Battlecross is an American heavy metal band from Canton, Michigan. The band describes their sound as "Blue Collar Thrash Metal"
The band was founded in 2003 by guitarists Tony Asta and Hiran Deraniyagala. After some lineup changes, in 2007, drummer Mike Kreger was hired. In 2008 and 2010 respectively, bassist Don Slater and singer Kyle "Gumby" Gunther also joined the band. Together, they played some local gigs first. Due to the increasing popularity of the band, the group then played with other bands such as Dying Fetus, GWAR, DevilDriver, The Absence, Vital Remains and The Faceless.
In 2010, Battlecross self-released their debut album "Push Pull Destroy". The second album called Pursuit of Honor was released in 2011 in Metal Blade Records. It was recorded at Random Awesome Recording Studio in Bay City, Michigan and produced by Josh Schroeder. Most of the songs on the album were already heard on the debut album.
Abiotic Abiotic is an American progressive, technical death metal band from Miami, Florida that has recently signed to Metal Blade Records. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band has released two singles and a seven song studio EP entitled 'A Universal Plague'. "Vermosapien", the second track on the EP, has recently been featured on the quintet's first music video, directed by Dan Drescher.
Abiotic is agressive, melodic, technical and musical, to say the least. They've been compared to bands like The Faceless and Veil of Maya. Mixing technical riffs, brutal break downs, and solos that will leave you breathless, makes this five-piece assault an act that fans won't ever want to miss.
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