September 27, 2012
Michigan’s BATTLECROSS joined AS I LAY DYING in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records
August 21, 2012
Interview with BATTLECROSS at the Trespass America tour stop in Philadelphia, PA
August 21, 2012
Matt Bishop sits down with Hiran Deraniyagala of up-and-coming thrashers Battlecross backstage at Trespass America 2012. The band’s major label debut LP, Pursuit of Honor, is out now on Metal Blade Records. CRANK IT UP!
August 10, 2012
Detroit, Michigan-based thrash metal band Battlecross chatted with PureGrainAudio’s Mitch at Heavy TL 2012. The Metal Blade Records artist talked about their upcoming plans and much more in this quick video interview.
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May 13, 2012
Urb Thrasher interviews Battlecross at the Branx
5-11-2012, Branx, Portland, Oregon
Footage: Urb Thrasher Flower Hour
May 11, 2012
Zach Loveless chats with Mike, Gumby & Hiran of Battlecross @ The Plea For Peace Center in Stockton, California 5/9/12
February 20, 2012
Live, in studio interview that ‘Hard Edge Radio’ did with Gumby, Hiran & Mike from Battlecross on TapDetroit.com internet radio on February 16th, 2012.
October 7, 2011
Don Slater – he loves to smell and feel CDs, apparently…
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Don Slater and I play bass guitar for Battlecross!
Where are you?
About 15 minutes west of Detroit. Specifically, I’m at a desk surrounded by a bunch of people I don’t like and a few I like. Stupid day job.
What will the next food that passes your lips be?
A delicious, made-to-order, fresh from the farm three egg cheese omelette with a side of bacon. And if you believe that, I’ll also wash it all down with a glass of golden milk squeezed from a Unicorn’s teat.
If we’re speaking to you, it may well be because you’ve got something to sell – tell us a little about it.
Pursuit of Honor, our debut album on Metal Blade Records! The next best thing to come out of the Motor City since automobiles and murder! Featuring blistering tracks of metal that pay homage to our thrash metal forefathers, but never hesitates to embrace the technicality of modern metal progression!
October 7, 2011
September 11, 2011
In this day and age of modern technology, the number of bands plying for fan attention is mammoth. Back in my early teens, we depended on any print magazine we could find or a specialty radio show that played maybe at midnight on a weekend for that one-two hours of metal music. You would comb the record stores looking for names that sounded cool, covers that captured your eyes and possibly raided the music collections of your friends. The youth of today do not realize how instantly accessible anything they want is with a few keystrokes and a computer/tablet/ cell phone device.
So it’s nice to hear that younger acts like Michigan’s Battlecross still believe in the label model to advance their career aspirations. The debut album Pursuit of Honor fuses the old with the new when it comes to thrash and modern metal. You can hear aggression but also slip into some fine musicianship-laden passages and the ability of writing songs- not merely musicians slapping together four or five riffs and hoping the listeners will retain all the parts that whiz by their ears.