Skeletonwitch are releasing their fifth album, Serpents Unleashed on 28 October 2013 via Prosthetic Records. The newsworthy part of this rare-on-Thrash-Hits news story is that you can stream that album right here. That is good news, FYI.
Skeletonwitch is a blackened thrash metal band that formed in 2003. The band formed in Athens, Ohio by Nate Garnette (Guitar), Scott Hedrick (Guitar),Chance Garnette (Vocals), Evan Linger (Bass), Derick Nau (Drums). In 2011, Derrick Nau left the band, replaced by Dustin Boltjes.
Skeletonwitch released their first album, At One with the Shadows, on August 11, 2004 with Shredded Records.
The band then released a quick fiery demo in 2004 and then released an EP Worship the Witch in 2005 Read more on Last.fm
28 October 2013
by Pete Long
Some bands like to change their sound from release to release. Other bands stick faithfully to what they know – they’ll change a little here and there, but essentially evolution is slow. Skeletonwitch most definitely fall into the second camp. Serpents Unleashed, Skeletonwitch’s fifth album, is a gristly offering in much the same vein as Forever Abomination and its predecessors.
We’ve already told you how badass The Black Dahlia Murder’s recent tour was when it laid waste to the Camden Underworld a few weeks back – but does their tour still have the same energy now their UK stint is coming to an end? We sent Hugh Platt down to Reading to find out….
It seems that we can’t get enough of The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch’s UK tour. Not only did about half our writing staff pile into the Camden Underworld when the tour hit London, but our photographer in chief, Gary Wolstenholme, was on hand to snap it when the tour arrived in his native Sheffield. His sexy, sexy pictures are just after the jump.
January is hands down the grimmest month of the promoter’s year. It’s cold and everyone’s skint, hungover and depressed about the bleak reality of returning to work and beginning another mundane year of Yes sir, No sir, Three bags full sir. Which means if you’re going to put on a night, you better be damn sure you book good enough bands to draw out the crowds. We did it last year with the debut Thrash Hits Presents… gig at the Old Blue Last (which sold out) so believe us when we say we know it ain’t easy. Tonight’s billing is strong enough to fill The Underworld for two consecutive nights, something quite rare for this time of year.
Six things we found out when we went to see The Black Dahlia Murder at The Underworld:
Bloodstock Open Air have announced that our good friends, The Defiled, and Ohio’s ever-awesome Skeletonwitch, will both be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage (aka, the main stage) at this year’s festival, as well as confirming Romeo Must Die, Cerebral Bore, Amaranthe and Hellish Outcast for the Sophie Lancster stage (aka, the second stage). For anyone with brains, blood, and/or balls or boobs, then this news is all sorts of awesome-sauce.