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Battlecross To Record New Full-Length Album Next Month

Detroit Thrashers Battlecross have announced that they will enter the studio next month to record the follow-up to their 2011 Metal Blade debut "Pursuit of Honor" (reviewed here).

The band will begin recording immediately after the "Another Year, Another Tour" with In Flames, Demon Hunter, and All Shall Perish for 27 North American dates that begins on February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale.

Battlecross will look to Mark Lewis and crew at Audiohammer Studios in Florida to record the album, scheduled for release in summer 2013. Lewis, responsible for the production and/or engineering for bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, Devil Driver, and Deicide said, "I can't wait to be a part of Battlecross' next record. From the moment I heard the band I knew I wanted to be a part of their development. Hearing the new music has only solidified that feeling. Working with our good friends at Metal Blade and bringing great new music to the masses is what it's all about."

Eyal Levy will handle engineering duties on the record and Armored Saint's Joey Vera, who mastered the band's cover version of Pantera's "Fucking Hostile," will master.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says the band is "stoked to be working with a prolific studio and producer at Audiohammer. We're so focused on making a killer follow up album and we feel that Mark Lewis will help bring our raw, live sound to life."

Metal Blade President Michael Faley comments, "2013 is destined to be big year for Battlecross starting with a tour with In Flames in February, followed by recording the new album with Mark Lewis in March and April. We have high expectations for the bands sophomore effort which will be released to coincide with a massive tour this summer (stay tuned for details). We are excited by the band's 'non-stop' approach which has landed them on significant tours and support from Jose Mangin at Sirius XM Liquid Metal. Thanks for all the support from the metal community."

In addition, festival organizer Scott Lee, recently announced the addition of Battlecross to the 15th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. This will be the band's first appearance and will join Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Opeth and many more.

Catch Battlecross on the road starting this weekend:

w/ In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
02/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
02/04 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
02/05 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
02/07 Covington, KY The Madison Theatre
02/08 Joilet, IL Mojoes
02/09 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
02/10 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
02/12 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
02/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
02/14 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
02/15 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
02/16 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
02/18 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
02/20 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
02/22 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
02/23 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
02/24 Fargo, ND The Venue
02/26 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
02/27 Guelph, ON Guelph Concert Theatre
02/28 Quebec City, QB Theatre Imperial
03/01 Moncton, NB Casino NB
03/02 Halifax, NS Cunard Centre
03/04 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
03/05 Clifton Park, NJ Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
03/07 Norfolk, VA The NorVa

New England Metal Festival
04/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium

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