Kyle “Gumby” Gunther

May 29, 2013

gumby_headshots_01Instrument: Vocals

Born: April 8th, 1983

Hobbies: Produce medicine, football, and “Doin’ hardwork, the kind that makes other men cry.”

Influences: “My Son, my Grandpa”

Hometown: Clio, MI

Favorite Food: Grandma’s fettuccine Alfredo

Unique Facts: “Brett Favre is my hero.”

Hiran Deraniyagala

May 29, 2013

hiran_headshots_04Instrument: Guitar

Equipment: *ESP GUITARS – DR STRINGS – MONSTER CABLES*

ESP LTD MH-500, ESP LTD JH-600, ESP LTD MH-350NT, ESP LTD JH-600EC

Birthday: July 25, 1983

Hometown: Canton, MI

Hobbies: Playing guitar, drums, karaoke, movies.

Favorite food: Chinese, Lebanese, Mexican, Italian.

Unique facts: “I was born in London, England.”

Heritage: Sri Lankan

Influences: Pantera, Slayer, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Down, Enkephalin, Cephalic Carnage, Cannibal Corpse, Gutrot, Summer Dying, Woe Of Tyrants, Meshuggah, and Testament

Tony Asta

May 29, 2013

tony_headshots_03Instrument: Guitar

Equipment: *ESP GUITARS – ICONIX PICKUPS – DR STRINGS – MONSTER CABLES – PEAVEY AMPS – MESA CABS*

ESP HORIZON FR-27, ESP E-II M-1, ESP LTD EX360, PEAVEY 6505+

Hobbies: “Tinkering, fixing, and creating things”

Born: October 15th, 1984

Hometown: Canton, MI

Favorite Foods: PIZZA

Favorite Beverages: “FREE BEER!!”

Influences: Metal, Classic Rock, Blues

Don Slater

May 29, 2013

don_headshots_02Instrument: 4- 5- & 7-string Bass Guitars

Equipment: *IBANEZ BASSES – DUNLOP STRINGS – MONSTER CABLES*

Birthday: “How rude!”

Hometown: Romulus, MI

Hobbies: “Hermiting, Couchlock, Buttmittens, Japanese RPG’s (the good ones) and other assorted video games. Getting into threat matches with my dad, Hackysack, Pyromania, & Drinking”

Favorite food: “Almost anything with noodles!”

Unique facts or talents: “Bowled for 23 years and carried a 210 average for the last half decade – abruptly ended due to back injury (thanks Dave); Sire 17% of the BATTLEkid (thanks Heugz); undefeated at Nintendo Championship Bowling (thanks Adam); When I laugh hard, you can’t help but laugh with me (thanks me).”

Drummer

May 29, 2013

Instrument: Drums

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Personal Note:

BATTLECROSS Drop 1st Single “Force Fed Lies”

May 29, 2013

ARTIST: Battlecross
ALBUM: War of Will
RELEASE DATE: 07/09/2013

01. Force Fed Lies
02. Flesh & Bone
03. Never Coming Back
04. My Vaccine
05. Get Over It
06. Ghost Alive
07. Wage a War
08. The Will to Overcome
09. Beast
10. Never-Ending Night

– May 29th, 2013 – Metal Blade Records

Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS have unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album. BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres. “War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

Stream “Force Fed Lies” and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal’s most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Suicidal Tendencies in the band’s hometown of Detroit and the 4th Annual GwarBQ with Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity.

War of Will releases July 9th, 2013 just as the band heads out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.