Thursday, September 26, 2013

Skeletonwitch - Burned From Bone

Skeletonwitch is an American thrash metal band from Athens, Ohio formed in 2003. The band currently consists of drummer Dustin Boltjes, vocalist Chance Garnette, bassist Evan Linger, and guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick. They are signed to Prosthetic Records.

Since signing with Prosthetic seven years ago, a new Skeletonwitch album has materialized like clockwork every other October.

First, there was the group's sophomore breakthrough, "Beyond The Permafrost." Produced by late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot and featuring iconic artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), the album - and subsequent tours with the likes of Danzig, Dimmu Borgir and Amon Amarth - told the world what the rest of Ohio already knew: that Skeletonwitch was a metal force to be reckoned with.

That album's "Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery" would eventually be featured in the video game "Brutal Legend," placing the band in excellent company with digitized versions of Rob Halford, Ozzy and Lemmy. Then came 2009's "Breathing The Fire," produced by the legendary Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, 3 Inches of Blood). Supported by tours with Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom and Ozzfest, the album - the band's first featuring bassist Evan Linger, and also their first to crack the Billboard Top 200 - caught the attention of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, who invited the group to film a zombie-themed video for the song "Bringers of Death" that the band members still haven't stopped hearing about.

In 2011, "Forever Abomination" - produced by Grammy-winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones) - saw the arrival of drummer Dustin Boltjes (ex-Demiricous), as well as a return visit to the Billboard Top 200. On the road, the group toured alongside Arch Enemy, Kvelertak, The Black Dahlia Murder and Nile before embarking on their most ambitious trek to date: a 63-shows-in-65-days test of endurance that they passed with flying colors.

2013 brings us to "Serpents Unleashed," the group's fifth and latest release. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Isis) in Salem, Mass. The album - which features artwork by Baizley, who returns to the fold for the first time in six years - is another blistering helping of two-and-a-half minute blasts of blackened metal amalgamation.

Todays tune "Burned From Bone" is the new single from the the new upcoming album "Serpents Unleashed" The video gives you a sneak peek look behind-the-scenes as Skeletonwitch track their new tune at Kurt Ballou's GodCity Studio. The album will be released via Prosthetic Records on Oct. 28 (EU/UK) and Oct. 25 (DE) pre-order packages are available at now!

"Burned From Bone" lyrics:

I am the demon cloaked within the light of darkness
Wretched one of heart so black
The bitter cold of death surrounding
Fear within your soul
A mind enraged with one desire
See your flesh burned from your bone
Unleash the storm of your destruction
End your life in fire, in flame
Beast from the blackness
Oh darkest hell
Hands moved by the tongue of the serpent
Bringer of vengeance
Blind to forgiveness
Suffer in the fires of repentance
Now burn
From flesh burn to ash
From ash then to dust
Your life now feeds the flame
Choke on the ashes as you die
Your fate but a living cremation
Suffer burned alive
Your flesh now gone to ash
Consumed in the fires of vengeance
Your sins purified in the flame
Your bones reduced to dust
All black

Upcoming tourdates:

Okt 4, Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre #
Okt 5, Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant (headlining)
Okt 6, Mishawaka, IN – Smith’s Downtown (headlining)
Okt 7, Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall #
Okt 14, Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #
Okt 24, Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Concert Club ^
Okt 25, Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club ^
Okt 26, Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
Okt 27, Pawtucket, RI – The Met ^
Okt 28, Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
Okt 29, Quebec City. QC – Le Cercle ^
Okt 30, Montreal, QC – La Tulipe ^
Okt 31, Ottawa, ON – Ritual ^
Nov 1, London, ON – Rum Runners ^
Nov 2, Toronto, ON – Mod Club ^
Nov 4, Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ^
Nov 6, Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
Nov 7, Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub ^
Nov 8, Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre ^
Nov 9, Calgary, AB – The Den ^
Nov 11, Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
Nov 12, Spokane, WA – The Center ^
Nov 13, Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
Nov 14, South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon ^
Nov 15, Fresno, CA – Strummer’s ^
Nov 16, Pomona, CA – Glasshouse ^
Nov 17, Tucson, AZ – The Rock ^
Nov 18, El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
Nov 19, Odessa, TX – Club Patron ^
Nov 20, Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory &
Nov 21, Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom &
Nov 22, St. Louis, MO – Firebird &
Nov 23, Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose &
Nov 24, Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre &
Nov 25, Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet &
Nov 26, Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
Nov 27, Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
Jan 17, Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues =
Jan 18, Phoenix, AZ - Club Red =
Jan 20, San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live =
Jan 21, Dallas, TX - House of Blues =
Jan 22, Houston, TX - House of Blues =
Jan 24, Atlanta, GA - Center Stage, =
Jan 25, Tampa, FL - The Ritz =
Jan 26, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution =
Jan 27, Orlando, FL - House of Blues =
Jan 29, Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore =
Jan 30, Norfolk, VA - The Norva =
Jan 31, Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore =
Jan 01, Boston, MA - House of Blues =
Jan 03, Philadelphia, PA - TLA, =
Jan 04, New York, NY - Irving Plaza =
Feb 05, New York, NY - Irving Plaza =
Feb 07, Chicago, IL - House Of Blues =
Feb 08, Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights =
Feb 09, Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre, =
Feb 11, Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall =
Feb 12, Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theatre =
Feb 14, San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom =
Feb 15, Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern =
Feb 16, San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego =
# with GHOST
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
= with Enslaved

More info @

Official Skeletonwitch Web

No Spotify yet, will update on release.

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2 kommentarer:

Christofer said...

Awesome band. Really looking forward to the new album.

Stones said...

Yeah so do I, cheers for the comment!