Blackened-thrash masters SKELETONWITCH have announced a U.S. headline tour this February. The band, who is just wrapping up a co-headline tour of Europe with GOATWHORE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will be bringing IRON AGE from Austin, Texas and Rhode Island's HOWL on the entire run. DOOMRIDERS and BLACK TUSK will lend support on select dates.
The dates are as follows:
Feb. 17 - Great Scott - Boston, MA (with DOOMRIDERS)
Feb. 18 - Valetine's - Albany, NY
Feb. 19 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 20 - Webster Under - Hartford CT (with DOOMRIDERS)
Feb. 21- The Red & The Black - Washington, DC
Feb. 22 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, NC
Feb. 23 - The Rocket Club - Asheville, NC
Feb. 24 - The Cider House - Knoxville, TN
Feb. 25 - The Jinx - Savannah, GA
Feb. 26 - The Nick - Birmingham, AL (with BLACK TUSK)
Feb. 27 - Hi Tone Café - Memphis, TN (with BLACK TUSK)
Feb. 28 - Fubar- St. Louis, MO
"Breathing the Fire", the new album from SKELETONWITCH, sold around 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 151 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Breathing the Fire" was released on October 13 via Prosthetic Records. The CD's cover artwork was designed by Andrei Bouzikov, who has previously worked with MUNICIPAL WASTE and many others.