Skeletonwitch begins recording new albumOhio metallers Skeletonwitch have entered GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Prosthetic Records.
Last month, Skeletonwitch headlined Pitchfork's "Show No Mercy" showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, where they debuted a brand new song. You can view their entire performance below.
The band, which spent most of 2012 touring (including a rigorous 10-week headlining run during which they played 63 shows in 65 days), will headline the Calgary Metal Fest in June.
Skeletonwitch recently completed the "U.S. Abomination" headlining tour with support from Mutilation Rites and Havok.
The follow-up to 2009's "Breathing The Fire", Skeletonwitch's latest album, "Forever Abomination", was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Machine Head, Kreator). The effort included 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 marked Skeletonwitch's first recording with the group's new drummer, former Demiricous skin-pounder Dustin Boltjes.
The vinyl reissues of the Skeletonwitch's breakthrough releases "Breathing The Fire" and "Beyond The Permafrost" are now available from the Prosthetic store. Both are available in three variants â€” splatter, half-and-half and 180-gram black wax â€” and feature gatefold Stoughton "tip-on" record jackets. The black vinyl versions of both albums were made available in select retail stores in April 2012.