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John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

BATTLECROSS Announce Rise to Power and Launch Brand New Song

Tours with Crowbar and GWAR Confirmed

Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS have just returned home from a successful trip to Bogota, CO, and nearly immediately upon returning, have launched a brand new song from their forthcoming album, “Rise to Power“! The new song, “Not Your Slave“, is streaming at metalblade.com/battlecross, where pre-order bundles are also available. “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).

Guitarist Tony Asta offers the following comment on the new single, “Not Your Slave“: “We’re really happy with the crushing feel of this song. Somehow through the writing process, maybe even on accident, a more groovy feel was created. We won’t write the same record twice and I think this is our strongest and more dynamic album yet.”

As previously announced, BATTLECROSS will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar’s home state of Louisiana. On tour, fans can pre-order “Rise to Power” at the BATTLECROSS merch booth in the form of a limited edition tour laminate, only available at the merch booth. Each laminate will include a code, redeemable online, for a copy of the album!

The Summer of Doom is the first tour for BATTLECROSS since finishing the production for “Rise to Power“, their third Metal Blade release. The tour also puts an end to the band’s search for a permanent drummer, with bay area’s Alex Bent now firmly in place behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex officially joined and tracked drums for the new album.

BATTLECROSS will also appear at the 2015 Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. Summer of Doom Tickets are on sale now.

Rise to Power” Track Listing:
1. Scars
2. Not Your Slave
3. Absence
4. Spoiled
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
8. Despised
9. Shackles
10. The Path


Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying

05/28 Shreveport, LA              The Riverside Warehouse

05/29 Dallas, TX                     Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

05/30 Austin, TX                     Dirty Dog Bar

05/31 Houston, TX                  Scout Bar

06/02 Albuquerque, NM          Launch Pad

06/03 Mesa, AZ                       Club Red

06/04 San Diego, CA               Til-Two Club

06/05 Long Beach, CA             Dipiazza’s

06/06 West Hollywood, CA      Whisky A Go-Go

06/07 Oakland, CA                  Oakland Metro Operahouse

06/08 Portland, OR                  Hawthorne Theatre

06/09 Seattle, WA                    El Corazon

06/10 Vancouver, BC               Rickshaw Theatre

06/12 Calgary, AB                   The Republik

06/13 Edmonton, AB               The Pawn Shop

06/14 Saskatoon, SK               O’Brian’s Event Centre

06/16 Winnipeg, MB               The Zoo Cabaret

06/17 St. Paul, MN                  The Amsterdam Bar & Hall

06/18 Cudahy, WI                    The Metal Grill

06/19 Detroit, MI                     The Shelter

06/20 Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s Rock Club

06/21 Columbus, OH              Al Rosa Villa

06/22 Cleveland, OH              Agora Ballroom

06/23 Toronto, ON                  The Mod Club

06/24 Ottawa, ON                   Mavericks

06/25 Montreal, QC                 La Sala Rossa

06/26 Worcester, MA              The Palladium

06/27 Clifton Park, NY            Trick Shot Billiards

06/28 Philadelphia, PA             Voltage Lounge

06/29 Brooklyn, NY                 Saint Vitus

06/30 Frederick, MD                Cafe 611

07/01 West Columbia, SC        New Brookland Tavern

07/02 Atlanta, GA                    The Masquerade

07/03 Baton Rouge, LA            Varsity Theatre


End Tour

08/08 Montreal, QC                 Heavy MTL 


Tour w/ GWAR, Butcher Babies

08/25 Millvale, PA                   Mr. Smalls Theatre

08/27 Des Moines, IA             Wooly’s

08/28 Lincoln, NE                   Bourbon Theatre

08/30 Lawrence, KS                Granada

08/31 Tulsa, OK                      Cain’s Ballroom

09/01 San Antonio, TX            Alamo City Music Hall

09/02 Baton Rouge, LA           Varsity Theatre

09/03 Mobile, AL                    Soul Kitchen

09/04 Birmingham, AL            Iron City

09/06 Winston-Salem, NC       Ziggys

09/08 Wilmington, NC             Ziggys By The Sea

09/09 Jacksonville, FL             Freebird Live

09/10 Chattanooga, TN            Track 29

09/11 Sauget, IL                        Pop’s

09/14 Poughkeepsie, NY          The Chance

09/15 So. Burlington, VT         Higher Ground

09/16 Reading, PA                    Reverb

09/17 Huntington, NY              The Paramount

09/18 Rochester, NY                 Water Street Music Hall

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.

Justen Bieber