American thrash metal battalion, BATTLECROSS, has confirmed a short run of Summer headlining dates with Canada's Wacken Battle winners, Crimson Shadows, and New York's IKILLYA. Set to commence on July 23rd in Columbus, Ohio, the short but ravaging trek will topple fourteen cities followed by an appearance at Michigan's Dirt Fest as well as additional tour dates supporting Killswitch Engage.
Comments guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala, "We're excited to announce our first headlining run in quite a while. It's short but sweet, and this gives us time to write the new record this Summer. We are stoked to have our Canadian brothers, Crimson Shadows, joining us. We did a short run with those guys earlier this year and they're a great live band and have an awesome record coming out next Fall."
After two busy Summers on the 2012 Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Metallica's Orion Festival,BATTLECROSS looks forward to some downtime prior to their South American run with Killswitch Engage when they'll begin to compose the follow up to their Metal Blade-released War Of Will full-length. Dubbed "one hell of a modern day thrash album," by Headbangorgtfo.com, War Of Walldebuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers chart. BATTLECROSS is currently traversing Europe on a series of festival appearances including Download Festival and the Graspop Metal Meeting, plus club shows with Huntress and Lacuna Coil.
Guitarist Tony Asta says, "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. I expect our next album to kick you in the ass harder than the last. Album number three will be a serious contender in 2015 and a definingBATTLECROSS record."
w/ Crimson Shadows, IKILLYA
7/23/2014 The Basement - Columbus, OH
7/25/2014 Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC
7/26/2014 The Bonnie Kate - Elizabethton, TN
7/27/2014 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
7/28/2014 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
7/30/2014 Reverb - Reading, PA
7/31/2014 Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
8/01/2014 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
8/02/2014 Bogie's Albany, NY
8/03/2014 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
8/04/2014 L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
8/05/2014 Rum Runners - London, ON co-headline w/ Macabre
8/06/2014 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
8/07/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
8/08/2014 Expo 5 - Louisville, KY w/ Killswitch Engage
8/09/2014 DIRT Fest - Birch Run, MI
8/10/2014 Austin's - Libertyville, IL w/ Killswitch Engage
"A breath of fresh air for the thrash genre, this band has a genuinely aggressive and unique sound of their own. Coupling excellent In Flames-esque melodies with top quality shredding and riffs,BATTLECROSS have produced a real winner with War Of Will." - Kill Your Stereo