Battlecross Announces New Tour Dates, Starts Working On New Album

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The members of Battlecross have confirmed that the band will hit the road this summer for a headlining tour.

The band will kick off its upcoming headlining summer tour on Thursday, July 24th at The Basement in Columbus, Ohio. A pair of dates in North Carolina is also planned as part of the band’s tour. That pair of dates will see the band perform at the Greene Street Club in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, July 25th and The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall on Sunday, July 27th. The band will be joined by Crimson Shadows at both performances. Crimson Shadows, from Canada, was the winner of the most recent Wacken Metal Battle. New York-based band IKILLYA will also be on hand for support.

The first leg of the band’s summer tour runs through Thursday August 7th. Battlecross will join Killswitch Engage on Friday, August 8th and Sunday, August 10th at Expo 5 in Louisville, KY and at Austin’s in Libertyville, IL respectively. The band also has a performance scheduled for Saturday, August 9th at the DIRT Fest in Birch Run, MI. After finishing its U.S. run, Battlecross will head south for the South American leg of its tour. That leg of the band’s tour currently runs from Friday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 24th. Also on board for that leg of the tour will be Memphis May Fire and Killswitch Engage. Currently, the band is on tour in Europe in support of its latest release, War of Wills. The band is touring alongside Huntress and will be in Milano today. The band’s current tour schedule is listed below.

BATTLECROSS Summer 2014 European tour dates:
19/06/14 IT – Milano – Club Legend w/ Huntress
20/06/14 SI – Ljubljana – Orto Bar w/ Huntress
21/06/14 HR – Zagreb – Mochvara Club w/ Huntress
27/06/14 BE – Dessel – Graspop Festival

BATTLECROSS
Tour w/ Crimson Shadows
Thu/Jul-24 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Fri/Jul-25 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Sat/Jul-26 Elizabethton, TN @ The Bonnie Kate
Sun/Jul-27 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Mon/Jul-28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
Wed/Jul-30 Reading, PA @ Reverb
Thu/Jul-31 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Fri/Aug-01 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
Sat/Aug-02 Albany, NY @ Bogies
Sun/Aug-03 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Mon/Aug-04 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
Tue/Aug-05 London, ON @ Rum Runners*
Wed/Aug-06 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Thu/Aug-07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
End tour
Fri/Aug-08 Louisville, KY** @ Expo 5
Sat/Aug-09 Birch Run, MI @ DIRT Fest
Sun/Aug-10 Libertyville, IL** @Austin’s
*co-headline w/ Macabre
** w/ Killswitch Engage

BATTLECROSS South American tour dates
w/ Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire
Fri/Aug-22 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall
Sat/Aug-23 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
Sun/Aug-24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

Along with its upcoming tour dates, the members of Battlecross have also announced that the band has started work on its third full length album. Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala shared his thoughts regarding the connection between the short headlining tour and the album. He said of the band’s expectations for both, “We’re excited to announce our first headline run in quite a while. It’s short but sweet, and this gives us time to write the new record this summer.” Fellow guitarist Tony Asta added his thoughts, too. “The past year has been very inspiring for the band and our attitude towards the writing process this time around is more confident and driven,” he said. “I expect our next album to kick you in the ass harder than the last. Album #3 will be a serious contender in 2015 and a defining Battlecross record.”

More information on Battlecross’ upcoming tour, album and more is available online now at http://battlecrossmetal.com, http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal, and http://twitter.com/battlecross. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Bleeding Through Bidding Farewell To America

Courtesy:  Rise Records/Earshot Media

Courtesy: Rise Records/Earshot Media

One of the top names in today’s rock world is calling it quits.  The members of Bleeding Through recently made it known that the band is calling it a career after seven full length records, two DVDs and countless records sold.  The band has already made its way through both Europe and Australia for the final time.  Now, as part of its worldwide Farewell Tour, the band has announced the details of the American leg of the tour.  The band will kick off its U.S. Farewell Tour on Friday, November 1st at the Summit Music Hal in Denver, Colorado.  The nineteen date tour includes performances at Wisconsin Metalfest and Ohio Metalfest back to back on November 9th and 10th respectively.  It also includes a stop in the “Old North State.”  The band will make a stop at the famed Greene Street Club in Greensboro, North Carolina on Novermber 15th before heading to Florida to perform at the Roc Bar in Jacksonville, Florida the next night.  A complete list of the band’s current dates on its U.S. Farewell Tour is available below.

11/1 Denver , CO @ The Summit Music Hall

11/3 Minneapolis , MN @ Skyway Theatre – Studio B

11/4 Joliet , IL @ Mojoe’s

11/5 Louisville , KY @ Expo Five

11/6 Pittsburgh , PA @ Altar Bar

11/8 Detroit , MI @ The Majestic Theatre

11/9 Milwaukee , WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest

11/10 Cleveland , OH @ Ohio Metalfest

11/11 Allentown , PA @ Crocodile Rock

11/12 Clifton Park , NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/13 Sayreville , NJ @ Starland Ballroom

11/14 Springfield , VA @ Empire

11/15 Greensboro , NC @ Greene Street

11/16 Jacksonville , FL @ Roc Bar

11/17 Atlanta , GA @ Masquerade

11/19 Houston , TX @ Walters

11/20 Dallas , TX @ Trees

11/21 San Antonio , TX @ White Rabbit

11/22 Lubbock , TX @ Jakes

Bleeding Through will be joined by Winds of Plague, Oceano, Gideon, and Sworn In on its final U.S. Tour.  More information on the upcoming tour and all Bleeding Through news is available online at http://www.facebook.com/BleedingThrough and http://www.bleedingthrough.com.  For all of the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.