Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS are currently out on the road with Crowbar and Lord Dying on “The Summer of Doom Tour” in support of their forthcoming release “Rise to Power”! The tour has been a career highlight for the band and the legendary sludge metallers Crowbar have really taken a liking to the band.
Today the band unleashes another scorching track from “Rise To Power”. Loudwire is exclusively premiering the song entitled “Spoiled”. Get your first listen to the track HERE.
Guitarist Tony Asta spoke about the track: “”Spoiled” kicks in with a heavy rockin old-school vibe and progresses into a brutal more technical feel. It’s also a really fun song to jam. The subject matter and lyrics of “Spoiled” were inspired by the dependency on modern technology, more specifically the cyber world. An entire generation thrives from its use but does not know what it was like before the internet existed. It IS a great tool, although the magnitude of its impact on our everyday lives sometimes gives me the chills. This is the only song I had a hand in writing lyrics for and you can thank the “phone-gazing zombies” for it.”
Additionally 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).
“Rise to Power” Track listing:
2. Not Your Slave
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
10. The Path
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.