Origin: Athens, OH, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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With the release of Beyond The Permafrost in 2007, this Ohio band is starting to generate some buzz. The name Skeletonwitch sounds like a nod to the old school, and while their basic style (thrash) is indeed old-school, this is not a retro-thrash act like so many others that have popped in the last year or two. Instead, Permafrost mixes some more modern influences (notably the black/death vocals and a faint black guitar style) with prime thrash and even a dash of NWOBHM, to rather good effect. This isn't yet a first-division band, but one definitely moving up -- a solid recommendation to modern thrash fans.

Current Members

Chance Garnett


Nate Garnett


Scott Hedrick


Evan Linger


Dustin Boltjes


Former Members/Guests

Jimi Shestina


Eric Harris

bass (Gypsyhawk, ex-Huntress)

Derrick Nau



At One With The Shadows 
2004 Shredded
  1. The Skullsplitter
  2. Every Rotten Corpse Shall Burn
  3. Vengence Will Be Mine
  4. At One With the Shadows
  5. Baptised In Flames
  6. No Rest For the Dead
  7. Onward to Battle
  8. Within My Blood
  9. Tragedy of Days
  • Chance Garnett
  • Nate Garnett
  • Scott Hedrick
  • Jimi Shestina
  • Derrick Nau

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

(EP) Worship The Witch 
2006 self-released
  1. Beyond the Permafrost
  2. Fire From the Sky
  3. Feast Upon Flesh
  4. Forever In the Abyss
  • Chance Garnett
  • Nate Garnett
  • Scott Hedrick
  • Eric Harris
  • Derrick Nau

Beyond The Permafrost 
2007 Prosthetic
  1. Upon Wings of Black
  2. Beyond the Permafrost
  3. Baptized In Flames
  4. Sacrifice For the Slaughtergod
  5. Vengeance Will Be Mine
  6. Limb From Limb
  7. Cast Into the Open Sea
  8. Fire From the Sky
  9. Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
  10. Remains of the Defeated
  11. Feast Upon Flesh
  12. Within My Blood
  • Chance Garnett
  • Nate Garnett
  • Scott Hedrick
  • Eric Harris
  • Derrick Nau

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

Breathing The Fire 
2009 Prosthetic
  1. Submit to the Suffering
  2. Longing for Domination
  3. Where the Light Has Failed
  4. Released from the Catacombs
  5. Stand Fight and Die
  6. The Despoiler of Human Life
  7. Crushed Beyond Dust
  8. Blinding Black Rage
  9. Gorge Upon My Soul
  10. Repulsive Salvation
  11. Strangled by Unseen Hands
  12. ...and into the Flame
  • Chance Garnett
  • Nate Garnett
  • Scott Hedrick
  • Evan Linger
  • Derrick Nau

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

Forever Abomination 
2011 Prosthetic
  1. This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)
  2. Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
  3. Of Ash And Torment
  4. Choke Upon Betrayal
  5. Erased And Forgotten
  6. The Infernal Resurrection
  7. Rejoice In Misery
  8. Cleaver Of Souls
  9. Shredding Sacred Flesh
  10. Sink Beneath Insanity
  11. My Skin Of Deceit
  • Chance Garnett
  • Nate Garnett
  • Scott Hedrick
  • Evan Linger
  • Dustin Boltjes

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Metal Critic 

Serpents Unleashed 
2013 Prosthetic
  1. Serpents Unleashed
  2. Beneath Dead Leaves
  3. I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
  4. From a Cloudless Sky
  5. Burned from Bone
  6. Unending, Everliving
  7. Blade on the Flesh, Blood on My Hands
  8. This Evil Embrace
  9. Unwept
  10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
  11. More Cruel Than Weak
  • Chance Garnett
  • Nate Garnett
  • Scott Hedrick
  • Evan Linger
  • Dustin Boltjes


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