Battlecross to hit the road this March with Protest the Hero

- January 22nd, 2014 –

Detroit, MI-based metal act BATTLECROSS is pleased to announce they will be joining Canada’s Protest the Hero as direct support on the band’s spring US tour, which kicks off on March, 1 in Buffalo, NY. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 24.

Guitarist Tony Asta comments; “Battlecross is very excited to hit the road with Protest The Hero! They seem like a very successful, humble group of guys who don’t take things too seriously yet are serious about the business— a good role model for all modern bands and we can’t wait to get to know them on the road. Oh yeah and they’re shredders!! Being direct support is a huge honor and we won’t let anyone down! This is a very unique tour package and we can’t wait to play to new crowds as well as expose some of our fans to bands they may not have seen yet. See you all in the road this spring!”

BATTLECROSS’ latest effort, War of Will, saw the band on the road as a part of 2013′s Rockstar Mayhem Festival and 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 on the 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.

Metalholic.com: #2, 10 Best Thrash Metal Albums of 2013

Matterz.co.uk: #1, Top 5 Metal Albums Of The Year

Metalwani.com: #8, Reaper’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2013

SkullsNBones.com: #15, Metal Mark’s Top 15 Metal Albums of 2013!

“Metallica-approved thrashers…catchy and direct-the secret behind Battlecross songs is that they’re short and not so sweet.” Revolver Magazine

“The overall result falls somewhere between the sheer aggression of traditional thrash and In Flames’ sense of humanity, with nods to the technical ecstasy of metal’s founding fathers along the way.” Metal Hammer Magazine (UK)

“Battlecross sound like the bastard offspring of Kreator, Children Of Bodom and Dragonforce…metal fans will lap this up like a cat with a bowl of cream.” 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)

“Pound for pound, the Detroit thrashers deliver one of the most eye popping, headbanging, horn throwing live shows in heavy metal.” Outburn, 10/10

“Whoever said that the metal genre has become stale and boring has clearly never heard of Michigan’s Battlecross!” New-Transcendence.com

“All told, War of Will is a compact and exhilarating experience from Battlecross, who are able to capture the feeling of old-school metal without needing to prop themselves up with nostalgia, instead allowing their love of the genre to shine through with every chugging riff, every solo, and every crazed fist pump.” Allmusic.com

Protest the Hero, Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses
Sat/Mar-01 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Sun/Mar-02 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mon/Mar-03 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at The Intersection
Tue/Mar-04 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Wed/Mar-05 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Fri/Mar-07 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Hall
Sat/Mar-08 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Sun/Mar-09 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Mon/Mar-10 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Tue/Mar-11 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre & Club
Wed/Mar-12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri/Mar-14 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
Sat/Mar-15 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sun/Mar-16 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Mon/Mar-17 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
Tue/Mar-18 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Wed/Mar-19 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Fri/Mar-21 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
Sat/Mar-22 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sun/Mar-23 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
Mon/Mar-24 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
Wed/Mar-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Thu/Mar-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Fri/Mar-28 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Sat/Mar-29 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys By The Sea
Sun/Mar-30 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Tue/Apr-01 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Wed/Apr-02 Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
Thu/Apr-03 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Fri/Apr-04 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Sat/Apr-05 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
Sun/Apr-06 Amityville, NY @ Revolution

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