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Batillus Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Batillus.


Heavy Metal Black Friday 2012 Deals Revealed

As Thanksgiving approaches many record labels, bands, and music retailers are already starting up their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Below we have listed those that are available now, and this article will be updated throughout the week as more sales come in, so check back often!

In honor of cyber Monday (but actually available now), PROSTHETIC RECORDS is offering a variety of t-shirts and albums for $5 - $10 from the likes of Beneath the Massacre, All That Remains, Batillus and more. Check out the full list of titles right here. Starting on Friday, November 23rd the Prosthetic Records webstore will also be offering 10% off everything with the code "BF2012."

ROXX RECORDS has an "unblack" sale starting on Thursday with a variety of albums for $4 using code "UNBLACK2013" at the Roxx Productions website here.

Music from Flyleaf, KISS, and various other rock acts will be on sale for $7.99 via THE BLACK FRIDAY FRENZY starting November 23rd.

FACEDOWN RECORDS has already started a full Thanksgiving week sale, with special offers on various albums and merch ranging in price from $1 - $6.99. Check out all the sales at this location, which includes music from War of Ages, Sleeping Giant, and more.

AMAZON.COM is already running online Black Friday sales on hard rock and metal, which rotate on a daily basis. You can check out the full list right here, which currently includes Ill Nino, Queen, Meshuggah, and more.

THE OMEGA ORDER has a variety of albums in differing formats on sale with prices ranging from $2.49 - $9.99 from bands such as Agalloch, Anathema, The 69 Eyes, Immortal, Hortus Animae, and many more. Check out the full listing of albums on sale over here. More...

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Batillus Members Discuss Latest Activity

In recent years, New York doom metal act Batillus has transformed from an unsigned instrumental entity to a full group signed to Seventh Rule Recordings with a new vocalist. The band has been busy contributing tracks to new split albums, including a recent vinyl split with Hallowed Butchery, as well as working on a full-length release. Members Geoff Summers, Fade Kainer, and Greg Peterson filled me in on what's been going on with Batillus recently and where audiences can expect to be battered to pieces by the band's massive sound. More...

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Hallowed Butchery Talks New Split And More

Melding many different aspects of extreme metal together from doom to black metal, solo act Hallowed Butchery recently saw the release of a split album with Batillus, and is also currently working on a split with Falls of Rauros. Sole member Ryan Scott Fairfield took out some time to discuss the band with Metalunderground, as well as the other projects he is working with.

While discussing the themes of the song "Coffin Life," which appeared on the Batillus split, Fairfield commented, "I wanted to write this song to myself, in hopes that it would allow me to see that there is only one life, and that at any time, it could all be over. I want to follow my dreams, and that requires me to live every day of my life like it is my last day on earth. That's what this song is really about: taking control over your life, and making your dreams a reality." He also discusses how the band changed from Hallowed Butchery of the Son to just Hallowed Butchery and what's on the horizon for this rising solo act. More...

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An Interview With Batillus

New York doom metal act Batillus has recently made their self-titled debut EP available for free download here. Batillus drummer Geoff explained how the band got together, what they're doing now, and his thoughts on subjects as diverse as vinyl records and the Opeth discography. More...

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