Michigan thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their new album, "Rise To Power", on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD 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).
A brand new BATTLECROSS song, "Not Your Slave", can be streamed below. Guitarist Tony Asta states: "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."
BATTLECROSS will join CROWBAR and LORD DYING on "The Summer Of Doom" tour, with the devastation beginning May 28 and ending July 3 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. 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 completing work on "Rise To Power". The trek 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 headlining tours in 2014 and a trip to South America, Alex officially joined and tracked drums for the new album.
"Rise to Power" track listing:
02. Not Your Slave
05. The Climb
06. Blood & Lies
07. Bound by Fear
10. The Path