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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

Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed - vinyl - B&W - promo cover pic - 2014

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 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.


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 - band logo - B&W - 2013

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Wendy Dio – Once Again Raising Money For The Brittany Foundation And Needs Your Support!

Posted in animal charities, charities, dogs, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - Wendy Dio - The Brittany Foundation - Gene Kirkland - by permission

(Photo used by permission from Niji Entertainment Group)

As reported on The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page Facebook:


Dear Friends,

As you all know, Ronnie and I have always been animal lovers and our favorite charity is The Brittany Foundation, as 100% of the monies raised goes to feed and house the dogs. Some of you may remember that three years ago, I spent a Day in Their Paws in a cage with two adorable dogs, trying to raise money and get them adopted. This was one of the last public appearances Ronnie made before his untimely passing.

This year I am going in the cage again with Timka and Tramp to raise money for The Brittany Foundation. I stay in the cage for 24 hours or until I have raised the money for freedom. It costs a dollar a minute for my freedom. I am asking for your help.

Please go to and scroll down to my picture with Timka and Tramp, and click the button to donate. We would love to see any of you that would like to join us.

I would like to say a big “thank you” to you all, and as Ronnie would say, “You Rock!”

Wendy Dio


* For More Info On The Legacy Of RJD:

The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

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