SKELETONWITCH: ‘Unfit’ For Disney, But Fit For A Wedding

Fresh off a short run of dates supporting Ghost B.C., the Athens, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet SKELETONWITCH has announced a hometown release party for their highly anticipated new album, “Serpents Unleashed,” which will take place on the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets for the event — which will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on Oct. 23 — are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be quickly followed by another lap around America in early 2014, this time alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando — where the tour stops on Jan. 27 — SKELETONWITCH will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head and others who have been deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.

Although SKELETONWITCH might not be welcome at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During the band’s live performance in Fresno on Nov. 15, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth.

Says groom-to-be Bartlett,

“Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that SKELETONWITCH are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.”

Commemorating the group’s 10-year anniversary, “Serpents Unleashed” — recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High on Fire), and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) — will be released in North America on Oct. 29, in Australia and G/A/S on Oct. 25 and in the UK/EU on Oct. 28. Pre-order packages are currently available in a variety of physical formats at www.skeletonwitch.com, while digital pre-orders — which offer an instant download of new song “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)” — are available now on both iTunes and Bandcamp.

See for yourself whether SKELETONWITCH are “unfit to be associated with” at one of their below dates.

10/14   Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre w/ GHOST B.C.10/23   Athens, OH – The Union (record release show)

w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, FALLUJAH & NOISEM
10/24   Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Concert Club
10/25   Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/26   Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10/27   Pawtucket, RI – The Met
10/28   Burlington, VT – Higher Ground 
10/29   Quebec City. QC – Le Cercle
10/30   Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
10/31   Ottawa, ON – Ritual
11/1      London, ON – Rum Runners
11/2      Toronto, ON – Mod Club
11/4      Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
11/6      Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
11/7      Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
11/8      Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
11/9      Calgary, AB – The Den
11/11     Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret 
11/12     Spokane, WA – The Center
11/13     Eugene, OR -WOW Hall
11/14     South Lake Tahoe, CA  – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon
11/15     Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
11/16     Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
11/17     Tucson, AZ – The Rock 
11/18      El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11/19     Odessa, TX – Club Patron
w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, FALLUJAH & WOLVHAMMER
11/20     Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory 
11/21     Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
11/22     St. Louis, MO – Firebird
11/23     Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
11/24     Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
11/25     Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet
11/26     Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/27     Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
w/ AMON AMARTH & ENSLAVED
1/17/14  Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
1/18/14  Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
1/20/14  San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
1/21/14  Dallas, TX – House of Blues 
1/22/14  Houston, TX – House of Blues
1/23/14  New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24/14  Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
1/25/14  Tampa, FL – The Ritz
1/26/14  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
1/29/14  Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
1/30/14  Norflok, VA – The NorVA
1/31/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
2/01/14  Boston, MA – House of Blues
2/03/14  Philadelphia, PA – TLA
2/04/14  New York, NY – Irving Plaza 
2/07/14  Chicago, IL – House of Blues
2/08/14  Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
2/09/14  Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
2/11/14  Denver, CO – Summit Tree
2/12/14  Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater
2/14/14  San Francisco, CA – The Regency
2/15/14  Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
2/16/14  San Diego, CA – House of Blues w/ ENSLAVED

 

 

 

 

 

NERO DI MARTE Unveil Music Video, Announce Tour with GORGUTS, ORIGIN

Italian atmospheric metal virtuosos NERO DI MARTE have unveiled a brand new music video for “Time Dissolves,” the second track off of their self-titled debut, via Revolver Magazine. The six-minute video can be seen on RevolverMag.com HERE or viewed below.
Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band is excited to announce their first-ever North American tour this winter with Canadian technical death legends Gorguts and Origin. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Oct. 11). 
NERO DI MARTE’s self-titled debut was recorded at Regrexion Studios in Italy with producer Michele Transforini, while the mixing and mastering was completed at Studio73 with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Extrema). Released in March of this year, the album received high ratings from the press, including a 4/5 star review from Revolver (which described the band as “a gifted and talented love child of Leviathan-era Mastodon and latter-day Death”).

Watch the Video

NERO DI MARTE with GORGUTS & ORIGIN

12/11 Burlington, VT–  Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH– Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL– Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC– Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY– Saint Vitus
Grab a copy of the release on CD directly from the Prosthetic webstore HERE or digitally via iTunes today!

For more information, please visit: www.nerodimarte.com

 

MOTÖRHEAD Premieres New Track

Adrenaline PRMOTÖRHEAD is releasing another brand new track from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock, entitled Queen Of The Damned. The track is streaming exclusively via Loudwire.com now, and is a fast head-banger full of killer riffage – just what MOTÖRHEAD is known for being best at!

Listen here.

And damned you will be if you do not pick up Aftershock — at least in the eyes of guitarist Phil Campbell, who offers up his sentiments to those who ignore the band’s new album, saying, “If you don’t check out our new record, you’re a wanker!”

Drummer Mikkey Dee adds,

“Finally everyone! Aftershock in da house! I think we have a very special new MOTÖRHEAD album for you to hear, a great step forward from the last few albums! I just FUCKIN love it!”

MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18 from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs.

Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it’s released on October 22, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

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AftershockMOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

WARBRINGER Announce European Tour with ICED EARTH, Album Pre-Order

In light of the upcoming release of the bands fourth studio album, IV: Empires Collapse, Los Angeles based WARBRINGER are now pleased to announce their return to Europe with Metal icons ICED EARTH and ELM STREET. This tour will follow their full U.S. tour with KREATOR and OVERKILL. Dates listed below.

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Check out the short online-commercial for IV: Empires Collapse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1p8bkkiQ20&feature=youtu.be

Previously, a lyric video for the song “Hunter-Seeker” off the upcoming album was launched.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BfxYMI8L9Q

WARBRINGER‘s IV: Empires Collapse album can be pre-ordered from CM Distro in its different formats (Standard CD, limited Digipak CD+DVD, standard black LP including poster, limited colored LP including poster, Shirt but also as T-Shirt/CD bundles) here:  

http://smarturl.it/warbringer-CMD

**Note:  The Joint show is Warbringers CD release party in Los Angeles and is not part of the Kreator & Overkill Tour.   

KREATOR, OVERKILL & WARBRINGER – U.S. Tour 2014

10/19/2013 The Joint LA** Los Angeles CA
10/30/2013 Soundstage Baltimore MD
10/31/2013 The Trocadero Philadelphia PA
11/1/2013 The Palladium Worcester MA
11/2/2013 Club Soda Montreal QC
11/3/2013 Opera House Toronto ON
11/4/2013 Altar Bar Pittsburgh PA
11/5/2013 Al Rosa Villa Columbus OH
11/6/2013 Mojoes Joliet IL
11/7/2013 Granada Lawrence KS
11/8/2013 Gothic Theater Englewood CO
11/9/2013 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT
11/11/2013 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver BC
11/12/2013 El Corazon Seattle WA
11/13/2013 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR
11/14/2013 Fillmore San Francisco CA
11/15/2013 The Grove Anaheim CA
11/16/2013 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
11/17/2013 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque NM
11/18/2013 Trees Dallas TX
11/19/2013 Backstage Live San Antonio TX
11/21/2013 Diamond Pub & Billiards Louisville KY
11/22/2013 Empire West Springfield VA
11/23/2013 Stage 48 New York City NY
11/24/2013 Stage 48 New York City NY

ICED EARTH, WARBRINGER, ELM STREET – European Tour 2014

Presented by Rock Hard, Guitar, Rocks & metal.de

09.01.2014 Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage

10.01.2014 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropol

11.01.2014 Antwerp (Belgium) – Trix

12.01.2014 Birmingham (England) – O2 Academy

13.01.2014 Dublin (Ireland) – Button Factory

14.01.2014 London (England) – O2 Academy Islington

15.01.2014 Paris (France) – Le Trabendo

17.01.2014 Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol

18.01.2014 Lisbon (Portugal) – Paradise Garage

19.01.2014 Valencia (Spain) – Rock City

20.01.2014 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2

22.01.2014 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7

23.01.2014 Romagnano (Italy) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena

24.01.2014 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Siska

25.01.2014 Zagreb (Croatia) – Pogon Jedinstvo

26.01.2014 Sarajevo (Bosnia) – Club Sloga

28.01.2014 Bucarest (Romania) – Silver Church

29.01.2014 Istanbul (Turkey) – Kucukciftlik Park

31.01.2014 Athens (Greece) – Gagarin 205

01.02.2014 Thessaloniki (Geece) – Principal Club

02.02.2014 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape 5

04.02.2014 Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine

05.02.2014 Budapest (Hungary) – Club 202

06.02.2014 Wien (Austria) – Szene

07.02.2014 Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik

08.02.2014 Zlin (Czech Republic) – Masters Of Rock

09.02.2014 München (Germany) – Backstage Werk

11.02.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Astra

12.02.2014 Köln (Germany) – Essigfabrik

13.02.2014 Bochum (Germany) – Zeche

14.02.2014 Osnabrück (Germany) – Rosenhof

15.02.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle

16.02.2014 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Vega

18.02.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers

19.02.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser Medis

*European Tour Ticket Hotline: Metaltix +49 (0) 4627 183838 – www.metaltix.com

IV: Empires Collapse was recorded with producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence), mixed by Brett Eliason (Pearl Jam, Heart, BoySetsFire) and mastered by Alan Douches / West West Side Music (Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Converge). The album’s cover artwork was designed by Adrienne Rozzi.

WARBRINGER online:

www.warbringermusic.com

www.facebook.com/Warbringermusic

www.twitter.com/warbringerband

www.youtube.com/WarbringerOfficial