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Skeletonwitch banned from Disney grounds but play a wedding on Full US Tour

Skeletonwitch & Disney

For some lighter music news, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet Skeletonwitch has announced a hometown release party for their highly anticipated new album, Serpents Unleashed, which will take place on the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets for the event, which will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on Oct. 23, are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be quickly followed by another lap around America in early 2014, this time alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando — where the tour stops on Jan. 27, Skeletonwitch will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head and others who have been deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.

Although Skeletonwitch might not be welcome at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During the band’s live performance in Fresno on Nov. 15, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth. Says groom-to-be Bartlett, “Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that Skeletonwitch are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.”

Commemorating the group’s 10-year anniversary, Serpents Unleashed, recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High on Fire) at his God City Studios. If you missed it- We caught up Skeletonwitch for an exclusive interview while they were tracking with Ballou. and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), will be released in North America on Oct. 29, in Australia and G/A/S on Oct. 25 and in the UK/EU on Oct. 28. Pre-order packages are up, while digital pre-orders, which offer an instant download of new song “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)” are available now on both iTunes and Bandcamp.

See for yourself whether SKELETONWITCH are “unfit to be associated with” at one of their below dates.

Skeletonwitch North American Tour

10/14 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #
10/23 Athens, OH – The Union (record release show)
10/24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Concert Club ^
10/25 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club ^
10/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
10/27 Pawtucket, RI – The Met ^
10/28 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
10/29 Quebec City. QC – Le Cercle ^
10/30 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe ^
10/31 Ottawa, ON – Ritual ^
11/1 London, ON – Rum Runners ^
11/2 Toronto, ON – Mod Club ^
11/4 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ^
11/6 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
11/7 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub ^
11/8 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre ^
11/9 Calgary, AB – The Den ^
11/11 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
11/12 Spokane, WA – The Center ^
11/13 Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
11/14 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon ^
11/15 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s ^
11/16 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse ^
11/17 Tucson, AZ – The Rock ^
11/18 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
11/19 Odessa, TX – Club Patron ^
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory &
11/21 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom &
11/22 St. Louis, MO – Firebird &
11/23 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose &
11/24 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre &
11/25 Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet &
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
11/27 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
1/17/14 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
1/18/14 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
1/20/14 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
1/21/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
1/22/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues *
1/23/14 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24/14 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
1/25/14 Tampa, FL – The Ritz *
1/26/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
1/29/14 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
1/30/14 Norflok, VA – The NorVA *
1/31/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
2/01/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/03/14 Philadelphia, PA – TLA *
2/04/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
2/07/14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
2/08/14 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights *
2/09/14 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *
2/11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Tree *
2/12/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater *
2/14/14 San Francisco, CA – The Regency *
2/15/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues %


# with Ghost B.C.
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder & Fallujah & Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder & Fallujah & Wolvhammer
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved

% with Enslaved

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