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Below is our complete Battlecross news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Battlecross Releases New Music Video

Detroit, MI's Battlecross and Bloody-Disgusting.com have just released a brand new, live music video for the track "Kaleb," cut from the band's latest Metal Blade Records release, "Pursuit of Honor." Fans can check out the video now at this location or in the player available below.

The video was directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of death metal band and label-mate Allegaeon and the live footage in the video was filmed at the July 13th kick off date of the Trespass America festival in Broomfield, CO.

"Kaleb is the one song on the album that I'm the most proud of because I wrote it about my son," states vocalist Kyle "Gumby" Gunther. "To have this be the track that Ryan used is really special to me, because seeing the intensity of our first arena show with such a hard-hitting song really gives the world a good idea of how much I love my boy. As a band, we'll never forget that show. We were nervous as all hell!" More...

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God Forbid Announces New Tour Dates

New Jersey warriors God Forbid have teamed up with Battlecross to bring fans more metal - starting on July 6th in Springfield, VA, God Forbid will be headlining a set of dates leading up to the Tresspass America Festival. God Forbid will also be performing on a series of off dates with Battlecross. Dates are available below or over at the Victory Records website.

Headlining Tour Dates:
7/06-Springfield, VA @ Empire 7/07-Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
7/08- Winston –Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
7/10- Fayetteville, AR @ Stone Pony
7/12- Wichita, KS @ The Scenery
7/18- St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
7/20- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s **** GOD FORBID ONLY *****
8/09- S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
8/11- Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/31- Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse
9/01- Memphis, TN @ Newby’s

TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL DATES:
7/13 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
7/15 – Billings, MT @ Metra Park Arena
7/16 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
7/17 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
7/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/21 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
7/22 – Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium
7/24 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheatre
7/25 – Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
7/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
7/28 – Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
7/30 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/31 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
8/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Music
8/03 – Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
8/04 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Arena
8/05 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
8/07 - Syracuse, NY @ Oswego Speedway
8/08 – Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
8/10 – Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
8/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/15 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
8/17 – Worchester, MA @ DCU Center
8/18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
8/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
8/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown
8/22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8/24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
8/25 – Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
8/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

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Battlecross Announces North American Tour Dates

Detroit, MI’s self-touted “blue collar thrashers” Battlecross are gearing up to lay waste to the states on this summer’s Trespass America festival. The festival kicks off in one month on July 13th, 2012 in Broomfield, CO and features headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. The Trespass America Festival also features Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid.

Battlecross has also been added to this year’s Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, QC. To learn more about the festival and to read about this year’s line-up, head to this location. See below for all confirmed Battlecross tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon! More...

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Battlecross Posts Video Road Report

Battlecross is now wrapping up the Occupation Domination with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Rings of Saturn, and Aborted. The band has now posted a new video update from the road, which can be viewed below.

Battlecross is now preparing for the upcoming Trespass America Festival and Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Cruise. Upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Battlecross Posts Video Update From The Road

Detroit, MI thrashers Battlecross are currently out with the Occupation Domination tour. Battlecross will continue to slay the states with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn through the tour’s close in Lawrence, KS on May 18th. Earlier this week in California, the band filmed a video tour update and Tresspass America Festival preview message, now available for viewing at MetalInjection.net or in the player below.

The Trespass America festival is a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. Co-produced with Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13th at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States. Battlecross will be joined by headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. More...

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Mayhem Festival Cruise Details Revealed

From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination.

The maiden voyage sets sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea” by heading over to this location.

Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow - as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) will also perform full DJ sets each night. More...

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SXSW 2012 Video Recap Available

Metal Injection attended the 2012 edition of South by Southwest, and has now returned, a bit hungover and worse for wear. However, Metal Injection managed to capture the vibes and cover all the metal happenings at the event, in the form of a new video update from Austin.

See all the madness at this location or in the player below.

Full versions of live bootlegs from Austin of bands including Job For A Cowboy, Trash Talk, Cancer Bats, Pilgrim, Battlecross and more can be seen through Metal Injection here. More...

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Origin Posts "Occupation Domination" Tour Promo

Kansas based technical death metal act Origin posted a promo video for the upcoming "Occupatin Domination" North American Tour with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn and Battlecross. The tour commences in Baltimore on April 20, 2012. For a list of complete dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out the video here:

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Battlecross Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

As was previously announced, Detroit thrashers Battlecross will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn.

The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 tour marks Battlecross' first major US tour and will see the band promoting the devastating Metal Blade debut, "Pursuit of Honor," which just dropped August 02, 2011. The band commented:

"Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We're thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we're going to thank each and every one of them! We can't wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!"

In other news, on Friday February 17 Battlecross landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM's the Devil's Dozen Countdown with the single "Push Pull Destroy." Here's what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger's Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about Battlecross's recent feat: More...

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Cattle Decapitation To Support Origin On Tour

Cattle Decapitation will be supporting Origin on the upcoming "Occupation Domination" 2012 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, and more. Dates are as follows:

April 20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
April 21 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
April 22 Trenton, NJ @ BackStage at Champs
April 23 Keene, NH @ Railroad Tavern
April 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
April 26 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
April 27 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
April 28 Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
April 29 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 2 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
May 4 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
May 5 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
May 6 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go-Go
May 7 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
May 8 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
May 9 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace
May 10 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
May 11 Portland, OR @ Branx
May 12 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 13 Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 15 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
May 18 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater More...

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Battlecross Posts Video Blog Online

Battlecross will be hitting the road in November alongside Rose Funeral and Diamond Plate in support of hardcore vets Full Blown Chaos. In a new video posted online, the band talks about the upcoming tour as well a recent performance at the CMJ Metalsucks/Thousand Knives showcase with Kvelertak, Skeletownwitch, and more. That video can be seen now below.

Batlecross has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Rose Funeral Joining Full Blown Chaos On Tour

Rose Funeral released "Gates of Punishment" (reviewed here) on September 27th and the band will now be heading out on a tour with Full Blown Chaos, Battlecross, and Diamond Plate. Rose Funeral will be joining the tour on November 15th in Spartanburg, SC.

Recently, Rose Funeral shot a video for Beyond the Entombed. The video is dark, blasphemous and will be premiering worldwide soon. Until then, here are some still photos from the shoot.

Dates are as follows:

11/11 Trenton, NJ Championships *no Rose Funeral
11/12 Towson, MD The Recher Theater *no Rose Funeral
11/13 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop *no Rose Funeral
11/15 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/17 Nashville, TN The Muse
11/18 Little Rock, AR The Village
11/19 Oklahoma City, OK Big Papa’s Poor House
11/20 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
11/22 St. Louis, MO Fubar
11/23 Topeka, KS Booby Trap
11/24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
11/25 Des Moines, IA House Of Bricks
11/26 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
11/27 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
11/28 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/29 Louisville, KY Keswick Democratic Club
12/01 Wheeling, WV Yesterdays Pub
12/02 Greensburg, PA 42nd Street Rock Club
12/03 Buffalo, NY Sonic Indian More...

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Diamond Plate Announces Tour With Full Blown Chaos

Chicago act Diamond Plate, which is currently on the road in North America with fellow thrashers Warbringer, has confirmed new dates for a tour with Full Blown Chaos.

Diamond Plate will be joining Full Blown Chaos, as well as Rose Funeral and Battlecross, for the new tour which kicks off on Friday, November 11th in Trenton, New Jersey, just days after Diamond Plate returns home from its current tour. Details on the band's upcoming shows are as follows:

w/ WARBRINGER, LAZARUS A.D., LANDMINE MARATHON
Oct. 21 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Oct. 22 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Oct. 23 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 25 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Oct. 28 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
Oct. 30 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
Oct. 31 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Nov. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov. 02 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
Nov. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Funky Weatherbeans
Nov. 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 06 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside More...

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Battlecross Posts "Push Pull Destroy" Video

Metal Injection is currently hosting the premiere of the debut music video from Detroit, MI’s Battlecross for the track "Push Pull Destroy," the first single off of the band's debut album "Pursuit of Honor." Check out the clip in the player below. "Pursuit of Honor" is due out August 2nd, 2011.

The video for Push Pull Destroy was shot by Roy Warner Creative & Videography on location at the Yankee Air Museum, located on the grounds of the historic Willow Run Airport. It was at Willow Run where Henry Ford mobilized his manufacturing base to contribute to the war efforts by mass producing the B-24 Liberators that provided American Air Power to win WWII for the Allies. The band also commented on the clip:

"The video was shot in front of a number of military aircraft, including a B-52 Stratofortress and a C7 Caribou with a special appearance by the B-17 Yankee Lady, one of the only ten surviving flyable B-17s in the world. The Yankee Air Museum is the home to the Yankee Lady, long considered to be the most beautifully restored of all of the remaining flyable planes. This picture is of particular significance because only a day prior to the video shoot, the B-17 Liberty Belle crash landed outside of Chicago, IL and was destroyed. The crew exited safely before the plane was engulfed by flames---another testament to her strength and service to protect its crew.

"Portions of the video were shot at the former Packard Automobile Plant in Detroit, MI. Long abandoned and in ruins, the shoot location is reminiscent of the destruction in Germany by the mighty eighth air force of WWII."


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Battlecross Streaming Entire New Album

Revolver Magazine has hosted a worldwide premiere of Battlecross's upcoming full-length debut "Pursuit of Honor," which is scheduled to hit North American record shelves on August 2nd.

"Our mindset was to deliver a no bullshit, straight to the point, bang your head, relentless punishment kind of record. I want this album to give people chills. Like driving 90 in a 40 mph speed zone and not even realizing it. We want people to feel like they can take on the world after listening to this record," commented the band of the record.

To check out Pursuit of Honor in its entirety, point your browser to this location. The stream will run from July 25th to August 1st, the day before the record hits streets.

The band's first music video for the track "Push, Pull, Destroy" is set to premiere online on August 2nd. "Push, Pull, Destroy" was shot by Roy Warner Creative & Videography on location at the Yankee Air Museum, located on the grounds of the Willow Run Airport. It was at Willow Run where Henry Ford mobilized his manufacturing base to contribute to the war efforts by mass producing the B-24 Liberators that provided American Air Power to win WWII for the Allies.

The "Pursuit of Honor" track listing is as follows:

1. Pursuit of Honor
2. Push Pull Destroy
3. Kaleb
4. Deception
5. Man of Stone
6. Breaking You
7. Rupture
8. Leech
9. Better Off Dead
10. Misery
11. Foreshadowing

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Battlecross Streaming New Single

Bloody Disgusting is currently hosting the worldwide premiere of the new single "Man of Stone," from Detroit Michigan's Battlecross. The track comes from the band's full-length debut "Pursuit of Honor," which is out August 2nd in North America via Metal Blade Records. Check out the track here.

The "Pursuit of Honor" track listing is as follows:

1. Pursuit of Honor
2. Push Pull Destroy
3. Kaleb
4. Deception
5. Man of Stone
6. Breaking You
7. Rupture
8. Leech
9. Better Off Dead
10. Misery
11. Foreshadowing More...

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Battlecross Posts New Single Online

Metal Sucks is currently hosting the worldwide premiere of the new single "Breaking You" from Detroit Michigan's Battlecross. The track comes from the band's full-length debut "Pursuit of Honor," out August 2nd in North America via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the track that Metal Sucks states "is one of the fastest, leanest, thrashiest cuts of meat this album has to offer and represents Battlecross at their heaviest and most unique" at this location.

The band also previously posted the song "Push Pull Destroy" online, which can be heard by heading over here.

The track listing for "Pursuit of Honor" is as follows:

1. Pursuit of Honor
2. Push Pull Destroy
3. Kaleb
4. Deception
5. Man of Stone
6. Breaking You
7. Rupture
8. Leech
9. Better Off Dead
10. Misery
11. Foreshadowing More...

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Battlecross Posts New Album Artwork

Detroit Michigan's Battlecross announced its signing with Metal Blade Records in May. The band has now released the artwork and track listing for the full-length debut "Pursuit of Honor," which can be viewed below. "Pursuit of Honor" is due out on August 2nd in North America.

The band comments on album artwork that was created by Josh Schroeder: "The album artwork for Pursuit of Honor was created by the same mastermind who co-produced, mixed, and mastered this album, Josh Schroeder. He made a few merch designs for us in the past and we knew we wanted him to create the album art as well, first of all to keep everything cohesive and relevant, also because we love his unique style and vision, and lastly because he knows us so well. We feel the artwork depicts a strong sense of power and aggression with a leader among warriors. The Pursuit of Honor refers to the ongoing battle within us and the struggle to overcome, to crush all obstacles, and prevail at all costs."

Also available today is the band's first single Push Pull Destroy. Vocalist Gumby commented on the single: "When I sing this song I think about how hard it was to even get to this point and the hard road still to come. It's about overcoming all and coming out on the other side stronger. Push Pull Destroy is in your face with a blend of intense rage and epic power from the first scream to the ending bass line."

Check out the first single "Push Pull Destroy" in the player below.

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Battlecross Signs With Metal Blade Records

Detroit metal act Battlecross has announced its signing with Metal Blade Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its Metal Blade debut in the late summer months. The band commented on joining Metal Blade by saying;

"We are extremely honored to join such a respected label and humbled by their belief in our music. We’re stoked to be part of a label that has a great roster of bands we all admire and respect. We understand the hard work and pavement pounding that is required of a Metal Blade band and we are going to work our asses’ off to show the world what we’re about."

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