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Friday, August 31, 2012

BATTLECROSS: Cover Of PANTERA's "Hostile" To Be Premiered Today On Liquid Metal!

Earlier this week, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS finished their run with the TRESPASS AMERICA festival, also featuring Five Finger Death Punch with support from Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid.

Helping to cap such a defining summer in the band’s already accelerating career, Sirius XM Liquid Metal will premiere the band’s studio cover of the track “Hostile” (originally performed by PANTERA) on Friday, August 31st. Afterward, the track will be available for purchase on iTunes. The band performed “Hostile” live at several stops on the TRESPASS AMERICA festival (last night’s performance of the song included a guest appearance by Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael).

“TRESPASS AMERICA has been a blast. We can't believe it’s all over. It’s been a wake-up call, a learning experience, and a privilege to be part of this kick ass festival,” states guitarist Tony Asta. “We've made so many new friends along the way and it’s very humbling to see so much support from all our fans. Thank you all for making this dream a reality.”

Tony continues, “We are very excited to release our cover of “Hostile” on Sirius XM with Pantera being heavily influential to the band. Rest in peace, Dime. Now crank it to eleven!”

The band will be taking part in the Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary Label Showcase, sponsored by Scion A/V Club! The showcase takes place on Saturday, September 15th at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA.  The show is free with RSVP (strictly required) and space is limited. Also performing at the show are Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim. See above for the official event admat with additional details.

BATTLECROSS tour dates:


31        Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)


  1        Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)
  2        Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)
15        Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse (Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary Label Showcase)
24        Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
27        Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz (Jose Mangin’s Hard Attack Thursday w/ The Doomsday Prophecy, Carnavarice Breath, Watchwords)
28        Wheeling, WV – River City


19        Detroit, MI – Detroit Princess River Cruise
20        Lansing, MI – Michigan Princess Cruise


Kyle "Gumby" Gunther: Vocals
Tony Asta: Guitar
Hiran Deraniyagala: Guitar
Mike Kreger: Drums
Don Slater: Bass 

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