DOWNLOAD: Batillus - "Uncreator" (MP3)
Batillus at Cake Shop (more by Justin Tyler)
Not to get all annoyingly misty-eyed, but I remember the first time I heard the Batillus EP (download it for free). I've waded through my share of demos and from the opening note it was easy to see that there was a spark in the NYC band. Not long after, the then-trio added NY musician Fade Kainer and completed the quartet. Every moment since has served them well; Batillus is now one of the tightest and most impressive heavy bands in NYC.
Furnace is Batillus's new LP for the venerable Seventh Rule and it shows the relatively young band in growth mode, experimenting more with ambient darkness and black metal yet remembering the importance of a great doom riff. Their time with engineer Sanford Parker at the controls has done them well; individual instrumentation is discernible yet guitar/bass tones sync to bang like a thunderclap. This is one fantastic record, and we have the first look at "Uncreator" from the LP (download it above/stream below) along with another track, "...And The World Is As Night To Them", streaming below.
Batillus are hitting the road with another impressive NYC riff juggernaut, Hull (who was recently featured on Vol.2 of NYC Sucks, Batillus is on Vol.1). Make sure to get out and catch them both, whether on the road, at SXSW (Full Metal Texas, BV/Profound Lore day party, or around town) or at The Studio at Webster Hall on 3/26 with Horseback & Caltrop.
In related news, the vinyl for Hull's awesome Viking Funeral is on the way and looking pretty impressive.
All tour dates and those song streams are below...
Batillus - "Uncreator"
Batillus - "...And The World Is As Night To Them"
Batillus - The Division
Batillus | NYC @ The Acheron | 02 Oct 2010
HULL, BATILLUS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Fri 3/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ominous Black
Sat 3/12 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ U.S. Christmas, Balaclava
Sun 3/13 - Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway w/ U.S. Christmas
Mon 3/14 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ The Body
Fri 3/17 - SXSW - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Rwake, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Goes Cube, Kvelertak**
Fri 3/18 - SXSW - Austin, TX @ Triple Crown Tattoo w/ Pack of Wolves, Mutilation Rites
Sat 3/19 - SXSW - Austin, TX @ Lovejoy's - Brooklyn Vegan / Profound Lore Showcase w/ Tombs, Dark Castle, The Body, Castevet, Deafheaven, Grayceon, Wolvehammer, Altaar *
Sat 3/19 - SXSW - Austin, TX @ Shiner Bar w/ Pack of Wolves
Mon 3/21 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ The Body, Mutilation Rites
Tue 3/22 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective w/ Mose Giganticus, Sacaea
Wed 3/23 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Reservoir Bar w/ Caltrop
Thu 3/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Caltrop, Billows
Fri 3/25 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker w/ Caltrop
Sat 3/26 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Horseback, Caltrop
* no Hull
** no Batillus