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Skeletonwitch Announce First Album in Five Years, Unveil First Single

They’re baaaaaaaaaack.

Rejoice, Skeletonwitchies (Is that what fans of the band are called? If not — they should be)! The lead single from Skeletonwitch’s first full-length album in five years has arrived. 

And it is… awesome.

Fen Of Shadows is the blackened opening track on the genre-bending metal band’s upcoming Devouring Radiant Light, due out July 20 on Prosthetic Records.

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Recorded by Converge guitarist and engineering deity Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA, the album embraces uncharted creative territory with more elaborate arrangements, layered guitar, and sonic dynamics than ever before. Serious black metal vibes take precedence, with the band showcasing a darker, more ominous sound that relies less on NWOBHM and thrash influences than previous efforts.

Most notable of all is the debut of new vocalist Adam Clemans, who notes that the song Fen Of Shadows lyrically sets up the theme for the entire record. It’s of my belief that in times of turmoil and darkness, we as humans, learn the most about our true selves. If you look within, you will always find light, passion and dedication. To what exactly, is up to the individual. For us, it’s creating music together and as individuals.“

Check out the track below!

If that’s gotten you sufficiently riled up, you can pre-order the album here.

And don’t forget to see the band on tour with Pallbearer and Obituary in North America, before they hop over to Europe for a series of headlining shows:

NORTH AMERICAN LIVE DATES

05/02: Atlanta, GA — Masquerade #
05/03: Greensboro, NC — The Blind Tiger #
05/04: Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts #
05/05: New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre #
05/06: Boston, MA — Sinclair #
05/08: Toronto, ON — Opera House #
05/09: Montreal, QC — Club Soda #
05/10: Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory #
05/11: Cleveland, OH — Agora Ballroom #
05/12: Detroit, MI — Majestic #
05/13: Chicago, IL — Metro #
05/15: Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s #
05/16: Omaha, NE — Waiting Room #
05/18: Denver, CO — Gothic Theater #
05/19: Salt Lake City, UT — Metro Music Hall #
05/21: Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre #
05/22: Seattle, WA — El Corazon #
05/23: Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre #
05/25: San Francisco, CA — DNA Lounge #
05/26: Pomona, CA — Glasshouse #
05/27: Phoenix, AZ — Club Red #
05/29: Austin, TX — Barracuda #
05/30: Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill #
05/31: Houston, TX — Scout Bar #
06/01: Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall #
06/02: Orlando, FL — The Haven Lounge #
06/03: Miami, FL — The Ground #
10/13: San Bernardino, CA — Glen Helen Amphitheater ^
10/16: Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Arena ^
10/17: San Diego, CA — Valley View Casino Center ^
10/19: Las Vegas, NV — T‑Mobile Arena ^

# — w/ Obituary and Pallbearer
^ — w/ System of a Down and At The Drive-In

EUROPEAN LIVE DATES

06/21: Linköping, Sweden — The Crypt
06/22: Oslo, Norway — TONS OF ROCK
06/23: Kiel, Germany — Kieler Schaubude
06/25: Weinheim, Germany — Cafe Zentraal
06/26: Zurich, Switzerland — Werk 21
06/28: Barcelona, Spain — Sala Upload
06/29: Zaragoza, Spain — Sala King Kong
06/30: Vitoria, Spain — Urban Rock Concept
07/2: Nantes, France — Ferreilleur
07/4: Hannover, Germany — Béi Chéz Heinz
07/6: Roskilde, Denmark — ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
07/7: Bucharest, Romania — METALHEAD MEETING
07/8: Cluj-Nopoca, Romania — Hard Club
07/10: Bratislava, Slovakia — Fuga
07/11: Graz, Austria — Club Q
07/12: Ballenstedt, Germany — BANG YOUR HEAD
07/13: Eindhoven, Netherlands — Dynamo
07/14: Anyksciai, Lithuania — DEVILSTONE OPEN AIR
07/17: Roeselare, Belgium — De Verlichte Geest
07/18: Oberhausen, Germany — Kulttempel
07/19: Osnabruck, Germany — Bastard Club
07/20: Bertingen, Germany — RUDE
07/21: Weil am Reihn, Germany — BADEN IN BLUT
07/22: Budapest, Hungary — Durer Kert
07/23: Tolmin, Slovenia — METAL DAYS
07/25: Brno, Czech Republic — Melodka
07/26: Munich, Germany — FREE & EASY
07/27: Wiesbaden, Germany — Schlachthof
07/28: Steenwijk, Netherlands — STONEHENGE FESTIVAL
07/29: Utrecht, Netherlands — De Helling

Posted on April 26th 2018, 1:15p.m.
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