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Exclusive Track Premiere: “Flesh & Bone” by Battlecross

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All roads lead to this: Michigan’s Battlecross are on a very short list of bands whose music is an amalgamation of all of metal’s most revered artists thus far in the genre’s history — the purest and most exemplary embodiment of everything that modern metal is and can be. Case in point: the band’s new album, War of Will. The first track to be released from War, “Force Fed Lies,” channeled Slayer with such ferocity as to do Jeff Hanneman proud, while their new single, “Flesh & Bone,” skews much more towards the sound of European melodeath outfits like their soon-to-be-tourmates in Children of Bodom. And it’s all centered around guitar licks that are so incredibly catchy as to actually be superior to what some veteran European melodeath acts are putting out these days. WICKED.

MetalSucks is proud to debut “Flesh & Bone,” which you can stream below. War of Will comes out July 9 on Metal Blade. You can pre-order it at this link, where you can also watch studio diaries feature exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. And don’t forget that these dudes will be on tour all summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. They’ll also be playing a handful of off-dates with Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, and Huntress. Get  their complete tour itinerary below!

BATTLECROSS TOUR DATES — SUMMER 2012

06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon

w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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