SKELETONWITCH: New Album Serpents Unleashed Streaming Via Pitchfork; Limited-Edition “Bootleg Vinyl” Available

Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH celebrate ten solid years of blackened thrash metal with latest full-length, Serpents Unleashed. Commended by Outburn for its “pure, unapologetic heavy metal,” and hailed by Decibel as the band’s “best effort to date,” Serpents Unleashed is currently streaming in its entirety via

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Serpents Unleashed was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, High On Fire, Converge), features artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), and will be released in North America across all platforms (CD/MP3/LP/cassette) next Tuesday, October 29th via Prosthetic Records. If you can’t wait that long, an extremely limited amount of hand-numbered “bootleg vinyl” copies are now available at select independent record stores across the country. Check for participating shops!

In other SKELETONWITCH news, vocalist Chance Garnette was recently featured on the MetalSucks Podcast, where he spoke to hosts Chuck and Godless about the band’s early days, how far they’ve come over the last decade, favorite tours and the Serpents Unleashed writing process. Listen to the podcast, followed by a stream of the title track HERE.

SKELETONWITCH will play an album release party at The Union in Athens, Ohio — the location of their first-ever public concert — tomorrow (October 23rd) before beginning an extensive North American takeover with The Black Dahlia Murder. The band will take a short break then join forces with Amon Amarth and Enslaved for an early-2014 US tour. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

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
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
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

“…a MUST HAVE for all metal fans…. not only one of the best albums of 2013, but it’s their finest record to date, and one that assures that true metal will live on for many years!” – Skulls ‘n’ Bones

“All of the incredible essential elements of SKELETONWITCH are present: mad-gallop rabid-horse guitars? Check. 1920s madman submachine gun drumming? Check. Chance Garnette’s bug-eyed, leather-larynx, rock-gargling vocals? Triple check. Stop-on-a-dime time-signature change-ups? You know it. God bless these maniacs – they’ve done it again.” – eMusic

“…the defining moment for the band, the most assured record in their catalog…” – No Clean Singing

“Serpents Unleashed is another great dose of blackened thrash with a hint of old-school metal energy…” – Lambgoat

“…irrefutable proof that SKELETONWITCH is the kind of band that we can trust even with our eyes closed… their best record to date.” – Ghost Cult

“The solid production, tightened instrumentals, and effective songwriting are the elements that elevate this opus to one of the top albums of 2013.” – Metalholic

“…the band is more evil than ever and have returned with a creative, inspired, brutal and soul crushingly evil vengeance. Should you still be worshiping The Witch? Two words… fuck yes.” – Volumes of Sin

“…vicious, chaotic, fun, and ultimately a thrashing time for those involved… one of the year’s best…” – Metal Observer