Metal Blade Records recording artist and Michigans own Battlecross will be headlining the 1st Annual Battlechristmas at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI on Friday 20-Dec-2013.

Providing support will be Wilson. Wulfhook and It Lies Within.

The show will kick off the Machine Shop’s Christmas party weekend. This event will be followed up by Mushroomhead wsg/ One Eyed Doll, Ionia and Unsaid Fate on Saturday 21-Dec-2013.

This is a Battlecross headline show not to be missed as the band is expected to perform their latest release “War Of Will” in its entirety.

Battlecross will also be performing some other dates in the US before the end of the year including a Christmas With The Cross show in Indy and 3 Dates with Gwar and Iron Reagan.

Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala took a few minutes to chat with the National Rock Review about the bands upcoming schedule including Headlining Christmas shows and their upcoming plans to invade Europe.

For more information on Battlecross’ upcoming schedule, please check below.


Additionally, the band will embark on their journey to take over the world as they will head overseas with big names such as Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Miss May I.


Killswitch Engage + Trivium + Miss May I + BATTLECROSS
01/29 Dublin, IE The Academy
01/30 Belfast, IE The Limelight
02/01 Manchester, UK Academy
02/02 London, UK Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
02/04 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
02/06 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
02/07 Southampton, UK Guildhall

w/ Trivium, Miss May I
02/08 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
02/09 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik
02/10 Filderstadt, DE Filharmonie
02/12 Antwerp, BE Trix
02/13 Muenster, DE Skaters Palace
02/14 Berlin, DE Huxleys
02/15 Wuerzburg, DE Posthalle
02/16 Munich, DE Theaterfabrik
02/18 Milan, IT Live Club

The band has also recently announced they will continue to take over the world this summer with appearances planned at Novarock in Austria, Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium and Download Festival in the UK. I am sure there are more dates to be announced.

The latest Battlecross video “Never Coming Back” has now been viewed over 141,00 times on youtube.

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, “War of Will,” debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart.

“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records.

Get it here: Amazon


The Wilson video for “Better Off (Strictly Doods)” has just surpassed 10,000 views on

WILSON online:

WULFHOOK online:

It Lies within is touring in support of their release “Chrysalis” but the band has been working on new material with The Browning frontman Jonny McBee.


Chrysalis can be purchased at:

If you would like to hear Battlecross and other metal releases, be sure to tune into THE METAL on 94.3 FM in the local Flint, MI listening area or on WKUF.FM anywhere else in the world every Sunday 8-12pm EST:

Brian Michael Jacques aka “Old”

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Brian was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Miami, Florida. He now resides in Flint, Michigan where he hosts a local radio show called THE METAL, Sundays 8p-12a on WKUF 94.3 FM. You can listen online at WKUF.FM. Let’s Party!

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