Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Detroit, Michigan's BATTLECROSS. The band's new album will be released this summer. The CD was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Random Awesome Recording Studio in Bay City, Michigan and produced by BATTLECROSS and Josh Schroeder.Incorporating many elements of extreme thrash, death and tech metal, creating a precise blend of fist pumping brutality, intensity, and drive, BATTLECROSS satisfies both the technical metal snob and the knuckle-dragging metal jock alike. "We are extremely honored to join such a respected label and humbled by their belief in our music. We're stoked to be part of a label that has a great roster of bands we all admire and respect!" says BATTLECROSS guitarist Tony Asta. "We understand the hard work and pavement pounding that is required of a Metal Blade band and we are going to work our asses' off to show the world what we're about," adds guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala. Comments Kelli Malella of Metal Blade Records: "We have been keeping our eyes on BATTLECROSS for some time now and watching the band grow into quite a beast. We feel confident that metalheads across the world will enjoy the ferocity and dedication that BATTLECROSS will be bringing forth on their debut album as well as the stage." BATTLECROSS is: Kyle "Gumby" Gunther - Vocals
Tony Asta - Guitar
Hiran Deraniyagala - Guitar
Mike Kreger - Drums
Don Slater - Bassist For more information, visit www.battlecrossmetal.com.