Skeletonwitch announces new album, debuts new songTuesday, August 13, 2013 5:17 PM PT / 3,296 views
Official press release: Currently celebrating ten years of blackened metal, Skeletonwitch are proud to unveil details about their most venomous release yet -- Serpents Unleashed. Set for release in North America via Prosthetic Records on October 29 (October 28 EU/UK, October 25 Germany), the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's critical-lauded, Billboard-charting Forever Abomination was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire), who expertly channeled the band's colossal live sound into eleven blasts of abominable, frosty fire. Serpents Unleashed features cover artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who returns to the 'Witch fold for the first time since 2007's Beyond The Permafrost. Today, new track "Burned From Bone" -- which the band debuted earlier this year during a headlining set at Pitchfork's "Show No Mercy" showcase at South By Southwest -- premiered on SiriusXM's "Liquid Metal with Jose." The song is available now as a free* download by texting SERPENTS to 24587. Behind-the-scenes studio footage of the band recording the track at GodCity can be view here: Serpents Unleashed track listing: 01. Serpents Unleashed 02. Beneath Dead Leaves 03. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived) 04. From a Cloudless Sky 05. Burned From Bone 06. Unending, Everliving 07. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands 08. This Evil Embrace 09. Unwept 10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine 11. More Cruel Than Weak Preorder Serpents Unleashed digitally via Bandcamp now or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition 7-inch collector's box via Skeletonwitch.com. Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of Beyond The Permafrost, which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant.