Industrial doom henchmen BATILLUS are pleased to announce their inclusion on this year’s Show No Mercy SXSW showcase sponsored by mega web portal Pitchfork. Scheduled for March 13th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Mohawk, the band will appear alongside Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Trash Talk, Royal Thunder, Power Trip, Mutilation Rites, Vattnet Viskar, Pinkish Black, Inter Arma, Wet Lungs and Encrust! More information at THIS LOCATION.
BATILLUS will kick off a month-long run of live rituals tonight at Ultra Lounge in Chicago. The band will be touring in support of their soon-to-be unleashed Concrete Sustain full-length. Co-produced by audio sage Sanford Parker at Sound Generation in Manhattan and Hypercube in Chicago and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room, Concrete Sustain will be released via Seventh Rule Recordings on March 19, 2013 and is already raising the eyebrows of fans and critics nationally.
Check out the track “Mirrors,” currently streaming via Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well as “Concrete,” streaming via Pitchfork HERE.
BATILLUS Concrete Sustain Tour 2013
2/28/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Himalayan, Dead Level
3/01/2013 WISCO – Madison, WI w/ Lungs, Mercian, Subjugation
3/02/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ Lungs, Bellow
3/03/2013 The Railyard – Billings, MT
3/04/2013 The Power House Theatre – Walla Walla, WA
3/05/2013 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Megaton Leviathan,, Towers
3/06/2013 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Atriarch, Addaura
3/08/2013 The Swamp – Oakland, CA w/ Kowloon Walled City, Monuments Collapse, Amarok
3/09/2013 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ Kowloon Walled City, Suffering Luna, Destroy Judas
3/10/2013 Trunkspace – Phoenix, AZ w/ Sorxe, Ladybird, Goya
3/13/2013 Pitchfork SXSW Showcase @ Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Trash Talk, Royal Thunder, Power Trip, Mutilation Rites, Vattnet Viskar, Pinkish Black, Inter Arma, Wet Lungs, Encrust
3/17/2013 Mud & Water – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Grave Robbers
3/18/2013 The Feed & Seed – Lafayette, LA w/ Before the Eyewall, Guiltless
3/20/2013 Hidden Hand – Tallahassee, FL w/ Attack Culture, Praying, Rovagug
3/21/2013 Little Kings – Athens, GA w/ Pale Prophet
3/22/2013 Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Backwoods Payback, Bitter Resolve
3/23/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Sinister Haze, Backwoods Payback, Men’s Room
Originally conceived in 2007 as an instrumental trio, the BATILLUS lineup expanded in 2009 to add vocals, synthesizers, and samples to the dynamic range of their music. Once described by The New Yorker as “[a] sludgy four-piece that slows monstrous Black Sabbath riffs to a crawl to produce highly textured compositions of droning doom-metal,” and commended for their meticulous weave of “searing feedback and blistering riffs” by NPR, the tight and focused songs on Concrete Sustain reflect this expanded palette, which has had a profound effect on the band’s writing process.
“Concrete Sustain is the sound of modern doom and each track here holds dear to its heart the essence and core of the doom genre, yet BATILLUS twist it and turn it onto something new and different and a marvel to experience.” – Cvlt Nation
“Sounds and noises come at you from nowhere in the vast darkness BATILLUS have offer on here. Concrete Sustain is an album that is truly alive. They have added a dark demented soul to their music and it is not a pretty sight. BATILLUS have taken another almighty step towards greatness…” – The SludgeLord
“For many metal acts the word ‘industrial’ is simply an adjective to throw around. For BATILLUS, who hail from the home of skyscrapers and 24-hour Starbucks known as New York City, this workman-like take on pressurized doom metal is not just another sonic layer, but a sense of being.” – Invisible Oranges
“BATILLUS have excelled on Concrete Sustain creating their best work and to my ears a faultless album.” – Echoes And Dust
“…a 2013 must-listen for fans of doom, especially those who might want to do more than stand in place and nod dreamily at the floor.” – No Clean Singing