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After joining Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divided for a North American tour this fall, Motor City thrashers Battlecross will finish off 2016 with an annual headlining run, the third installment of the "Winter Warriors Tour."
This year, Metal Blade label-mates Allegaeon and Necromancing the Stone will join the bill as support. In conjunction with the Veterans Ticket Foundation, the trek will once again offer free admission to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the band will donate a portion of their proceeds to local veterans' organizations in each city.
Swedish group Soilwork is thrilled to headline the upcoming "Fury Tour" featuring support from Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided. The tour will kick-off on October 14th in Providence, RI and hit 26 cities, coming to a close in Toronto, ON on November 16th.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid states: "We are very excited to announce our first North American headline run in a while, together with old friends in Unearth and Wovenwar. We are also bringing Battlecross and Darkness Divided, two awesome bands that we are looking forward to get to know a bit better!
"We have already done two direct support tours in North America, for our latest album with Soulfly and Fear Factory, where we gained a lot of new fans. Now it's time to bring 'The Ride Majestic World Tour' to North America via the 'Fury Tour' in full force with a headline set, featuring songs from our 20 year long career. It's gonna be magical ladies n' gents, don't miss out!"
Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps states: "The power of the riff is hitting North America by way of the 'Fury Tour' this fall and we couldn't be happier to be part of it. From the mighty Soilwork, to the thrashers in Battlecross, our brothers in Wovenwar and the young guns in Darkness Divided this tour is stacked top to bottom. See you out there, North America." More...
Next week, the Motor City thrashers from Battlecross and Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will take to the streets with Soulfly, Suffocation, and Lody Kong for an extensive U.S. trek.
The nearly month-long excursion runs from April 22nd through May 20th, with additional Battlecross one-off shows confirmed prior to and following the tour.
Battlecross will be touring in support of latest album, "Rise To Power," which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band's second Billboard entry (2013's "War Of Will" entered the charts at #130) Having recently signed to Metal Blade Records, Abnormality will release sophomore full-length album "Mechanisms Of Omniscience" on April 29th. More...
This spring, Motor City thrashers Battlecross and Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will hit the road with Soulfly, Suffocation, and Lody Kong for an extensive U.S. tour. See below for all dates.
Battlecross will be touring in support of latest album, "Rise to Power," which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band's second Billboard chart entry. Having recently signed to Metal Blade Records, Abnormality will be also releasing a debut for the label this upcoming April. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Catch Battlecross live on these upcoming dates: More...
Tonight, Battlecross will kick off the second installment of the Winter Warriors Tour launched to honor American armed forces veterans.
Sponsored by Metal Injection, the six-date trek will commence later this evening in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and run through December 18th in Flint, Michigan. Support will be provided by Havok, Nekrogoblikon and Black Fast. The latest journey follows the band's recent North American takeover supporting labelmates Gwar.
Battlecross has united again with the Veterans Ticket Foundation to provide armed forces veterans with free admission to The Winter Warriors Tour. Service members can sign up at this location. Advanced ticket buyers for these shows will be entered to win a guitar, and a portion of the proceeds from the band's tour shirts will be donated to VetTix to help veterans and their families attend concerts and other events in their area, free of charge.
12/11/2015 Cattivo - Pittsburgh, PA
12/12/2015 Bada Brew - Crest Hill, IL *Battlecross and Black Fast only
12/13/2015 Rockstar Pro Arena - Dayton, OH
12/14/2015 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
12/17/2015 The Garrison - Toronto, ON
12/18/2015 The Machine Shop - Flint, MI *3rd Annual Battle Christmas More...
Fan-filmed footage of Battlecross covering Pantera's classic "Fucking Hostile" during their New York City show with Gwar guitarist Pustulus Maximus helping out can be seen below. The show took place past Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Webster Hall, New York, NY.
Check it out now below.
Battlecross and Metal Injection have teamed up to bring the second installment of The Winter Warriors Tour to limited Eastern U.S. and Canadian markets in honor of American armed forces veterans.
Joining this thrash bash will be Havok, Nekrogoblikon and Black Fast. The trek begins in Pittsburgh on December 11, with more dates to be announced. Tickets go on sale November 13, 2015.
Battlecross has united again with The Veterans Ticket Foundation to provide armed forces veterans with free admission to The Winter Warriors Tour. Service members can sign up here starting November 17. Advanced ticket buyers for these shows will again be entered to win a guitar, and a portion of the proceeds from the band's tour shirts will be donated to VetTix to help veterans and their families attend concerts and other events in their area, free of charge.
The Motor City thrashers will be honoring veterans all day on November 11 via Twitter, and fans are invited to submit their loved ones via this location. See Battlecross live on these upcoming tour dates: More...
Motor City thrashers Battlecross will release third album "Rise To Power" this Friday via Metal Blade Records. But you don't have to wait until Friday - check out the full album stream below.
"Rise to Power" was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. The cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).
From August 21st through August 24th, Battlecross will play a handful of CD release shows, before joining up with GWAR and Butcher Babies for a North American tour kicking off August 25 in Millvale, PA and wrapping up September 18 in Rochester, NY. More...
The 6th Annual GWAR B-Q was held this weekend in Richmond, Virginia and the Bohabs lucky enough to survive the event are in agreement; this was the best GWAR B-Q ever! Fans from across the globe made their way to Hadad's Lake in Richmond to celebrate the 30th birthday of the intergalactic shock rock giants.
Riding high on the momentum from The GWAR B-Q, your intergalactic overlords are set to hit the road next week. The tour begins August 25 in Millvale, PA and ends September 19 in Toronto. Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and label-mates Battlecross, and this run will see the band playing all three Riot Fest dates (Denver, Chicago, Toronto) and the Befuddled Fest in New Albany, IL.
Following an appearance at the final Riot Fest in Toronto, GWAR will return to arctic slumber for less than a month before finishing the desecration of the North American continent. This time, the band will be joined by Born of Osiris and once again Battlecross. This leg of the tour kicks off October 7 in Cincinnati, OH and wraps up November 28 in Orlando, FL. For the Canadian dates on the tour direct support will come from Cryptopsy. More dates will be added in the coming weeks, so don't worry if your intergalactic rock gods have yet to announce a date in your town. More...
Motor City thrashers Battlecross premiere their brand new music video for the track "Absence", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Rise To Power”, which will meet an August 21st release date via Metal Blade.
Check out now "Absence" below.
Battlecross will release impending third album "Rise To Power" via Metal Blade Records this coming August 21.
During the recording of the album, the band shot a series of mini-episodes documenting the recording process. The second in that series is now online and can be seen below.
If you missed it, also check out part 1 of the webisode sequence right here. The album's track listing is:
The Motor City thrashers from Battlecross are set to release their third album "Rise To Power" in just under four weeks via Metal Blade Records.
During the recording of the album, the band shot a series of "minisodes" documenting the recording process. Beginning today and running every Tuesday and Friday through the album's release on August 21st a new minisode from the series will be posted - check out the first one below. The album's track listing is:
After insisting the band will NOT be your slave damn it, Battlecross has another track online for streaming from the "Rise To Power" album. "Spoiled" can be heard below, and guitarist Tony Asta spoke about the track:
"'Spoiled' kicks in with a heavy rockin old-school vibe and progresses into a brutal more technical feel. It's also a really fun song to jam. The subject matter and lyrics of 'Spoiled' were inspired by the dependency on modern technology, more specifically the cyber world.
"An entire generation thrives from its use but does not know what it was like before the internet existed. It IS a great tool, although the magnitude of its impact on our everyday lives sometimes gives me the chills. This is the only song I had a hand in writing lyrics for and you can thank the 'phone-gazing zombies' for it." More...
Motor City thrashers Battlecross just returned home from a successful trip to Bogota, CO, and nearly immediately upon returning launch a brand new song from forthcoming album, "Rise to Power."
The new song, "Not Your Slave," is streaming below. You can also pre-order "Rise To Power" at this location. The album will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21st, 2015.
The record was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).
Guitarist Tony Asta offers the following comment on the new single streaming below: "We're really happy with the crushing feel of this song. Somehow through the writing process, maybe even on accident, a more groovy feel was created. We won't write the same record twice and I think this is our strongest and more dynamic album yet."
2. Not Your Slave
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
10. The Path More...
Thirty years have passed since GWAR awoke from the prison of Antarctic slumber in 1985. Since that time, the band has used broadswords and guitars to shape the music and culture of mankind.
30 years later, the world sucks more than it ever has, and humans have GWAR to thank! Three decades of bloodlust, throttling the life from humanity, and perverting the human imagination have left no doubt that GWAR rules supreme!
What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a spectacular victory lap bringing death and depravity to cities across America? GWAR's "30 Years of Total Domination Tour" is a celebration of unimaginable torment. Expect more blood and bodily fluids than ever before as your Lords and Masters take on the newest threat to their very existence - the Internet! That's right, GWAR is going to kick the Internet's ass; if they can ever stop jerking off to porn long enough to find it.
Pustulus is none too pleased about the situation, having this to say while "taking 5" from his weekly schedule of drawing dicks on bible pages: "I've survived prisons, gulags, religious protests, surfing a crucial wave on D-Day, and even an ISIS spaghetti dinner, so this is nothing. Bring it on! GWAR is coming! Where is Baltimore?"
Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and Battlecross. Dates are as follows: More...
The Motor City thrashers from Battlecross have announced that they will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar's home state of Louisiana. Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments:
"I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar. Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I've been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It's an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I'm thankful and excited for the opportunity. We're excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada (it's been too long!) See you all soon!"
The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production of a third Metal Blade release, produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. The tour also puts an end to the band's search for a permanent drummer, announcing that the Bay Area's Alex Bent will sit behind the kit. Catch the band live: More...
Crowbar will embark on the "Summer Of Doom" starting at the end of May alongside Battlecross and Lord Dying. Dates for the trek are as follows:
5/28/2015 - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse
5/29/2015 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
5/30/2015 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog
5/31/2015 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
6/2/2015 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
6/3/2015 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
6/4/2015 - San Diego, CA - Til Two
6/5/2015 - Long Beach, CA - DiPiazzas
6/6/2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
6/8/2015 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
6/9/2015 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
6/10/2015 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
6/12/2015 - Calgary, AB - Republik
6/13/2015 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
6/14/2015 - Saskatoon, SK - Obrians
6/16/2015 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
6/17/2015 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam
6/18/2015 - Cudahy, WI - The Metal Grill
6/19/2015 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
6/20/2015 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
6/21/2015 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
6/22/2015 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
6/23/2015 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
6/24/2015 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
6/25/2015 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
6/26/2015 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
6/27/2015 - Albany, NY - Trickshot Billiards
6/28/2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage
6/29/2015 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
6/30/2015 - Frederick, MD - Cafe 611
7/1/2015 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
7/2/2015 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
7/3/2015 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theater More...
Detroit, Michigan's Battlecross has released a brand new live drum-cam video, showcasing drummer Alex Bent blasting through the song "Ghosts Alive".
Check out now the clip below (courtesy of sickdrummermagazine).
Detroit, MI's Battlecross has released a brand new video for the song "My Vaccine," taken from the band's most recent album, "War of Will."
The Roy Warner directed clip takes inspiration from the cult classic film "They Live" and can be seen below, thanks to Metal Injection.
In other news, Battlecross recently visited the Center for the Intrepid on Friday, December 5th, prior to a show in Austin. The band toured the facility, and met with staff, as well as wounded veterans. Read more about the facility and the band's visit over here.
Battlecross continues a tour with Wretched and War of Ages tonight in Hollywood, CA at the Whisky a Go Go! Full dates are available after the jump. More...
Following the band's originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Michigan's Battlecross will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America.
Dubbed the "Winter Warriors" tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.
In honor of the U.S. Armed Forces, this Veterans Day Battlecross will make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran's charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience.
On Veteran's Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served their country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a guitar and more at the end of the tour.
On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, "Pursuit Of Honor," in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.