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Skeletonwitch Unveil New Single "When Paradise Fades"

Skeletonwitch Unveil New Single "When Paradise Fades"

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Skeletonwitch hit us with the second track "When Paradise Fades" from their forthcoming album, Devouring Radiant Light out July 20th on Prosthetic Records. The band's guitarist Nate Garnette calls it "a supercharged nano-epic that takes you from greasy rock n roll, to off-the-rails blackened destruction and beyond." He further explains, "I tried to keep the intensity and grit front-and-center while making it a journey instead of a two-minute banger." The track debuted over at Kerrang! who describe "the band edges deeper into black metal territory than ever before, with blastbeats, guitar tremolo, and atmospheric intros aplenty."

While black metal has always been a recognizable component of the Skeletonwitch DNA, Devouring Radiant Light sees the band crashing headlong into the subgenre like never before. And where Skeletonwitch previously ran its output through a Second Wave Black Metal filter, Devouring incorporates a strong atmospheric influence. Bergtatt-era Ulver and Cascadian black metal lineage are palpable. But the expansion of influence does not stop there.

They've succeeded where many have failed: they have reformulated their sound mid-career with dizzyingly triumphant results. Since their inception over a decade ago, Skeletonwitch have been known for blending and bending metal subgenres. The members' collective love of Judas Priest, classic-era Metallica and Immortal has always been worn on their sleeves and remains evident. However, it's the band's blacker leanings that have shifted to the forefront and altered the tenor of the through line on this latest offering.

Devouring Radiant Light was recorded by Converge guitarist and engineering deity Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Kvelertak, Chelsea Wolfe) at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. The band's rapport with Ballou provided the familiarity necessary to embrace uncharted creative territory. Melodeath genre architect Fredrik Nordström (Opeth, At the Gates) mixed the album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The record was mastered by Brad Boatright of metallic hardcore greats From Ashes Rise at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, OR.

Just after a long spring North American run with Obituary and Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch ready a European tour in support of Devouring Radiant Light this month. U.S. fall dates with System of a Down and At The Drive-In have been confirmed. Check below for a full list and stay tuned for more.

Skeletonwitch is:
Scott Hedrick (guitar), Nate Garnette (guitar), Evan Linger (bass), Adam Clemans (vocals)
Devouring Radiant Light
Prosthetic Records
July 20, 2018

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1 - Fen of Shadows
2 - When Paradise Fades
3 - Temple of the Sun
4 - Devouring Radiant Light
5 - The Luminous Sky
6 - The Vault
7 - Carnarium Eternal
8 - Sacred Soil

10/13: San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Amphitheater ^
10/16: Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena ^
10/17: San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center ^
10/19: Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena ^
^ - w/ System of a Down and At The Drive-In

06/21: Linköping, Sweden - The Crypt
06/22: Oslo, Norway - TONS OF ROCK
06/23: Kiel, Germany - Kieler Schaubude
06/24: Weinheim, Germany - Cafe Zentraal
06/26: Zurich, Switzerland - Werk 21
06/28: Barcelona, Spain - Sala Upload
06/29: Zaragoza, Spain - Sala King Kong
06/30: Vitoria, Spain - Urban Rock Concept
07/2: Nantes, France - Ferreilleur
07/4: Hannover, Germany - Béi Chéz Heinz
07/6: Roskilde, Denmark - ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
07/7: Bucharest, Romania - METALHEAD MEETING
07/8: Cluj-Nopoca, Romania - Hard Club
07/9: Budapest, Hungary
07/10: Bratislava, Slovakia - Fuga
07/11: Graz, Austria - Club Q
07/12: Ballenstedt, Germany - BANG YOUR HEAD
07/13: Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
07/14: Anyksciai, Lithuania - DEVILSTONE OPEN AIR
07/17: Roeselare, Belgium - De Verlichte Geest
07/18: Oberhausen, Germany - Kulttempel
07/19: Osnabruck, Germany - Bastard Club
07/20: Bertingen, Germany - RUDE
07/21: Weil am Reihn, Germany - BADEN IN BLUT
07/23: Tolmin, Slovenia - METAL DAYS
07/25: Brno, Czech Republic - Melodka
07/26: Munich, Germany - FREE & EASY
07/27: Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
07/28: Steenwijk, Netherlands - STONEHENGE FESTIVAL
07/29: Utrecht, Netherlands - De Helling

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