Skeletonwitch limited-edition vinyl helps save beasts

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:26 PM (PST)

SKELETONWITCH will soon release a limited-edition, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2013 release Serpents Unleashed, of which 100% of the profits will be donated to two animal shelters in the band’s home state of Ohio — the Athens County Humane Society and Columbus’ Pets Without Parents. The members of Ohio’s most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to have the opportunity to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region.

Limited to a one-time-only pressing of 100 copies, the 180-gram black LP includes a hand-screened, hand-numbered jacket with exclusive artwork (pictured above) and a hand-screened dust sleeve. It comes with a color poster and a sticker which both showcase the album’s original masterful artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), as well as a download card. Mark your calendars, as the limited-edition LPs will go on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis exclusively via on Mon., Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Find out more information directly from the band HERE (and peep tour dates with Amon Amarth, Enslaved and Toxic Holocaust…if you like that sort of thing, gosh!)

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Lauded as their best album to date, “Serpents Unleashed” appeared on several year-end “best-of” lists (Decibel, Metal Injection, etc.) due to its “relentlessly intense, in-your-face brutality” (Metal Assault). After touring North America extensively in the fall with The Black Dahlia Murder in addition to performing a select number of shows alongside Ghost B.C., SKELETONWITCH will continue to support the release by joining Amon Amarth and Enslaved on a U.S. tour starting Friday (17) in Las Vegas. Soon after, the group will make their way to Australia for the first time to tour alongside Toxic Holocaust. The band’s complete tour schedule can be found below.

1/17        Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
1/18        Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
1/20        San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
1/21        Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
1/22        Houston, TX – House of Blues *
1/23        New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24        Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
1/25        Tampa, FL – The Ritz *
1/26        Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
1/27        Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar
1/28        Savannah, GA – The Jinx
1/29        Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
1/30        Norfolk, VA – The NorVA *
1/31        Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*
2/1          Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/3          Philadelphia, PA – TLA *
2/4          New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
2/5          Huntington, NY – Paramount *
2/6          Pittsburgh,PA – Mr. Smalls *
2/7          Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
2/8          Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights *
2/9          Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *
2/11        Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
2/12        Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre *
2/14        San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom*
2/15        Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16        San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
2/21        Oklahoma City, OK – Leon’s Lounge (inside The Chameleon)
2/22        St. Louis, MO – Firebird
4/16        Auckland, NZ – The Kings Arms ^
4/17        Wellington, NZ – Bodega Bar ^
4/18        Perth, AU – The Rosemont Hotel ^
4/19        Adelaide, AU – Fowlers Live ^
4/20        Melbourne, AU – Espy Gershwin Room ^
4/21        Byron Bay, AU – TBD ^
4/22        Canberra, AU – The Basement ^
4/24        Brisbane, AU -The Hi Fi ^
4/25        Newcastle, AU -Cambridge Hotel ^
4/26        Sydney, AU – The Hi Fi ^
4/27        Melbourne, AU – The Hi Fi ^
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
# with Amon Amarth
^ with Toxic Holocaust

For more information on the charities involved, please visit:
Athens County Humane Society –
Pets Without Parents –


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