Friday, September 30, 2011

ARRAYAN PATH new album details

PITCH BLACK RECORDS is thrilled to announce the release of ARRAYAN PATH’s third album, which as previously announced will be titled “Ira Imperium”. A follow-up to last year’s highly acclaimed “Terra Incognita” (nominated for IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year Award) “Ira Imperium” can only be described with one word: MASTERPIECE! Fans of melodic epic power metal should brace themselves!

“Ira Imperium” features a guest appearance by the legendary Tony Martin (ex BLACK SABBATH) and also sees the return of Vagelis Maranis (SANVOISEN) lending his voice on several songs. The main voice throughout the album remains the same of course; that of Nicholas Leptos, the driving force behind ARRAYAN PATH whose unmistakable charismatic voice is the finishing touch to the brilliantly passionate sound of ARRAYAN PATH. Completing the lineup are Socrates Leptos and Alexis Kleidaras on guitars, Vagelis Maranis on bass, George Kallis on keyboards and Stefan Dittrich on drums.

Recorded and mixed at Maranis Studios in Germany, “Ira Imperium” is released worldwide on November 4th (November 7th in the UK) with a bonus track featured on the CD version. Also through major mp3 stores, while a limited edition will also be available for die-hard fans, details of which will be revealed later.

Subscribers to the Pitch Black Records mailing list already had the chance to check out an exclusive free download track off the album and that track is now available at More free download tracks will be announced soon.

1. Dies Irae
2. Gnosis of Prometheus
3. Ira Imperium (The Damned)
4. Kiss of Kali
5. Katherine of Aragon
6. 77 Days 'til Doomsday
7. Emir of the Faithful
8. Hollow Eyes of Nefertiti
9. Amenophis
10. Lost Ithaca
11. I Sail Across the Seven Seas
12. The Fall of Mardonius
13. The Poet Aftermath (CD bonus)

SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Jack Frost Featured In New Instructional Course

Epic Rhythm Guitar Power, the new instructional DVD course from Guitar Control features SEVEN WITCHES mainman/guitar wizard Jack Frost giving in-depth lessons on "the four big secrets to epic rhythm guitar power." The epic three-DVD/26-page tab package is broken down into four sections:

Big Rhythm Secret #1 - "Borrow From The Legends"
Big Rhythm Secret #2 - "Create An Epic Wall Of Sonic Power"
Big Rhythm Secret #3 - "Master The Right Hand"
Big Rhythm Secret #4 - "Bring On The 'Frostitude'" 

Check out a video sample HERE
For more info and to order, go to THIS LOCATION

SEVEN WITCHES will be supporting legendary metallers ARMORED SAINT on three special East Coast dates later this fall.

Commented Frost: "I am stoked to do this run of dates with my brothers in Armored Saint. This is a killer paring for the East Coast, but for me it’s a dream come true. Not only am I a fan of Saint’s music, but there are so many family ties with those guys since Joey Vera for several years played bass -- on albums and live -- in SEVEN WITCHES and he has mastered, engineered, and/or mixed on all the WITCHES albums since Exiled To Infinity And One in 2002. It's gonna be a fun night and WITCHES will try our best to warm you all up for the mighty Saint. This is also a very special for us because it will be a one-time run with this special lineup. We will be playing new music from our latest album Call Upon The Wicked, the classics we are known for, plus dusting off a few we haven’t played in a while."

SEVEN WITCHES w/ Armored Saint:

11/30/2011 Ollie's Point Bar - Amityville, NY
12/02/2011 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
12/03/2011 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY

SEVEN WITCHES Touring Lineup (for AS dates)
Alan Tecchio (Hades , Non Fiction, Autumn Hour ) - Vocals
Paul Marciano (Die Hard Till Death, ex- Belladonna ) - Drums
Mike Lepond (Symphony X) - Bass
Jack Frost (Bronx Casket Com., ex - Savatage, Lizzy Borden, Belladonna ) - Guitar

SEVEN WITCHES recently released their Call Upon the Wicked full-length in North America via
FrostByte Records. Call Upon The Wicked was recorded at Lickman Studios by Frost with co-producers Mike LePond and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), who also mixed the record.


Swedish Metallers EVERGREY have confirmed the release date for "A Decade and a Half" a two disc greatest hits collection. This deluxe package containing previously unreleased songs, live tracks and an extensive booklet will be available in North America on November 22nd in North America. 

Since the band arrived on the scene with their first album in 1998, EVERGREY have brought out eight studio albums and one live release. All of them made the top 20 in their native Sweden and the last two made the top 10. On top of that, their DVD "A Night To Remember" was number 1 for four weeks and nominated for a Grammy in Sweden. Their last single "Wrong" received a gold award in April 2011 for over 10.000 sold copies in Sweden.

Check out the video for the EVERGREY single "Wrong"     

EVERGREY is currently on the road in North America with Sabaton, the remaining dates are listed below:

9/29 - Regina, SK @ Exchange

9/30 - Edmonton, ALB @ Starlite Room

10/2 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/3 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue

10/5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center

10/6 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club

10/7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse

10/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/9 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/11 - Houston, TX @ Numbers

10/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees


CD 1
01. The Masterplan

taken from "In Search Of Truth"
02. Blackened Dawn ( Live )
taken from "A Night To Remember"
03. Rulers Of The Mind
taken from "In Search Of Truth"
04. A Touch Of Blessing
taken from "The Inner Circle"
05. Frozen
taken from "Glorious Colission"
06. For Every Tear That Falls ( Live )
taken from "A Night To Remember"
07. More Than Ever
taken from "The Inner Circle"
08. Blinded
taken from "Recreation Day"
09. Faith Restored
taken from "The Inner Circle"
10. These Scars
taken from "Torn"
11. Broken Wings
taken from "Torn"
12. Words Mean Nothing
taken from "Solitude, Dominance & Tragedy"
13. Wrong (live) 03:12 (unplugged - previously unreleased)

01.The Great Deceiver

taken from "Recreation Day"
02. Monday Morning Apocalypse
taken from "Monday Morning Apocalypse"
03. Wrong
taken from "Glorious Colission"
04. Waking Up Blind ( Live )
taken from "A Night To Remember"
05. Solitude Within
taken from "Solitude, Dominance & Tragedy"
06. Recreation Day
taken from "Recreation Day"
07. Still In The Water
taken from "Monday Morning Apocalypse"
08. Leave It Behind Us
taken from "Glorious Collision"
09. Fear 04:15
taken from "Torn"
10. When The Walls Go Down ( Live )
taken from "A Night To Remember"
Frozen (live) (unplugged - previously unreleased)

OBSCURA Announce North American Headline Tour

OBSCURA has announced their first ever North American headline tour in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour will start Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates).

OBSCURA recently completed an extensive South East Asian tour as well as their first ever shows in Dubai.

OBSCURA released Omnivium in late March, charting in both the U.S. and Germany for first week sales. OBSCURA debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top New Artists or "Heatseekers" chart in the U.S. and at #14 on the official German Newcomers Chart as determined by Media Control. OBSCURA is currently streaming Omnivium in its entirety online now at this location.

OBSCURA is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website as well as the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.

OBSCURA Tour Dates:

Oct. 7 Lichtenfels, Germany Way of Darkness Festival

***North American tour with support from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (Nov. 4 -25), ENFOLD DARKNESS (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7)***

Nov. 4 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13

Nov. 5 New York, NY Gramercy Theater (as part of MetalsucksFest)

Nov. 6 Montreal, QC Petit Campus

Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck

Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's

Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's

Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4

Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo

Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub

Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop

Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery

Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater

Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx

Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge

Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club

Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse

Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater

Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater

Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club

Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

Dec. 2 Tampa, FL Brass Mug

Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live

Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom

Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar

GODS AND QUEENS: Fall European Tour Confirmed; Three Releases Now Streaming

Philadelphia-based indie bandits GODS AND QUEENS have confirmed a new date European tour, set to take place through most of November and into December, with twenty-five shows confirmed at press time. Having already toured Europe four times since 2009 -- three of the trips fully self-booked -- this latest venture sees the band again taking their angular, nonconformist rock and unpredictable live show to European fans, invading underworld venues they’ve antagonized previously as well as new scenes.

GODS AND QUEENS have almost been killed driving off a cliff in the Massif Central region of France, accidentally stabbed their European driver early this year, resulting in 38 stitches, and once finished a five-week tour of Europe with a broken-footed drummer. Besides headlining several of their own DIY-booked Euro tours, they’ve also toured stateside with Coliseum, Blacklisted, Young Widows and more. Their live shows consist of a raucous blend of volume and seriousness, blatant antagonism aimed directly towards the audience, or ditching their own songs mid-set to play the entire Land Speed record by Hüsker Dü.

The GODS AND QUEENS lineup is led by guitar/vocals Jamie Getz (ex-Lickgoldensky, ex-Versoma), joined by bassist Ben Roysden (Fire In the Hearts And Minds) and drummer Jeff Ziga (Armalite, Affirmative Action Jackson). Existing in their own musical purgatory -- too heavy to be an idie rock band, yet too indie rock to be a heavy band -- they play noisy, melodic rock, not far off from, and directly influenced by 1990′s stalwarts Unwound, Lowercase, June Of 44, Lush or Lungfish, yet they mostly get booked on metal shows. With releases out via Robotic Empire, Adagio830 and Sons Of Vesta, all records in the GODS AND QUEENS catalog are Untitled, and all of their song titles are "Untitled" followed by a number. Stream all three Untitled records now on their Bandcamp page.

GODS AND QUEENS November 2011 European Tour:

11/09/2011 La Miroiterie - Paris, France

11/10/2011 Le Bar des Capucins - Lyon, France

11/11/2011 Edoné - Bergamo, Italy

11/12/2011 Arci Valverde - Forli, Italy

11/13/2011 Borederline - Pisa, Italy

11/15/2011 TBA - Koper, Slovenia

11/16/2011 Radio Student FM 89.3 - Ljublijana, Slovenia *early show - Jamie solo/acoustic set

11/16/2011 Pekarna - Dvorana Gustaf Maribor, Slovenia

11/17/2011 Menza Pri Koritu - Ljubljana, Slovenia

11/18/2011 Medika - Zagreb, Croatia

11/19/2011 Kino Bosna - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovnia

11/21/2011 TBA - Split, Croatia

11/22/2011 Széfra - Budapest, Hungary

11/23/2011 Venster 99 - Vienna, Austria

11/24/2011 SUB - Graz, Austria

11/25/2011 AZ Conni - Dresden, Germany

11/26/2011 Saechsischer Bahnhof - Gera, Germany *early show

11/27/2011 Schokoladen - Berlin, Germany *early show

11/28/2011 Exhaus - Trier, Germany

11/29/2011 Waldmeister - Solingen, Germany

11/30/2011 AZ - Aachen, Germany

12/01/2011 De Onderbroek - Nijmegen, Netherlands

12/02/2011 Secret Spot - Oostende, Belgium

12/03/2011 Vera - Groningen, Netherlands *free show

12/04/2011 ACU - Utrecht, Netherlands *early show

HULL Announce U.S. Tour Dates

In support of their upcoming Beyond The Lightless Sky full-length, set for North American release on October 11, 2011 via The End Records, Brooklyn sludge rock conjurers HULL today announce a near month-long U.S. tour. The journey is set to commence in Baltimore on October 23. From there the band will proceed to blow speakers in 19 cities before winding down in Philadelphia on November 20. HULL will be joined by The F*cking Wrath on select dates.

HULL Fall 2011 Tour:
10/23/2011 Golden West Cafe - Baltimore, MD *
10/24/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA *
10/25/2011 Milestone - Charlotte, NC *
10/26/2011 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA *
10/27/2011 Wormhole - Savannah, GA *
10/28/2011 The Snooze - West Palm Beach, FL *
11/01/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
11/02/2011 Brian Street Tavern - Dallas, TX *
11/03/2011 Red 7 FFF Kickoff Party - Austin, TX *
11/04/2011 Bash Riprocks - Lubbock, TX *
11/05/2011 The Open Source Project - Phoenix, AZ *
11/06/2011 Que Sara - Long Beach, CA *
11/07/2011 Vacation Vinyl (early show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/07/2011 Mountain Bar (late show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2011 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA
11/10/2011 Highline - Seattle, WA
11/14/2011 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
11/15/2011 Old Curtis Street - Denver, CO
11/17/2011 Downtown - Little Rock, AR
11/19/2011 Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
11/20/2011 Johhny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
* w/ The F*cking Wrath

In related news, the band will play a special record release party on October 10 at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. For further info, go to THIS LOCATION.
Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, HULL has yet again emerged with a creation to outlive the ages with latest saga, Beyond The Lightless Sky. Digging further into the past, the Mayan epic takes the listener through a division of two brothers and the struggles that they are faced with. One finds salvation amongst the stars and the wisdom of a stranger, while the other is mesmerized with the bloodthirsty belief of sacrifice and self mutilation. In silence lies a realm that exists outside the plane of fear.

Beyond The Lightless Sky features guest appearances by vocalist Jarboe, keys/ambiance by Fade Kainer (Batillus/Jarboe/Inswarm ) and cello by Joe Merolla with artwork by Tamara Waite-Santibanez ( Pre-order Beyond The Lightless Sky HERE.

HEARTLESS: Track From Upcoming Southern Lord Debut Streaming At Stereokiller

A brand new track from Hell Is Other People, the debut full-length from Pittsburgh-based hardcore squad HEARTLESS, is now live for your auditory abuse, courtesy of Stereokiller. The second track from the album, "Resuscitate/Suffocate" is a prime example of HEARTLESS' ultra-brutalizing musical nature; purely hateful aggression as displayed through pummeling, morose, low-end/high-speed riffage.
Unleash "Resuscitate/Suffocate" RIGHT HERE.

Pittsburgh hardcore warriors HEARTLESS will drop their debut full-length Hell Is Other People via Southern Lord debut on November 8th with an LP pressing to follow shortly after. HEARTLESS’ sound is exactly what their moniker implies; brutal, suffocating, and void of remorse. Bellowing with sinister, mayhem that diehards of metallic hardcore in the vein of Integrity, Cursed or Nails, rushing with crust/powerviolence intensity. Hell Is Other People propels thirteen intense tracks at the listener in barely twenty-one minutes, and bears bleak cover art under the creation of Brian D'Agosta of Gostworks.

Hell Is Other People Track Listing:

1. Clean Slate

2. Resuscitate/Suffocate

3. Cede

4. Late

5. Undulations

6. Tight Grip

7. Deject

8. Pathogen

9. Out of Focus

10. Cast Down

11. Blinders

12. Cop Out

13. Hard Feelings

HEARTLESS are preparing to hit the road with cohorts Full Of Hell this Autumn/Winter in support of the album, so be prepared for updates on the album and tour in the coming weeks.

Toledo, OH's LEGACY Ink Deal With InVogue Records; Album Due Spring 2012

Legacy have inked a deal with InVogue Records. The Toledo, Ohio quintet will be hitting the studio this winter to record their debut full length. The new album is due out on the label in the spring of 2012. InVogue Records is an independent label based out of Findlay, Ohio owned and operated by Before Their Eyes frontman Nick Moore. Catch Legacy on the road this fall with A Bullet For Pretty Boy, The Great Commission, The Plot In You, The Air I Breathe, and Casino Madrid.

Tour Dates:

Oct 02 Frankies Inner City - Toledo, OH

Oct 04 Fubar - St Louis, MO

Oct 05 The Scene-ary - Wichita, KS

Oct 07 Cains Ashes - Houston, TX

Oct 08 The Spot - Tyler, TX

Oct 09 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

Oct 11 Alabama Music Depot - Mobile, AL

Oct 12 Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, FL

Oct 13 The Speakeasy - Lake Worth, FL

Oct 14 The 567 - Macon, GA

Oct 15 Warehouse Venue - Chattanooga, TN

Oct 16 The 7 Venue - Douglasville, GA

Oct 17 Amps and Ramps - Cookeville, TN

Oct 18 Porter Memorial Baptist - Lexington, KY

Oct 19 The Rec - Troy, OH

UK Artist Butcher The Bar Debuts New Gravity-Defying Video, Announces European Dates with Death Cab For Cutie

Manchester UK artist Butcher The Bar (aka Joel Nicholson) has debuted a brand new, gravity-defying video for "Alpha Street West," taken from his newest Morr Music release, For Each A Future Tethered. The video comes just in time for a European tour with select dates supporting Death Cab For Cutie. Ben Gibbard first discovered Nicholson's songs earlier this year and started recommending them on the band's Twitter. A few months later he asked Nicholson to join them on the road.

Watch the Video for "Alpha Street West" at Vimeo

Butcher The Bar gave us insight into his deepest thoughts three years ago with his debut, Sleep At Your Own Speed, an album that dealt with the uncertainties of growing up - recorded in the intimate light of his bedroom. In For Each A Future Tethered he shares his personal story with wispy serene vocals and creative arrangements. There is a wider range of musical accompaniment, with the inclusion of trumpets, clarinets, harmoniums and pianos, resulting in a richer, more developed sound. The music is somewhat reminiscent of label mates Seabear, but his earnest songwriting is true to the tradition of great songwriters like Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Elliott Smith.

Butcher The Bar in Concert
10-22 - Andenne, Belgium - Centre Culture
10-24 - Magdeburg, Germany - Riff
10-24 - Magdeburg, Germany - Riff
10-25 - Dresden, Germany - Thalia
10-26 - Göttingen, Germany - Apex
10-27 - Krefeld, Germany - Kulturrampe
10-28 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaehrlich (w / Stankowski)
10-29 - Erfurt, Germany - Franz Mehlhose (w / Stankowski)
10-30 - Berlin, Germany - HBC (w / Stankowski)
10-31 - Leipzig, Germany - Werk 2 (w / Stankowski)
11-01 - Offenbach, Germany - Hafen 2
11-02 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk (w / Stankowski)
11-03 - Stuttgart, Germany - Universum (w / Stankowski)
11-04 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Treibhaus (w / Stankowski)
11-05 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland - Tab Tab
11-06 - Osimo , Ancona, Italy - Loop Club
11-08 - Florence, Italy - Glue
11-12 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Den Atelier (w/ Death Cab For Cutie)
11-13 - Cologne, Germany - E- Werk (w/ Death Cab For Cutie)
11-16 - London, England- Hammersmith Apollo (w/ Death Cab For Cutie)
11-17 - Leeds, England - Academy (w/ Death Cab For Cutie)
11-18 - Birmingham, England - Birmingham Ballroom (w / Death Cab For Cutie)
11-19 - Glasgow, Scotland- Academy (w/ Death Cab For Cutie)

Listen to the track "Bobby" here.


Following the tremendous success of ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), these German heavy metal legends have now withdrawn from the stage to start work on their next CD.

The band is currently writing material for their new album with British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) at the helm.

Comments ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffman:

“ACCEPT and Andy Sneap have the perfect synergy. This was so clear with Blood Of The Nations and we are excited to continue on that path. Andy is not only an amazing and prolific producer, but also a very good friend who has long become a member of the ACCEPT family.”

Blood Of The Nations has sold 27,000 copies in the U.S. since its release last September according to Nielsen Soundscan. It debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes and at #187 on The Billboard 200 chart, #170 on the Top Current Albums chart, and on the #41 Independent Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #53 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart. In Europe, Blood Of The Nations entered the German album charts at #4 - the highest German chart entry in the band’s career – and debuted at #12 on the Billboard European chart with the following additional worldwide chart entries: #7 in Sweden; #7 in Hungary; #9 in Finland; #19 in Austria; and #27 in the Czech Republic.

View the “Teutonic Terror” video - directed by Dave Blass and produced by Doug Jef­fery for Grid 41 - here.

View the “Pandemic” video at this location.

ACCEPT are Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Five Finger Death Punch discuss American Capitalist in new webisode

Five Finger Death Punch, who will be releasing their 3rd studio album American Capitalist on October 11th, have just released a track-by-track video commentary where they talk about the inspiration behind the songs on the new album. Part 1 of the track-by-track features Jason Hook, Jeremy Spencer, and Zoltan talking about the songs "American Capitalist", "Under and Over It", and "The Pride." The clip can be seen here:

American Capitalist is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

The band will be headlining the Share the Welt tour this Fall with Hatebreed, All That Remains, and Rev Theory. For a full list of dates visit the 5FDP Official Site or Facebook.

Track-by-Track commentary Part 1 URL:

Track-by-Track commentary Part 1 EMBED: <iframe width="640" height="360" src=""; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

iTunes pre-order:

Amazon pre-order:

NECROCURSE: Swedish Death Metallers Join Pulverised Records

Rising from the filth-lands of Uddevalla and Ljungskile, Sweden, NECROCURSE was spawned in 2004 with a penchant for all things brutal and ugly. Featuring current and past members of Nifelheim, Necronaut, Runemagick, Deathwitch and Swordmaster (among others), the band is now ready to unleash their chaos upon an unsuspecting underground via Singapore's Pulverised Records in 2012.

Comments the band in a collective statement: "The time has come for the death metal rebels to rise from the grave, and forge a full album release of the Metal of Death! NECROCURSE are proud to announce the collaboration with Pulverised Records for the upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. The release will be recorded during the coming winter and include at least nine tracks of insane morbid death…"

Adds Pulverised Records label manager, Roy Yeo: "Having NECROCURSE on our roster was an easy choice as the musical style and direction of NECROCURSE fits perfectly with what Pulverised Records is all about: quality and authentic death metal. We knew immediately that the band needed a proper full-length album to further showcase their devastating brand of Swedish death metal at its finest!

In other NECROCURSE-related news, the band recently unleashed a brand new 7" EP entitled Insane Curse Of Morbidity earlier this month via Aftermath Music.

SKELETONWITCH Launch Third Webisode

American metal tyrants SKELETONWITCH have launched the third webisode documenting the recording of their upcoming release, Forever Abomination. See the band in the studio, and how they filled their downtime exclusively at now! The new album hits streets on October 11th, and many independent retailers are offering special incentives. For a list of retailers offering a free poster (pictured above, while supplies last!) go here. Newbury Comics is offering signed CD booklets with pre-order through their online shop, as well.

The band is currently on the road supporting Arch Enemy and Devildriver; they will then headline select shows in October and before joining forces with Kvelertak for a short run of dates. As announced last week the band will be participating in this fall's Jaegermeister Music Tour, alongside Chimaira and Unearth. The group will kick off 2012 by supporting The Black Dahlia Murder in the UK and France. 

Forever Abomination was recorded in Los Angeles over the summer with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Children of Bodom). It 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 and pre-order are available at The album features 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. The track "Reduced to the Failure of Prayer" is now in rotation at Sirius/XM's Liquid Metal and can be requested at their Facebook page. The track can also be streamed at, where the album can be pre-ordered. The band will be on the cover of next month's Decibel as well.

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

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, Mastodon, 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.

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 ^

10/6 Oklahoma City, OK- Roxy

10/8 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall

10/9 Wichita, KS - The Sceneary

10/10 Fayetteville, AR - Rogue on Dickson

10/11 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Café

10/13 Newport, KY - The Historic Southgate House

10/14 Columbus, OH - Ravari Room

10/15 Athens, OH - The Union

10/19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl @

10/20 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall @

10/21 Brooklyn, NY - Europa / CMJ @

10/22 New York, NY - Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel / CMJ @

10/23 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas @

10/24 Columbus, OH - The Summit @

10/25 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's @

10/26 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle @

10/27 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme @

10/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Belvedere's @

11/13 The Opera House - Toronto, ON*

11/14 Club Soda - Montreal, QC*

11/16 Hartford, CT- Webster Theatre *

11/17 Poughkeepsie, NY -The Chance *

11/18 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom *

11/19 Hampton Beach, NH - Wally's Pub *

11/20 Springfield, VA - JAXX *

11/21 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel *

11/22 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater *

11/23 Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues *

11/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution *

11/26 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre *

11/27 Jacksonville, FL- Freebird Live *

11/29 Austin, TX - Emo's *

11/30 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom *

12/01 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater*

12/02 Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater & Club *

12/03 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep*

12/04 Farmington, NM- Top Deck *

12/05 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee Theatre*

12/07 Pomona, CA - Glass House*

12/08 Reno, NV - Knitting Factory *

12/09 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory *

12/10 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory*

12/11 The Republik - Calgary, AB

12/12 Starlite - Edmonton, AB

12/14 Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB

12/16 Cedar Falls, IA - Wheelhouse *

12/17 Madison, WI - The Barrymore Theater *

12/18 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection *

1/11 London, UK - Underworld &

1/12 London, UK - Underworld &

1/13 Colchester, UK - Arts Centre &

1/14 Norwich, UK - Waterfront &

1/15 Northampton, UK - Roadmender &

1/16 Birmingham, UK - Academy 2 &

1/17 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms &

1/18 Manchester, UK - Moho Live &

1/19 Sheffield, UK - Corporation &

1/20 Newcastle, UK - Academy 2 &

1/21 Aberdeen, UK - Tunnels &

1/22 Glasgow, UK - Cathouse &

1/23 Dundee, UK - Beat Generator &

1/24 Leeds, UK - Cockpit &

1/25 Wrexham, UK - Central Station &

1/26 Stoke, UK - Sugarmill &

1/27 Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit &

1/28 Bristol, UK - Fleece &

1/29 Southampton, UK - Joiners &

1/30 Reading, UK - Sub 89 &

1/31 Margate, UK - West Coast Bar &

2/1 Lille, France - St. Sauveur &

2/2 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie &

2/3 Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao &

2/4 Nantes, France - Ferrailleur &

2/5 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino &

^ w/ DevilDriver

# w/ Arch Enemy, Devildriver

@ w/ Kvelertak

* w/ Chimaira, Unearth, Molotov Solution

& w/ Black Dahlia Murder