SKELETONWITCH Premiere New Song, Unveil Album Artwork


After breathing the fire and forging beyond the permafrost, the Ohio-based SKELETONWITCH return this fall with Forever Abomination. Produced by Grammy-winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed), the album is now available for pre-order at www.ForeverAbomination.com, where a new song ("The Infernal Resurrection") is currently streaming and the album's artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, Cannabis Corpse) -- who also contributed the cover art for the band's 2009 release, Breathing The Fire -- has been unveiled.


Forever Abomination will be released internationally on the following dates:

Mainland Europe: October 7
United Kingdom: October 10
North America: October 11
Japan: October 19

The album -- SKELETONWITCH's first with new drummer Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous) -- will be issued in three formats: digital download; a six-panel, plastic-free digipak; and a triple-gatefold LP (which in turn will be available in several color variants). More details are available at ForeverAbomination.com.

"The Infernal Resurrection" was first heard this spring, when the band debuted the track during a spring tour. A demo of the song then appeared on the final chapter of a sold-out 7-inch trilogy. The stream on ForeverAbomination.com is the "album version," which premiered over the weekend on the nationally syndicated Full Metal Jackie radio program.

On Thursday (Aug. 4), Skeletonwitch kicks off a European tour, which will see them play some of the continent's most storied metal festivals. The group will then return to North America to play a series of shows alongside Arch Enemy and DevilDriver. Their complete itinerary is listed below.

Over the last four years, SKELETONWITCH has performed alongside a who's who of modern heavy metal, including Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, High On Fire and many more, in addition to participating in high-profile festival tours (Ozzfest, Danzig's Blackest of the Black). The group's last album, Breathing The Fire, cracked the Billboard Top 200 and peaked at #2 on the magazine's Heatseekers Chart.

TOUR DATES:

8/4 Dortmund, GER- FZW Freizeitzentrum West
8/6 Wacken, GER- Wacken Open Air
8/7 Antwerpen, BE - Rock Concern De Rots
8/8 Toulouse, FR- La Dynamo
8/9 Montpellier, FR- The Secret Place
8/11 Jaromer, Czech Republic- Brutal Assault
8/12 Schlotheim, GER- Party San
8/13 Walton On Trent, UK- Catton Hall/Bloodstock
8/14 Nottingham, UK- Rock City
8/15 London, UK - Barfly
8/17 Camden, UK - Roadhouse
8/19 Dinkelsbühl, GER- Summer Breeze
8/30 Tucson, AZ - The Rock ^
8/31 Farmington, NM - Top Deck ^
9/1 Lubbock, TX - Jake's Sports Café ^
9/2 Austin, TX - Emo's ^
9/3 Houston, TX - Scoutbar ^
9/4 Little Rock, AR - Juanita's ^
9/6 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ^
9/7 Norfolk, VA - Norva ^
9/8 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live #
9/9 New York, NY - Best Buy Theater #
9/10 Worcester, MA - Palladium #
9/11 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall #
9/12 Quebec, QC, Canada - Theatre Imperial #
9/13 Montreal, QC, Canada - Metropolis #
9/14 Toronto, ON, Canada - Phoenix Concert Theatre #
9/15 Flint, MI - The Machine Shop ^
9/17 Winnipeg, MN, Canada - The Garrick Centre #
9/18 Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Louis' Pub ^
9/19 Calgary, AB, Canada - MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, University of Calgary #
9/20 Edmonton, AB, Canada - Edmonton Event Centre #
9/21 Prince George, BC, Canada - The Generator ^
9/22 Vancouver, BC, Canada - Commodore Ballroom #
9/23 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo #
9/24 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House #
9/26 San Fransisco, CA - Regency Center #
9/27 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia #
9/29 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater #
9/30 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater #
10/1 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre #
10/2 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground ^
10/3 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
10/4 Chicago, IL - House of Blues #
10/5 Sauget, IL - Pop's ^
^ w/ DevilDriver
# w/ Arch Enemy, Devildriver

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