“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”
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Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their long awaited third album “Rise To Power” this Friday via Metal Blade Records. But before they do, BATTLECROSS is giving fans a chance to stream “Rise to Power”in its entirety. Head over to http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/ to listen now!
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.
“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).
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 BATTLECROSS classics and the blistering new tracks from “Rise to Power”. More dates will be announced this week. A complete list of current dates can be found below.
“Rise to Power” Track Listing:
BATTLECROSS HEADLINE/CD RELEASE SHOWS
8/21: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
8/22: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
8/23: Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
8/24: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
BATTLECROSS W/ GWAR and Butcher Babies
8/25: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
8/27: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
8/28: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
8/29: Wichita, KS @ Lizards Lounge*
8/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
8/31: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
9/1: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
9/2: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
9/3: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
9/4: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
9/5: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero*
9/6: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
9/8: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys By the Sea
9/9: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
9/10: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
9/11: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
9/13: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz*
9/14: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
9/15: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
9/17: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9/18: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
*BATTLECROSS HEADLINE SHOW*
BATTLECROSS With GWAR and Born Of Osiris:
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.