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  • Axl Rosenberg


New York’s own Batillus are a band we don’t write about nearly enough. But you should definitely know who they are; like Salome, they make awesome, nut-crushing doom. In fact, they’re about to hit the road with Salome and Hull as part of the awesomely-monikered Beard Destroyer Tour 2009, and are celebrating by unveiling a new song, “The Division,” on their MySpace page.

A press release tells us the following:

The song, entitled “The Division,” is the first BATILLUS song to feature vocalist / synthesist Fade Kainer (Inswarm, Jarboe) and will only be available on a special limited-edition (75) Beard Destroyer Tour CDR-EP. The EP features hand-crafted packaging by Northern Owl and contains three songs at a total running time of 24:10. The tracks were recorded at Sterling Audio in Brooklyn, NY by Brendan Tobin (Red Sparowes, Made Out of Babies) and mastered by Josh Bonati.

The band is looking for additional gigs and places to crash; if you can help out, please drop them a line ASAP.

Get a complete Beard Destroyer Tour itinerary after the jump – it includes a stop at the awesome, MetalSucks-sponsored Planet Caravan festival.

And on a semi-related note, don’t forget that we’re giving away an awesome new Salome song, “With Hell for a Mouth,” for free download right here. I listened to it like five times in a row last night. It slays.

9/10/09 @ Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/11/09 @ Talking Head Club – Baltimore, MD (w/ Oak)
9/12/09 @ Marblehaus – College Park, MD
9/13/09 @ TBA – Richmond, VA (w/ Lord By Fire)
9/14/09 @ TBA – Greensboro, NC or Virginia Beach, VA
9/15/09 @ Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
9/16/09 @ The Guitar Bar – Savannah, GA
9/17/09 @ 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/18/09 @ Little Hamilton Collective – Nashville, TN
9/19/09 @ Planet Caravan Festival @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
9/20/09 @ TBA – Louisville or Lexington, KY
9/21/09 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
9/22/09 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/ Auternus)
9/23/09 @ White Star Bar – Chicago, IL
9/24/09 @ Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Apostle of Solitude)
9/25/09 @ Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH (w/ Lo Pan)
9/26/09 @ Krugs Place – Frederick, MD (no Salome)
9/27/09 @ TBA – Brooklyn, NY (no Salome)


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