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Battlecross Live Review

Posted May 2, 2016 by Ron in Live


If you like balls to the walls metal with that extra side of fuck off then this is the band for you. Battlecross from Michigan blend harmonic shredding guitars with drums that make you want to kick an old lady. Then there are the vocals that pierce your soul while fist fucking you.

Battlecross-003As they hit the stage lead singer Kyle Gunther or “Gumby” asks the crowd “ are you ready to watch 5 sweaty dudes”. “Gumby” was sporting a Chewbacca shirt and a look that was somewhat reminiscent of  Otis from The Devil’s Rejects. He commanded every inch of  the stage with his vocals.

Battlecross opened their set with the track “Force Fed Lies” and immediately dispelled  any doubts that they came to tear this place down. Battlecross played a mix of their three full length albums, including the songs “Scars” and “ Blood and Lies”. The band jumped into “Kaleb” which Gumby proclaimed it to be his favorite song from their catalog. They song is penned about his son and is an amazing track that demonstrates that metal dads have a heart too.

Battlecross didn’t let the let the crowd take a moment of rest  as they finished of their set with “Push Pull Destroy”.  They are such an amazing band to see perform live. I’ve had the opportunity to see them play at Mayhem Fest, but nothing compares to seeing them in intimate setting of a club where they absolutely reign supreme. Such energy and compassion for the genre! Battlecross is here to stay. So buckle up and enjoy the ride cause it’s gonna be a doozy.


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Tony Asta – guitar

Hiran “snickerdick” Deraniyagala – guitar

Don “Hulkamania” Slater – bass

Kyle “Gumby” Gunther – vocals

Alex Bent – drums


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Ron has keen eye for talent and a love for the underground and has a tremendous love for music of any genera. You'll probably bump into him at a horror convention or some seedy club checking out the next new band.

One Comment

  1. JJ

    Saw them at Mayhem Fest a few years ago. Solid as hell live.

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