Monday, 3 August 2015

BATTLECROSS Launches "Minisode" Series From "Rise To Power" Recording Session


New Album out August 21st on Metal Blade Records

Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS are set to release their third album "Rise To Power" in just under four weeks via Metal Blade Records. During the recording of the album the band shot a series of "Minisodes" documenting the recording process. Beginning today and running 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 first two HERE.

Check out a stream of the scorching track "Spoiled" from "Rise To Power" HERE.

The first song from "Rise to Power", "Not Your Slave", is streaming atmetalblade.com/battlecross. "Rise to Power" will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21st, 2015. The record was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).

Following a short break BATTLECROSS will appear at the 2015 Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. From August 21st through August 24th, the band 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 hearBATTLECROSS classics and the blistering new tracks from "Rise to Power". A complete list of dates can be found below.

"Rise to Power" Track Listing:
1. Scars
2. Not Your Slave
3. Absence
4. Spoiled
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
8. Despised
9. Shackles
10. The Path

BATTLECROSS
08/08 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL
CD Release Shows 
08/21 Westland, MI Token Lounge
08/22 Chicago, IL Reggies
08/23 Kokomo, IN Center Stage
08/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Tour w/ GWAR, Butcher Babies
08/25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
08/27 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
08/28 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
08/29 Wichita, KS Lizards Lounge*
08/30 Lawrence, KS Granada
08/31 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
09/01 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
09/02 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
09/03 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
09/04 Birmingham, AL Iron City
09/05 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero*
09/06 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys
09/08 Wilmington, NC Ziggys By The Sea
09/09 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
09/10 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
09/11 Sauget, IL Pop's
09/13 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz*
09/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/15 So. Burlington, VT Higher Ground
09/16 Reading, PA Reverb
09/17 Huntington, NY The Paramount
09/18 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
*Off Date - BATTLECROSS Headline Show*

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.