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 (or scroll down) where pre-order bundles are also available. Rise to Power will … Continue reading Battlecross announce new album / stream new song
James and Ross have already had their says on this matter, but it's time for me to have a quick dig through the memory banks (i.e. the reviews on here) and pick out the highlights of this year. And, frankly, it's been a hell of a year. Before I go through the list I just … Continue reading 2014 Year In Review: Top Gigs – Mosh
Battlecross Release Slayer Cover Detroit, MI's Battlecross just released a new cover of Slayer's "War Ensemble!" Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says: "Slayer is obviously one of our biggest influences. Slayer taught me personally to not give a f#@k and throw in attitude in your riffs. War Ensemble is one of my favorite Slayer songs because it … Continue reading Battlecross / Channel Zero / Dictated – news and new songs!
I'd argue the use of the term "bootleg" seeing as they're authorised by the band, label and publicity people but hey. It's all good. POV Recordings recently shot and edited live videos of "Flesh & Bone", "Never Coming Back" and "Kaleb" from the band's show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC. The videos can … Continue reading Battlecross – live “bootleg” videos
As ever, apologies for my tardiness in getting an interview up on the page! This conversation was recorded at Glasgow's O2 Academy on February 4th, 2014. Battlecross were opening for the duel headliners of Trivium and Killswitch Engage on their first European tour. Incidentally, you can check out the gig review elsewhere on this site. … Continue reading Battlecross – interview with Hiran Deraniyagala
[pics on Flickr: KSE / Trivium / Miss May I / Battlecross] Trivium seem to have a knack of travelling with excellent line-ups around them. This time a co-headliner with Killswitch Engage, but also giving stage time to two hard working and promising up-and-comers: Miss May I who we've seen around the block before and … Continue reading Killswitch Engage / Trivium / Miss May I / Battlecross – Glasgow O2 Academy