When the name BATTLECROSS first came onto our radar, we kind of figured we missed something back in ’84. We could hardly be blamed as the band’s monicker sounds like it’s a bullet belt deep in the NWOBHM era, or at least the North American equivalent. It was a pleasant surprise to discover that these Michigan metalheads are not only in the here-and-now, but fightin’ the good fight with our beloved Metal Blade. As the summer months are winding down, and the imminent arrival of Battlecross’ third record Rise To Power coming, the band recently stormed through town to make damn sure we knew about it. We met up with axeman Hiran Deraniyagala who talked about the new record, their old school 80s monicker and that all important third album. We quickly discovered our subject to be a wise man for his limited age. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we geek out over THE EXPLOITED and crank some wicked tunes from Battlecross, PRO-PAIN, PUTRID PILE, WARBEAST, DEW-SCENTED, MANIPULATE, and introduce New Jersey bashers ROBOTS AND MONSTERS in our Indie Spotlight. Horns Up!!
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