Motor City thrashers Battlecross have announced that they will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar's home state of Louisiana.
"I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar. Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I've been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It's an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I'm thankful and excited for the opportunity. We're excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada (it's been too long!) See you all soon!" says Battlecross Guitarist, Hiran Deraniyagala.
The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production of their third Metal Blade release, produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. The tour also puts an end to the band's search for a permanent drummer, announcing that the bay area's Alex Bent will sit behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex joined the band in the studio for the next album. He can be seen below performing 'Ghost Alive' last winter on the Winter Warriors Tour.
Battlecross also appears at the 2015 Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. Summer of Doom Tickets went on sale April 3rd, 2015.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/23/2015 - Bogota, Colombia - 4 Extranos Fest* 5/28/2015 - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse 5/29/2015 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 5/30/2015 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog 5/31/2015 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar 6/2/2015 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad 6/3/2015 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red 6/4/2015 - San Diego, CA - Til Two 6/5/2015 - Long Beach, CA - DiPiazzas 6/6/2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go 6/7/2015 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro 6/8/2015 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater 6/9/2015 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon 6/10/2015 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 6/12/2015 Calgary, AB - Republik 6/13/2015 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop 6/14/2015 - Saskatoon, SK - Obrians 6/16/2015 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo 6/17/2015 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam 6/18/2015 - Cudahy, WI - The Metal Grill 6/19/2015 - Detroit, MI - Shelter 6/20/2015 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's 6/21/2015 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa 6/22/2015 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom 6/23/2015 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club 6/24/2015 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks 6/25/2015 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa 6/26/2015 - Worcester, MA - Palladium 6/27/2015 - Albany, NY - Trickshot Billiards 6/28/2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage 6/29/2015 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus 6/30/2015 - Frederick, MD - Cafe 611 7/1/2015 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern 7/2/2015 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 7/3/2015 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theater
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Happy April Fool's Day from Sick Drummer Magazine!
Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb of God, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth’s roots.
Dave Mustaine comments, “Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to Megadeth that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL! Back in 1989, Megadeth originally worked as a three piece - guitar, bass and drums - when we laid down the framework to our Grammy® nominated platinum album ‘Rust In Peace.’ I want to thank the other members of Lamb Of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.”
David Ellefson adds, "Chris has been an endearing friend to us in Megadeth for many years now, and he truly appreciates our music and its legacy. His drumming has forged such an innovative and ferocious path for metal music and I’m very proud that he is anchoring our rhythm section with us on this new album. I can clearly see a new dawn of 'utmost heaviness' unfolding in Megadeth’s next chapter."
Chris Adler offers, “Megadeth was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across 'Killing Is My Business' and the bible of all metal, 'Peace Sells' in my formative years.”
“About 10 years ago, Lamb of God toured with Megadeth and I was able to share that story with Dave and David, and we have kept in touch ever since,” adds Adler. “When Dave called me a while ago and asked if I was interested in making a thrash metal album with him, I felt like I must’ve been on a hidden camera show. “I was trying to play it cool, but I was speechless other than YES! Once I called my wife and my band guys to let everyone know, I had some time to really think about it and how I can best fit into this situation. I'm coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can. Together, I believe we can do something very special! Get ready for a very exciting chapter in the Megadeth legacy.”
The new album is the follow up to Megadeth’s 2013 release, Super Collider. Super Collider hit No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts consecutively. To date, Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has scored five Top 10 albums, two Top 5 releases.