SUPERJOINT/BATTLECROSS/CHILDBITE Kicks Off Part Two Of Their Caught Up In The Gears Tour This Friday; Additional Dates Confirmed + Band To Play Metal Maya In October

The anticipated second leg of SUPERJOINT's Caught Up In The Gears US live takeover will commence this Friday, April 21st in San Antonio, Texas. The eighteen-date journey will work its way west, coming to a close on May 14th in Dallas, Texas. Support will again be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock … Continue reading SUPERJOINT/BATTLECROSS/CHILDBITE Kicks Off Part Two Of Their Caught Up In The Gears Tour This Friday; Additional Dates Confirmed + Band To Play Metal Maya In October

BATTLECROSS To Hit The Road This March With Protest The Hero

Detroit, Michigan-based metallers BATTLECROSS will be joining Canada's Protest The Hero as direct support on the band's spring US tour, set to commence March 1st in Buffalo. Tickets go on sale thisFriday, January 24th.Guitarist Tony Asta comments; "BATTLECROSS is very excited to hit the road with Protest The Hero! They seem like a very successful, humble group of guys who … Continue reading BATTLECROSS To Hit The Road This March With Protest The Hero

THE SAFETY FIRE announce tour with Protest The Hero

As they continue to push the boundaries of technical and progressive metal, THE SAFETY FIRE (London), will be joining Protest The Hero, Battlecross, Intervals and Night Verses on five week tour of North American. Tickets go on sale January 24. The band is available for press. Please contact me if you want to check out a show! Here are the dates:   Sat/Mar 1   … Continue reading THE SAFETY FIRE announce tour with Protest The Hero

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Expands Mammoth Lineup With 1349, Battlecross, Goatwhore, Inquisition And More

The epic lineup of this year's NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah,Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain! Get ready to rage! The latest adds will unite with the likes of All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Slapshot, the final East Coast appearance of Bleeding … Continue reading NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Expands Mammoth Lineup With 1349, Battlecross, Goatwhore, Inquisition And More

WACKEN WINNERS CRIMSON SHADOWS ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER U.S. DATES WITH BATTLECROSS

Epic Canadian death power metallers and 2013 International Battle for Wacken winners CRIMSON SHADOWS have announced their first ever U.S. tour dates, supporting Battlecross (Metal Blade Records) later this month with stops in Pittsburgh (1/22), Cleveland (1/23), Toronto (1/24) and Detroit (1/25). The list of dates are availableONLINE and below.   "We are really excited to be … Continue reading WACKEN WINNERS CRIMSON SHADOWS ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER U.S. DATES WITH BATTLECROSS

BATTLECROSS Year end Thank You 2013, Back in Pittsburgh 1/22

As you are hopefully aware, Battlecross are headed back to Pittsburgh to The Smiling Moose on Jan. 22nd.  What a wild ride it has been for the boys from Motor City in 2013.  Just during last year Pittsburgh wasblessed to have see them last Halloween at a killer show at Altar Bar, at Mayhem in … Continue reading BATTLECROSS Year end Thank You 2013, Back in Pittsburgh 1/22

Battlecross return to Pittsburgh!!!

Time to get up close and personal with my good friends in Battlecross again!  This time our heavy metal heroes from Detroit will be hitting the intimate setting of The Smiling Moose in SouthSide on January 22, 2014 as they get warmed up for their European trek and some amazing dates with Killswitch Engage, Trivium, … Continue reading Battlecross return to Pittsburgh!!!

DIAMOND PLATE release music video teaser

DIAMOND PLATE recently teamed up with director Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY) to shoot a video for the song "Dance With Reality" off their sophomore album Pulse. For a sneak peek into the music video for "Dance With Reality," please click the link below:   http://youtu.be/O_NrBs-l03g   Pulse is now available at CMDistro.com. Be sure … Continue reading DIAMOND PLATE release music video teaser

Halloween Havok with Death Angel, Battlecross, 3 Inches of Blood, Diamond Plate, and Revocation: Pix and Interviews

A Dark, rainy, and dreary Halloween night in Pittsburgh, PA.  The historic Strip District was once again packed with headbangers, some dressed for the holiday, gathering for a spectacular line-up of metal a The Altar Bar.  Even though the weather was gloomy it truly was a perfect setting for an evening of thrash metal at … Continue reading Halloween Havok with Death Angel, Battlecross, 3 Inches of Blood, Diamond Plate, and Revocation: Pix and Interviews

MARK OSEGUEDA OF DEATH ANGEL talks to PGH MUSIC MAG/Live @Altar Bar 10/31

The Dream Calls for Blood, the follow up to Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL’s crushing Relentless Retribution (2010), was recorded once again at Audio Hammer Studios utilizing the production services of Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GOD FORBID, TRIVIUM). It finds DEATH ANGEL at the height of their powers, summarily fired and inspired by the exhaustive three years touring mounted for the last record, … Continue reading MARK OSEGUEDA OF DEATH ANGEL talks to PGH MUSIC MAG/Live @Altar Bar 10/31

Battlecross returns to Pittsburgh w/ Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood, Revocation, Diamond Plate @ Altar Bar

Our brothers in arms Battlecross return to Pittsburgh with an amazing lineup of talent: Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood, Revocation, and Diamond Plate all at Altar Bar on 10/31!  One hell of a way to spend Halloween! To cap off an extremely successful 2013, Battlecross has announced that they will be supporting Death Angel on … Continue reading Battlecross returns to Pittsburgh w/ Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood, Revocation, Diamond Plate @ Altar Bar

Don Slater of Battlecross Talks to PGHMUSICMAG @ Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2013

Don Slater sported one of his Pittsburgh Music Magazine tees all day in Pittsburgh at the Rockstar Mayhem Music Festival and even stopped by to chat with us backstage.  Having met Don a few times in the past, we can honestly say that Don and all of Battlecross are genuine dudes who are very serious … Continue reading Don Slater of Battlecross Talks to PGHMUSICMAG @ Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2013

BATTLECROSS “War of Will” full album stream

PMM WILL BE SPEAKING WITH BATTLECROSS FRIDAY AT MAYHEM! BATTLECROSS "War of Will" full album stream BATTLECROSS are streaming their brand new album, "War of Will" atmetalblade.com/battlecross! This stream will be up for a limited time only, from noon pacific time today, through noon pacific on Tuesday, July 9th. Additionally, the brand new music video for "Never Coming … Continue reading BATTLECROSS “War of Will” full album stream

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Update – ATTIKA 7 and SCORPION CHILD Added, $4 Beer All Summer Long and More

ATTIKA 7 (http://www.attika7.com) and SCORPION CHILD (http://www.scorpionchild.com) have just been added to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with SCORPION CHILD headlining the Sumerian Stage and ATTIKA 7 playing the Musician's Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the Mayhem website at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/bands. What goes better with blistering … Continue reading ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Update – ATTIKA 7 and SCORPION CHILD Added, $4 Beer All Summer Long and More

HUNTRESS Hosting “Virtual Yard Sale” For Mayhem Festival Tour Support

  HUNTRESS has generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year's kill is Starbound Beast, to be released on July 2nd during the band's run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Huntress is about to embark on the biggest tour opportunity of their new career, as well as … Continue reading HUNTRESS Hosting “Virtual Yard Sale” For Mayhem Festival Tour Support

New “GWAR-B-Q” Commercial Released – Tickets to Go On Sale on June 6th

New "GWAR-B-Q" Commercial Released Tickets to Go On Sale on June 6th GWAR-B-Q 2013 Commercial In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q's, Slave Pit Inc. today released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue. With … Continue reading New “GWAR-B-Q” Commercial Released – Tickets to Go On Sale on June 6th

BATTLECROSS unveils “War of Will”; new song “Force Fed Lies” now streaming

  BATTLECROSS unveils "War of Will"; new song "Force Fed Lies" now streaming 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 … Continue reading BATTLECROSS unveils “War of Will”; new song “Force Fed Lies” now streaming

Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Battlecross Confirmed For Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013

AMON AMARTH: AMON AMARTH have confirmed that they will be performing as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 in North America this summer. Not only will they be performing, but they will be on the main stage along with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and Mastodon! The entire confirmed lineup can be found at rockstarmayhemfest.com. AMON AMARTH will be touring … Continue reading Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Battlecross Confirmed For Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013

PMM’s Top 5 Metal Releases of 2012

2012 has been a pretty amazing year for Pittsburgh Music Magazine, hell it was the year of our inception. Many of you may have noticed that although we cover all genres around here, two of our writers are pretty serious metalheads. To try to narrow down the top 5 metal moments of 2012 is a … Continue reading PMM’s Top 5 Metal Releases of 2012

We Have Seen the Future Of Metal and it’s Name is Battlecross

On the last night of a club size headlining tour Battlecross are tearing down equipment and preparing to head home to various outskirts of Detroit, Michigan. The excitement on lead singer (Kyle) Gumby Gunther's face is palpable. Not just because they played a killer set in front of a very loyal Pittsburgh crowd, but more … Continue reading We Have Seen the Future Of Metal and it’s Name is Battlecross

IN FLAMES Announces Additional Tour Dates for 2013 Headlining Run with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross

Last week, Sweden's IN FLAMES announced the first leg of their upcoming headline tour with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross. Today, the band is releasing the second leg of dates, which includes several stops in Canada. The Artist Arena Fanclub pre-sale began yesterday at 3pm local time in each market, and tickets go on sale to the general public … Continue reading IN FLAMES Announces Additional Tour Dates for 2013 Headlining Run with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross

IN FLAMES Announces 2013 Headlining Dates

Sweden's IN FLAMES is one of the most respected and well recognized heavy metal acts around the world. The band is currently out on the road as direct support for Lamb Of God, and come February, will be embarking on a headlining tour with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross. Dates for the first … Continue reading IN FLAMES Announces 2013 Headlining Dates

ABIOTIC Announces Tour Dates With Battlecross/Pittsburgh 12/19

"ABIOTIC definitely has the tools and musical intuition needed to join the very best bands the genre has to offer." -Metal Sucks Last week saw the release of the debut Symbiosis from Miami, Florida's ABIOTIC has been on Metal Blade Records. In support of the release, ABIOTIC will be going on tour this December with … Continue reading ABIOTIC Announces Tour Dates With Battlecross/Pittsburgh 12/19