WITHERED new release, on tour w/ Skeletonwitch and more

September 23rd, 2010
by EvilG

Atlanta’s blackened doom heathens, WITHERED have launched “Extinguished With the Weary,” the lead track from their upcoming album, “Dualitas,” due November 9th, as part of the new “Metal Swim” collection, presented by Scion A/V and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The track is available exclusively as a free download on www.AdultSwim.com/metal NOW. “Dualitas,” was recorded by KYLESA’s Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. The CD and vinyl versions of the album have different covers, both of which were created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Acacia Strain), who also did the cover for its critically acclaimed predecessor, “Folie Circulaire.” Prosthetic has launched the pre-order for the album at their OFFICIAL WEBSTORE. The vinyl version of “Dualitas,” will be a 500 piece limited edition gatefold double LP set on 150-gram wax, which contains the exclusive 33 minute instrumental track, “Dwell.”

Guitarist/vocalist Mike Thompson commented on the track: “We chose ‘Extinguished With The Weary,” because this song really showcases some of the newer styling to be experienced on ‘Dualitas.’ It is actually the last song we wrote for the album and we always have a tendency to gravitate towards our newest music when given a choice. We are always looking ahead. This song in particular deals with this same concept. It is about letting go of your emotional & moral foundation. Casting away all the conditioning forced upon you by society, family, friends, etc. so you can redevelop your own reality and approach to life. It’s about finding the freedom to, and eliminating any fear of, establishing a pure existence for yourself without repercussion. Also, it’s really heavy and nasty; a really good listen.”

At the request of the mad geniuses behind Adult Swim and Scion A/V, blackened-thrash titans SKELETONWITCH traveled to Atlanta the day after finishing their stint on Ozzfest’s second stage to appear in a video for their track “Bringers of Death,” a B-side from 2007′s “Beyond The Permafrost” that was previously unreleased in North America. The video was commissioned by Adult Swim as part of their free “Metal Swim” collection, which features this video as well as 16 new and rare tracks from some of today’s heaviest bands. Check out this sick and twisted video and the tracks at www.adultswim.com/metal.

Nearly 200 behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot — including some shots of the band hanging out with the video’s stunt coordinator, Amy Dumas (the former WWF/WWE wrestler “Lita”) — can be seen at this location: www.tinyurl.com/adultswimskeletonwitch.

Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be involved with people who do what they do because they love doing it, and not for any other fucking reason. That’s been our mentality since day one, and all the bands on this compilation and everyone at Adult Swim seems to share our point of view. We’re happy to be in such great company and a part of a FREE compilation for any and everyone who likes heavy music.

‘It was also killer to be a part of the music video that accompanies the comp. The good people at Adult Swim kept a cooler full of Budweiser for us at the shoot, but what we remember of it was a blast! Heavy Metal is indeed still the law…AND it is still fucking fun!”

SKELETONWITCH just returned from the “European Bangover Tour” and, as previously mentioned, spent the summer touring with Ozzfest, as well as touring Canada with High On Fire. The band will be headlining the “North American Skullsplitter Tour 2010” later this fall with label mates WITHERED and LANDMINE MARATHON.

TOUR DATES:
11/23            Windsor, ON- Chubby Pickle #
11/24            London, ON- London Music Hall #
11/25            Hamilton, ON- Absinthe #
11/26            Kingston, ON- The Mansion (Wine Cellar) #

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