BATTLECROSS to Tour UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium

BATTLECROSS have announced they will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I on a massive run through the UK and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit’s first outing here and the band are looking forward to it:

“Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour! What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we’re ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!”

“Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can’t wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website: www.battlecrossmetal.com and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We’ll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!”

Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross

Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Miss May I, BATTLECROSS

January 2014
01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight

February 2013
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON – Guildhall

BATTLECROSS triumphantly returned as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating 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 has proved to be one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

Check out the video for “Never Coming Back” from the album “War of Will.” The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THgoKxbrNm4

“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records
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BATTLECROS​S Debuts on Billboard Top 200

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, War of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks 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.

BATTLECROSS comments on the chart debut:

“This is just amazing! We are really grateful and honored that fans like our record enough to pick it up when there are so many great releases out this summer. We’re truly humbled by this outpouring of support and we are very proud that War of Will is getting such great reviews from around the world. We share this achievement with Co-Producers Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis from Audiohammer Studio, our management, and Metal Blade Records, as they’ve been a huge part of this record. Thank you to everyone!”

The band is on tour 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. BATTLECROSS made an undeniable impact on fans, both old and new, through insane walls of death and just plain shredding. If the fest has yet to hit your town, make sure to check rockstarmayhemfest.com for details and tickets!

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.

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

“The level of musical and compositional progression here is startling, to be quite honest… The effect as a whole is energetic and fist-pumping to the extreme, ushering in a beacon of hope for American metal in 2013” – Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

“Get ready for Battlecross to move up to headlining status by the conclusion of this album’s touring cycle. War Of Will is a rallying cry for American metal, synthesizing the best of all sides of the extreme, thrash, and modern genres to champion for the genre” – DeadRhetoric.com

BATTLECROSS
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (remaining dates)
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 Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
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
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

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Stream New Track


LAST CHANCE TO REASON‘s forthcoming release Level 3 has been named one of the “Top Albums of 2013 (So Far)” by MetalSucks, who have labeled the band “one of the most exciting young prog acts on the scene today.” Having recently debuted the music video for The Escapist, a new song available as an instant download when you pre-order Level 3 via Bandcamp, LAST CHANCE TO REASON now unveiled Rebirth, a second track from the new album. Stream it HERE.

While their critically acclaimed 2011 PROSTHETIC debut Level 2 revolved around the movement from physical reality to virtual spaces and what those changes would mean to life and art, the new album — recorded at Audiohammer Studios with Eyal Levi (Dååth, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under) — centers around a culture escaping from a bleak dystopian future into the freedom of imagination found in virtual reality.

LAST CHANCE TO REASON will return to the road shortly on a headlining jaunt throughout the U.S. with opener Evan Brewer (The Faceless). Last week, it was announced that LCTR vocalist Michael Lessard — who toured with The Contortionist earlier this year — joined that group on a full-time basis; his Contortionist bandmate Robby Baca (guitars) will perform with Lessard and LCTR on their summer tour, full dates of which can be found below. The band has previously played alongside acts including Animals As Leaders, Protest The Hero, Obscura, The Faceless, Atheist and Intronaut, in addition to performing at such high-profile events as CMJ, SXSW and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

 Come see LAST CHANCE TO REASON live at one of the below dates:
7/25   West Chester, PA – The Note #
7/26   Pittsburgh, PA – The Galley #
7/27   Westland, MI – The Token Lounge #
7/28   Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s #
7/29   Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
7/30   St. Paul, MN – Studio B #
8/1    Englewood, CO – Moes Original #
8/3    Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina #
8/4    Henderson, NV – Eagles Hall #
8/6    West Hollywood, CA –  Whisky A Go Go #
8/7    Tucson, AZ – The Rock #
8/8    El Paso, TX – The War Room #
8/9    San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit #
8/10  Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West #
8/11  Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar #
8/12  Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room #
8/13  St Louis, MO – Fubar #
8/14  Nashville, TN – The End #
8/15  Newport, KY – Thompson House #
8/16  Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
# with Evan Brewer

LAST CHANCE TO REASON Vocalist Touring With THE CONTORTIONIST

 

LAST CHANCE TO REASON front man Michael Lessard is temporarily filling in on vocals for The Contortionist during their spring tour, which kicked off this weekend. For dates and ticket information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/thecontortionist

Lessard recently released the following statement: “I’m happy to be helping my friends in The Contortionist for the next few months on tour as a temporary vocalist. I’ll be returning to my duties in Last Chance To Reason once these dates are finished in May. I look forward to seeing a bunch of new and familiar faces in the months to come, and to sharing new music from LCTR in the near future!”

In other LAST CHANCE TO REASON news, the band is in the running to open this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. Voting will remain open until March 31 on the Summer Slaughter Facebook page HERE.

LAST CHANCE TO REASON – who previously toured with the likes of Protest The Hero, Obscura and Animals As Leaders – recently finished recording their third album with producer Eyal Levi (Dååth, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL. A late summer release is expected. Stay tuned to the band’s website for more information: facebook.com/lastchancetoreason