SKELETONWITCH: Unfit For Disney, But Just Right For A WeddingTuesday, 8th October 2013
Fresh off a short run of dates supporting GHOST B.C., the Athens, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet SKELETONWITCH has announced a hometown release party for their new album, Serpents Unleashed, which will take place on the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Tickets for the event — which will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on October 23rd — are just $10.
The tour will be quickly followed by another lap around America in early 2014, this time alongside AMON AMARTH and ENSLAVED. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando — where the tour stops on January 27th — SKELETONWITCH will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD and others who have been deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.
Although SKELETONWITCH might not be welcome at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During the band’s live performance in Fresno on November 15th, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth. Says groom-to-be Bartlett, “Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that SKELETONWITCH are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.”