BATTLECROSS confirmed to support IN FLAMES on tour in 2013!

- December 5th, 2012 –

“The Growing Pains” headlining December tour kicks off Saturday!

Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS, one of 2012′s break-out metal acts, will continue their live campaign in support of their debut full-length, Pursuit of Honor, in 2013. The first leg of the tour, which also includes support from Demon Hunter, and All Shall Perish, will begin on February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and runs through February 16th. The second leg of the tour will be announced shortly. Confirmed shows can be seen below, along with BATTLECROSS’s December headlining tour with Metal Blade Records label mates, Abiotic.

BATTLECROSS guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments on the tour: “Wow! So stoked to hit the road with all these great bands – In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish. Last year was good to us and looks like next year is even better for Battlecross. This will be a nice break from working on new material and we can’t wait to see some new and old faces! Once again very humbled and honored to be a part of a great tour! See you all soon!” Vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther adds: “We hope that fans will come party with us on the Growing Pains tour with Abiotic that starts next week so they can prepare for the heavy metal onslaught that will come their way in February!”

BATTLECROSS recently celebrated 52 straight weeks with the debut of ‘Man of Stone’ at #5 on the SiriusXM Liquid Metal Charts, following ‘Breaking You,’ and their first single ‘Push Pull Destroy’, which spent five weeks at #1. The channel also premiered the band’s studio version of Pantera’s Hostile that thrashed audiences on this summer’s Trespass America Festival. The single for ‘Hostile’ is now available on iTunes and the track can be preview and purchased HERE. The band’s debut album, Pursuit of Honor, is available now. Listen and order at

“face-meltingly awesome” Decibel Magazine

“[Breaking You] is one of the fastest, leanest, thrashiest cuts of meat this album has to offer and represents BATTLECROSS at their heaviest and most unique”

“Ugly, intense, and dated in that perfect way, the riffs are ferocious and widdly, and the singing is growly. Brings to mind old Exodus and death metal bands like Morbid Angel. Magnificent.” Detroit’s Metro Times

Another Year Another Tour
w/ In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
02/02 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/04 Georgia Theater Athens, GA
02/05 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
02/07 The Madison Theater Covington, KY
02/08 Mojoes Joliet, IL
02/09 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NE
02/10 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
02/12 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
02/13 House of Blues San Diego, CA
02/14 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
02/15 Majestic Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
02/16 Knitting Factory Reno, NV

The Growing Pains Tour
w/ Abiotic
12/08 Toledo, OH Frankie’s
12/09 Plainfield, IL Live 59
12/11 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
12/12 St Paul, MN Station 4
12/13 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
12/14 St Louis, MO Fubar
12/15 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
12/16 Memphis, TN Newby’s
12/17 Richmond, VA Kingdom
12/18 Springfield, VA Empire
12/19 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose
End Tour
12/21 Westland, MI Token Lounge
12/29 Cleveland, OH House of Blues w/ Chimaria, Affiance, Diamond Plate

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