Hailing from Athens, OH, Skeletonwitch are the working mans metal band.The bands activity has seen them support countless high profile metal acts across the globe as well multiple headline tours. Most recently the band has supported Arch Enemy with Devildriver, Unearth and Chimaira, and recently finished a tour with Black Dahlia Murder and Nile. This summer will see the band tackling Canada, and a massive headline tour across the states in the fall. They are playing the 529 this Saturday, and joined us for our 5GB series.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
First show that I ever attended was a Metallica concert my older brother took me too. Days of the New opened the show and they fucking sucked. I think I remember some people liking it, but I thought it sucked.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Best show I ever played was probably Power of the Riff in 2011. It was the first show EG had done in a while and it felt great to play songs again with these dudes.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Every time I see Slayer I am one of the happiest dudes on the planet, but seeing Carcass reform and annihilate the Regency was pretty awesome. They were heavy and tight and sounded great..
What is the gig you would most like to play?
One that pays me a billion dollars and has unlimited Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Racer 5 IPA, and a sandwich bar so I can make a panini after we played. With Metallica. In San Francisco.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
I just want to tour with Metallica, Slayer, Hatebreed, Carcass, Entombed, Cannibal Corpse and Black Sabbath because they rule and I’d love to watch them.
Catch Early Graves with Skeletonwitch, Oct. 13th @ 529