Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on November 17, 2009

words by BBG, photos by Chloe Rice

Skeletonwitch
Skeletonwitch

Metal Underground: You've toured with some great bands already. Like you said, you just got off the Children of Bodom tour, Danzig, which had to be really cool, and many other people. Who's been your favorite to tour with?

Scott (of Skeletonwitch): I don't think I could pick a favorite. We haven't had a bad experience. Especially, the bigger tours; definitely not. Maybe some smaller, earlier tours when we were in the pick-up truck which just sucked sometimes on our own account. But, everybody's been cool to us; Glen Danzig was fucking awesome. One of the coolest guys ever, took care of us and everything. Same thing with Amon Amarth and same thing with Bodom.

Chance (of Skeletonwitch): Yeah, we would run out of beer, Bodom would [say]," Take some of ours, we have too much." I have negative [to say] about the large tours. I'm glad to be a part of it.

Scott: A lot of bands won't tell you if it was bad. But, really, it wasn't. Like, I got nothing; don't have any dirt on anybody. Everybody was cool.

Metallica, schmetallica. The biggest metal band EVAR was filling MSG at that moment, but metalheads rejoiced for a different reason in Brooklyn, as Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil destroyed Union Pool on Saturday night (11/14). It was the second night in a row of the three-night Blackened Music Series weekend which ended Sunday at Le Poisson Rouge with Shrinebuilder. It started Friday at Union Pool with Krallice - a mayhem-filled show. I didn't think it could get any crazier on Saturday, but once Skeletonwitch demanded a circle pit, and GOT ONE, I knew I was wrong.

There are many that do blackened thrash, thrash, or some variant thereof, but what separates the 'witch (and Municipal Waste, DRI, and a select few others for that matter) from the pack is that the boys don't take themselves too seriously. Every song was introduced by a tongue in cheek intro ("This one's about Satannnnnnnnn!") by vocalist Chance, and followed by the nail-cuffed Ohioan zig-zagging across the stage, pointing at audience members and crowdsurfers while screeching out lyrics. Many PBRs went into the wildman's perfomrnace/theatricality, and all I could do was beam from ear to ear. Skeletonwitch is a very fun live band.

The show was the last US date in 2009 for the hard-touring Skeletonwitch. They're prepping to hit Europe in the tail end of November and December. All dates and more pictures from Union Pool, below...

Black Anvil

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SKELTONWITCH, GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST - 2009 TOUR DATES
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 10 2009 Loppen Copenhagen
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 TheaterDarmstadt

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Comments (20)

more fake hipster black metal. cool.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 2:48 PM

"fake hipster black metal"

what does this even mean? The 'witch will annihilate you if you call them hipsters.


Athens, OH represent.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 2:53 PM

that drummer is a fucking beast!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 2:55 PM

The dude is right: Danzig is the best! Go see him on boxing day in NJ and celebrate Xmas teh right way!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 2:57 PM

"more fake hipster black metal. cool."

please explain faggot.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:05 PM

how the hell could these bands be considering anything close to hipster? b/c they play in brooklyn? Get a life loser, you're just jealous b/c your face wasn't shredded that night. Black Anvil and Skeletonwitch equally destroy! Keep it coming BVBBG!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:29 PM

BLACK ANVIL - great band

SKELETONWITCH - lame and goofy

I was at this show.
The mix of real metalheads, hipster metalhead douchebags and non-metal hipsters was pretty funny.

Posted by MCS | November 17, 2009 3:37 PM

Way to be an you ignorant fuck. Living in Brooklyn and going to metal shows when your hair is above your shoulders and you haven't decided to wear your ripped Burzum shirt to the show suddenly makes you unworthy to like a certain type of music?
Eatshit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:50 PM

listening to uninspired rip offs and wannabe throwback bands because you were too much of a retard to be into the style when it was actually semi-decent makes you a clueless loser. that goes for all these nu-thrash and bm bands and the dumb fucks that think they're cool.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 4:02 PM

God forbid anyone actually likes the music you do without looking like you. If one of those douchebags bought some nail cuffs, would you then be able to have your homoerotic fantasies about him?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 4:05 PM

Holy shit can't people just like music

Posted by Alnilam | November 17, 2009 4:35 PM

NO THEY CAN'T YOU HAVE TO LOOK THE PART

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 4:39 PM

yeah, wow holy shit indeed...

i dont particularily care for skeleton witch's brand of thrash/BM but they are good at what they do and they are cool dudes. same goes for the waste and a bunch of other bands. just cuz they are making some semi decent money doing what they love does not make them hipster BM or whatever. jesus, get over yr jealousy issues. why the hate?

people are fucking crazy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 4:43 PM

listening to uninspired rip offs and wannabe throwback bands because you were too much of a retard to be into the style when it was actually semi-decent makes you a clueless loser. that goes for all these nu-thrash and bm bands and the dumb fucks that think they're cool.

November 17, 2009 4:02 PM

Its really not Nu thrash there buddy. And back when the style was first around it was pathetic because 90 percent of the bands followed each other identically with the same dirge.
No see its good that theres people that have taste that like various different metal and other underground music.

Now go play with your G.I. Joe's.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 6:02 PM

No pictures of N8 Feet Under? Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 6:48 PM

Children Of Bodom played in Toronto and I was able to get a few good photos. Check them out.

http://www.keepstillkeepquiet.com/2009/09/children-of-bodom/

Posted by Phil | November 17, 2009 8:35 PM

Why the hate on G.I. Joes? BV has to crap on everything.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 12:10 AM

^ Jesus Christ, guy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 11:03 AM

stupid name for a band. what are you a skeleton or a witch? CHOOSE!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 9:01 PM

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