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Although they came together as a band in 2003, the members of Athens, Ohio's Skeletonwitch draw the bulk of their inspiration from artists and musical styles born all of two decades earlier: namely the undying flame of classic Bay Area thrash; its creative bedrock in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal; and, to a lesser degree, death, black, and Viking metal. First introduced via 2004's independently released At One with the Shadows album and 2006's Worship the Witch EP, Skeletonwitch's retro-fitted yet modernly executed creative vision arguably reached a new level of maturity with 2007's Beyond the Permafrost full-length, their first for Prosthetic Records. In any case, Skeletonwitch members Chance Garnette (vocals), Nate Garnette (guitar), Scott Hedrick (guitar), Eric Harris (bass), and Derrick Nau (drums) then set out to prove their metal mettle on tour, Flying V's cocked and loaded. After some hefty touring, Chance and Nate Garnette, Hedrick, Nau, and bassist Evan Linger headed into the studio to begin work on album number two. The resulting Breathing the Fire dropped in 2009, and debuted at number 151 on the Billboard 200 chart. Arriving in 2011, Forever Abomination was the first Skeletonwitch outing to feature new drummer Dustin Boltjes, and 2013's critically acclaimed Serpents Unleashed reached number 62, but would prove to be the last go-around for vocalist Chance Garnette, who was fired in 2015 due to his substance abuse problems. The following year saw the band add Wolvhammer vocalist Adam Clemans to the roster and release a new EP, The Apothic Gloom. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Upon Wings of Black
  3.   Released From the Catacombs
  4.   Limb From Limb
  5.   Longing for Domination
  6.   Blinding Black Rage
  7.   Cast Into the Open Sea
  8.   Blade on the Flesh, Blood on My Hands
  9.   Fire From the Sky
  10.   Repulsive Salvation
  11.   Beneath Dead Leaves
  12.   Of Ash and Torment
  13.   Well of Despair
  14.   More Cruel Than Weak
  15.   Burned from Bone
  16.   Cleaver of Souls
  17.   Choke Upon Betrayal
  18.   Beyond the Permafrost
  19.   Unwept
  20.   This Evil Embrace
  21.   Unending, Everliving
  22.   From a Cloudless Sky
  23.   I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
  24.   Rejoice in Misery
  25.   The Infernal Resurrection
  26.   Reduced to the Failure of Prayer
  27.   This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill)
  28.   Where the Light Has Failed
  29.   Submit to the Suffering
  30.   Stand, Fight & Die
  31.   Crushed Beyond Dust
  32.   …And Into the Flame
  33.   Feast Upon Flesh
  34.   Remains of the Defeated
  35.   Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
  36.   Sacrifice For the Slaughtergod
  37.   No Rest for the Dead
  38.   My Skin of Deceit
  39.   Erased and Forgotten
  40.   Strangled By Unseen Hands
  41.   Serpents Unleashed
  42.   Baptized in Flames
  43.   Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
  44.   Within My Blood
  45.   Red Death, White Light
  46.   Vengeance Will Be Mine
  47.   Shredding Sacred Flesh
  48.   The Despoiler of Human Life
  49.   Sink Beneath Insanity
  50.   Gorge Upon My Soul
  51.   Longing for Damnation
  52.   The Apothic Gloom
  53.   Black Waters

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