by BBG

Batilus on stage with Kat of Salome (more by Chris LaPutt)
Batillus with Kat of Salome

Complete Failure. Celeste. Thou. These are some of a few bands that have offered their recorded output for FREE in the past, and considering the quality of those releases, they easily could have charged for those LPs. Now two other bands that have offered their material for free download in the past, Batillus and Kowloon Walled City, will hit the road for a string dates which will include TWO NYC shows. Both shows will be presented by BrooklynVegan & 1000Knives with a performance from Riff Cannon on the first date, Cake Shop on Sept 18th, and Liturgy on the second, October 2nd at Acheron.

Download all of KWC's releases at their site and Batillus's debut EP (before they added Fade) at their site.

Batillus was last seen at Cake Shop, where the band destroyed amidst a similarly fierce lineup of Salome and Landmine Marathon. Video from that show and tour dates are below...

Batillus LIVE at Cake Shop, 7/15/10

Batillus | NYC @ Union Pool | 18 Mar 2010

Sep 18 2010 Cake Shop w/ Riff Cannon New York, NY
Sep 19 2010 Great Scott w/ Disappearer, Riff Cannon Boston, MA
Sep 20 2010 AS220 w/ Tongue Dynasty Providence, RI
Sep 21 2010 Hexagon Space w/ Salome Baltimore, MD
Sep 22 2010 Garfield Artworks w/ Kowloon Walled City Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 23 2010 The Pilot Light w/ New Brutalism Knoxville, TN
Sep 24 2010 Eyedrum - Forward to the Apocalypse Fest Atlanta, GA
Sep 25 2010 Koenji House w/ Thou New Orleans, LA
Sep 26 2010 TBA w/ Thou Baton Rouge, LA
Sep 27 2010 Magic City Wholesale w/ Kowloon Walled City Birmingham, AL
Sep 28 2010 TBA w/ Kowloon Walled City Nashville, TN
Sep 29 2010 Reservoir w/ Kowloon Walled City Carrboro (Chapel Hill), NC
Sep 30 2010 Strange Matter w/ Kowloon Walled City Richmond, VA
Oct 1 2010 Kung Fu Necktie w/ Fight Amp, Ladder Devils Philadelphia, PA
Oct 2 2010 Acheron w/ Liturgy Brooklyn, NY
Oct 13 2010 Kung Fu Necktie w/ Unearthly Trance, Suma Philadelphia, PA