BEDLEM — Feat. Paul Wandtke (ex Trivium) — Releases Debut LP, “Back to Bedlem”

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Chicago based Metal Band BEDLEM, founded by ex TRIVIUM touring powerhouse PAUL WANDTKE, has released their debut LP BACK TO BEDLEM.

Bedlem is a bombastic display of groove via Joey Brassal’s catchy guitar style and Paul Wandtke’s monstrous drum kit abilities complimented by Brian Ahern’s bass lines. Their melodic hooks are stringed in with poetic lyric content via vocalist Mike Petrasek’s lyrical vision. There’s no doubt that this quartet from Chicago, IL is the next up and coming act from the Windy City.

“BEDLEM Is Groovy As Hell” – Metal Injection

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“I had to make a decision, move to Florida and continue drumming for Trivium or stay at home and take a chance on something. I couldn’t be more thrilled about our debut album, Back to Bedlem. There’s nothing more thrilling than being in a band with my own brothers. We are literally family. This is not a work for hire situation and it feels so great!” ~ Paul Wandtke

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 Track List:
1. Epidemic
2. Revelation
3. Avarice
4. Bereft
5. Scorned
6. Violence
7. Praxis
8. Bethlem
9. Gspot
10. Chaos Reigns
11. Triumph
12. Triumph (acoustic bonus track)

Download / Stream Back to Bedlem Online:

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Click to Order a signed copy of ‘BACK TO BEDLEM’

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Paul Wandtke has taken the world stage with the heavy metal titans, TRIVIUM, making his debut at Knotfest in 2015 followed by 3 runs in the US and 2 in Europe, playing for crowds of up to 100,000! Check out the list of festivals and more at PaulWandtke.com.

In the past year, Paul has dedicated himself to his two own bands, BEDLEM, as drummer and producer, and DEAD ORIGINAL, as lead vocalist/guitarist and songwriter. Learn more at DeadOriginal.org or catch them live 11/3 supporting SEETHER at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI!

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REPENTANCE Release New Single, “Enter the Gallows”

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Earlier this year, REPENTANCE
hit the scene with a pair of back-to-back demos, released exclusively
on YouTube, ahead of their live debut with Trivium. Now, the band enters
fall with the release of “Enter the Gallows,” an epic display of new American metal and their first “official” single, available now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube and more.

“Since the release of ‘Collide’ and ‘Born to Choose’ this past spring, we have spent much of the year writing mode. We recently jumped into the studio and finished recording some of the new material, emerging excited and proud of the growth in our sound. We’re happy to Enjoy ENTER THE GALLOWS!” — Repentance 2018

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“Enter the Gallows” was recorded at Electrowerks Recording with Chuck Macack (Born of Osiris, Oceano) engineering. The track was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (Prong,Korn,RiotV) of CMC21 Productions.

REPENTANCE will play Wisconsin for the first time on November 12, 2018 supporting DEVILDRIVER, JINJER, and RAVEN BLACK at Route 20 in Sturtavent,Wi. Click HERE for tickets.

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Founded in 2018, REPENTANCE features former SOiL and Dirge Within guitarist Shaun Glass, Stuck Mojo frontman Robby J. Fonts, lead guitarist Markus Johansson (THEM), drummer Anthony Lien, and Mike Sylvester on bass.

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BEDLEM — Feat. Paul Wandtke (ex Trivium) — Releases New Single, “Epidemic,” off of Upcoming Debut LP, ‘Back to Bedlem’

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Chicago based Metal Band BEDLEM, founded by ex TRIVIUM touring powerhouse PAUL WANDTKE, has released their first single, “Epidemic,” off of their upcoming debut LP BACK TO BEDLEM.
Bedlem is a bombastic display of groove via Joey Brassal’s catchy guitar style and Paul Wandtke’s monstrous drum kit abilities complimented by Brian Ahern’s bass lines. Their melodic hooks are stringed in with poetic lyric content via vocalist Mike Petrasek’s lyrical vision. There’s no doubt that this quartet from Chicago, IL is the next up and coming act from the Windy City.

“BEDLEM Is Groovy As Hell” – Metal Injection

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“I had to make a decision, move to Florida and continue drumming for Trivium or stay at home and take a chance on something. I couldn’t be more thrilled about our debut album, Back to Bedlem. There’s nothing more thrilling than being in a band with my own brothers. We are literally family. This is not a work for hire situation and it feels so great!” ~ Paul Wandtke

Click to pre-order ‘BACK TO BEDLEM’ on iTunes

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Track List:
1. Epidemic
2. Revelation
3. Avarice
4. Bereft
5. Scorned
6. Violence
7. Praxis
8. Bethlem
9. Gspot
10. Chaos Reigns
11. Triumph
12. Triumph (acoustic bonus track)

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Paul Wandtke has taken the world stage with the heavy metal titans, TRIVIUM, making his debut at Knotfest in 2015 followed by 3 runs in the US and 2 in Europe, playing for crowds of up to 100,000! Check out the list of festivals and more at PaulWandtke.com.

In the past year, Paul has dedicated himself to his two own bands, BEDLEM, as drummer and producer, and DEAD ORIGINAL, as lead vocalist/guitarist and songwriter. Learn more at DeadOriginal.org or catch them live 11/3 supporting SEETHER at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI!

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CALIBAN premiere lyric video for “yOUR Song”

“A tribute to the faithful, you were always true!

A tribute to all kindred souls – here’s to you!

 

This is your song – this is our song

We’re coming home – where we belong

This is your song – this is our song

We’re flesh and bone, so sing along…”

(CALIBAN “yOUR Song)

After playing 3 crazy, sweaty, sold out release shows in Berlin, Cologne and Munich it is time to release a lyric video for one of the songs that is already turning into a crowd favorite. Please check out “yOUR Song”, brought to you by our friends from Artist Direct:

 

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CALIBAN’s GHOST EMPIRE will be in stores next Tuesday, February 4 in North America. Here is the track listing:

 

1. King

2. Chaos – Creation

3. Wolves And Rats

4. nebeL (feat. BastiBasti / Callejon)

5. I Am Ghost

6. Devil’s Night

7. yOUR Song

8. Cries And Whispers

9. Good Man

10. I Am Rebellion

11. Who We Are

12. My Vertigo

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Bonus track ltd. Edition + digital: 13. Falling Downwards (feat. Matthew Heafy / Trivium)

Bonus DVD ltd. Edition: “On Tour With CALIBAN 2013” (104min.)

 

In case you were wondering about the bonus DVD “On Tour With CALIBAN 2013” that’s available as part of CALIBAN’s “Ghost Empire”, please check out the trailer here: http://bit.ly/1eZApyV  

 

Enjoy the video clip for the song “Devil’s Night”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwbLDiATifE  

 

You can still check out a lyric video for the opener of the album, “King”, under the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrsTMLPrxcY

 

Extensive touring for “Ghost Empire” is already announced. In May 2014 CALIBAN will be heading out on the next edition of the Progression Tour 2014 which is brought to you by Impericon and Kingstar in association with The Agency Group. Don’t miss your chance to see CALIBAN on one billing with The Ghost Inside, The Devil Wears Prada, I Killed The Prom Queen and Breakdown Of Sanity.

 

Kingstar und Impericon present:
PROGRESSION TOUR 2014

CALIBAN
mit The Ghost Inside, The Devil Wears Prada, I Killed The Prom Queen, Breakdown Of Sanity
Fuze, metal.de, Metal Hammer present:

04.05. (DE) Frankfurt – Batschkapp
06.05. (DE) Köln – Live Music Hall
07.05. (DE) Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
08.05. (DE) Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
09.05. (DE) Leipzig – Werk 2
10.05. (DE) Münster – Skaters Palace
11.05. (DE) Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
13.05. (DE) Nürnberg – Löwensaal
14.05. (AT) Wien – Arena
15.05. (IT) Roncade – New Age Club
16.05. (IT) Milan – Factory Club
17.05. (CH) Zürich – Komplex 457
18.05. (D) Munich – Theaterfabrik
20.05. (NL) Amsterdam – Melkweg

21.05. (UK) Southampton – The Mo’club

22.05. (UK) Plymouth – White Rabbit

23.05. (UK) Liverpool – Academy

http://www.progressiontour.com

 

First summer festivals are also confirmed:

03.05. (B) Meerhout – Groezrock

24.05. (UK) Leeds – Slam Dunk Festival

25.05. (UK) Hatfield – Slam Dunk Festival

26.05. (UK) Wolverhampton – Slam Dunk Festival

17.07. (DE) Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival

14.08. (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summerbreeze Festival

 

CALIBAN online:

http://www.calibanmetal.com/

http://www.facebook.com/CalibanOfficial

 

DEVILDRIVER Kickoff Second Leg of North American Tour With Trivium, After the Burial and Thy Will Be Done

In support of their latest release Winter Kills the “California Groove Machine”DEVILDRIVER will kick off the second leg of their North American tour tonight in Seattle, WA.  This leg of the tour will once again see DEVILDRIVER playing alongside Trivium and After the Burial.  New England Metallers Thy Will Be Done opening all shows.  The tour runs through December 15th in Santa Ana, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Frontman Dez Fafara is ready to hit the road again:

 

“We are on the bus as I write this en route to meet Trivium, ATB and Thy Will Be Done for the start of the second leg of the North American Co-Headline Tour!  I speak for everyone in this camp both band and crew when I say, “FUCK YES 6 MORE WEEKS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH GREAT BANDS AND GREAT CREWS!”  This is going to be a good time for sure, so come out to one of the shows and get there early as everyone brings something different to the table for you to hear!”

 

Winter Kills is the sixth DEVILDRIVER studio album and their first for their new label home, Napalm Records.   Winter Kills hit charts all over the world, with some of the band’s best chart numbers to date.  In North America, Winter Kills came in at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (The band’s highest chart debut ever), #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #10 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Chart.

 

Winter Kills is available on iTunes. The album can also be ordered on Amazon

DevilDriver With Trivium, After The Burial and Thy Will Be Done:

11/5: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

11/6: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/7: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

11/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue

11/9: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

11/11: Lawrence, KS @ Granada

11/12: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

11/13: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

11/15: Lexington, KY @ Expo Five

11/16: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub

11/17: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater (Oklahoma Metal Fest)

11/18: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/21: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

11/22: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

11/23: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

11/24: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

11/26: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/27: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/29: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/30: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/1: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

12/2: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

12/4: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

12/5: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

12/6: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

12/7: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

12/8: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

12/10: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

12/11: San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

12/13: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater

12/14: San Diego, CA @ Soma

12/15: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.devildriver.com

https://www.facebook.com/DevilDriverOfficial

http://www.napalmrecords.com

https://twitter.com/evilriver

DEVILDRIVER Announce Co-Headline Tour With Trivium/ Pittsburgh’s Stage AE 10/4

  New Album Winter Kills Available August 27th in North America 
In support of their new release Winter Kills California Groove Metallers, DEVILDRIVERwill be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.  Trivium will also be on the road in support of their new release, details on which will be announced soon.  Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis.  Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CAFrontman Dez Fafara cannot wait to be back on the road in North America:

“It’s been almost a year since DEVILDRIVER have toured the US. I am Stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road with “The Groove Machine”!

This tour will be a mixture of DEVILDRIVER favorites and a bunch of new stuff off of our new record Winter Kills. I cannot wait for the record to come out and to get back to what we do best, play live. Touring with our friends in Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis is just the fucking bonus!

Come on out for a great night of metal, get ready to get down and dirty, see you in the pit!”

 

DEVILDRIVER will be releasing their sixth studio album Winter Kills  August 27th via Napalm Records.  Winter Kills is available in four configurations including a Deluxe Digibook with CD (including two bonus tracks: “Shudder” and “Back Down to the Grave”) and Live DVD (Featuring 45 minutes of live raw DEVILDRIVER power. No studio over dubs at all just the band at their best and includes fan favorites “Clouds over California” and “The Wretched”), standard CD version, digital version and for the first time inDEVILDRIVER history, and a 2LP Gatefold edition.

Winter Kills is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of “Ruthless”.  The album can also be pre-ordered on Amazon

A lyric video for the first single “Ruthless” is available for viewing HERE.

The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties.  DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record.  This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.

DEVILDRIVER has always been a band on a three-pronged mission: Work hard, rock harder, and kick as many asses as possible in the process. The band tours forever and has since its beginnings. Their live performances and circle pits are as legendary as their music.

DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis:

9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom

9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon

9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick

9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona

9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts

10/2: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore

10/3: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10/5: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

10/7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/11: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

10/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Regency

10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

10/17: San Diego, CA @ SOMA

For More Info Visit:

http://www.devildriver.com

https://www.facebook.com/DevilDriverOfficial

http://www.napalmrecords.com

https://twitter.com/evilriver

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Battlecross Release New LIve Video- In Pittsburgh 8/14 Tresspass America Festival

Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS and Bloody-Disgusting.com have just released a brand new, live music video for the track ‘Kaleb’, cut from the band’s latest Metal Blade Records release, Pursuit of Honor. The video happens to be directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of death metal band and label-mate Allegaeon. The live footage in the video was filmed at the July 13th kick off date of the TRESPASS AMERICA festival in Broomfield, CO.

“Kaleb is the one song on the album that I’m the most proud of because I wrote it about my son,” states vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther. “To have this be the track that Ryan used is really special to me, because seeing the intensity of our first arena show with such a hard-hitting song really gives the world a good idea of how much I love my boy. As a band, we’ll never forget that show. We were nervous as all hell!”

The TRESPASS AMERICA festival is still at large, also featuring headliners Five Finger Death Punch, with support from Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. Amidst the festival routing, BATTLECROSS will headline the Apocalypse stage at 9:45pm on Saturday, August 11th at Heavy MTL in Montreal, QC. You can learn more about Heavy MTL here: www.heavymtl.com

In other news, the band’s first single, ‘Push Pull Destroy’, has just reached its 1 millionth view on YouTube. The single has been featured on Sirius XM Liquid Metal’s Devil’s Dozen list for the last 40 weeks and is also featured on the free TRESPASS AMERICA festival sampler, available on Amazon.com.

See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:

AUGUST
7 Oswego, NY – Oswego Speedway
8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
9 S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (off date w/ God Forbid)
10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
11 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL
12 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes (BATTLECROSS only)
14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (indoor stage)
15 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
21 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown
22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
27 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (BATTLECROSS only)
28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

BATTLECROSS post-Trespass America tour dates:
AUGUST
31 Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)

SEPTEMBER
1 Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)
2 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)

DECEMBER
7-10 Mayhem Festival Cruise – Departing from Port of Miami, FL to the Bahamas

DEMON HUNTER prepare limited edition vinyl release of True Defiance

Hard rock titans DEMON HUNTER are pleased to announce that a limited edition vinyl release of their lauded sixth album, True Defiance, is set to hit stores July 31st from Solid State Records.

Limited to a one-time pressing of 1000 copies, the double LP, double gatefold package features stunning large scale versions of DEMON HUNTER frontman and graphic artist Ryan Clark’s beautiful artwork – making this a must have for DEMON HUNTER fans and vinyl collectors.

Preorders are available now:
http://blpr.co/TrueDefianceVinyl

Fresh off a stint headlining the Scream The Prayer tour, DEMON HUNTER is currently gearing up for another headlining run – the True Defiance Tour, with support from BLEEDING THROUGH, CANCER BATS, THE PLOT IN YOU and WILLOWS. The tour, presented by Blue Collar Press and Revolver, kicks off July 26th.

Released this past April, True Defiance made a major splash when it bowed at an impressive #36 on the Billboard 200. The debut marked the highest chart position of the band’s already storied carreer, edging out the previous best set by their 2010 album The World Is A Thorn, which debuted at #39. Further, True Defiance dominated genre charts upon its release, landing at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart, #14 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on the Christian Rock Chart.

Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM), True Defiance sees DEMON HUNTER continuing in their hard rock evolution while embracing the components that have always formed the backbone of their music: true metal, dark rock and balladry. The album marked a vital new chapter in the celebrated history of DEMON HUNTER, who are currently marking their 10th year of writing, breaking and erasing the rules of hard rock. Not ones to rest on their laurels, however, the members created an album that not only lives up to their own lofty standards, but sets a new high-water mark for what DH is capable of.

Select praise for ‘True Defiance’:
“Proportions of aggression and melody so expertly calibrated as to shame many of today’s young bands into more music lessons… True Defiance is a home run (9/10)” -OUTBURN

“True Defiance deserves your attention if you want an honest, intelligent and unique metal album that doesn’t compromise quality for accessibility” -METAL INSIDER

“True Defiance is loyal to the standard DEMON HUNTER blueprint while offering enough freash and interesting sounds to demonstrate that teh band is never done growing (9/10)” -INDIE VISION MUSIC

“True Defiance gives the fans exactly what they need and perhaps a bit more… a definite recommendation for alt-metal fans.(8/10)” -METAL INJECTION
“This record is chock full of depth, from its dazzling instrumental onslaught to the great vocal approach… A clash of brutality, melody, and meaning makes this one incredible piece of art. (8/5/10)” -MIND EQUALS BLOWN

“soaring melodies, deep and insightful lyrics and fun old school riffing and breakdowns, all packaged in an accessible and easily palatable format… passionate and beautiful” -THE NEW REVIEW

“True Defiance finds DEMON HUNTER at the top of their game with no signs of slowing down” -HM

“an excellent album [that] needs to be heard” -METAL ARMY AMERICA

BATTLECROSS (TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL) @ STAGE AE 8/14


BATTLECROSS ON TOUR WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, POP EVIL, EMMURE AND GOD FORBID
With the mindset to create a sonic metal assault unlike any other, childhood friends, Tony Asta and Hiran Deraniyagala, set forth on the path to shred and abandoned the idea of following any trends. The guitar slinging duo brought an infused style of old school metal with dark elements of thrash and death metal and destined to find the right members.

Struggling for years to find reliable and dedicated members, the true formation of BATTLECROSS was born in 2007 when Drummer Mike Kreger responded a want ad, and added a machine-like, brutal precision on the drums, and proved to be just the right match for Tony and Hiran’s mature and technical style of thrash. Bringing a whole new level of musicianship and intensity with his quick finger picking and tasty solos, Bassist Don Slater joined the group, bringing a skill and technique that impresses even the most prolific bassists. The thrash metal band was finally complete when popular area vocalist, Kyle “Gumby” Gunther joined the band. Known for his command of the stage and alternating deep growls with high pitched screams, Gumby punishes the audience and inspires pits of rage.

Together, the five-piece create an unforgettable and energetic live show that decimates their audience with raw energy and persistence, that has earned a style of their own: “Blue Collar Thrash Metal”, in reference to the hard-working, ‘never give up’ attitude of those who hail from the Motor City.

This reputation for technical talent, humility and kick ass live shows resonated throughout the regional metal scene and BATTLECROSS soon became a fan and band favorite. Sharing the stage with the likes of Dying Fetus, GWAR, Devil Driver, The Absence, Vital Remains, The Faceless and Metal Fests throughout the Midwest, BATTLECROSS began to bang heads nationally with a nod from MySpace-A Place for Metal’s 2008 ‘Best Unsigned Metal Band’ contest, for being ‘Metal Sucks’ worthy, Mike Kreger’s crowning as Sickdrummer.com & Zildjian’s ‘Sickest Dirt Fest Drummer’ and featured on local, national and global metal radio.

…and after years of persistence and dedication, BATTLECROSS is celebrating their hard work and prolific future by signing with Metal Blade Records.

“We are extremely honored to join such a respected label and humbled by their belief in our music. We’re stoked to be part of a label that has a great roster of bands we all admire and respect!” says Tony. Hiran adds, “We understand the hard work and pavement pounding that is required of a Metal Blade band and we are going to work our asses’ off to show the world what we’re about”

Incorporating many elements of extreme thrash, death and tech metal, creating a precise blend of fist pumping brutality, intensity, and drive, BATTLECROSS satisfies both the tech-metal guru and the old-school die hard alike.

The band’s Metal Blade debut is set to release August 2nd, 2011, followed by a tour that will bring a face melting thrash metal assault. The band’s Metal Blade debut was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Random Awesome Recording Studio in Bay City, MI and produced by BATTLECROSS and Josh Schroeder.

Metal Blade debut, full-length album out August 2, 2011 (North America)

Battlecross Join Trespass America Festival

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Detroit, MI thrashers BATTLECROSS are currently making waves across the United States as the next big thing in heavy metal while touring with the Occupation Domination tour. BATTLECROSS will continue to slay the states with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn through the tour’s close in Lawrence, KS on May 18. Earlier this week in California, the band filmed a video tour update and TRESPASS AMERICA Festival preview message, now available for viewing exclusively at MetalInjection.net.

The TRESPASS AMERICA festival is a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. Co-produced with Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States. BATTLECROSS will be joined by headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. The TRESPASS AMERICA Festival also features Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. Tickets are on sale now; log onto http://www.trespassamerica.com for complete details.

BATTLECROSS has come a long way since their recent signing with Metal Blade Records and their release of their debut Pursuit of Honor in August 2011. Since its release, the single ‘Push Pull Destroy’ was the #1 Most Requested Metal Track for five weeks (Sirius XM Liquid Metal Devil’s Dozen), remains a stable on the Liquid Metal channel, and the track’s video has racked up over 700,000 YouTube views in the last five months. BATTLECROSS has received killer reviews across the internet and in print publications throughout North America and overseas and was named “Band of the Month” in Metal Hammer Norway and Metal Hammer Spain, so it should be no surprise that this blue collar, hard-work ethic that comes from the band’s five musicians – Kyle “Gumby” Gunther/vocals, Tony Asta/guitar, Hiran Deraniyagala/guitar, Mike Kreger/drums, Don Slater/bass – translates into a potent force on record as well as on stage. BATTLECROSS is also confirmed to sail the seas with the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL Cruise this December 7-10.

See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon:

BATTLECROSS touring with the Occupation Domination Tour:

MAY
9 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace
10 Sparks, NV – The Alley
11 Portland, OR – Branx
12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
13 Boise, ID – The Venue
14 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
15 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:

JULY
13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
15 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena
16 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
17 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center
24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre
25 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
27 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
28 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion
30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
31 Evansville, IN – Ford Center

AUGUST
3 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena
7 Syracuse, NY – SRC Arena and Events Center/Onondaga Community Center
8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
15 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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