Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH has unveiled the cover art of their new full length, Breathing the Fire, due out October 13th on Prosthetic Records. The cover, designed by Andrei Bouzikov, who has previously done art for Municipal Waste and many others, can be viewed HERE: 

Scott Hedrick, the band’s guitarist said about the cover, “The art really sums up the new album and what drew me to heavy metal in the first place: it’s brutal, evil, and in a sadistic way, it’s f#$king fun! Breathing the Fire is meaner, faster, and far more sickening than Beyond the Permafrost, and the art reflects that. We went for the jugular, and so does Andrei’s art. He did an amazing job. It’s f#$king killer when the artist and band share a similar approach: organic. Blood and sweat, ink and paint, tubes in amps, and non-triggered drums. A set of balls. Not gym shorts, sterile computer generated art, effects pedals and redundant arpeggios.”  

The band will be touring with Black Dahlia Murder in support of Children of Bodom in September and October. 

September 18 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI

September 19 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

September 20 – Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY

September 22 – Theatre Capitole, Quebec City, QC

September 23 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC

September 25 – Elements Night Club, Kitchener, ON

September 26 – Sound Academy, Toronto, ON

September 27 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL

September 28 – Epic, Minneapolis, MN

September 30 – The Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, MB

October 01 – Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK

October 02 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AB

October 03 – Edmonton Events Centre, Edmonton, AB

October 05 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

October 06 – Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA

October 07 – Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR

October 09 – Regency Center @ The Grand, San Francisco, CA

October 10 – The Glass House, Pomona, CA

October 12 – Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ


Be on the lookout for more dates to follow these, and where and when to preview tracks from, Breathing the Fire! 

Breathing the Fire is the follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed Beyond The Permafrost. The album was produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High On Fire) and mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer.