Killer New BATTLECROSS Album, On Tour Now

(Detroit, MI) – 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 Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

Stream Force Fed Lies or request any BATTLECROSS song on The Welding Room. Text #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWelding Room.com or call (856) 393-2100  and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal’s most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Suicidal Tendencies in the band’s hometown of Detroit and the 4th Annual Gwar-B-Q with Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity.

War of Will was released July 9, 2013 just as they headed out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/08 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park – Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Artist Updates, Remaining Dates

Get your Tickets NOW at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com

Check out a Brand New Highlight Video Here: http://youtu.be/SL4naGlw13A

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is all about safety first and foremost, and we are taking the proper precautions to insure the utmost safety for fans of hard rock and heavy music who will attend the festival. The festival will offer three (3) 20×20 Shade Tents to keep people out of the sun. We will have an army of emergency medics and emergency medical vehicles directly onsite and on hand in the case that anyone has any needs for medical attention at all from the heat.   We always urge fans and notify them accordingly on the official Mayhem website for fans to pace themselves. Please hydrate by drinking lots of water, “wear sunscreen” and think logically and with common sense to enjoy the day and get the full festival experience.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

ROB ZOMBIE wants you to join the We’re an American Band fan video! Calling all Zombie heads:  The band wants singers, bands, cheerleaders, athletes, hard drinking, hard rocking peeps to be a part of a special fan version of We’re an American Band created by ROB ZOMBIE. Get started now at www.sharethevenom.com.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH gives you a preview of Lift Me Up and the title track off the new album,  The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 in this week’s new Track-by-Track webisode. The new album is out July 30, pre-order it NOW: http://bit.ly/19iRG1Y and catch the video here: http://youtu.be/t3fhp73cqGo

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE’s America climbed up to the #37 spot on the Active Rock Chart this week, and the music video surpassed 600k views on YouTube. In addition, the band’s Facebook page surpassed 600k followers! Congrats to MOTIONLESS IN WHITE!

 BATTLECROSS are streaming Force Fed Lies from their brand new album, War of Will at www.metalblade.com/battlecross! Additionally, the brand new music video for Never Coming Back was recently finished and is available on YouTube now here: http://youtu.be/THgoKxbrNm4.

Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE, CITY IN THE SEA, ATTIKA7 and SCORPION CHILD.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

Remaining tour dates:

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

BATTLECROSS Stream Full Album


BATTLECROSS are streaming their brand new album, War of Will at metalblade.com/battlecross. This stream will be up for a limited time only! Through noon pacific on Tuesday, July 9.

Additionally, the brand new music video for Never Coming Back was recently finished and is available on youtube now HERE.

BATTLECROSS launched a new contest at facebook.com/battlecrossmetal. Fans who pre-order War of Will via Metal Blade, Benchmark, or IndieGoGo will get a double entry to win an ESP LTD MH-350NT from BATTLECROSS and ESP Guitars! Enter to win now HERE.

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 by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

War of Will will be in stores and on-line on July 9, 2013. The band is on tour now as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

 “another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

BATTLECROSS
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
End tour
10/12 Trois Rivieres, QC Bâtisse Industrielle w/ Hatebreed

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Release Performanc​e Demo Video

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are currently touring as part of the Van’s Warped Tour 2013. At the Ventura, CA stop of the tour, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for Into the Everblack from the band’s new album, Everblack. The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Videos for each individual performance are posted at youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.

 Audio Hammer producer Mark Lewis comments specifically on Knight’s leads on Everblack:

“Ryan Knight’s leads on Everblack are nothing short of phenomenal. I grew up listening to the best in the era of shred, and I can honestly say these solos rank up there with the best, and beyond. They are not just technical solos in the athletic, ‘look how fast I can play’ sense, there is truly amazing harmonic content going in these leads. Any educated player will realize that the chord changes he is playing over are far more complex than anything you typically find in metal. Mix all that with absolutely world class tone and vibrato, and you really have an amazing piece of work. It does not get better than this.”

Watch THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s new music video for Goat of Departure HERE. The video was directed by Ben Mayer and filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit, MI last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Vans Warped Tour

07/03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

07/05 Toronto, ON The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

07/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

07/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

07/13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

07/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre

07/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

07/20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

07/21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park

07/23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park

07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

07/28 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds

07/29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

07/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre

08/02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

08/04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
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HUNTRESS New Album Available Now

HUNTRESS 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, Starbound Beast, is available now via Napalm Records. Purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

The band recently completed work on a video for their song Zenith.  Watch the video teaser HERE. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE’s Fertile Green was named best video of 2012 by Revolver.

In support of the release of Starbound Beast HUNTRESS are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In addition to performing everyday, vocalist Jill Janus is hosting the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). Artwork was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

Lineup:

Vocals: Jill Janus

Guitars: Blake Meahl

Guitars: Anthony Crocamo

Bass: Ian Alden

Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional dates:

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

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HUNTRESS Release Video Trailer

HUNTRESS generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s Starbound Beast, is available now in Europe and will be released this Tuesday, July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon.

The band recently completed work on a video for their song Zenith.  A video teaser can be viewed HERE. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE’s Fertile Green was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere soon.

In support of the release of Starbound Beast HUNTRESS is hitting the road on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In addition to performing everyday, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

Vocals: Jill Janus

Guitars: Blake Meahl

Guitars: Anthony Crocamo

Bass: Ian Alden

Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/ Battlecross)

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/ Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/ Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

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BATTLECROSS Recruit Kevin Talley For Summer Dates

(Detroit, MI) Battlecross made a HUGE impact at Orion Music and More on June 8, with appearances at the event’s press conference with Metallica, and receiving praise from local and national press at the event. Joining the band for the show was revered metal drummer, Kevin Talley, who previously performed with Six Feet Under, Chimaira, The Red Chord, Dying Fetus, and more. With less than two weeks to go before the beginning of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, Battlecross is excited to announce that Kevin Talley will also be performing with them all summer long! Check out a video of Kevin Talley performing War Ensemble live at Orion Music and More on youtube HERE.

Yesterday, Battlecross unveiled a brand new track, Flesh and Bone, at metalsucks.net. Additionally, the band posted their second studio video with exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. The band-filmed clips include guitar tacking, as well as an extended jam by virtuoso bassist, Don Slater. Watch clip #2 at metalblade.com/battlecross. At that page, fans can also stream Force Fed Lies and pre-order the 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 by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

“War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” – Eyal Levi

War of Will releases July 9, 2013 just after the band heads out on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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Pre-Order New HUNTRESS Album

HUNTRESS 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 2 during the band’s run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/starbound-beast/id654438843.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of I Want to Fuck You to Death (co-written by Lemmy of Motorhead) from the new album.

HUNTRESS started a crowdfunding indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to raise funds towards their participation in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival.  Check out their indiegogo page HERE, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the Eight of Swords video, A chance to have Huntress record any song ever for a contributor, and Blake’s 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well.

In more HUNTRESS related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition.  Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast will be released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.  The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

HUNTRESS Lineup:

Vocals – Jill Janus

Guitars-  Blake Meahl

Guitars – Anthony Crocamo

Bass – Ian Alden

Drums – Carl Wierzbicky

HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/Battlecross)

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Full Album Preview, Song Descriptio​ns

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER already released three songs from Everblack; request to hear any track from the album on The Welding Room now!  Along with audio previews, fans can read descriptions of each song from one of metal’s finest storytellers, Trevor Strnad. To listen and read Strnad’s thoughts, visit DecibelMagazine.com now.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released on June 11 in North America and on June 7/10 in Europe. The cover art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller with Weta, whose recent projects include: The Hobbit, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, and more. Recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad’s horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with In Hell is Where She Waits for Me, a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.

Fans can stream Into the Everblack now at metalblade.com/bdm. Also, there are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab Everblack on a double gatefold LP with purple/white marbled vinyl, along with “crime scene bundles.” An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now.

BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of Everblack all summer long as part of the Van’s Warped Tour. Dates can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Vans Warped Tour
06/15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
06/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20 Pomona, CA  Pomona Fairplex
06/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23 Ventura, CA  Ventura County Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26 Las Cruces, NM  NMSU Practice Field
06/27 Mesa, AZ  Quail Run Park
06/28 Las Vegas, NV  Silverton Casino Parking Lot
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
06/30 Denver, CO  Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03 Noblesville, IN  Klipsch Music Center
07/05 Toronto, ON  The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07 Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10 Columbia, MD  Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11 Mansfield, MA  Comcast Center
07/12 Camden, NJ  Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 Uniondale, NY  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14 Hartford, CT  The Comcast Theatre
07/16 Scranton, PA  Toyota Pavilion
07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20 Tinley Park, IL  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 Shakopee, MN  Canterbury Park
07/23 Kansas City, KS  Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25 Atlanta, GA  Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/28 Orlando, FL  Central Florida Fairgrounds
07/29 Charlotte, NC  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30 Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI  Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02 Dallas, TX  Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/04 Houston, TX  Reliant Center Parking Lot

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AMON AMARTH Post Mini-Doc Part 2

In anticipation of the release of their ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods, Swedish death metal tyrants AMON AMARTH unleash the second of their special three-part mini documentary. Fittingly titled Forging Mjölnir, the crisp black and white film was directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com) and offers up intimate interviews with the band.

Watch the latest fifteen-minute segment where the AMON AMARTH collective recall their earliest metal memories as well as the band’s primitive beginnings via their microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

Having blasted onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with 1998’s Once Sent from the Golden Hall, every AMON AMARTH album has arrived bursting at the seams with power, melody and immersive storytelling centered around the richness of Norse mythology. Deceiver of the Gods captures the quintet at the peak of their powers.

From the moment the title track explodes in a haze of thrash-flavored aggression to the final mournful passages of epic closer Warriors Of The North there is not a wasted moment, the band bombarding the listener with ten tracks of compulsive and electrifying metallic fury. Whether they’re attempting to remove your face and separate your vertebrae with the deranged attack of Blood Eagle or carrying you on the back of the mammoth grooves driving We Shall Destroy and Father Of The Wolf they hit with decimating force, all the while unleashing ruthlessly captivating melodies. With the aforementioned thrash elements creeping in, as well as the old school metal and doom accents lending added depth and scale to standout track Hel, guitarist Olavi Mikkonen admits this time out the band were not afraid to wear their influences on their collective sleeve.

“We decided fairly early that we should go all-in on the songwriting for this album. If we had ideas or riffs that were perhaps a little too thrash oriented or traditional-metal sounding for AMON – or that were maybe too AMON or perhaps similar to what we had done in the past – we would still keep them as long as we really liked them. A few years back we would pass on those ideas and riffs, while now we feel it was right to just go with it. I think the result is that the songs are wider, they have stronger melodies, they are better composed with lots of dynamics in them, and there are no fillers or blanks on there. Everything is as good as it can possibly be, and reflects just how driven we were to make this a great record.”

Deceiver of the Gods was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage) and comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.

For special Deceiver of the Gods pre-order packages as well as a stream of the title track, go to this location: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth. Additionally, the full album is available for your death threats/complaints on The Welding Room. Shape Shifter now streaming via Stereogum HERE.

Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25, in Europe June 21/24 and Japan on June 26.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, AMON AMARTH will be opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:
06/06 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
06/07 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE
06/08 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR
06/09 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE
06/10 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ
06/11 Club Studio – Krakòw, PL
06/14 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
06/15 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT
06/16 Download Festival – Donington, UK
06/21 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI

AMON AMARTH
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013:
06/29 San Manuel AmphitheaterSan Bernardino, CA
06/30 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
07/02 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
07/03 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
07/05 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
07/07 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
07/09 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
07/12 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
07/14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
07/20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/28 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07/29 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07/31 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/02 Austin 360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
08/03 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
08/04 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom
08/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC

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