Skeletonwitch announces tour dates!

Celebrated Athens, OH metal band Skeletonwitch has announced U.S. tour dates in support of its recently-released album, Beyond the Permafrost. The scheduled three week trek will include a high profile appearance as part of the 2008 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival on April 26 in Worcester, MA.

Proudly waving the NWOBHM flag while uniting the purity and aggression of the 80s Bay-Area thrash scene with elements of black and Viking metal, the sound of Skeletonwitch is a dark, dynamic onslaught. The members of “The Witch” are bonded by the universal truth, that “heavy metal is the law”; the band’s not-to-be-missed live shows include a wicked spectacle of duel flying Vs, roaring Marshall stacks, the “spirit of ‘86” and riffs that race like the wind.

First introduced via 2004’s independently released At One with the Shadows album and 2006’s Worship the Witch EP, Skeletonwitch’s retro-fitted, yet modernly executed creative vision arguably reached a new level of potency with the release of the album Beyond the Permafrost. Released in October, 2007, Beyond the Permafrost’s high-energy combination of sheer ferocity and white-knuckled velocity met to enthusiastic acclaim and drove the record to the top of many year-end “Best Album” lists. The band has been called “a death-thrash-power-metal beast” that delivers “the catchiest guitar duals recently put to tape.”

Skeletonwitch features Nate Garnette (guitar), Scott Hedrick (guitar), Eric Harris (bass), Derrick Nau (drums) and vocalist Chance Garnette.

Skeletonwitch is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated Skeletonwitch news and tour information will be made available via the Skeletonwitch web domains by clicking here and the Action! PR website.

Skeletonwitch tour dates (all dates also include Hate Eternal, except *)

* April 8 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
* April 9 Austin, TX Emo’s
April 10 San Antonio, TX Texas White Rabbit
April 11 Dallas, TX The Door
April 12 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
April 15 Nashville, TN Exit In
April 16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
April 17 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
April 18 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant’s
April 19 Detroit, MI I-Rock
April 21 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
April 22 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Bar
April 23 Chicago, IL House of Blues
April 24 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
April 25 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theatre
April 26 Worcester, MA The Palladium (as part of 2008 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)
April 27 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
April 28 New York, NY B.B. King’s
April 29 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
April 30 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
* May 1 Asheville, NC Eye Sore Studios
* May 2 Wilmington, NC Lucky’s Pub