On tour, fans can pre-order “Rise to Power” at the BATTLECROSS merch booth in the form of a limited edition tour laminate, only available at the merch booth. Each laminate will include a code, redeemable online, for a copy of the album! “Rise to Power” is also available now in special pre-order bundles at THIS LOCATION.
Today the band unleashes another scorching track from “Rise To Power”. Loudwire is exclusively premiering the song entitled “Spoiled”. Get your first listen to the track at THIS LOCATION.
Guitarist Tony Asta spoke about the track:
“”Spoiled” kicks in with a heavy rockin old-school vibe and progresses into a brutal more technical feel. It’s also a really fun song to jam. The subject matter and lyrics of “Spoiled” were inspired by the dependency on modern technology, more specifically the cyber world. An entire generation thrives from its use but does not know what it was like before the internet existed. It IS a great tool, although the magnitude of its impact on our everyday lives sometimes gives me the chills. This is the only song I had a hand in writing lyrics for and you can thank the “phone-gazing zombies” for it.”
Additionally the first song from “Rise to Power”, “Not Your Slave”, is streaming at metalblade.com/battlecrossHERE:
“Rise to Power” will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21st, 2015. The record 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).
The Summer of Doom is the first tour for BATTLECROSS since finishing the production for “Rise to Power”, their third Metal Blade release. The tour 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 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex officially joined and tracked drums for the new album.