It’s going to be a killer tour that you won’t want to miss! Don’t sleep on this one — come out and get your face melted!”

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Scheduled for release in North America on October 29 (October 28 EU/UK, October 25 G/A/S) via Prosthetic Records, SKELETONWITCH’s Serpents Unleashed was recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio (Converge, Trap Them, Kvelertak) and features eleven tracks of abominable, frosty fire. New tune, “Burned From Bone,” premiered yesterday on SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal with Jose” and is now available as a free download by texting SERPENTS to 24587 (standard data and message rates may apply). Behind-the-scenes footage of the band tracking the song in the studio can be seen below:

Serpents Unleashed is currently available for preorder at: http://www.skeletonwitch.com

Worship the ‘WITCH at one of the following dates:

w/ Ghost B.C.
10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem

10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH

10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

10/27/2013 The Met – Providence, RI

10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City. QC

10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC

10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON

11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON

11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON

11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB

11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK

11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB

11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB

11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA

11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR

11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA

11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA

11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

11/19/2013 Club Patron –  Odessa, TX

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer

11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO

11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO

11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA

11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre –  Bloomington, IL

11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet  – Joliet, IL

11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

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(Source: Earsplit PR_

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

* For More Info On THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER:

Facebook: The Black Dahlia Murder

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LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SKELETONWITCH – New Album “Serpents Unleashed” Due This October

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed - promo cover pic

Free Download Of New Track Available Now; Behind-The-Scenes Studio Footage Posted

Currently celebrating ten years of blackened Metal, SKELETONWITCH are proud to unveil details about their most venomous release yet — Serpents Unleashed. Set for release in North America on October 29 (October 28 EU/UK, October 25 Germany), the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s critical-lauded, Billboard-charting Forever Abomination was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire), who expertly channeled the band’s colossal live sound into eleven blasts of abominable, frosty fire. Serpents Unleashed features cover artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who returns to the ‘WITCH fold for the first time since 2007’s Beyond The Permafrost.

Today, new track “Burned From Bone” — which the band debuted earlier this year during a headlining set at Pitchfork’s “Show No Mercy” showcase at South By Southwest — premiered on SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal with Jose.” The song is available now as a free* download by texting SERPENTS to 24587. Behind-the-scenes studio footage of the band recording the track at GodCity can be view at: 

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2013/08/13/skeletonwitch-new-album-serpents-unleashed-due-this-october-free-download-available-footage-posted/

Serpents Unleashed Track Listing:

1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
4. From a Cloudless Sky
5. Burned From Bone
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

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Preorder Serpents Unleashed digitally via:

http://skeletonwitch.bandcamp.com

…or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition 7-inch collector’s box via http://www.skeletonwitch.com.

Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of Beyond The Permafrost, which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant. Purchase it here:

http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/item/14179

Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who’s who of modern heavy metal in addition to leveling some of the genre’s largest festivals (Wacken, Graspop, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden’s Ghost B.C., a group they will again perform alongside this fall. Additional fall tour dates will be announced later this week.

SKELETONWITCH w/ Ghost B.C.

10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN

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SKELETONWITCH:

Chance Garnette - Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – Bass

Dustin Boltjes – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

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http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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PROSTHETIC RECORDS:

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LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – New Song To Premiere This Tuesday On Liquid Metal

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , on August 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Additional Live Dates With Ghost B.C. Announced; New Album Coming Soon

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Ohio Metal savages SKELETONWITCH will premiere a new song from their upcoming release, Serpents Unleashed, on Liquid Metal with Jose tomorrow (Tuesday, August 13) at 6:00pm EST on SiriusXM channel 40. The highly anticipated 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 details about the recording in the days ahead.

Additionally, SKELETONWITCH is pleased to announce three more shows with Ghost B.C. — a group with whom they recently toured — on off-dates of the Swedish occult rock group’s upcoming tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones. Dates are as follows:

SKELETONWITCH – w/ Ghost B.C.

10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN

Over the last decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured with practically every major name in heavy metal in support of their four full-lengths released to date, the last two of which both cracked the Billboard Top 200. The band’s vigorous live performances, blue-collar work ethic and frosty/fiery/abominable Blackened Thrash have earned them legions of fans around the globe.

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Chance Garnette – Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – Bass

Dustin Boltjes – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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http://www.prostheticrecords.com

http://store.prostheticrecords.com

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LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

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SKELETONWITCH – Canada Tour 2013 With ANCIENTS Supporting

Posted in death thrash, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Skeletonwitch - Canadian Tour Dates - 2013 - promo flyer

SKELETONWITCH CANADA TOUR 2013

ANCIENTS TO SUPPORT

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As reported on the facebook page of SKELETONWITCH:

We’ll be shredding it up in Canada with ANCIENTS!! Check out the tour dates at www.skeletonwitch.com Hope to see you there!

Prosthetic Records

Season of Mist

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For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the link below!

facebook: Skeletonwitch

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LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE ANCIENTS.

Stone.

HAVOK – Denver Thrashers To Kick Off U.S. Tour With SKELETONWITCH This Week

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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 14 in Athens, Ohio and run through nearly two months of shows, coming to a ceremonial close on November 17 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.”

HAVOK, called “the finest thrash band in existence,” by PopDose, unleashed their Point Of No Return EP early this Summer via Candlelight Records as a tide-me-over till their next full-length. The EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new songs plus two HAVOK-ized Sepultura and Slayer covers.

Metal Underground gave the release a 4/5 rating, noting “the two original tracks on this EP are up there with the best material the band has produced, and the covers are heartfelt and well-performed,”adding that “thrash fans will delight in this offering.” Commended About.com: “HAVOK adequately display their penchant for crisp, musically precise thrash metal that proceeds at a fast gallop to a near blast,” while Exclaim added: “The two new songs that open this EP prove that these guys are way top-tier for modern thrash… “

HAVOK: U.S. Abomination Tour 2012

W/ SKELETONWITCH, Early Graves, Mutilation Rites:

09/14/2012 Union Bar & Grill – Athens, OH

09/15/2012 Ironworks – Pittsburgh, PA

09/16/2012 Bug Jar – Rochester,  NY

09/17/2012 Bogies – Albany, NY

09/18/2012 Monkey Bar – Winooski, VT

09/19/2012 The Kave – Bucksport, ME

09/20/2012 Great Scott – Allston, ME

09/21/2012 The Met – Pawtucket, RI

09/22/2012 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

09/23/2012 Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA

09/24/2012 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT

09/25/2012 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ

09/26/2012 Championship – Lemoyne, PA

09/27/2012 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

09/28/2012 Barbary Coast – Philadelphia, PA

09/29/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

09/30/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

10/01/2012 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN

10/02/2012 Soapbox Laundrolunge – Wilmington, NC

10/04/2012 Jimbo’s Rock Lounge – Charleston, SC

10/05/2012 The Pit – Jacksonville, FL

10/06/2012 Churchill’s – Miami, FL

10/07/2012 Speakeasy – Lake Worth, FL

10/09/2012 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

10/10/2012 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

10/11/2012 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

10/12/2012 Jinx Nightclub – Savanna, GA

10/13/2012 529 – Atlanta, GA

10/14/2012 The End – Nashville, TN

10/15/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR

10/16/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

10/17/2012 Walter’s – Houston, TX

10/18/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

10/19/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX

10/20/2012 Fallback Records – Mcallen, TX

10/22/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX

10/23/2012 Fast Freddy’s – Midland, TX

10/25/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

10/26/2012 Juggernaut – Gallup, NM

10/27/2012 Cinnabar – Flagstaff, AZ

10/28/2012 Chaser’s – Scottsdale, AZ

10/29/2012 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA

10/30/2012 The Whiskey – W. Hollywood, CA

11/01/2012 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

11/02/2012 Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA

11/03/2012 The Alley – Sparks, NV

11/04/2012 Musichead – Medford, OR

11/05/2012 Branx – Portland, OR

11/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

11/07/2012 The Venue – Boise, ID

11/08/2012 Mojos Gallery – Ogden, UT

11/09/2012 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

11/10/2012 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

11/11/2012 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA

11/12/2012 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

11/13/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

11/14/2012 Ace Of Cups – Indianapolis, IN

11/15/2012 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

11/16/2012 Magic Stick – Detroi, MI

11/17/2012 Peabody’s –  Cleveland, OH

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.HAVOKband.com

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE HAVOK.

LONG LIVE EARLY GRAVES.

LONG LIVE MUTILATION RITES

Stone.

METALSUCKS Presents SKELETONWITCH U.S. ABOMINATION TOUR – HAVOK, EARLY GRAVES & MUTILATION RITES Support!

Posted in death thrash, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

METALSUCKS Presents SKELETONWITCH U.S. ABOMINATION TOUR – will begin on September 14th, in the hometown of SKELETONWITCH: Athens, Ohio. Special support comes from Colorado Thrashers HAVOK and California’s Extreme Metallers EARLY GRAVES (September 14th to October 16th).

HAVOK remains as support for our Extreme Metal Warriors SKELETONWITCH throughout the entire tour; Brooklyn’s Black Metal force known as MUTILATION RITES joins on as special support from October 17th to November 17th.

This U.S. Abomination Tour has all the extreme potential to seriously kick your Extreme Metal lovin’ ass into next year… and then some. Metal be thy name.

SKELETONWITCH WITH HAVOK AND EARLY GRAVES

9/14/12 Athens, OH @ The Union Bar

9/15/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks

9/16/12 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

9/17/12 Albany, NY @ Bogies

9/18/12 Burlington, VT @ Monkey Bar

9/19/12 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave

9/20/12 Boston, MA @ Great Scott

9/21/12 Providence, RI @ The Met

9/22/12 Manchester, NH @ Rockos

9/23/12 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern

9/24/12 Wallingford, CT @ Cherry St.

9/25/12 Asbury Park, NJ @ Ashbury Lane

9/26/12 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ

9/27/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

9/28/12 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

9/29/12 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

9/30/12 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

10/1/12 Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway

10/2/12 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge

10/3/12 Durham, NC @ Motorco

10/4/12 Charleston, SC @ Jimbos Rock Lounge

10/5/12 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit

10/6/12 Miami, FL @ Churchills

10/7/12 Lake Worth, FL @ Speakeasy

10/8/12 Orlando, FL @ The Bombshell

10/9/12 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic

10/11/12 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug

10/12/12 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

10/13/12 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529

10/14/12 Nashville, TN @ The End

10/15/12 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music

10/16/12 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

SKELETONWITCH WITH HAVOK AND MUTILATION RITES

10/17/12 Houston, TX @ Walters

10/18/12 Dallas, TX @ Trees

10/19/12 Austin, TX @ Red 7

10/20/12 McAllen, TX @ Fallback Records

10/22/12 San Antonio, TX @ Korova

10/23/12 Midland, TX @ New Blue Max

10/25/12 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre

10/26/12 Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut

10/28/12 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers

10/29/12 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

10/30/12 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey A Go Go

11/1/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium

11/2/12 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House

11/3/12 Reno, NV @ The Alley

11/4/12 Bend, OR @ The Horned Hand

11/5/12 Portland, OR @ Branx

11/6/12 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7

11/7/12 Boise, ID @ The Venue

11/8/12 Ogden, UT @ Mojos

11/9/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

11/10/12 Kansas City, MO @ The Granada

11/11/12 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

11/12/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

11/13/12 Chicago, IL @ Reggies

11/14/12 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups

11/15/12 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

11/16/12 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

11/17/12 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys

Read Stone’s complete album review for Forever Abomination by clicking the link below!

SKELETONWITCH ‘Forever Abomination’ – 5 Reasons Why You MUST Own This Extreme Metal Album

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For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the links below!

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.indiemerchstore.com/skeletonw…

http://www.prostheticrecords.com

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE EXTREME METAL.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – Announce North American Tour Dates, Summer 2012; European Tour Dates Listed

Posted in death thrash, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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, will commence July 13th in York, Pennsylvania soon after the band return from a European tour during which they will play festivals alongside the likes of Slayer, Megadeth, and Behemoth. Complete dates are listed below.

SKELETONWITCH, who recently toured North America alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, will be out in support of their latest album Forever Abomination, as well as the recent vinyl reissues of their popular releases 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.

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SKELETONWITCH European Tour Dates:

6/15/2012 Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark

6/16/2012 Metal Town – Gothenburg, Sweden

6/18/2012 Comet Club – Berlin, Germany

6/19/2012 Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany

6/20/2012 Luxor – Köln, Germany

6/22/2012 Graspop – Hasselt, Belgium

6/23/2012 Earshakerdays – Basel, Switzerland

6/25/2012 Durer Kert Small Hall – Budapest, Hungary

6/26/2012 Chelsea – Vienna, Austria

6/28/2012 Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic

6/29/2012 With Full Force – Leipzig, Germany

6/30/2012 Sputnikhalle – Munster, Germany

7/01/2012  Open Air Metal – Tuska, Finland

SKELETONWITCH North American Tour Dates:

w/ BARNBURNER

7/13/2012  The Depot – York, PA

7/14/2012  The Loft at the Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

7/15/2012  Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

7/16/2012  Genos – Portland, ME

7/17/2012  Rock Café Le Stage – Trois Rivieres, QC

7/18/2012  Agitee – Quebec City, QC

7/19/2012  Il Motore – Montreal, QC

7/20/2012  Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

7/21/2012  Hardluck – Toronto, ON

7/22/2012  Frankies – Toledo, OH

7/23/2012  High Noon – Madison, WI

7/24/2012  Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON

7/25/2012  The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB

7/26/2012  Amigos – Saskatoon, SK

7/27/2012  Broken City – Calgary, AB

7/28/2012  The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

7/30/2012  Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

7/31/2012  The Hop – Spokane, WA

8/01/2012  Manny’s – Billings, MT

8/02/2012  Nestor Tavern – Fargo, ND

8/03/2012  The Warehouse – La Crosse, WI

8/04/2012  Mojoes – Joliet, IL

Like Satan himself set loose in the hallowed halls of Heavy Metal, SKELETONWITCH 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. Worship the ‘WITCH!

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the links below!

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

http://www.indiemerchstore.com/skeletonw…

http://www.prostheticrecords.com

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – New Song Stream Available

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Band Continues Pillaging Stages Across The U.S.

Today Ohio Metal goliaths SKELETONWITCH are streaming “new” track, “Tragedy of Days” at Prosthetic Records’ official bandcamp page. 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.”

Check out “Tragedy of Days” at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, the new vinyl reissues of the SKELETONWITCH‘s breakthrough releases Breathing The Fire and Beyond The Permafrost are now shipping from the Prosthetic Store. Both are available in three variants — splatter, half-and-half and 180-gram black wax — and feature gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” record jackets. Pictures of the limited-edition colored LPs can be seen HERE. The black vinyl versions of both albums will be available in select retail stores on April 10.

Additionally, the band recently unveiled a new video for the song “The Infernal Resurrection,” which comes off their The studio offering, Forever Abomination. To view the clip, which documents the band in live pillage mode in Europe, head over to Metal Injection.

SKELETONWITCH are currently setting stage 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 in support of latest full-length,  Forever Abomination. The band will take a brief break before heading overseas for a stretch of Euro dates.

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For the remaining SKELETONWITCH tour dates, click large link below:

SKELETONWITCH – New Video Premiere Brought To You By Metal Injection, U.S. Tour Underway, European Tour Dates Announced

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For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the links below:

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://prostheticrecords.com

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – New Video Premiere Brought To You By Metal Injection, U.S. Tour Underway, European Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

U.S. TOUR UNDERWAY, EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED!

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 they do best: slaying ears in the live arena. To view the video, head over to THIS LOCATION.

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. In an 8/10 rating of the record, Decibel Magazine named SKELETONWITCH, “one of the most likeable bands in Metal,” Terrorizer dubbed Forever Abomination a “masterclass in Modern Metal,” Revolver noted its “bad-ass Thrash attack,” while Pitchfork championed the offering calling it “exciting, skilled, fist-pumping, true-to-life stuff…”

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.

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SKELETONWITCH European Tour  2012:

6/15/2012 Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark

6/16/2012 Metal Town – Gothenburg, Sweden

6/18/2012 Comet Club – Berlin, Germany

6/20/2012 Luxor – Cologne, Germany

6/22/2012 Graspop Metal Meet – Hasselt, Belgium

6/23/2012 Earshakerdays – Basel, Switzerland

6/25/2012 Durer Kert Small Hall – Budapest, Hungary

6/26/2012 Chelsea – Vienna, Austria

6/28/2012 Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic

6/29/2012 With Full Force Festival – Leipzig, Germany

6/30/2012 Sputnikhalle – Muenster, Germany

7/01/2012 Open Air Metal – Tuska, Finland

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For U.S. Tour Dates, click the large link below:

SKELETONWITCH – North American Tour To Commence This Week

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To read my review for Forever Abomination, click on the large link below:

SKELETONWITCH ‘Forever Abomination’ – 5 Reasons Why You MUST Own This Extreme Metal Album

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the links below:

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://prostheticrecords.com

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – North American Tour To Commence This Week

Posted in death thrash, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Vinyl Reissues Forthcoming

Ohio headbangers SKELETONWITCH — whose latest album, Forever Abomination, cracked the Billboard Top 200, as well as Decibel’s Top 40 of 2011 — will return to the road this week. After a warm-up show in Cleveland on Friday, the band will join 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 touring action of 2012.

In other SKELETONWITCH news, the final color variant of the forthcoming Breathing The Fire vinyl reissue — which, unlike the sold-out initial pressings of the album, comes in a gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” jacket — has arrived at Prosthetic’s warehouse. Check out a picture of the two-color, half-and-half LP, which is limited to 125 copies at THIS LOCATION.

180-gram black and standard-weight “fire splatter” wax are also available. The former will arrive in select retail stores on April 10; the latter and the half-and-half LP can both be pre-ordered at the PROSTHETIC STORE. LP reissues of the band’s 2007 breakthrough, Beyond The Permafrost — which will also be available in three color variants (“Permafrost splatter,” half-and-half and 180-gram black vinyl) — are still in production, but can also be pre-ordered now at the Prosthetic Store.

Over the last five years, SKELETONWITCH has toured alongside a who’s who of heavy metal, from icons like Danzig, Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford, to international titans Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir, to American powerhouses High On Fire, GWAR and Devildriver. Forever Abomination, the group’s third Prosthetic release, was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).

SKELETONWITCH w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Hour Of Penance

3/23/2012 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH ^

3/24/2012 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

3/25/2012 Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI

3/26/2012 Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN

3/27/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

3/28/2012 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE^

3/29/2012 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

3/30/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

3/31/2012 The Venue – Boise, ID *

4/02/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

4/03/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

4/04/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

4/05/2012 House Of Blues – Los Angeles, CA

4/06/2012 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ

4/07/2012 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

4/09/2012 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX

4/10/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/11/2012 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

4/13/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

4/14/2012 Cincinnati Metal Fest @ Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Hour of Penance, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik, Exhumed

4/15/2012  Skully’s Music Diner  – Columbus, OH ^

4/16/2012  123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV ^

4/17/2012 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

4/18/2012 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

4/19/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

4/20/2012 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA

SKELETONWITCH only

* w/ Black Tusk

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the links below:

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://prostheticrecords.com

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – 2012 Headline Tour Announced! NILE, SKELETONWITCH, HOUR OF PENANCE Support!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Detroit Michigan’s Melodic Death Metal outfit THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be hitting the road this March marking the band’s first headline run of 2012. Joining THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be Nile, Skeletonwitch, and Hour of Penance. The tour kicks off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection and wraps up on April 20 in Worcester, Mass. at the New England Metal & Hardcore festival.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Nile, Skeletonwitch, & Hour of Penance:

03/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

03/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club

03/26 Minneapolis, MN Station 4

03/27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge

03/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

03/30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

03/31 Las Vegas, NV ** Extreme Thing ** buy tickets HERE

04/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon

04/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater

04/04 San Francisco, CA Slims

04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

04/06 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theater

04/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

04/09 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar

04/10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

04/13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

04/14 TBA TBA

04/15 Toledo, OH ** Jamboree Festival ** buy tickets HERE

04/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live

04/18 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts

04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza

04/20 Worcester, MA New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – buy tickets HERE

**BDM only

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

* For more info, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial

SKELETONWITCH – FOREVER ABOMINATION

NILE – myspace

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE EXTREME METAL.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH ‘Forever Abomination’ – 5 Reasons Why You MUST Own This Extreme Metal Album

Posted in Extreme Metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SKELETONWITCHForever Abomination is the fourth studio album from Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH and was released back on October 11th, 2011, on Prosthetic Records. I bought this release on CD and it has served me right. Forever Abomination has kicked my Metal ass, many times over. I’m not bullshitting either. Below are 5 reasons why you MUST buy Forever Abomination.

Reason #1: SKELETONWITCH seamlessly unites Thrash and Death Metal grooves resulting in a Metal sound that is Skeletelextreme.

Reason #2: Chance Garnette. His vocals are drenched with Black Metal tones and he sings on this album at his most venomous best yet. Chance has to have steel reinforced vocal cords. How else could he sing at such an optimum level of aggression?

Reason #3: If you’re looking to have your ears and senses galvanized, then rest assured, Forever Abomination will have you staring into space as you wonder what just happened to you. Yes, you will yearn for more.

Reason #4: Musicianship. Extreme Metal musicianship at that. This band plays so heavy and fast that it’s staggering. All the while, not once do the songs embody any muddled parts. The intricacies are all there and SKELETONWITCH keeps evolving as a band.

Reason #5: The dark lyrics throughout Forever Abomination are a powerhouse unto this album. Combine these lyrics, with the scathingly fierce atmosphere from the Extreme wall of sound that you’ll experience and it’s Metal mind-boggling.

SKELETONWITCH:

Chance Garnette – vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – bass

Dustin Boltjes – drums

Forever Abomination – back cover

FOREVER ABOMINATION – Track Listing:

This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)

Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer

Of Ash And Torment

Choke Upon Betrayal

Erased And Forgotten

The Infernal Resurrection

Rejoice In Misery

Cleaver Of Souls

Shredding Sacred Flesh

Sink Beneath Insanity

My Skin Of Deceit

* For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the link below:

SKELETONWITCH – FOREVER ABOMINATION

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – Forever Abomination: Releases In North America October 11th, 2011!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on September 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SKELETONWITCH – The North American release date for the fourth studio album from SKELETONWITCH is October 11th, 2011. Forever Abomination will be released on Prosthetic Records. The Blackened Thrash Metal that SKELETONWITCH have created to date is nothing short of Earth shifting, hellfire burning and Extreme Metal excellence. Metal be thy name.

* Other release dates for FOREVER ABOMINATION:

EU – October 7 * UK – October 10 * Japan – October 19

FOREVER ABOMINATION – Track Listing:

This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)

Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer

Of Ash And Torment

Choke Upon Betrayal

Erased And Forgotten

The Infernal Resurrection

Rejoice In Misery

Cleaver Of Souls

Shredding Sacred Flesh

Sink Beneath Insanity

My Skin Of Deceit

* For more info on SKELETONWITCH, click on the link below:

SKELETONWITCH – FOREVER ABOMINATION

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – “Breathing the Fire” Set My Metal World Ablaze

Posted in Album Review, Black Metal, black metal 2009, black metal albums 2009, collecting heavy metal albums, cool album covers, creepy album covers, current black metal albums, current black metal music, current death metal albums, current death metal music, current extreme metal albums, current extreme metal music, current heavy metal albums, current heavy metal music, current metal albums, current thrash metal, current thrash metal albums, current thrash metal music, Death Metal, death metal 2009, death metal guitarists, death metal music, death metal vocalists, essential death metal albums, essential heavy metal albums, essential metal music albums, essential thrash metal albums, Extreme Metal, extreme metal bands, extreme metal music, extreme metal music albums, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal albums 2009, heavy metal music, heavy metal music 2009, Heavy Metal Reviews, melodic death metal albums, melodic death metal music, Metal, metal music, metal music today, metal odyssey, Metal Reviews, Music, new thrash metal albums, scary album covers, scary rock music songs, spooky album covers, spooky metal album covers, thrash metal 2009, thrash metal music, thrash metal today with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Skeletonwitch "Breathing The Fire" small album picSKELETONWITCH released their second full studio album with Prosthetic Records, Breathing the Fire, on October 13, 2009. I could not resist the Metal temptation and need of picking up this new CD on my visit to f.y.e. today. As I stood there staring at the hellish and downright evil artwork on the front cover of Breathing the Fire, it dawned on me… the Metal wait is over for this new Skeletonwitch. Yeah, very often enough I want my Metal pretty damned fast and extreme in every musical facet. All twelve songs on this album are extremely worthy, I can’t point out any skip overs whatsoever. Skeletonwitch does not fall short of Extreme Metal – every song on Breathing the Fire is blended with the very best of several Metal genres.

Skeletonwitch brings forth the Thrash Metal attack combined with Old School Speed Metal, adding Death Metal and Black Metal influences just for great Metal measure. With all of these incredible Metal genres explored here, Skeletonwitch is a Metal band that I cannot pigeonhole into one genre. That is fine with me, I am sure Skeletonwitch could care in the least as well… Metal is… Metal. Breathing the Fire is one incredible Metal album to look back upon for 2009, it is like the late season, supercharged and extreme power blast of Metal Music that has set my Metal world ablaze. I always say, that with Metal bands like this, it makes me feel confident knowing that the flag for Metal will be waving high for years to come. Chance Garnette on lead vocals is as mean and talented as I could hope for – his dual Death Metal growls and Black Metal screams are what this music is about. Anyone familiar with Extreme Metal should agree, that this style of Metal was not meant for crooning out the ballads. Chance Garnette gets my Metal horns with thunderous praise. In my Metal opinion, Skeletonwitch can play, it’s not the easiest task to make an album of this Metal genre sound like a standout.

The guitar leads, dual leads and solos have a melodic, Old School – Speed Metal appeal, while never taking away from the overall dark mood of any of the songs. The rhythm section holds everything together like a vice and these songs grip my Metal psyche with pure Metal domination. I once read a professionally paid Rock critic write – melodic and heavy do not coexist… uh, they do. The Metal proof is in actually listening to Skeletonwitch and Breathing the Fire… the rest is Extreme and at times, melodic Metal candy for your ears. To extract each song and dissect it here would be nonsense, the overall themes to know are that these songs are about death and submitting to evil. ‘Nuff said. Ah, Metal. I will state, Blinding Black Rage is as horrific, evil and nightmarish of a song lyrically that I have ever heard. Ah, Metal… Extreme Metal, I love this stuff. This is the new generation of Extreme Metal, take it or leave it… I’m taking it. If you are looking for the current Metal that is happening now, take my advice and give Skeletonwitch – Breathing the Fire a thorough listen… it served me right.

Skeletonwitch as they appear on Breathing the Fire:

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette - guitars

Chance Garnette - lead vocals

Derrick “Mullet Chad” Nau - drums

Scott “Scunty D.” Hedrick - guitars

Evan “Loosh” Linger - bass

Track Listing For Breathing the Fire:

Submit to the Suffering

Longing for Domination

Where the Light has Failed

Released from the Catacombs

Stand Fight and Die

The Despoiler of Human Life

Crushed Beyond Dust

Blinding Black Rage

Gorge Upon My Soul

Repulsive Salvation

Strangled by Unseen Hands

… And into the Flame

Skeletonwitch "Breathing The Fire" large album pic

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