NEW Single Release, New Album “RISE TO POWER”, & GWAR TOUR

May 27, 2015

Tours with Crowbar and GWAR confirmed.

BX RTP cover art

Motor City thrashers Battlecross have just returned home from a successful trip to Bogota, CO, and nearly immediately upon returning, have launched a brand new song from their forthcoming album, “Rise to Power“! The new song, “Not Your Slave“, is streaming at metalblade.com/battlecross, where pre-order bundles are also available. “Rise to Power” 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, “Not Your Slave“: “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.“

As previously announced, Battlecross 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. On tour, fans can pre-order “Rise to Power” at the Battlecross merch booth in the form of a limited edition tour laminate, only available at the merch booth. Each laminate will include a code, redeemable online, for a copy of the album!

The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production for “Rise to Power“, their third Metal Blade release. The tour also puts an end to the band’s search for a permanent drummer, with bay area’s Alex Bent now firmly in place behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex officially joined and tracked drums for the new album.

Battlecross will also appear at the 2015 Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. Summer of Doom Tickets are on sale now.

“Rise to Power” track listing:
1. Scars
2. Not Your Slave
3. Absence
4. Spoiled
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
8. Despised
9. Shackles
10. The Path

BATTLECROSS
Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying
05/28 Shreveport, LA The Riverside Warehouse
05/29 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/30 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
05/31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
06/02 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
06/03 Mesa, AZ Club Red
06/04 San Diego, CA Til-Two Club
06/05 Long Beach, CA Dipiazza’s
06/06 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go-Go
06/07 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
06/08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/09 Seattle, WA El Corazon
06/10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
06/12 Calgary, AB The Republik
06/13 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
06/14 Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Event Centre
06/16 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo Cabaret
06/17 St. Paul, MN The Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/18 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
06/19 Detroit, MI The Shelter
06/20 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
06/21 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
06/22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
06/23 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
06/24 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
06/25 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
06/26 Worcester, MA The Palladium
06/27 Clifton Park, NY Trick Shot Billiards
06/28 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
06/29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
06/30 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
07/01 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
07/02 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/03 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
End Tour

08/08 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL

Tour w/ GWAR, Butcher Babies
08/25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
08/27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
08/28 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
08/30 Lawrence, KS Granada
08/31 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
09/01 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
09/02 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
09/03 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
09/04 Birmingham, AL Iron City
09/06 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys
09/08 Wilmington, NC Ziggys By The Sea
09/09 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
09/10 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
09/11 Sauget, IL Pop’s
09/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/15 So. Burlington, VT Higher Ground
09/16 Reading, PA Reverb
09/17 Huntington, NY The Paramount
09/18 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Battlecross‘ previous album, “War of Will,” debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! “War of Will” also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for “Never Coming Back” now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

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