there were two... they picked up the axes & clubs and carried
on... BATTLETORN, but not to be stopped! The concept is still
simple, execution still comes without much warning. BATTLETORN
is a hit and run band.
BATTLETORN : version #1
(Feb 2004-Nov 2005).
After meeting, finding
common ground musically and becoming friends, three thrashers
joined forces to form BATTLETORN. The concept was simple, the
execution was short and sweet. BATTLETORN is a hit and run band.
See below for the whole
Battletorn war story!
The Story So Far...
Essentially this is the
timeline of what's gone down, the shows we've played and all that
for those who care to know:
William and I (Omid) met
sometime in late '98 in the basement of a seedy Time's Square
NYC smut shop (masked as a 'video shop') he was working at. I
started asking if they knew about "Stunt Rock" and we
became friends. We had talked about doing music, and now 6 years
later we are.
Sometime in January Beverly
came to my place to get a THOR album from me. We were talking
about music and I said "why aren't you in a band?!"
and that was where another seed was planted. William and I got
together and jammed once, wrote a few songs. I called Beverly
and asked if she wanted to sing. She said yeah- that she'd never
really done it (in a band), but of course she would. So she did,
and we became BATTLETORN.
Well, actually I wanted
to call the band GYPSY because William and I had talked about
being totally gypsy style, and never really announcing and planning
shows. Just showing up at random places and jamming. Other people's
shows, open mics, parks, bathrooms, wherever. But, after the first
jam with Beverly we discussed the name again and GYPSY was too
hippy in their eyes, so I am saving it for my acoustic side project.
1/31/04 (Saturday): First
'Gypsy' jam, just William and Omid.We play the Last Rights song
"Chunks" as a starting point for this whole thing.
2/7/04 (Saturday): First
jam with Beverly singing. It's fun, she's down, we're a band.
We 'change' the name to BATTLETORN, were we ever really Gypsy?.
Write another couple songs (we have six!), and book our first
show for 11 days later. We managed to get in one more practice
before the show.
2/18/04 (Wednesday): First
BATTLETORN show at Plaid in NYC with Powertrip, Grounded, and
the Sex Slaves. We got this gig because Theo and Sean rule and
they let us just jump on their night there called "Kitten
Club". This wasn't unannounced total gypsy style, we did
tell our friends to come- but we asked to not be on the flyer
or get paid, we just wanted to play.
3/3/04 (Wednesday): Second
BATTLETORN show at Lit in NYC with Pearl and Brass, How We Lost
The War, and Ready Rockets. This was at Doug from Version City
Records night there, fun show.
3/15 & 17/04 (Mon.
& Wed.): Another stroke of BATTLETORN luck, we get to record!
William's other band How We Lost The War is recording at this
SWANNNNK studio in Brooklyn, and the guy who works there Yohei
says we can come in and record too! So we lay down the 8 tracks
we have written onto real tape in a 147 track studio frequented
by serious jazz musicians! Check out the photo where we're trying
to look all serious!
3/20/04 (Saturday): Play
at Boogaloo in Brooklyn with The Dying Light and Miracle of Birth
at Mike Troubleman's night called Aerosal Burns (this is the 13th
installment!). Totally fun and killer late night show, TDL and
BATTLETORN bond and everyone is fucking wasted. Here's a couple
pictures Carissa took-
3/27/04 (Saturday): Play
at Sin-e in Manhattan with BAD WIZARD and THE WITNESSES. It was
time to pull the first TRUE gypsy style BATTLETORN show... I had
casually 'mentioned' to Curtis from Bad Wizard that we'd like
to open for them at this show- do a quick 5 minute set right before
they went on. We didn't talk about it again and we just showed
up at the show and did it. Bad Wizard were totally cool, I don't
know if anyone in the crowd knew what was going on. We didn't
even say our name, we just played and walked off making way for
the masters- BAD WIZARD, who destroyed. Besides our few friends
who happened to be there and Lauren (Beverly's best friend- who
has seen all the shows), the crowd seemed kinda confused, but
some were into it. Gypsy style mission accomplished!
3/31/04 (Wed) @ THE PYRAMID
in Manhattan w/ THE DYING LIGHT, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, and THE DEATH
CYCLE. This was an awesome show- we were friends with all the
bands and it was just a fun night all around! The Death Cycle
(Metal Ron's band!) totally blew me away!
4/8/04 (Thurs) @ THE CORAL
ROOM in Manhattan w/ Alabama Black Snake, Formula One, and The
Compulsions. Steve and Pedro from SHOUT did this night, and it
was the 13th and last instalment of it at this venue! It was an
awesome show, there was even a mermaid in a tank for everyone's
5/2/04 (Sun)- At Knitting
Factory in NYC w/ IRON LUNG, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, and SKELETAL ABOMINATION-
this was an early matinee show at 2 PM, old school hardcore style!
A lot of fun, especially since I got to play through Rion (Unearthly
Trance's) FULL STACK which was so loud that I felt like I was
getting a back massage playing in front of it! Pictures coming
soon, and all the bands were great, this was a lot of fun!
5/15/04 (Sat)- At Boogaloo
in Brooklyn w/ FROST WALK WITH ME, HOW WE LOST THE WAR, and AQUI-
originally we'd been asked to play this show but Beverly was going
to be away upstate seeing Drop Dead. She didn't end up going so
we jumped back on the show last minute, and played. It was cool,
but the PA was fucked for our set and I was playing through that
full stack again, which was just TOO loud for a room the size
of a jail cell! But the other bands ruled, AQUI are totally insane
and highly recommened!
5/19/04 (Wed)- At Plaid
in NYC w/ THEO, MORNINGWOOD, and BREAKER! BREAKER! -this was so
fuckin' awesome- it was probably our best show yet. I walked off
stage, turned around, and watched THEO and she killed it! THEN,
this DJ Laura from the UK puts on a TRESSPASS song in the other
room and it was all over!! Too cool! One of the funnest nights
of rockin' ever.
6/7/04 (Mon)- At TRASH
in Brooklyn. A fun show, we played with Ronnie's band Atomic #76
and some other band, I think their name was Desolation Radio or
6/11/04 (Fri)- At THE ROCK
STAR BAR in Brooklyn, with THE CLICKS and INTERNATIONAL MALE,
set up by the one and only Kayrock!
6/25/04 (Fri)- At TRASH
in Brooklyn. This was a rager, we played with VALIANT THOR and
CROSSBOW. After the rain stopped and our friends came we had a
lot of fucking fun. It's hard to believe this was our 12th show
already... things keep moving!
7/8/04 (Thur)- with TEAMROBSPIERRE
(Ty's band) and at Pete & Stefan's party Top Shelf at Laila
in Williamsburg! This show was hilarious, it was the first (and
maybe only!) time that William and I decided to play MANOWAR "topless"
style! You should have seen Beverly's face when she walked in
to get on stage...
7/13/04 (Tues)- we were
supposed to play with VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK, A.R.E.
WEAPONS, and many other bands at BB King's in fuckin' Times Square,
but get this. PRINCE decided to rent out the club to have a private
party, so we couldn't do the show! postponed they say.... crazy
7/16/04 (Fri)- at a VICE
party at Volume in Greenpoint. This was a 'theme show' at which
10 bands get to play 10 minute sets. We kicked it off, by playing
our whole set in about 8 minutes! Was a lot of fun, a huge room
though! MORTIS was there and introduced us which was wild, and
we finally got to see and meet EARLY MAN, well I did! so that
8/17/04 (Tues)- at the Knitting
Factory in NYC. This was a krusher, we played with a bunch of
bands: X-Possibles, Victims, Kylesa, and another band whose name
escapes me.. they jumped on the bill at the last minute. Anyways,
it was a blast- Zad rules for putting us on the bill! Thanks Zad!
8/27/04 (Fri)- @ TOMMY’S
TAVERN w/ Vizusa, Ghost Exits, 2000 Million 10, Moon to Moon,
JAWS (from s.f.). This was a cool show set up by Rebecca and Todd
P., and our first in our 'hood - Greenpoint, Brooklyn! We ended
up having to play first, because I found out the day before that
one of my favorite bands of all time, RIOT, were playing in the
city, and I HAD to go! So we played and I split fast to make it!
Was fun though! William sat on a folding chair because there was
no drum stool!
9/20/04 (Mon)- Sin-e in
Manhattan- w/ Roger Human Being, Guns Fire Mayhem, and Thee Eyes.
Fun to play the thrash as always, but it possibly our sloppiest
show ever, probably could be attributed to a few things...mainly
the fact that after playing the same songs in the same order since
February and just adding new songs on the end when we wrote them,
and dropping a few out of the middle over this time, well we decided
to revamp our set and changed the order completely. So, this was
our first time playing the "new" set. Also quite amusing
was the fact that I broke a string during the set (another first!),
so I grabbed Walter's guitar to finish the set real quick, but
it had no strap! So I had to pull a Pig Champion and play the
last 3 songs sitting down! (For those who care, Pig Champion is
the enormous guitarist of Poison Idea who got so big he couldn't
stand on stage. He still destroys!)
10/2/04- Knitting Factory
Old Office in Manhattan- w/ Wetnurse, The Dying Light, Swarm of
the Lotus, and Biolich. We were sloppy as shit, and some equiptment
problems, but a good time all around in the end! TDL mach 2 was
rippin', Brandon screamed from the grave!
10/13/04 (Wed)- North Sixth
in Brooklyn at the Troubleman Unlimited showcase. This was in
my opinion the best set we've ever played. Everything was tight
and the guitar amp I borrowed ripped heavy! Some of the other
bands I caught were Growing (who were total Sunn)) worship so
I'm sure they'll be huge!), and King Kobra- a two piece kinda
math metalish band. Totally cool night, Mike and Dennis are the
rulers of the wasteland!
n 10/23/04 (Sat)- Delancey
Bar. This was a VICE show, we weren't on the bill but Curtis from
BAD WIZARD was cool enough to invite us to rip a quickie before
they played, which just once again reminded me why they're my
favorite NYC band. He's got the fuckin' spirit. It went ok for
a sneak attack show, a little slop here and there, but hey- we're
human, and it shows! We laugh a lot on stage when we fuck up,
which reminds me of why we do this- for fun! It was our 20th show
this year too, which is exciting! Mike Troubleman was there! The
best was when Sherman Tank from EARTHRIDE showed up and gave me
a hug/kiss in the middle of a song! Then BAD WIZARD destroyed
the universe again, they are the reigning champs of NYC rock for
so many years now...
10/27/04 (Wed)- Trash in
Brooklyn w/ The Shit & Legs Up! The Shit were rockin the first
time we played with them- but now they are a FULL on hardcore/punk/thrashin
band, totally ripping and fun, they've got their shit together
(no pun)! I was totally into it! Then Legs Up played, they were
a REALLY tight Black Flag-ish band, I was pleasantly surprised
as I'd never heard of them! The funniest was though that Rich
and the Shit guys were dancing and broke some dudes' spectacles,
and he was PISSED! When I left he was waiting outside for Rich
to have a street fight or something, it was comical! I felt bad
for the guy and asked him if his glasses alright, but he wasn't
having any small talk- he was ready for revenge! I mean shit,
SHIT happens right!?
10/28/04 (Thurs)- Lit in
Manhattan at Pete & Stefan's party Kalamari Disco- w/ Team
Robespierre & The Sense! This started off shakey- Pete (now
known on the streets by his new nickname bestowed upon him by
the manager of The Sense) said there'd be a house drum kit, but
there was none, and the first band was cool enought to let us
use theirs (because T.R. doesn't have drums!)- but anyways, once
we started playing it all got worked out! Pete was fuckin' going
nuts and wiped Beverly out along with the moniters and then punched
the soundman when he got mad or something, it was pure fucking
comedy and fun all around! T.R. played after us and were awesome
too, they've gotten so much better than the first show we played
with them, and are great folks too! Check them out! Thanks SO
much to Pete and Stefan for all their support and enthusiasm,
they are truly rulers in the best sense of the word!
10/29/04 (Fri)- Don Hill's
in Manhattan w/ Guy from the Toilet Boys' new band! This was a
cool show, got to see a lot of old friends and the best part was
Debbie Harry (who is a friend of Miss Guy's) was there and saw
us. Her review was: "They only play for ten minutes.".
10/31/04 (Sun)- Halloween
Haunted House Party w/ EARLY MAN! It seemed a little disorganized
and weird when we got there, but this ended up being a blast!
Early Man kicked ass, these guys take some great cues from the
old NWOBHM sounds and add a unique flavor of their own, a touch
of the Sab and you've got a good show! Mike bangs, Adam twirls
his sticks, and it just gets the fists in the air and the crowd
going! We had fun, all in all a great halloween! Thanks to Daniel
and Jesse for putting us on this bill!
11/6/04 (Sat)- Knitting
Factory in Manhattan w/ DRUGS OF FAITH, Colliseum, Behold the
Arctopus, and one other band I already forgot their name. Was
great to play with Rich again! We weren't really supposed to be
on this bill, but we got on it just so I could play with my old
grind brother! Drugs of Faith were awesome!
11/6/04 (Sat- later)- Halloween
Extravaganza Party @ 122 W. 27th (b/w 6th & 7th) on the 10th
floor w/ Big A Little a, Guignol, Space Robot Scientist, Team
Robespierre, Valiant Thor. This show was crazy.. it was a party
at a building in the Chelsea area, and by the time we got there
it was 2 am and everyone was totally fucked up! Including the
rest of our band (besides me!), and since we showed up so late
we had to play last- at 3:30 AM!! Beverly took a 'nap' before
we played, and I was surprised she came back from it with a vengence,
and we ripped a good one! There were only like 20 people left
at that point, but they were destroying eachother and having a
great time! Cheers!
12/17/04 (Fri)- Another
Autonomous Space Party : This was the same place we played our
last show, over 6 weeks earlier! Definitely the longest break
we'd taken from playing since we started, and it showed! It was
a pretty hilarious scene... there was water on the hardwood floor
which Beverly took a swan dive on about 15 seconds into the set!
Then between William and I we forgot about 3 of the songs or something,
so the set was even shorter than ever... but in the end, and as
always, still fucking fun, and that's all that matters. I had
to literally RUN out the door the minute were done so I didn't
really watch anyone else (I had a big test for school the next
day). Yeah. Until next time...
12/31/04 (Fri)- we were
supposed to play a new years eve show with Bad Wizard and Early
Man, but I got really sick so it got cancelled....total fucking
bummer but what can you do? I ended up in the hospital and so
that was the ending to Battletorn's year!
1/13/05 (Thurs)- Stephan
& Pete's birthday bash, which turned into a "rehab party"
or something to celebrate these boys getting cleaned up... so
that was cool! The first band was Neon Music who I didn't see
much of because I was exhausted from my trip to the club. I have
mono which has kept me indoors/inactive for the last week so the
voyage into the city nearly left me in my grave! Beverly has been
sick too, so this was a true test of the Battletorn spirit, but
we came through!! Team Robspierre played too, and they were raging
as usual- I managed to get up and watch some of them. And Avenue
D was supposed to 'play' too (I don't know if you would call what
they do 'playing', no instruments involved...) but anyways, they
cancelled, so we ended up playing last. It went well, we remembered
all the songs and I think we always sound good at LIT so that
was killer... and when it was done I left real quick to return
to my tomb....
(Sat) ABC no Rio - 3 pm matinee show w/ GUNS. FIRE. MAYHEM., THE
CHALLENGED, & WORLD WAR IX- this was cool to finally plat
at this place, and was a fun show! WWIX were very west coast old
style punk, did a Black Flag cover and another band from there
I forget... and then we played. It was kinda sloppy at first,
I mean, we don't have a practice space so... but a few songs in
it was cool. That room sounds weird to me. Anyways, then GFM played,
and they were much heavier than any of us remembered them being,
which was cool! Lastly this band the Challenged played, but they
were kinda pop-punk so we split to go eat at San Loco with Dan
and some people!
2/14/05 (Mon) Pianos -
we did a rare schoolnight appearance at a FREE show with A.R.E.
Weapons!!!! This show was SO much fun, a Valentines extravaganza!
Cheeseburger opened the show, they got added to the bill last
minute- and were cool party rock! Then we played and it was cool,
because Matt from ARE Weapons thrashed to die! He's a total ripper,
all those guys are very cool and we're hoping to do more with
them!!! After our set, some people asked Beverly to take a picture
with her which was a first!! Then ARE Weapons rocked out, and
I watched some of them but then I got DINNER from the club, so
I went to eat that and hang out with my valentine, she brought
me freaking BAKLAVA!!! William got dinner too and we just sat
there thinking "shit, I guess we've made it!". We're
pretty simple, dinner and a few bucks for a cab home (when possible)
is about all we ever wanted!! Thanks so much to Frankie for setting
this up and his hospitality!
2/18/05-2/19/05 - a great
weekend of thrashing... first we played a basement party in Brooklyn
with HIV+ and COP ON FIRE and it was totally ripping, we had a
LOT of fun! Next morning it was up and at 'em early to Kenny's
Castaways 3 pm matinee show w/ DISASSOCIATE (yes!!!), ANOTHER
DYING DEMOCRACY, JLS, GOATAMENTISE, EVERYDAY DOLLARS, & SUNLORD.
This was great because we met our Bronx metal bro's GOATAMENTISE
who totally kicked our asses! And of course DISASSOCIATE destroyed
2/24/05 (Thurs) a DOUBLE
record release party for our 2 singles that came out, at THE BEAST-
absolute insanity! When the blizzard roared in, things weren't
looking good, but it all came togeher! It wasn't easy, but the
show HAD to go on! Those who did brave the cold raged and for
that we thank them! We had open bar for two hours, so everyone
was tanked, and then when we played the shit hit the fan, glass
broken, tables smashed, and general mayhem! But nobody got hurt,
and we all had fun so it was killer! The ELECTRIC BIBLE single
sold out in a few minutes, and we got a bunch of MEGA BLADE singles
out there, so it was a success!
2/25/05 (Fri) at the "122
Hours of Beer" festival at Trash in Brooklyn, with a bunch
of bands including Mob Stereo! Thanks to Jayson and Mark for putting
us on this, it was a good time! We ended up playing on the first
night, which was mostly with garage bands but there were some
ragers who got it, and Jayson was super cool and was wearing a
King Diamond shirt so we loved him instantly!
03/18/05 (Friday)- we played
at the Knitting Factory with: Riistetyt, To What End?, Stockyard
Stoics, Raise the Red Lanternw/ Superstar DJ Sean Ragon. Was an
awesome show, RIISTETYT kicked total ass, Beverly loved TO WHAT
END?, and the DJ was spinning some hits Though it as a sloppy
show for use we had a blast! That room is somewhat cursed for
3/30/05 (Wed) at Pianos
in Manhattan and 4/9/05 (Sat) at Local in Brooklyn: These were
a couple ripping shows. The Piano's one was weird because we got
stuck on the bill with some strange bands, the band right before
us had two keyboards and a violin player! But then after us was
Parlour Grand who were cool dudes. The Local gig was a total jammer,
it was with two bands from Columbus, OH- Dead Sea & Teeth
of the Hydra, it was set up by Mahssa. We really hit it off with
these guys from Ohio, hopefully we're gonna play with them when
4/16/05 (Sat) we played
at Sine at Joanne's birthday with Guns Fire Mayhem, Stylhophone,
Emergency, Gil Manteras Party Dream, Made Out of Babies. GFM were
great, really looking forward to the tour with these guys! There
was supposedly a SLAYER birthday cake somewhere but I never saw
it and I was bummed!
5/14/05 (Sat) at Local
in Brooklyn w/ MIDNIGHT, Villains, How We Lost the War, Guns Fire
Mayhem. This was a SIKK show! All the bands were great, VILLAINS
destroyed, and MIDNIGHT just totally stomped! I wish everyone
understood just how good and important this one man band is! We
We went on a one month
tour with our boys GUNSFIREMAYHEM and played these shows! I'll
add details about what else happened later!We
Fire Mayhem: Summer 2005
June 16th (Thur)–
NYC @ Cake Shop (Federation X, Shellshag, Battletorn, GFM)
June 18th (Sat)– Philadelphia, PA (Mike from GFM has the
info, it keeps getting changed around!)
June 19th (Sun)– Akron, OH @ 267 South Portage Path house,
in Akron, OH
Other bands: Dirty Lords and Goodbye Ohio. Show up by 8
pm; veggie food will be served. Show starts at 9 pm.
$3/door, all ages. Call 330-252-1920 for info, ask for Nathan
or anyone else in the house
June 20th(Mon)- Cleveland, OH @ Grogg Shop (w/ Midnight, Battletorn,
GFM, Tussle, and Dr. Bitch) 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland
Heights, OH. Show up: Jamie will let you know. Doors at 9 pm,
June 21st (Tues)- Columbus, OH @ The High Five (www.highfivebar.com,
1227 N. High Street, corner of Fifth & High). Check
their web site for more info.
June 22nd (Weds)- Grand Rapids, MI @ the DAAC (www.thedaac.org.
115 S. Division, Grand Rapids. Arrive at venue at 7 pm.
$5/cover. Also on the lineup: Thejewfux (offensive female-fronted
thrash), The Offbeats (local punk/ska) and Hell or Highwater
June 24th (Fri)- Chicago, IL @ Needle House (3259 S. Union,
Chicago, IL. Starts at 7 pm. . W/ Raise the Red Lantern,
Wolf and Cub.
June 25th (Sat)- Milwaukee, WI @ Riverwest Commons (www.locust-street.com/thecommons,
815 E. Locust. 414-372-9656). (another Mike GFM show,
no info yet, guess we'll know when we get there!)
June 28th (Tues) - Minneapolis, MN @ The Alamo House (1101 26th
Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Showtime @ 7 pm W/ Sound
June 29th (Weds)– Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (www.vaudevillemews.com,
212 4th Street, Des Moines, IA). Doors open at 6:30pm, $5,
all ages. Line up: Battletorn, GFM, Creepy Kids (local punk
rock), Total Outright Dissent (local crust punk).
June 30th (Thur)– The AMP @ Minot, ND. W/Crawling Inward
and one other touring band. www.ampminot.com. Address: in the
old Mr. Wish Building on 106 South Main Street. Contact: Billy
Luetzen, 701-838-0485. Show starts at 7 pm, $3/door, all ages
July 4 (Mon)- Seattle,
WA @ The Firebreathing Kangaroo (6272 Ellis Avenue South.
Show starts at 6 pm. Other bands on the lineup: The Black
Box and Gods Among Men)
July 6 (Wed)- Seattle, WA @ The Firebreathing Kangaroo (6272 Ellis
Avenue South. A last minute pick up show with GRUNK.
July 7 (Thur)- Portland,
OR @ Food Hole (20 NW 3rd Avenue. Show starts at 10ish.
Door: $5. Opening band: Rabbits)
Friday July 8th – travel day
July 9 (Sat)– Los Angeles, CA @ The Cocaine (www.thecocaine.com.
366 E. 2nd Street, in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. All ages,
$3/door)- THIS SHOW NEVER HAPPENED BECAUSE THE PROMOTER IS A DOUCHEBAG
AND CANCELLED IT THE DAY OF THE SHOW AFTER WE DROVE 1,000 MILES
FROM PORTLAND TO L.A.! We were going to bring our canine friend
Osiris to meet him and remind him that this was lame, but in the
end we know that he'll get his cosmically and will recieve the
payback he deserves by the forces that be!
July 10th (Sun)– San Francisco, CA @ Studio Z W/ Shield
Your Eyes. www.studioz.tv. 314 11th Street (basically 11th and
Folsom), next door to Paradise Lounge and across the street from
Slim’s, in San Francisco, CA. 8 pm, $4, 21+ show
July 11th (Mon)– SF lurking day!
July 12th (Tues)– San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern (www.hemlocktavern.com.
1131 Polk Street, in between Post & Sutter, one block east
of Van Ness Ave., about 2 blocks north of the Great American Music
Hall. $7/cover, 21+. w. Kreamy Lectric Santa.)
July 13th (Wed) – Los Angeles, CA @ Anarchy Library
(www.theanarchylibrary.com, 21+ only, 13250 Woodruff Avenue, Downey
(LA), 562-803-9134. Lineup: Brothers From Another 11.15,
Battletorn 10:30, Sugarpuss 9:45, GunsFireMayhem 9 pm, TBA band
8:15). Door price TBA.
July 14th (Thurs)– hanging out in California!
July 15 (Fri)- Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman (www.924gilman.org, with
P.D.A. opening. 9:30 show. $6/door)
July 16 – drive fast to Denver!
July 17 (Sun) - Denver, CO (Thrash Maniacs Festival- 15th Street
July 18th- head home!
July 28 (Thur) - NYC, we
played this show on the Frying Pan on the BOAT!! It was the anniversary
party for Kayrock Screenprinting, playing along with TIGER MOUNTAIN,
EX MODELS, and PEOPLE OF THE NORTH!
August 5 (Fri) at the Continental
w/ THOR!!! This was a hell of a show, other bands were NASTY DISASTER,
KING DUST, and GOAT HORN!! It was a night of metal history, if
you weren't there- you should have been!!
August 25 (Thur) - Red
& Black in Brooklyn , this was the first BATTLEPROWL show,
where we got to play with one of the only bands in NYC we feel
very musically compatible with - the mighty PROWLER!!! They are
a totally ripping female fronted metal band... watch out for this
August 27 (sat) - M 1-5
in Manhattan - once again, played another show with PROLWER, this
one in a venue with a much better sound system and they totally
Feb 17th (Fri) Warehouse
Next Door , Washington, D.C.- w/ PIG DESTROYER, DRUGS OF FAITH,
Feb 18th (Sat) Copycat
House, Baltimore, MD. w/ TRIAC, DRUGS OF FAITH, PROWLER
THIS was the WEEKEND OF
TERROR tour, and it was everything it was meant to be! All the
bands, all the shows, kicked ass!! Was a BLAST going out with
PROWLER, these guys are freakin' good and fun people too!!!
I know this section doesn't
get updated too much anymore, and that's a result of two things:
first was that there's just not time, and second is that with
the 'myspace' page and this page, it tends to end up on one or
the other, not on both! So I'm gonna try and consolidate what
was on there onto here, and make sure I put info in both places
from now on, and news write ups.. etc!
April 7-14th : BATTLETORN
vs. KAMIKAZEE - "UK Thrash War Tour 2006" :
april 7th SPALDING
april 8th EDINBURGH
april 9th MANCHESTER with threads
april 10th NOTTINGHAM with army of flying robots
april 11th BIRMINGHAM with Yank teeth
april 12h BRISTOL with Boris on The Thekla (boat!)
april 13th BRIGTON with wolf eyes and the bug.
april 14th LONDON with rainy day fuck parade
Was AMAZING!!! a detailed
'tour report' to follow shortly!
April 26th-May 19th- the
"TERMINAL TOUR" US tour Spring 2007 - we've booked a
coast to coaster to get out and play stuff from the new LP "Terminal
Dawn", which will be out in April -dates below are mostly
confirmed, but you know how tours go so anything is subject to
TERMINAL TOUR - 2007
4/26/07 Richmond, VA -
The Bonezone w/ MIDNIGHT, BATTLEMASTER, FRED GABLE - CONFIRMED
4/27/07 Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundro Lounge w/ MIDNIGHT, GOLLUM
4/28/07 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn w/ MIDNIGHT, BRASS CASTLE,
CELEPHAIS - CONFIRMED
4/29/07 Tampa, FL - Transitions *early show- starts at 3 PM* w/
MIDNIGHT, MEHKAGO N.T., FLYING SNAKES, CAEDO ERUS, AGHORI- CONFIRMED
4/30/07 New Orleans, LA - Green Space w/ MIDNIGHT, LET ME CRAZY
5/1/07 Houston, TX - White Swan w/ MIDNIGHT, PLF, DEATH OF A TYRANT
5/2/07 San Antonio, TX - Midtown's Pizza w/ MIDNIGHT, TERROR THREAT,
VEGETABLE STATE - CONFIRMED
5/3/07 Dallas, TX - Red Blood Club w/ MIDNIGHT & UNIT 21-
5/4/07 Austin, TX - Room 710 w/ MIDNIGHT, THE MAELSTROM, MUERTA
VILLA, THE ROLLER - CONFIRMED
5/5/07 - Drive day, hang out somewhere in west TX on Cinco de
5/5/07 - Saugus, CA -
at private birthday party/jam for Robby from BITCH - w/ BITCH
and other CA metal legends!
5/7/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Scene w/ ALL HALLOWS GRAVE, NEVER
DEAD, EAT THE LIVING - CONFIRMED
5/8/07 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern w/ POPULATION REDUCTION
+ TBA - CONFIRMED
5/9/07 Oakland, CA - Uptown w/ WALKEN, CALIFORNIA LOVE - CONFIRMED
5/10/07 - Drive day up the CA coast, maybe hit a beach or stop
by Humbolt County or somethin.....
5/11/07 Portland, OR - Satyricon w/ THRONES, TREES + DJ Wroid
Wrage - CONFIRMED
5/12/07 Seattle, WA Comet Tavern w/ WORMWOOD + more TBA - CONFIRMED
5/13/07 Drive day through MO.
5/14/07 Minneapolis, MN - Memory Lanes 'Punk Bowl' night- we play
on the lanes while people bowl! w/ AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER - CONFIRMED
5/15/07 Minneapolis, MN - Alamo House w/ AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER,
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, FAGGOT - CONFIRMED
5/16/07 Iowa City, IA - The Picador w/ CAPTAIN YONDER- CONFIRMED
5/17/07 Chicago, IL - The Note w/ TBA - CONFIRMED
5/18/07 Detroit, MI - Trumbull Theatre @ 4208 Trumbull St. (on
the corner of Willis) w/ REAPER + more TBA - CONFIRMED
5/19/07 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class! w/ NO PEACE + YEARS
OF STEEL (featuring Sandy from SACRED FEW and Gillz from BOULDER!)-
Played the farewell to
NYC show last night at Rock Star Bar- with some of our best friends
in the NYC 'music world'. Jesse (from HWLTW) did his one man band
VISHANTI, then ROXY PAIN jammed out which was awesome to see Kayrock,
Wolfy, OJ and Mike rock on this eve, next was William's other
band HOCKSTEDDER with Dave (ex-HWLTW) and John (ex-GFM)- that
was killer too!
The highlight was a reunited
(for this show only) PROWLER- who destroyed! We love these guys
(and gal)- Orin, Rob, Zach, Tom, and Courtney totally killled
And then it was time for
BATTLETORN to play. We hit the 'stage' and did 7 songs as a two
piece, and then Beverly came up and we did 5 songs from the first
LP which ruled. It was great to play with her again and felt like
it brought things back to complete the path. There was total mayhem
in the crowd- some people in strange lingere dancing... it was
everything we could have wanted for a farewell to NYC show!
Thanks to DJ TEETH for
spinning the tunes, everyone who came and hung out, and thanks
the herds of random and very fashionable ladies who seemed to
swarm the place last night for reasons unbeknownst to us!
BATTLETORN isn't over,
we'll just be separated by 1000 miles and shows will be less frequent.
If a cool tour offer or show offer comes in we'll do it, otherwise
we'll meet up when we can to play random dive bars wherever and
whenever we can, because after all that's what we do best!
Until next time......
what's next?.....stay tuned.