SKELETONWITCH Comments On Tour-Packed Summer

June 24th, 2010
by EvilG

Band To Tour Canada with HIGH ON FIRE, Appear on OZZFEST & HEAVY MTL, and Return To Europe; Completes New Video.

Athens, Ohio’s blackened thrash warlords, SKELETONWITCH, who are no strangers to the road, have quite the action packed summer lined up. The band will start July by doing some of their own shows en route to Vancouver, BC, where they’ll meet up with HIGH ON FIRE for a cross Canadian trek which will culminate with the band appearing at the HEAVY MTL (http://www.heavymtl.com/en/) festival in Montreal, along with SLAYER, ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, MASTODON and more. The band will then head out with OZZFEST where they’ll be appearing on the second stage along with former tour partners GOATWHORE and SAVIOURS and other acts including BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and KINGDOM OF SORROW. Check out their appearance on Ozzfest TV HERE. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxV6mDtmppE) Then, the Athenian madmen will head over to Europe, where they’ll be headlinging the “EUROPEAN BANGOVER” Tour.

Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented on the band’s plans; “Just when you thought Skeletonwitch couldn’t get any heavier… we’re going to eat a metric ton of bread, cheese, and beer in Europe!! Fuck yes! We’re heading across the pond w/ Warbringer and are being joined by Angelus Apatrida. It’ll be a true “European Bangover”

Of course, that is directly following the juggernaut of American heavy music festivals, Ozzfest, which we are proud to be a part of. The opportunity to play alongside greats such as Ozzy and Rob Halford is a bit of a mindfuck for us. It’s going to be a blast.

Since I seem to be working in reverse…….We’re kicking off our summer touring in July with High on Fire, Russian Circles, and Priestess in Canada. It’s going to be a lot of metal, a lot of traveling, and a lot of drinking, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Black t-shirt, white van. Heavy metal on the road.

Thanks to everyone for the support! Come out and see us. We’ll party!”

In other news, SKELETONWITCH just completed a video for the track, “Submit to the Suffering,” with director Don Tyler (Mastodon, Ringworm). More details will be revealed shortly.

The band’s upcoming dates are as follows:

7/3 Iowa City, IO- White Lightning Warehouse

7/5 Gillete, WY- Slices Pizzeria

7/7 Seattle, WA- Fun House

7/8 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre %

7/9 Kamloops, BC – Pogue Mahone ##

7/10 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room %

7/11 Calgary, ALB – The Republik %

7/13 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms %

7/14 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ##

7/16 Toronto, ON – Opera House *

7/17 London, ON – London Music Hall *

7/18 Windsor, ON – The Blind Dog *

7/20 Hamilton, ON – The Casbah *

7/21 Kingston, ON – Time To Laugh *

7/22 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle

7/23 Ottawa, ON* – Capital Music Hall

7/24 Montreal, QC (w/Slayer, Megadeth) – Heavy MTL, Parc Jean-Drapeau

7/25 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place ##

8/14 Devore, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre #

8/17 Tinley Park, CA – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre #

8/19 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #

8/21 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre #

8/22 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #

8/24 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center #

8/29 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage $$

8/30 Luzem, SZ – Schuur $$

9/01 Ljubljana, SI – Orto Bar $$

9/02 Vienna, AU- Arena $$

9/03 Bischofswerda, GER- Eastclub $$

9/04 München, GER- Feierwerk $$

9/05 Prague, EZ- Exit Chemlnice $$

9/06 Berlin, GER- Magnet $$

9/07 Copenhagen, DA- The Rock $$

9/08 Hamburg, GER- Hafenklang $$

9/09 Antwerpen, BE- Trix $$

9/10 Essen, GER- Turock Fest $$

9/11 Birmingham, UK- O2 Academy $$

9/12 Colchester, UK- Arts Centre $$

9/13 Bristol, UK- The Croft $$

9/14 Glasgow, UK- Ivory Blacks $$

9/15 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK- O2 Academy $$

9/16 London, UK- Underworld $$

9/17 Plymouth, UK- White Rabbit $$

9/18 Tilburg, NL- Extase, Incubate Festival $$

# OZZFEST 2010

% w/ High on Fire, Russian Circles

* w/ High on Fire, Priestess

## Skeletonwitch only

$$ European Bangover w/ Warbringer, Angelus Apatrida

SKELETONWITCH are supporting “Breathing the Fire” which was recorded in Seattle, WA with legendary producer, Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden). The album was released by PROSTHETIC RECORDS on October 13, 2009 and debuted at number 151 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and number 2 on the magazine’s “Heatseekers’ Chart.”

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