Battlecross “Winter Warriors Tour II” Headliner 2015 w/ Havok, Nekrogoblikon and Black Fast

November 11, 2015

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Battlecross and Metal Injection have teamed up to bring the second installment of “The Winter Warriors Tour” to limited Eastern US and Canadian markets in honor of American armed forces veterans again this year. Joining this thrash bash will be Havok, Nekrogoblikon and Black Fast, beginning in Pittsburgh on December 11th, with more dates to be announced. Tickets go on sale November 13th.

Battlecross has teamed up again with The Veterans Ticket Foundation to provide armed forces veterans with free admission to “The Winter Warriors Tour”. Service members can sign up at vettix.orgstarting on November 17th. Advanced ticket buyers for these shows will again be entered to win a guitar, and a portion of the proceeds from the band’s tour shirts will be donated to VetTix to help veterans and their families attend concerts and other events in their area, free of charge.

The Motor City thrashers will be honoring veterans all day on November 11th via their Twitter page (twitter.com/battlecross), and fans are invited to submit their loved ones via smarturl.it/honoravet

Battlecross is out supporting Rise to Power, their latest Metal Blade release, which debuted on the Billboard charts in September at #103, marking the band’s second Billboard chart entry (2013?s War of Will entered the charts at #130). To preview and purchase Rise to Power, please visit:metalblade.com/battlecross

Currently on tour with GWAR, Battlecross is winding up 77 tour dates in Ft. Lauderdale on November 28th, before heading out on the “Winter Warriors Tour”. See below for upcoming shows, with more coming soon!

Battlecross tour dates – “Winter Warriors 2015?
w/ Havok, Nekrogoblikon, Black Fast

Dec. 11 – Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 12 – Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL *Battlecross and Black Fast only
Dec. 13 – Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
Dec. 14 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Dec. 15 – TBA
Dec. 16 – TBA
Dec. 17 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
Dec. 18 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI *3rd Annual BattleChristmas

BATTLECROSS Enter Billboard Charts With “Rise To Power”

August 31, 2015

– August 31st, 2015 –

Billboard Battlecross

“Battlecross is well on its way…to become one of metal’s most powerful forces” – 10/10 Outburn Magazine

“A lean, mean, ass-kicking machine that doesn’t want to quit kicking your ass until there’s nothing left for it to kick” – Heavy Blog is Heavy

Last Friday Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS released their long awaited third album “Rise To Power” via Metal Blade Records. This highly anticipated release entered the following Billboard Charts:

#103 Top 200 Current Albums
#137 Top 200 Albums
#4 Heatseeker
#14 Hard Music
#36 Rock
#23 Independent

 

Guitarist Tony Asta comments: “We love our fans and I often say they are the best on the planet. You know it must be true because we are proud to announce “Rise To Power” charted well, thanks to you. Thank you all for your support, see you all on the road!“

The album that Metal Sucks describes as “quite appealing, coming off as an accomplished synthesis of a wide range of styles…” can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp and directly from Metal Blade Records.

The album can be streamed via Apple Music and Spotify.
A video for the song “Absence” is available for viewing HERE. The video was directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye (Whitechapel, Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR).

“Rise to Power” was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. The cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).

BATTLECROSS are currently on the road with label-mates GWAR and Butcher Babies on a North American tour stopping in Tulsa, OK and wrapping up September 18th in Rochester, NY. Following a short break BATTLECROSS will rejoin GWAR on the road alongside Born of Osiris (Cryptopsy in Canada) starting October 7th in Cincinnatti, OH and wrapping up November 28th in Orlando, FL.

BATTLECROSS
Tour w/ GWAR and Butcher Babies
08/31: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
09/01: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
09/02: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
09/03: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
09/04: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
09/05: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero*
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
09/13: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz*
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
Tour w/ GWAR and Born Of Osiris:
10/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/08: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/09: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
10/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre**
10/12: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre**
10/13: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom**
10/14: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall**
10/16: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom**
10/17: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/18: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/19: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
10/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/26: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/28: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/29: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/02: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
11/04: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/05: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/06: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/07: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11/08: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
11/09: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/13: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/17: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/18: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/27: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/28: Orlando, FL @ Venue 578
*Off Date – BATTLECROSS Headline Show*
**Crytopsy Providing Direct Support

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.

BATTLECROSS Unleash New Video For “Absence”

August 13, 2015

BATTLECROSS Unleash New Video For “Absence”

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– August 13th, 2015 –

New Album out August 21st on Metal Blade Records

Battlecross is well on its way…to become one of metal’s most powerful forces” -10/10 Outburn Magazine-

A lean, mean, ass-kicking machine that doesn’t want to quit kicking your ass until there’s nothing left for it to kick” -Heavy Blog is Heavy-

Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their long awaited third album “Rise To Power” in just under two weeks on August 21st via Metal Blade Records. Today the first official video from the album for the song “Absence” is available for viewing. The video was directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye (Whitechapel, Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR). Watch the video HERE.

During the recording of the album the band shot a series of “Minisodes” documenting the recording process. Every Tuesday and Friday through the album’s release on August 21st a new “Minisode” from the series will be posted until all eight “Minisodes” have been released. Check out the latest one HERE.

Check out a stream of the scorching track “Spoiled” from “Rise To Power” HERE.

The first song from “Rise to Power“, “Not Your Slave“, is streaming at metalblade.com/battlecross. The record was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. The cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).

From August 21st through August 24th, BATTLECROSS will play a handful of CD release shows, before they join up with GWAR and Butcher Babies for a North American tour kicking off August 25th in Millvale, PA and wraps up September 18th in Rochester, NY. Fans can expect to hear BATTLECROSSclassics and the blistering new tracks from “Rise to Power“. A complete list of dates can be found below.

A note to fans that purchased the special “Rise to Power” laminate on the band’s last tour. Make sure to redeem your code by today August 13th in order to receive your copy by next week’s release date.

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
CD Release Shows 
08/21 Westland, MI Token Lounge
08/22 Chicago, IL Reggies
08/23 Kokomo, IN Center Stage
08/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
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
08/29 Wichita, KS Lizards Lounge*
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
09/05 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero*
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
09/13 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz*
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

*Off Date – BATTLECROSS Headline Show*

Premier New Song “Spoiled” via Loudwire & **CD RELEASE SHOWS Confirmed**

June 29, 2015

CLICK HERE FOR SONG!

New Album “Rise To Power” out August 21st on Metal Blade Records

Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS are currently out on the road with Crowbar and Lord Dying on “The Summer of Doom Tour” in support of their forthcoming release “Rise to Power“! The tour has been a career highlight for the band and the legendary sludge metallers Crowbar have really taken a liking to the band.

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! “Rise to Power” is also available now in special pre-order bundles at metalblade.com/battlecross. Today the band unleashes another scorching track from “Rise To Power“. Loudwire is exclusively premiering the song entitled “Spoiled“. Get your first listen to the track above.

Guitarist Tony Asta spoke about the track:
““Spoiled” kicks in with a heavy rockin old-school vibe and progresses into a brutal more technical feel. It’s also a really fun song to jam. The subject matter and lyrics of “Spoiled” were inspired by the dependency on modern technology, more specifically the cyber world. An entire generation thrives from its use but does not know what it was like before the internet existed. It IS a great tool, although the magnitude of its impact on our everyday lives sometimes gives me the chills. This is the only song I had a hand in writing lyrics for and you can thank the “phone-gazing zombies” for it.“

Additionally the first song from “Rise to Power“, “Not Your Slave“, is streaming at metalblade.com/battlecross. “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).

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.

“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

08/08 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL

CD Release Shows
08/21 Westland, MI Token Lounge
08/22 Chicago, IL Reggies
08/23 Kokomo, IN Center Stage
08/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom

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
08/29 Wichita, KS Lizards Lounge*
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
09/05 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero*
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
09/13 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz*
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
*Off Date – BATTLECROSS Headline Show*

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

May 27, 2015

Tours with Crowbar and GWAR confirmed.

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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.

Battlecross Welcomes Drummer ALEX BENT! \m/

April 6, 2015

PLEASE WELCOME PERMANENT DRUMMER ALEX BENT \m/

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Full North American 2015 Spring Tour with CROWBAR & LORD DYING

April 3, 2015

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– April 6th, 2015 –

Motor City thrashers Battlecross have announced that they 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.

I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar. Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I’ve been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It’s an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity. We’re excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada (it’s been too long!) See you all soon!” saysBattlecross Guitarist, Hiran Deraniyagala.

The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production of their third Metal Blade release, produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. The tour also puts an end to the band’s search for a permanent drummer, announcing that the bay area’s Alex Bent will sit behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex joined the band in the studio for the next album. He can be seen here performing ‘Ghost Alive’ last winter on the Winter Warriors Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OBCaEWCFiU.

Battlecross also appears at the 2015 Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. Summer of Doom Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 3rd, 2015!

New album details and NEW music are coming soon!

BATTLECROSS
05/23 Bogota, CO Teatro Al Aire Libre La Media Torta
Summer of Doom Tour
w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying
05/28 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse
05/29 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/30 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
05/31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
06/04 San Diego, CA Til-Two Club
06/05 Long Beach, CA DiPiazza’s
06/06 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 The Rickshaw Theater
06/12 Calgary, AB Republik
06/13 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop Live
06/14 Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Event Centre
06/16 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo Cabaret
06/17 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/18 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
06/19 Detroit, MI Shelter
06/20 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Room
06/21 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
06/22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
06/23 Toronto, ON 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 St. Vitus Bar
06/30 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
07/01 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

BATTLECROSS Release Studio Diary Video!

March 3, 2015

Here’s some ‘teaser’ footage of Battlecross in the studio where the musicians recorded their 3rd album. The album will be released on Metal Blade Records in Summer 2015. Produced by Mark Lewis & Jason Suecof at Audio Hammer Studios.

Pick up exclusive merch & memorabilia from the making of this album by going here: www.smarturl.it/bxstudio2015

BATTLECROSS HEADLINE “WINTER WARRIORS TOUR” w/ WRETCHED & WAR OF AGES

October 15, 2014

BX Instagram ALL DATES 02– October 15th, 2014 –
Detroit, Michigan’s Battlecross are heading back out on the road this November and December. The band had previously been scheduled to perform on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, and will now headline the US instead! Joining Battlecross on their winter romp are Wretched and War of Ages. The tour begins on November 26 in Grand Rapids, MI, and draws to a conclusion in Worcester, MA at the Palladium.
In honor of the US Armed Forces this Veterans Day, Battlecross will make a limited number of tickets to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran’s charity, and chose a Veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a Guitar and more at the end of the tour. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album ‘Pursuit of Honor‘ in their official merch store, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.
To learn more about honoring a Veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for Veterans, click here. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at www.vettix.org.
Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds: “We won’t let a cancelled tour stop Battlecross from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.“
BATTLECROSS
10/17 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock Festival
10/18 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
Tour w/ Wretched, War of Ages
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at The Intersection
11/28 Erie, PA @ BT Theater
11/29 Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
11/30 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
12/02 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
12/03 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
12/04 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/05 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
12/06 Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
12/07 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/08 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
12/09 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
12/10 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/11 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
12/13 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
12/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
12/16 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
12/17 Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar
12/18 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
12/19 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
12/20 Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
12/26 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/27 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
12/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
12/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
12/30 Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium
Battlecross‘ latest 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”

MEXICO CITY w/BLS, BRASIL w/KSE, & U.S. MACHINE HEAD TOUR Fall 2014

July 28, 2014

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– July 28th, 2014 –

Announce Mexico City Show with Black Label Society

American thrash metal act Battlecross have confirmed that they will be joining Machine Head, Children of Bodom and Epica on tour beginning on October 4 in Denver. All tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am eastern.

Guitarist Tony Asta comments: “What an honor to be on this tour! We’re really stoked to reunite with Machine Head and Children of Bodom, both legendary bands and friends from last summer’s Mayhem Fest, and to see what Epica is all about. This is a tour with something for every metal head and we can’t wait to be bring it brutal throughout the USA & Canada, banging heads and melting faces from coast-to-coast.See you in the pit!“

Battlecross will also be heading to Mexico City with Black Label Society, and then on to Brazil for three dates with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds, “What a year this has been for us so far. We’ve been to Europe twice and now we’re going to Mexico and South America! We’re so honored to be invited to play with Black Label Society in Mexico City. We have so many loyal rabid fans there and we finally get to play for them! After that we fly to Brazil for three dates with our good friends Killswitch Engage, who we can’t thank enough for always inviting us out for awesome opportunities like this one. Get ready to rage my friends! This will be one for the books!“

Battlecross kicked off a summer headline tour on July 24 in Columbus, OH with New York’s IKILLYA. The entire confirmed listing of dates can be seen below.

Following three busy summers on the 2012 Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Metallica’s Orion Festival, and a series of European festival dates in June, the band looks forward to some time off before the Revolution Society Tour kicks off in October. They will use the time to write the follow up to ‘War of Will‘ on Metal Blade Records, which debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, and #2 on the Heatseeker chart.

Battlecross
Tour w/ Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica
10/04 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/06 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
10/07 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
10/09 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/15 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/16 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/17 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock festival
10/18 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/20 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
10/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/23 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
10/24 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
10/25 Calgary, AB @ The Republik
10/26 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
10/28 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10/29 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/30 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/31 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/02 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Battlecross
Summer Headline Tour w/ IKILLYA
07/24 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
07/25 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
07/26 Elizabethton, TN @ The Bonnie Kate
07/27 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
07/28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
07/30 Reading, PA @ Reverb
07/31 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
08/01 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
08/02 Albany, NY @ Bogies
08/03 Ottawa, ON*** @ Mavericks
08/04 Quebec City***, QC @ L’Agitee
08/05 London, ON*** @ Rum Runners
08/06 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
08/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
End tour
08/08 Louisville, KY** @ Expo 5
08/09 Birch Run, MI @ DIRT Fest
08/10 Libertyville, IL** @ Austin’s
** w/ Killswitch Engage
***w/ Crimson Shadows & IKILLYA
Battlecross
South American tour dates
w/ Black Label Society
08/20 Mexico City*** @ Jose Cuervo Salon

w/ Killswitch Engage & Memphis May Fire
08/22 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall
08/23 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
08/24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

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