BATTLECROSS Launches “Minisode” Series From ‘Rise To Power’ Recording Session

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 one below.

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 at metalblade.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 hear BATTLECROSS 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.

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