Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH will release its new album, “Forever Abomination”, on October 11 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2009’s “Breathing The Fire” was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR). The effort will include the track “The Infernal Resurrection”, the demo version of which appears as the B-side on the final seven-inch of a limited-edition vinyl trilogy. This marks SKELETONWITCH‘s first recording with the group’s new drummer, former DEMIRICOUS skin-pounder Dustin Boltjes.
SKELETONWITCH will take part in a fall North American tour alongside ARCH ENEMY, DEVILDRIVER and CHTHONIC, and has just confirmed “off-date” shows along with DEVILDRIVER. The band will play several Midwestern shows next week, before heading to Europe for a run of dates which include performances at several of the continent’s biggest metal festivals.
SKELETONWITCH‘s latest album, “Breathing the Fire” (2009), debuted at No. 151 on The Billboard 200 chart and No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. It was SKELETONWITCH‘s second full-length release for Prosthetic Records, with whom the band recently extended its recording deal.