BATTLECROSS Pumped For Euro Fests In June & Confirms European Dates w/ HUNTRESS

April 7, 2014

- April 7th, 2014 –

American Thrash Metallers BATTLECROSS have confirmed a European summer run including some of the biggest festivals as well as co-headline shows with American Heavy Metallers Huntress!

BATTLECROSS
05/06/14 DE – Nürburg – Rock am Ring
06/06/14 DE – Nürnberg – Rock im Park
10/06/14 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
11/06/14 DE – Tilburg – 013 w/Huntress
13/06/14 UK – Castle Donington – Download Festival
15/06/14 AT – Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
17/06/14 CH – Uster – Rock City w/Huntress
18/06/14 CH – Geneve – L’Usine w/Huntress
19/06/14 IT – Milano – Club Legend w/Huntress
20/06/14 SI – Ljubljana – Orto Bar w/Huntress
21/06/14 HR – Zagreb – Mochvara Club w/Huntress
27/06/14 BE – Dessel – Graspop Festival

Comments BATTLECROSS: “We’re excited to be part of this years Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park! Once again we get to be part of two more great European festivals with some of the biggest bands in Metal and Rock! To be able to share the stage with Metallica again and for the first time, Slayer is an honor! We look forward to melting the European crowd’s faces!

BATTLECROSS took their critically-acclaimed live show for the first time ever to Europe earlier this year when they supported Trivium and Killswitch Engage in mainland Europe and the United Kingdom!

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, War of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks 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.

Check out the video for Never Coming Back from the album War of Will. The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THgoKxbrNm4

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BATTLECROSS Ready To Hit The Road w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & TRIVIUM In The States In MAY 2014

February 27, 2014

- February 27th, 2014 –

Tour with Protest the Hero kicks off this Saturday in Buffalo, NY – Band added to Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany!

BATTLECROSS, who just returned home from a very successful tour in Europe (the band’s first) playing with Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Miss May I, are set to hit the road in the States this weekend on the US tour featuring Protest the Hero, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses. The first date of the tour is in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, March 1 and wraps up in Amityville, NY on April 6.

The band comments; “We just had an amazing run with Killswitch Engage and Trivium in Europe and we’re stoked to be with them yet again in the US! We’re going to have a blast with our fans and hopefully make some new ones!”

The touring doesn’t stop here though, as BATTLECROSS will be playing dates with Killswitch Engage and Trivium as well as making a stop at the infamous New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Check out all the dates for the Protest the Hero tour as well as solo dates, NEMF, and dates with Killswitch Engage and Trivium below.

In other BATTLECROSS news, the band has just been confirmed to perform at both Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals taking place in Germany this June.

June 5-8, 2014 Rock am Ring – www.rock-am-ring.com
June 6-9, 2014 Rock im Park – www.rock-im-park.com

BATTLECROSS‘ latest album, “War of Will,” debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks 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.

Check out the video for “Never Coming Back” from the album “War of Will.” The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen HERE.

“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records. GET IT HERE: Amazon

BATTLECROSS
Tour w/ Protest the Hero, The Safety Fire, Intervals, Night Verses
03/01 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
03/02 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
03/03 Grand Rapids, MI The Stache at The Intersection
03/04 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
03/05 Burnsville, MN The Garage
03/06 La Crosse, WI Warehouse w/ Night Verses ONLY
03/07 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Hall
03/08 Joliet, IL Mojoes
03/09 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
03/10 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
03/11 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater and Club
03/12 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
03/14 Spokane, WA The Hop
03/15 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
03/16 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
03/17 Sacramento, CA Assembly
03/18 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
03/19 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
03/21 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
03/22 Austin, TX Red 7
03/23 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
03/24 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
03/26 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
03/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
03/28 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
03/29 Wilmington, NC Ziggy’s By The Sea
03/30 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
04/01 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
04/02 Washington, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel
04/03 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
04/04 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
04/05 Cambridge, MA The Middle East Downstairs
04/06 Amityville, NY Revolution
End Tour
04/19 Worcester, MA The Palladium New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
04/30 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
05/01 Huntington, NY Paramount w/ Killswitch Engage, Into Another, My Ticket Home
05/02 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft w/ Beyond Dishonor, Soulstyce
05/03 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 w/ Beyond Dishonor
05/04 Reading, PA Reverb w/ Killswitch Engage, Into Another, My Ticket Home
Tour w/ Killswitch Engage and Nothing More
05/15 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live w/ Trivium
05/17 London, ON London Music Hall w/ Trivium
05/18 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
05/20 Birmingham, AL Iron City w/ Trivium
05/22 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall w/ Trivium
Headline dates
05/23 Kokomo, IN Centerstage Bar and Grill
05/24 St. Louis, MO FUBAR
05/25 Merriam, KS Aftershock
Dates w/ Killswitch Engage and Nothing More
05/27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
05/28 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater

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UK AND EUROPE DATES ANNOUNCED W/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, MISS MAY I

November 4, 2013

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Tour dates in addition to previously announced UK tour

Battlecross will finally be taking their critically-acclaimed live show to Europe in 2014 with Trivium! The Detroit, MI-based metal act will begin their conquest of Europe on January 29th in Dublin, Ireland. After leaving the UK, the tour will continue throughout the rest of the European continent with shows in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, before wrapping up the tour in Milan, Italy. This tour will be the inaugural European tour for Battlecross, who have already proven to be one of the most promising newcomers in the North American metal scene throughout the last four years.

Killswitch Engage + Trivium + Miss May I + BATTLECROSS






BATTLECROSS
w/ Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Miss May I
01/29 Dublin, IE The Academy
01/30 Belfast, IE The Limelight
02/01 Manchester, UK Academy
02/02 London, UK Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
02/04 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
02/06 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
02/07 Southampton, UK Guildhall
w/ Trivium, Miss May I
02/08 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
02/09 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik
02/10 Filderstadt, DE Filharmonie
02/12 Antwerp, BE Trix
02/13 Muenster, DE Skaters Palace
02/14 Berlin, DE Huxleys
02/15 Wuerzburg, DE Posthalle
02/16 Munich, DE Theaterfabrik
02/18 Milan, IT Live Club

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BATTLECROSS To Tour The UK (2014) For 1st Time Ever, W/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, MISS MAY I

October 29, 2013

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BATTLECROSS have announced they will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I on a massive run through the UK and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit’s first outing here and the band are looking forward to it: “Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour! What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we’re ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!”

“Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can’t wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website: www.battlecrossmetal.com and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We’ll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!”

-Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross

Killswitch Engage + Trivium + Miss May I + BATTLECROSS

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HATEBREED Tour Dates & DEATH ANGEL Tour Dates Announced

August 14, 2013

Metal Blade:
Battlecross are about to return home from their summer of touring as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, but won’t be idle for long. The Michigan-based upstarts will be performing at the GWAR-BQ next weekend, then will head out on a short tour in September-October with Hatebreed. To cap off an extremely successful 2013, Battlecross has announced that they will be supporting Death Angel on their fall headlining tour! Battlecross will join the tour’s other supporting acts 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, and Diamond Plate for a tour that begins on October 18 in San Francisco and wraps on November 10 in Santa Ana, CA. Tickets are on today/tomorrow in each city.

A new performance demonstration video for “Flesh & Bone” from “War of Will” has been posted to metalblade.com/battlecross. The video features Tony Asta, Don Slater, and Hiran Deraniyagala performing their individual parts to the track that proved to be a fan favorite on the road. “Flesh & Bone” was the soundtrack to walls of death all summer long on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and popular metal blog, skullsnbones.com, even put together a compilation of fan-filmed walls of death from different cities on the tour. Watch those videos now at skullsnbones.com HERE!

“War of Will” debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 on the Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks 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.

“another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

“The level of musical and compositional progression here is startling, to be quite honest…The effect as a whole is energetic and fist-pumping to the extreme, ushering in a beacon of hope for American metal in 2013.” Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

“Get ready for Battlecross to move up to headlining status by the conclusion of this album’s touring cycle. War Of Will is a rallying cry for American metal, synthesizing the best of all sides of the extreme, thrash, and modern genres to champion for the genre.” DeadRhetoric.com

BATTLECROSS

Tour w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
End tour
10/12 Trois Rivieres, QC Bâtisse Industrielle w/ Hatebreed

Tour / Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood, Revocation, Diamond Plate
10/18 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/19 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
10/20 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/21 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
10/23 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
10/24 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/25 Dallas, TX @ South By So What
10/26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/27 St Louis, MO @ FuBar
10/29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
10/30 Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/01 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
11/02 Boston, MA @ Middle East
11/03 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
11/04 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/05 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/07 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/08 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/09 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
11/10 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

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“WAR OF WILL” Out NOW! Debuts on the Billboard Top 200 at #134!

July 17, 2013

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, “War of Will,” has debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks 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.

BATTLECROSS comments on the chart debut: “This is just amazing! We are really grateful and honored that fans like our record enough to pick it up when there are so many great releases out this summer. We’re truly humbled by this outpouring of support and we are very proud that War of Will is getting such great reviews from around the world. We share this achievement with Co-Producers Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis from Audiohammer Studio, our management, and Metal Blade Records, as they’ve been a huge part of this record. Thank you to everyone!”

The band is on tour now as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. BATTLECROSS has made an undeniable impact on fans, both old and new, through insane walls of death and just plain shredding. If the fest has yet to hit your town, make sure to check rockstarmayhemfest.com for details and tickets!

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 by 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.

“another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

“The level of musical and compositional progression here is startling, to be quite honest…The effect as a whole is energetic and fist-pumping to the extreme, ushering in a beacon of hope for American metal in 2013.” Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

“Get ready for Battlecross to move up to headlining status by the conclusion of this album’s touring cycle. War Of Will is a rallying cry for American metal, synthesizing the best of all sides of the extreme, thrash, and modern genres to champion for the genre.” DeadRhetoric.com

BATTLECROSS
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (remaining dates)
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder

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BATTLECROSS launch “Flesh and Bone” lyric video on RevolverMag.com!

June 27, 2013

BATTLECROSS have released a brand new lyric video, which, includes live footage from their performance at Orion Music and More in Detroit, MI, exclusively at RevolverMag.com! Fans can stream the video now HERE. Additionally, a brand new music video for “Never Coming Back” was recently finished and will be available soon!

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BATTLECROSS Recruit Drummer Kevin Talley for 2013 Summer Touring

June 19, 2013

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BATTLECROSS 2nd Single “Flesh & Bone” Premiers on MetalSucks.net

June 17, 2013

Go to link to hear “FLESH & BONE”: FULL ARTICLE

KILLER Article by MetalSucks:

All roads lead to this: Michigan’s Battlecross are on a very short list of bands whose music is an amalgamation of all of metal’s most revered artists thus far in the genre’s history — the purest and most exemplary embodiment of everything that modern metal is and can be. Case in point: the band’s new album, War of Will. The first track to be released from War, “Force Fed Lies,” channeled Slayer with such ferocity as to do Jeff Hanneman proud, while their new single, “Flesh & Bone,” skews much more towards the sound of European melodeath outfits like their soon-to-be-tourmates in Children of Bodom. And it’s all centered around guitar licks that are so incredibly catchy as to actually be superior to what some veteran European melodeath acts are putting out these days. WICKED.

MetalSucks is proud to debut “Flesh & Bone,” which you can stream below. War of Will comes out July 9 on Metal Blade. You can pre-order it at this link, where you can also watch studio diaries feature exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. And don’t forget that these dudes will be on tour all summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. They’ll also be playing a handful of off-dates with Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, and Huntress.

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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.

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