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BATTLECROSS – Thrash Metal Battalion Confirms Summer Headlining Tour

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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American Thrash Metal battalion, BATTLECROSS, has confirmed a short run of Summer headlining dates with Canada’s Wacken Battle winners, Crimson Shadows, and New York’s IKILLYA. Set to commence on July 23rd in Columbus, Ohio, the short but ravaging trek will topple fourteen cities followed by an appearance at Michigan’s Dirt Fest as well as additional tour dates supporting Killswitch Engage.

Comments guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala, “We’re excited to announce our first headlining run in quite a while. It’s short but sweet, and this gives us time to write the new record this Summer. We are stoked to have our Canadian brothers, Crimson Shadows, joining us. We did a short run with those guys earlier this year and they’re a great live band and have an awesome record coming out next Fall.”

After two busy Summers on the 2012 Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Metallica’s Orion Festival, BATTLECROSS looks forward to some downtime prior to their South American run with Killswitch Engage when they’ll begin to compose the follow-up to their Metal Blade-released War Of Will full-length.

Battlecross - War Of Will - promo cover pic - 2013

Dubbed “one hell of a modern-day thrash album,” by Headbangorgtfo.com, War Of Will debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers chart. BATTLECROSS is currently traversing Europe on a series of festival appearances including Download Festival and the Graspop Metal Meeting, plus club shows with Huntress and Lacuna Coil.

Guitarist Tony Asta says, “The past year has been very inspiring for the band and our attitude towards the writing process this time around is more confident and driven. I expect our next album to kick you in the ass harder than the last. Album number three will be a serious contender in 2015 and a defining BATTLECROSS record.”

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BATTLECROSS
w/ Crimson Shadows, IKILLYA
7/23/2014 The Basement – Columbus, OH
7/25/2014 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
7/26/2014 The Bonnie Kate – Elizabethton, TN
7/27/2014 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
7/28/2014 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
7/30/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
7/31/2014 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
8/01/2014 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
8/02/2014 Bogie’s Albany, NY
8/03/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
8/04/2014 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
8/05/2014 Rum Runners – London, ON co-headline w/ Macabre
8/06/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
8/07/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
End Tour
8/08/2014 Expo 5 – Louisville, KY w/ Killswitch Engage
8/09/2014 DIRT Fest – Birch Run, MI
8/10/2014 Austin’s – Libertyville, IL w/ Killswitch Engage

“A breath of fresh air for the thrash genre, this band has a genuinely aggressive and unique sound of their own. Coupling excellent In Flames-esque melodies with top quality shredding and riffs, BATTLECROSS have produced a real winner with War Of Will.” – Kill Your Stereo

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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BATTLECROSS – Launches Three Live Bootlegs; Roadside Takeovers With Killswitch Engage Continue

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Metal squad, BATTLECROSS, just launched three new live bootlegs! POV Recordings recently shot and edited live videos of “Flesh & Bone,” “Never Coming Back” and “Kaleb” from the band’s show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The videos can be seen on the Metal Blade Records, BATTLECROSS, and POV Recordings YouTube channels. Click the links below to watch them now!

“Flesh & Bone” – HERE 

“Never Coming Back” – HERE 

“Kaleb” – HERE 

BATTLECROSS recently kicked off a North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Trivium, which was preceded by a headlining show on April 30th at Dingbatz in New Jersey. The trek will wrap up at the end of May, before the band ventures to Europe in June for a series of festival appearances, as well as club shows with Huntress.

BATTLECROSS will be touring in support of latest album, War Of Will, which debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Heatseeker chart, #15 on the Current Hard Music chart, #16 on the Hard Music Overall chart, and #32 on the Independent Albums chart! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut. Additionally, War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

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BATTLECROSS w/ Killswitch Engage

5/12/2014 – Capones – Johnson City, TN w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/13/2014 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/15/2014 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/16/2014 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI w/ Trivium, Devil You Know (No Killswitch Engage)

5/17/2014 – London Music Hall – London, ON w/ Trivium

5/18/2014 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY w/ Nothing More

5/20/2014 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/21/2014 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/22/2014 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/23/2014 –  Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN w/ Black Fast

5/24/2014 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Black Fast

5/25/2014 – Aftershock – Merriam, KSw/ Black Fast

5/26/2014 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

5/27/2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Nothing More

5/28/2014 – Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO w/ Nothing More
End Tour

8/09/2014 – Dirtfest @ Birch Run Expo Center – Birch Run, MI

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com

http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal

http://twitter.com/battlecross

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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BATTLECROSS – To Hit The Road This March With Protest The Hero

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit, Michigan-based metallers BATTLECROSS will be joining Canada’s Protest The Hero as direct support on the band’s spring US tour, set to commence March 1st in Buffalo. Tickets went on sale Friday, January 24th.

Guitarist Tony Asta comments:BATTLECROSS is very excited to hit the road with Protest The Hero! They seem like a very successful, humble group of guys who don’t take things too seriously yet are serious about the business — a good role model for all modern bands and we can’t wait to get to know them on the road. Oh yeah and they’re shredders! Being direct support is a huge honor and we won’t let anyone down. This is a very unique tour package and we can’t wait to play to new crowds as well as expose some of our fans to bands they may not have seen yet. See you all in the road this spring!”

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BATTLECROSS’ latest effort, War Of Will, saw the band on the road as a part of 2013’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival and debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Heatseeker chart, #15 on the Current Hard Music chart, #16 on the Hard Music Overall chart, and #32 on the Independent Albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 on the Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

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BATTLECROSS

w/ Protest the Hero, The Safety Fire, Intervals, Night Verses

3/01/2014 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY

3/02/2014 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH

3/03/2014 The Stache at The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

3/04/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

3/05/2014 The Garage – Burnsville, MN

3/07/2014 The Eagles Hall – Milwaukee, WI

3/08/2014 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

3/09/2014 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

3/10/2014 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO

3/11/2014 Mesa Theatre & Club – Grand Junction, CO

3/12/2014 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

3/14/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA

3/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

3/16/2014 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

3/17/2014 Assembly – Sacramento, CA

3/18/2014 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

3/19/2014 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ

3/21/2014 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX

3/22/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX

3/23/2014 Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR

3/24/2014 The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA

3/26/2014 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

3/27/2014 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3/28/2014 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

3/29/2014 Ziggys By The Sea – Wilmington, NC

3/30/2014 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC

4/01/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

4/02/2014 The Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

4/03/2014 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

4/04/2014 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

4/05/2014 The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA

4/06/2014 Revolution – Amityville, NY

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BATTLECROSS War Of Will – Critical Praise:

“Metallica-approved thrashers…catchy and direct-the secret behind BATTLECROSS songs is that they’re short and not so sweet.” – Revolver Magazine

“The overall result falls somewhere between the sheer aggression of traditional thrash and In Flames’ sense of humanity, with nods to the technical ecstasy of metal’s founding fathers along the way.” – Metal Hammer Magazine (UK)

BATTLECROSS sound like the bastard offspring of Kreator, Children Of Bodom and Dragonforce…metal fans will lap this up like a cat with a bowl of cream.” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com 

http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal

http://twitter.com/battlecross

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LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE PROTEST THE HERO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BATTLECROSS “WAR OF WILL” – ALBUM OF SCALDING METAL IS OUT NOW!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As Reported By BATTLECROSS On Their Facebook Page:

‘War Of Will’ is NOW AVAILABLE! Come see us at Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to pick it up, or:

Best Buy CD Free SHIPPING! http://ow.ly/mUWq5

iTunes $8.99 http://ow.ly/mUW7G

GooglePlay $5.99 Download http://ow.ly/mUWci

Amazon.com $8.99 DL/$12.25CD http://ow.ly/mUX0i

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Kyle Gunther – Vocals

Tony Asta – Guitar

Hiran Deraniyagala – Guitar

Don Slater – Bass

Kevin Talley – Live Drums

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BATTLECROSS originates from Detroit, Michigan.

 WAR OF WILL was released on July 9th, 2013, via Metal Blade Records.

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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ALL SHALL PERISH – Tour Dates w/ IN FLAMES, DEMON HUNTER And BATTLECROSS Announced!

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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Oakland California based Extreme Metal Band, ALL SHALL PERISH, have just announced the first leg of dates of their tour in support of IN FLAMES and DEMON HUNTER. The trek will span five weeks and include shows in both the U.S.A. and Canada. Look for more shows to be announced shortly.

“Oh man, this February is gonna be sick titties,” commented an ecstatic and inebriated ALL SHALL PERISH bassist by the name of Mike Tiner. “Going out with IN FLAMES, DEMON HUMTER, and BATTLECROSS? Sheeeeeit, what more could you ask for? You know, other than, some lube and a stick to bite in case the steel hurts too much. Am I right? Come out and see us, fuckers!”

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Confirmed dates so far: 

IN FLAMES, DEMON HUNTER, ALL SHALL PERISH, BATTLECROSS

2/02/13  Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2/04/13  Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

2/05/13  The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

2/07/13  The Madison Theater – Covington, KY

2/08/13  Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

2/09/13  Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

2/10/13  Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO

2/12/13  Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ

2/13/13  House of Blues – San Diego, CA

2/14/13  The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

2/15/13  Majestic Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA

2/16/13  Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

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(Source: Facebook: Nuclear Blast USA)

For more info on ALL SHALL PERISH, click on the links below!

http://www.allshallperish.com

http://www.facebook.com/allshallperish

http://www.twitter.com/allshallperish

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LONG LIVE ALL SHALL PERISH.

LONG LIVE IN FLAMES & DEMON HUNTER.

LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

Stone.

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