Ohio blackened metal outfit SKELETONWITCH are back with a “cold blast of icy, melodic black metal fury” (Noisey), as they have debuted “Well of Despair,” their first recording featuring new vocalist Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer). Having premiered yesterday via Sirius XM Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin, the song can now be streamed via the below video, which features live footage filmed by Josh Sisk during the band’s recent recording sessions at Baltimore’s Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten (Noisem, Magrudergrind, Mutilation Rites).
Although “Well of Despair” will be available starting Friday on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and other digital services, the song is now available for streaming and purchase on Bandcamp, along with an exclusive t-shirt (limited to 100) featuring the single’s artwork (as seen above) designed by Robert Borbas (Grindesign). Hurry and grab one before they’re gone at https://skeletonwitch.
SKELETONWITCH will premiere their new lineup on March 16 at a headlining show in Morgantown, W. Va., before joining Abbath, High on Fire and Tribulation on this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour. Following the run, the band will make a one-off appearance in Indianapolis, Ind. with Eyehategod before returning home to put the finishing touches on their new EP, due out later this summer. Full dates are listed below. For tickets and further information, please visit www.skeletonwitch.com.
3/16 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St
3/17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage #
3/18 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend #
3/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade #
3/20 Ybor City, FL – The Ritz Ybor #
3/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live #
3/23 Austin, TX – Emo’s #
3/25 Scottsdale, AZ – Live Wire #
3/26 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park #
3/27 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory #
3/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater DTLA #
3/29 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom #
3/31 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #
4/1 Seattle, WA – El Corazon #
4/2 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom #
4/5 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre #
4/6 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater #
4/7 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights #
4/8 Chicago, IL – Wrigleyville #
4/9 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom #
4/10 Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
4/12 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
4/14 Boston, MA – Royale #
4/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
4/29 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge (w/ Eyehategod)
># with Abbath, High on Fire, Tribulation
Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has received considerable acclaim for its trademark “blackened metal,” which Metal Hammer calls “a potent brew of everything that makes metal so brilliant, vital and special.” The group’s relentless work ethic — personified by a 63-concerts-in-65-days test of endurance in 2012 – is second to none in the genre and has cemented their reputation as one of metal’s most important acts. Previous tours with the likes of Danzig, Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse and Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzfest have helped to cultivate one of the genre’s most passionate fan bases. Their most recent full-length release, “Serpents Unleashed,” debuted on the Billboard 200 at #62, the highest chart position of their career. More information on the group’s forthcoming EP will be revealed in the coming weeks.
(via PROSTHETIC RECORDS)