Skeletonwitch at Scion Rock Fest (more by Steven Brown)
Skeletonwitch must pretty much live in their van. Luckily that means that NYC has another SW date to look forward to, 11/14 at Union Pool with the incredamazing Black Anvil! Tickets are only $10 and currently on sale.
The Skeletonwitch show is one day of a "Blackened Weekend" from The Blackened Music Series, which also features the highly anticipated return of Krallice with Malkuth, Liturgy, and Orphan at Union Pool on 11/13, and the BV-sponsored Shrinebuilder/Rwake/Liturgy jawdropper at Le Poisson Rouge on 11/15 (tickets).
Liturgy is also playing with Malkuth at the previously discussed Mt Eerie / No Kids / Tara Jane O'Neil throwdown at Market Hotel on Halloween. Want to go? I HAVE A PAIR OF TICKETS AND A COPY OF Mt. Eerie's Wind Poems on LP for giveaway. Learn more at the bottom of this post.
Skeletonwitch recently dropped their new LP, Breathing The Fire and are currently on tour with Trap Them, Toxic Holocaust and The Black Dahlia Murder. That tour stirred up some controversy down south when they tried to play a Christian venue. Check out the news videos below along with a statement from Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, and all Skeletonwitch and Orphan tour dates, below....
Controversial show booked at Rocketown
"Nashville based Christian youth ministry promotes Satan's message"
TOXIC HOLOCAUST's Joel Grind commented on the situation:
"Unfortunately, the protesters here don't see the tongue-in-cheek aspect of any of this, and are taking everything at face value. What else is new? Whatever you do don't look into or research anything, and don't, god forbid, think differently. Fuck it, while we're at it, don't think at all.
To clear a few things up, there was a news clip that showed our video "Nuke the Cross" and then directly cut to lyrics for a song called "Hang the Pope". Even though we did record a cover of that song on our first demo, that song is actually by Nuclear Assault. I think that was done intentionally to make the story have more impact and more shock value.
Secondly, I want to thank the people running Rocketown for allowing this show to go on despite the protests. It just proves that being Christian and being closed minded doesn't have to be synonymous with each other.
Everyone has a right to believe in whatever they want. If it empowers you and doesn't infringe on anyone else, then I'm all for it. Sadly the herd mentality of organized religion doesn't work like that. It's too much of a threat to the very foundation on which it's based. Let's end organized religion and stop the real evil in this world."
SKELETONWITCH - 2009 TOUR DATES
Oct 27 2009 Rocketown Nashville, Tennessee*
Oct 28 2009 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis, Tennessee**
Oct 29 2009 The High Ground Metairie, Louisiana*
Oct 30 2009 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, Florida*
Oct 31 2009 Sector 7G Augusta, Georgia*
Nov 1 2009 The Soapbox Wilmington, North Carolina*
Nov 2 2009 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland*
Nov 3 2009 The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York*
Nov 4 2009 Webster Underground Hartford, Connecticut*
Nov 5 2009 Champion Ship Lemoyne, Pennsylvania**
Nov 6 2009 Peabody's Cleveland, Ohio*
Nov 7 2009 The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan*
Nov 8 2009 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky*
Nov 9 2009 Belvedere's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*
Nov 10 2009 Lost Horizon Syracuse, New York*
Nov 11 2009 Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York*
Nov 12 2009 The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York*
Nov 13 2009 The Kave Bucksport, Maine*
Nov 14 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn, NY
Nov 27 2009 Doornroosje Nijmegen^
Nov 28 2009 Minus One Gent^
Nov 29 2009 White Rabbit Plymouth^
Nov 30 2009 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, Scotland^
Dec 1 2009 Corporation Sheffield^
Dec 2 2009 Underworld London^
Dec 3 2009 Eddie's Birmingham^
Dec 5 2009 HARD ROCK HELL FESTIVAL Prestatyn Sands, Wales^
Dec 7 2009 Le Ferrailleur Nantes^
Dec 8 2009 Exhaus Trier^
Dec 9 2009 Hafenklang Hamburg^
Dec 11 2009 Cassiopeia Berlin^
Dec 12 2009 Eastclub Bischofswerda^
Dec 13 2009 Wagon Wroclaw^
Dec 14 2009 007 Prague^
Dec 15 2009 Feierwerk München^
Dec 16 2009 Soundcheck Arcene, Bergamo^
Dec 17 2009 Abart Zürich^
Dec 18 2009 Steinbruch Theater Darmstadt^
* w/ BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & TRAP THEM
** w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST & TRAP THEM
^ w/ GOATWHORE & TOXIC HOLOCAUST
ORPHAN - 2009 TOUR DATES
Nov 13 2009 Union Pool w/KRALLICE (record release), MALKUTH, & LITURGY Brooklyn, New York
Dec 4 2009 Reservoir w/DEATH CAME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN & CURTAINS OF NIGHT Carrboro, North Carolina
Dec 5 2009 Static Age Records w/CHILD ABUSE Asheville, North Carolina
Dec 6 2009 The Black Cat - Backstage w/CHILD ABUSE District of Columbia, Washington DC
Dec 7 2009 The Golden West Cafe w/CHILD ABUSE Baltimore, Maryland
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