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Skeletonwitch share new single “Temple of the Sun”. ‘Devouring Radiant Light’ out July 20th + Extend US tour.

Skeletonwitch give us another glimpse at what’s to come on their latest endeavor, Devouring Radiant Light. Today they’ve shared “Temple of the Sun” via  Revolver. Read more here. Singer Adam Clemans explains the single is one of the centerpieces of the album’s theme. It’s about the feeling of freedom when an individual has created a place of creativity and inner solace.”

Skeletonwitch have reformulated their sound with dizzyingly triumphant results. Since their inception over a decade ago, they’ve 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. 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.

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. It sees its release July 20th on Prosthetic Records. For pre-order info and more go here.

Skeletonwitch are midway through an extensive European tour in support of Devouring Radiant Light. They hit the road again late this summer and have announced an appearance at Hopscotch Festival plus additional dates around their run with System of a Down and At The Drive-In. Check below for a full list of shows.

SKELETONWITCH NORTH AMERICAN LIVE DATES:

09/6: Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

10/13: San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater #

10/14: Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

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 ^

10/20: Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport

# w/ System of the Down, Incubus, At the Drive-In, Clutch, Pallbearer

^ – w/ System of a Down and At The Drive-In

SKELETONWITCH EUROPEAN LIVE DATES:

07/6: Roskilde, Denmark – ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

07/9: Robot – 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

11/14: Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset #

11/15: Oslo, Norway – Krosset #

11/16: Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers #

11/17: Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle #

11/19: Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum #

11/20: Nuremburg, Germany – Hirsch #

11/21: Essen, Germany – Turock #

11/22: Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo #

11/23: Stuttgart, Germany – KJH Hallschlag #

11/24: Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse #

11/26: Munich, Germany – Backstage #

11/27: Wien, Austria – Arena #

11/28: Graz, Austria – Explosiv #

11/29: Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice #

11/30: Leipzig, Germany – UT Connewitz #

12/1: Berlin, Germany – SO 36 #

12/2: Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob #

12/4: Manchester, UK – Rebellion #

12/5: Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s #

12/6: London, UK – Underworld #

12/7: Paris, France – Petit Bain #

12/8: Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof #

12/9: Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg #

# – w/ Mantar

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