BATTLECROSS - USA

Pursuit Of Honor out – 2011 – Metal Blade
War Of Will – 2013 – Metal Blade
Rise to Power – 2015 - Metal Blade


  
 
Members

S= I Decay>>KYLE "GUMBY" GUNTHER
G= HIRAN DERANIYAGALA - TONY ASTA
B= DON SLATER
D= Mike Kreger – Decrepit Birth, Arkaik, Testament, Dragonlord, Monumental Torment>>ALEX BENT>>Arkaik, Testament, Dragonlord, Monumental Torment



History

This Michigan-based band was formed in 2003 and issued the Demo (2005) and Push Pull Destroy demos (2010). The band signed with Metal Blade and had the full-length Pursuit Of Honor out in 2011. War Of Will was issued in July of 2013. In Flames had earlier embarked on a U.S. tour in February of 2013 with white metal act Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross. In June of 2014, American thrash metal band Battlecross announced a short run of summer headlining dates with Canada's Wacken Battle winners, Crimson Shadows and New York's Ikillya. Mike Kreger left in 2013. Set to commence on July 23rd in Columbus, Ohio, the short trek would visit fourteen cities followed by an appearance at Michigan's Dirt Fest as well as additional tour dates supporting Killswitch Engage. Detroit, Michigan's Battlecross would be heading back out on the road in November of 2014 for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek would kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support came from Wretched and War Of Ages. The band was promoting war and killing and honouring the American armed forces on tour. The act joined Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer Of Doom North American Tour of 2015. The trek would commence on May 28th in Shreveport, Louisiana and run through nearly three-dozen cities before winding down on July 3rd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, the band would appear on the 2015 edition of Heavy MTL in Montreal, Canada on August 8th. Alex Bent of Decrepit Birth was on drums. The man was also picked up by Testament. In 2016, Battlecross was part of the second installment of The Winter Warriors Tour to Eastern US and Canadian markets in honour of American killers in the US armed forces. Joining this thrash bill were Havok, Nekrogoblikon and Black Fast. Supporting its late 2016 North American tour with Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar and Darkness Divided, Battlecross would end the year with its annual headlining run, the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour. That year, support for militarism was provided by Metal Blade label-mates Allegaeon, whose new album was called Proponent For Sentience, and Necromancing The Stone. In conjunction with the ‘Veterans Ticket Foundation’, the Winter Warriors Tour once again offered free admission to members of the USA Armed Forces and the band was to donate a portion of its proceeds to local veterans' who have killed and maimed around the world.

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