Battlecross to hit the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 Tour

February 24th, 2012
by EvilG

Battlecross to hit the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 Tour featuring Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn
The band’s first single ‘Push Pull Destroy’ holds the #1 spot for the most requested new metal track on Sirius XM-Liquid Metal

Detroit thrashers BATTLECROSS will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 Tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn. The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour marks BATTLECROSS’ first major US tour and will see the band promoting their devastating Metal Blade debut, Pursuit of Honor, which just dropped August 02, 2011.

“Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We’re thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we’re going to thank each and every one of them! We can’t wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!” Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther

In other news, on Friday February 17 BATTLECROSS landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM’s the Devil’s Dozen Countdown with their single ‘Push Pull Destroy.’ Here’s what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger’s Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about BATTLECROSS’s recent feat:

“They’ve been stirring up our fan base since day one, clawing their way to the top of the Devil’s Dozen Countdown, inciting mobile mosh pits every time they’re on Liquid Metal! That’s the power of straight to your core American made Metal!”

Check out the video for ‘Push Pull Destroy’ HERE – shot by Roy Warner Creative & Videography on location at the Yankee Air Museum, located on the grounds of the historic Willow Run Airport. It was at Willow Run where Henry Ford mobilized his manufacturing base to contribute to the war efforts by mass producing the B-24 Liberators that provided American Air Power to win WWII for the Allies.

The video was shot in front of a number of military aircraft, including a B-52 Stratofortress and a C7 Caribou with a special appearance by the B-17 Yankee Lady, one of the only ten surviving flyable B-17s in the world. The Yankee Air Museum is the home to the Yankee Lady, long considered to be the most beautifully restored of all of the remaining flyable planes.

BATTLECROSS will be playing dates leading down to and back from Austin, TX where the band will be performing a very special daytime showcase at SXSW. More details to be announced soon!

BATTLECROSS
03/12 Nashville, TN The Muse
03/13 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
03/14 FortWorth, TX Tom Cats West
03/15 Austin, TX SXSW – details coming soon!
03/17 St Louis, MO Fubar
03/18 Barrington, IL Penny Road Pubb
03/24 Westland, MI Token Lounge – Exploder CD Release Bash w/ Exploder
03/31 Peru, IN Hangar 18 w/ Deliver Us From Evil
End tour
Occupation Domination 2012 Tour featuring: Origin, CATTLE DECAPITATION, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, and BATTLECROSS
04/20 Baltimore, MD Sonar
04/21 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
04/22 Trenton, NJ Backstage at Champs
04/23 Keene, NH Railroad Tavern
04/24 Brooklyn, NY Europa
04/26 Peoria, IL Brass Rail
04/27 Joliet, IL Mojoe’s
04/28 Portage, IN Camelot Arena
04/29 St Louis, MO Fubar
05/02 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
05/04 San Diego, CA Ruby Room
05/05 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
05/06 Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go-Go
05/07 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
05/08 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
05/09 Stockton, CA Plea For Peace
05/10 Sparks, NV The Alley
05/11 Portland, OR Branx
05/12 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
05/13 Boise, ID The Venue
05/14 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
05/15 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
05/18 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater

BATTLECROSS is:
Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther – Vocals
Tony Asta – Guitar
Hiran Deraniyagala – Guitar
Mike Kreger – Drums
Don Slater – Bassist

Keep up-to-date with BATTLECROSS at the following locations:
http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross
http://www.battlecrossmetal.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/battlecross
http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal
http://www.twitter.com/battlecross
http://www.youtube.com/battlecrossmi
http://www.myspace.com/battlecross

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