It's been five years since
I updated the site last eh!? Well, not a lot has happened in the
Battletorn camp, really just three things. First was a 10th anniversary
show in February of 2014 at Acheron in Brooklyn- both line-ups
of the band performed in two separate sets. Then in Feburary of
2016 we also played another show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, that
was opening for Toilet Boys and was the three piece line-up with
Beverly at the helm. Both shows were a blast, and there's been
talk of doing more but you know how it goes- time will tell! If
you want us to play somewhere, just write us and ask- if we get
our expenses covered we'll play anywhere!
The only other Battletorn
related news is that we are featured on the soundtrack of the
movie "Green Room" that was released this year- it also
has bands like Midnight, Corpus Rottus, and CCR on it! Our music
didn't actually make it into the movie (that we can tell, it could
be in the background somewhere), but we are on the soundtrack
CD. The movie is great too, so check it out if you can!
Besides that, not much else
to report! See you in five years!!!
So the limited colored vinyl
repressing of "Reflect the
Filth" is done and available now. There are 100 numbered
copies, it's on a green splatter vinyl, and it's only $5 if you
want one. Please send us an email for ordering instructions. Thanks!
Things are pretty quiet on
the Battletorn front, but there is one release planned here in
the near future.... there will be a small run of "Reflect
the Filth" done on color vinyl (probably about 100 copies)
sometime soon, so keep an eye out for it. We have some extra covers/inserts
that have been sitting here so I want to put them out into circulation.
I'm sure there will be some more shows in 2011 sometime, we'll
post them when they happen. Later!
Yep, the train kept a rollin'!
Going up to NYC for a visit and we're going to be playing a gig
at Lit on 10/25 at "Precious Metal". Come out if you
live up there! Not much else to report. Rock on!!!
It's been a while.... we're
still around and a few interesting things happening- first is
that we are in the new issue of MRR (issue #323 w/ the SPITS on
the cover), so that's pretty cool- thanks to Dan for doing that
interview and MRR for running it! Second, we got a gig up in Brooklyn
on May 1st- it's at the Rock Star Bar and no word on who else
is on the bill but we'll get that info at some point.
As far as what we still have
available merch wise and stuff, I do have a few copies of the
BATTLETORN and DOUBLE NEGATIVE split single here, and at some
point we'll probably have some new "merch" shirts available.
And there are still some CD copies of "Terminal Dawn"
and other random stuff floating around, so drop a line if you
A quick update, we are
playing a NYC show at the end of October on the 26th at PUBLIC
ASSEMBLY in Williamsburg- which we've never played before so should
be fun! The trip to do the Canadian shows in October had to be
postponed, so that will happen somewhere down the line.
And in the meantime- this
place BEATCAST TV filmed us in London and posted the video on
their site, it came out great! They did a multi track recording
of the audio and it sounds better than we ever remember sounding
that night, so cheers! There's a lot of other bands with videos
on there including the band we toured the UK with THROATS, so
check out their site when you get a min. Here's a link, click
on the photo below to get there. Later!
So it's been a few months
since the last update! Guess I should/could have announced our
recent NYC shows on here, but didn't get around to it. We did
three shows up in NYC last week, first one with TOXIC HOLOCAUST
which was fun, we'd never gotten to play with Joel and the crew
so we had a good time! We also played with our Brooklyn bro's
ATTAKE and a killer new band called NATUR, look out for them!
We did two more shows in that time too, and got to go see MOTORHEAD
and DORO so it was a busy week of metal rendevous!
In other news, we are totally
sold out of the "Reflect The Filth" LP! I think MATW
might have sold out of theirs too, so you should contact CHALLENGE
THE THRONE RECORDS or GRRMAN RECORDS if you want a copy. We have
a few copies left of the split 45 with DOUBLE NEGATIVE, but those
are almost gone too. Thanks to everyone who checked out those
new and last releases, hope you dug them.
We might be doing some
shows in NYC and possibly Canada at the end of October, that's
being worked out now. Anyone know any promoters or bands who might
want to set something in Europe? If so drop us a line, we are
doing our touring to support the "Reflect The Filth"
album this year and after that we won't be doing any more releases
and live appearances will become more sporatic so if you know
anyone who can hook it up let's rock!
Thanks and we'll see you
The UK Tour with THROATS
was a blast! We had such a good time with those guys, they're
great musically and as people too, couldn't have asked for a better
crew to roll with!! Got to play with some great bands too, thanks
to everyone that was involved- especially Alex from HOLY ROAR
RECORDS, Ben Fleck for driving, and Tesco's Supermarkets for having
We got back to NYC and
did a few shows there, and that's all that's planned for now.
Some Canadian dates may happen later this year, we'll see. In
the meantime the split with DOUBLE NEGATIVE is supposed to be
out, we should have a few copies for sale through here for like
$5 if you want one. Hope everyone had a good memorial day, we
have been experiencing a bit of patriotism ourselves these days
so here's a little something that might become a shirt someday!
So the "Reflect The
Filth" album is out! It's limited to 500 numbered copies,
in a cool reverse stock sleeve with a photo collage/lyric insert!
Came out exactly as we wanted, so we're pleased with the end result!
You can order it from any of the three labels who went did it
as a joint release (see links below a couple entries ago), or
you can get it from us for $10 plus s/h. As we'd mentioned this
will be the last Battletorn new studio material released, so hope
you dig it!
The split single with DOUBLE
NEGATIVE on Volcom will also be out shortly- it features three
songs from the "Reflect..." studio material sessions
that aren't on the LP. It is only available through their "singles
club" but we will be getting about 30 copies so you can also
get that from us sometime soon- probably not until we get back
from the UK tour. The final dates for that are below, it came
out nicely, we're very excited to get over there and play these
shows with THROATS!!
VENOM - UK TOUR 2009"
All shows with the mighty THROATS!
May 10 - Leeds: Student Hall
May 11 - Middlesbrough: Uncle Alberts w/ Drunk in Hell and Annihilist
May 12 - Glasgow: Sneaky Pete's w/ TBA
May 13 - Sheffield: The Stockroom w/ TBA
M ay 14 - Nottingham: Old Angel w/ TBA
May 15 - London: Purple Turtle w/Shapes and The James Cleaver
May 16 - Brighton Great Escape Festiva:l w/Ghost of a Thousand
May 17 - Birmingham: The Old Wharf w/TBA
And when we get back from
the UK we are playing a couple NYC shows
May 20 - Bodega - Brooklyn,
NY w/ VERMEFUG, PRETTY LITTLE FLOWER, more
May 21 - Rock Star Bar- Brooklyn, NY w/ POLLUTION and more.
See you out on the road!
William is coming down
for a week to practice for the UK tour and hang, so we're going
to play the following shows this week!
March 24th (Tuesday)- Foo
Bar, Nashville, TN w/ SYMPTOMS at the POUNDING METAL night we
do at this bar! 9 pm start and it's free!
March 26th (Thurs)- Little Hamilton, Nashville,
TN w/ SYMPTOMS, DESKONDITOS, and SACRED SHOCK - 7pm start (has
to be over by 11pm) it costs $5
March 27th (Fri)- House Show, Chattanooga, TN w/ SYMPTOMS, and
March 29th (Sun) - Springwater, Nashville, TN w/ THE MATTOID,
MONSTERS ON TELEVISION, more - 10 pm $5
The final details for the
UK tour have come in too, will post those shortly! Also, the "Reflect
the Filth" LP is all in the hands of the pressing plant now,
so hope to have those back and assembled in a few weeks. And same
with the split 45 with DOUBLE NEGATIVE, art and all has been finalized
and is in Volcom's hands, so should be out soon!
So the UK tour is almost
totally booked, but this is what we have so far, all the dates
are with THROATS and I'll post other bands on the bills as we
get them! The show at the GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL is great- we're
pumped that HOLY ROAR got a stage at that fest and put us on it,
big thanks to Alex!
"SPITTING VENOM -
UK TOUR 2009"
May 11 - Middlesbrough, Sumos
May 12 - Glasgow, Captains rest
May 13 - Sheffield, Stockroom
May 14 - Nottingham - venue TBA
May 15 - London - venue TBA
May 16 - Brighton, Great Escape Festival
May 17 - Birmingham, venue TBA
And the other shows coming
up before that tour are as follows:
March 26th- Little Hamilton,
Nashville, TN w/ SYMPTOMS, LIFE TRAP, more
March 27th - House Show, Chattanooga, TN w/ SYMPTOMS, LIFE TRAP,
and there may be a few
other TN shows added in there if we can book them! stay tuned!
Wow, six months to the
day since the last update! Yeah, a lot went down in the last 6
months and it affected my ability to update this site since I
didn't have internet on my computer and was living a somewhat
vagabondish existence- but that's all in the past now! It definitely
didn't slow down the Battletorn thrashing machine- we got together
in October for a week of practice again and to flush out the new
material, and played a show the night before Halloween!
So after all was set musically,
we got things set with the label.... which became labels! Mad
At The World is and has been 'our label' for the last 3+ years,
they've treated us right- we're loyal to them and them to us.
But there have been other labels who have approached us to do
singles or things that sounded interesting and seemed like good
folks to work with- so we had an idea. Instead of taking the new
material and splitting it up into some different singles and releases,
we just got three labels to go in on putting out an LP together!
The three labels are as
AT THE WORLD (NYC/Montreal), GRRRMAN
RECORDS (Birmingham, UK), and CHALLENGE
THE THRONE (Montalvo, CA)., you can click on any of their
names above to check out their sites or pre-order the LP. It will
be an edition of 500 on LP only divided among the labels, so hopefully
people in all parts of the world will have easy access! That's
the idea anyway!!
The LP is titled "Reflect
The Filth", a nod to everything that is and ever was Battletorn!
It has 8 new studio tracks on side one, and the b-side is a soundboard
recording of our show from the last night in Tokyo! It was probably
the longest set we ever played, clocking in at 15 minutes! Cover
art is by our buddy Rob Cantu from TX who has done many of our
T-shirt designs over the years.
The new studio material
was recorded over the xmess holidays in NYC with Colin Marston
(again! he rules!). It has been mastered and plated, I am waiting
for the plates to arrive and then the test pressings will get
done and LP will hopefully be out by early April. We also wrote/recorded
3 songs in the same session that are coming out on a split with
a band we love, DOUBLE NEGATIVE! That release will be on Volcom
Entertainment's singles club.
Next up in big news category:
in conjuntion with Holy Roar Records, Curtis from Grrman has helped
to arrange a Battletorn tour of the UK in May! We're very excited
to be going back, and are touring with a great band called THROATS
, check them out too- they're ripping! It seems like a great
match, and we're pumped on the whole thing! I will post dates
and more info as I have it.
Wait, there's even MORE!
William is coming down to TN at the end of March to hang and practice
for going to England and we're going to make our TN debut! We're
psyched, going to get to play Nashville, Chattanooga, and maybe
Knoxville with our buds SYMPTOMS and LIFE TRAP, two great Nashville
And the last note is this:
the "Reflect The Filth" LP will be the last recorded
output by Battletorn. After 5 years of tearing it up, we talked
on the subway train ride home from the studio in December and
decided to make it the last. We still plan to tour to support
it, and will play live shows as we can in the future, but as far
as recording this was it. We've put out a body of work we're very
proud of: 3 LPs, 3 singles, a few CDs, splits, cassettes and other
stuff, so yeah- it's a good bookend to all that!
OK, I guess that's enough
ramblin'..... so there you have it. The last six months of Battletorn
activities in one shot! Will make sure to update this page more
frequenty now that I'm back on line and all that!
Since it was getting a
little cluttered on this main page having all the news updates
from 2004-present in one place, I put the old news on it's own
page over here. So for news from 2004-2008 you can click on the
link below! Thanks!