"Serpents Unleashed", the new album from Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH, sold around 5,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Issued on October 29 via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2011's "Forever Abomination" was recorded this past spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE). The cover artwork for the CD was created by John Baizley (BARONESS, KYLESA, KVELERTAK), who previously worked with 'WITCH on 2007's "Beyond The Permafrost".
"Serpents Unleashed" track listing:
01. Serpents Unleashed
02. Beneath Dead Leaves
03. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
04. From a Cloudless Sky
05. Burned From Bone
06. Unending, Everliving
07. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
08. This Evil Embrace
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak
The "Serpents Unleashed" video can be seen below. Filmed in black and white, the clip features just over two minutes of stylized, in-your-face performance footage produced and directed by Ralph Miller (Turnstyle Fims) and edited by Jon Nix.
Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who's who of modern heavy metal and performed at some of the genre's largest festivals (Wacken Open Air, Graspop Metal Meeting, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden's GHOST, a group they will again perform alongside this fall.