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. Confirmed dates thus far include:
SKELETONWITCH w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Hour Of Penance [remaining dates]:
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
SKELETONWITCH European Tour 2012:
6/15/2012 Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark w/ Immortal, Anthrax, Mastodon, etc.
6/16/2012 Metal Town – Gothenburg, Sweden w/ Opeth, Mayhem, Slayer, etc.
6/18/2012 Comet Club – Berlin, Germany
6/19 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan w/ Killswitch Engage
6/20/2012 Luxor – Cologne, Germany
6/22/2012 Graspop Metal Meet – Hasselt, Belgium w/ Ozzy, Slash, Cannibal Corpse
6/23/2012 Earshakerdays – Basel, Switzerland w/ Black Label Society, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, etc.
6/25/2012 Durer Kert Small Hall – Budapest, Hungary
6/26/2012 Chelsea – Vienna, Austria
6/28/2012 Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic w/ Lamb of God
6/29/2012 With Full Force Festival – Leipzig, Germany w/ Machine Head, Gojira, Meshuggah, etc.
6/30/2012 Sputnikhalle – Muenster, Germany w/ Devildriver
7/01/2012 Open Air Metal – Tuska, Finland w/ Megadeth, Ministry, Behemoth, etc.
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!
“…one of the most likeable bands in metal…” – Decibel
“…exciting, skilled, fist-pumping, true-to-life stuff…” – Pitchfork
“…a masterclass in modern metal…” – Terrorizer