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Thunder Underground – Ep101 Tony Asta (Battlecross) / Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)

In this special dual interview episode Tony Asta of Battlecross and Greg Burgess of Allegaeon join us. We caught up with both during The Winter Warriors Tour at Thunder Alley Grill & Sports Lounge. Tony talks with us about what is was like playing shows without Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther, their continuous vehicle issues, the status of the followup to “Rise to Power”, learning to play guitar at an early age with Hiran Deraniyagala, his stage persona, his thoughts on the new Metallica, and more. During our talk with Greg Burgess,…

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Pure Grain Audio – Battlecross Interview with Hiran Deraniyagala on the Global Metal Family – Rock Heart #013

We caught up with Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deranlyagala on a recent tour stop in Richmond, Virginia and asked him to tell us how Heavy Metal has impacted his life. He responded with this heartwarming tale about how the Metal Community is really just one big family. Check it out.

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Thunder Underground – Episode 101 – Tony Asta (Battlecross) / Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)

In this special dual interview episode Tony Asta of Battlecross and Greg Burgess of Allegaeon join us. We caught up with both during The Winter Warriors Tour at Thunder Alley Grill & Sports Lounge. Tony talks with us about what is was like playing shows without Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther, their continuous vehicle issues, the status of the followup to “Rise to Power”, learning to play guitar at an early age with Hiran Deraniyagala, his stage persona, his thoughts on the new Metallica, and more. During our talk with Greg Burgess,…

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Talk Toomey – Ep. 74 Pantera Far Beyond Driven Breakdown

Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross joins the podcast this week to breakdown Pantera’s legendary album Far Beyond Driven. Hiran and I go through every song, talk about the album cover and Dimebag’s tone. We agree that Phil is one of the best vocalists of all time and that Rex and Vinnie are beasts. Come join us for this Pantera love fest! From the Talk Toomey vault is my interview with Steev Esquivel of Skinlab http://www.buzzsprout.com/48505/441339-ep-74-pantera-far-beyond-driven-breakdown.mp3

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Thunder Underground – Episode 60 – Kyle Gunther (Battlecross)

In this episode Kyle Gunther of Battlecross joins us for a second time. We talk about the upcoming live shows, vocal warmups, time off, Sepultura, Black Dahlia Murder, writing new music, Waffle House, the governor of Michigan, and a lot more. We kic it off with some talk about Battlecross, the band A Dying Art from OKC, and a few upcoming concerts including Rocklahoma. Thanks for listening, and please share!

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Hard Edge Radio – 04-07-2016 on Hard Edge Radio

Thursday April 7th was the final weekly live show for Hard Edge Radio. We had a special panel show featuring in studio guests: Gumby from Battlecross, Chad Nicefield from Wilson/The Crofoot and Matt Dalton from Metro 37 Studios and promoter for Dirtfest. We also got phone calls from Screamin’ Scott from WRIF, Phil K. from 89X and Tony Labrie from Banana 101.5. We talked about the local scene, how we can keep it growing, advice to bands, how we work together to make our scene the best it can be…

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Hard Edge Radio – 03-03-2016 on Hard Edge Radio

March 4th, 2016 Thursday March 3rd on Hard Edge Radio we talked to Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth and we had members of Detroit metal band Beyond n’ Back in the studio. Plus guest co-host Mike Johnson from Society Hostile. We’re counting down the last 6 live shows for Hard Edge Radio. Music from: Eye Empire, Battlecross, Compact Deity, Forsake The Fallen, Volbeat feat: Kind Diamond, Walls Of Jericho, Cadre, Coven 13 and more.

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Metalkast – METALKAST Episode #171: 2015 in review – Part 01 with killer new music!

This episode was recorded less than 24-hours before Lemmy’s passing.  As usual we talk much about Motorhead, Motorhead’s plan for 2016 and talk about Phil Campbell not being well but Lemmy getting better, this is a great footnote in the history of what was to be. Lemmy’s passing took everyone by surprise. Again, Larry’s band I.C.O.N. supported Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime band throughout the European / Scandinavian tour; we talk about the tour and Larry being a historian and author goes in depth about many of the sites they visited…

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Thunder Underground – Episode 35 – Best Of 2015

In this episode we break down our Top 15 hard rock / metal albums of 2015. This year saw a massive amount of quality new music from the world of heavy music. We talk about all the albums we liked in 2015, then get into our honorable mentions, and ultimately our Top 15 list. We discuss albums from Iron Maiden, Clutch, Whitesnake, the Winery Dogs, Saxon, Faith No More, Sevendust, Slayer, Sons of Texas, The Night Flight Orchestra, Battlecross, Huntress, Ugly Kid Joe, Motor Sister, Michael Monroe, Tremonti, The Sword,…

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Thunder Underground – Richie Cavalera Of Incite

In this episode we are joined by Richie Cavalera of Incite. Richie talks with us about the upcoming album, what is different about it than the previous albums, working with Steve Evetts, getting compared to his stepfather Max, working with his mother, growing up in the business, hanging with Ozzy as a teenager, his vocal style, his influences, thoughts of streaming services, and more. We kick off the episode with talk of new songs from Anthrax and Megadeth, and we play a track from a metal band out of Oklahoma…

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Hard Edge Radio – November 5th, 2015

Thursday November 5th on Hard Edge Radio we talked to Hank Shermann from Mercyful Fate and Denner/Shermann and had members of Detroit metal band 1876 in the studio. Plus the usual entertainment news, ‘Merica segment, upcoming shows and more. We featured music from: Prong, Bacchus Symposium, Five Hundredth Year, Pantera, Ugly But Proud, Cadre, Sevendust, Misery Index, Battlecross and more. Hard Edge Radio airs live every Thursday night from 8-10pm EST on Tapdetroit.com.

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Pure Grain Audio – Tourpedoed – Episode 9 – Hiran Deraniyagala Of Battlecross

Battlecross, the Motor City-based, Metal Blade Records thrashers, whipped through Heavy MTL 2015 playing to a thick crowd of metallers eager to hear cuts from the band’s third album, Rise To Power. Before they played though, we #Tourpeoed guitarist and co-founder Hiran Deraniyagala who gave us insight into life on the road with his crew of merry men.

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Pure Grain Audio – Tales Of Touring Terror – Episode 21 – Hiran Deraniyagala Of Battlecross

Motor City thrashers Battlecross hit up Heavy MTL this year and played to a thick crowd of metallers eager to hear cuts from the band’s long-awaited third album, Rise To Power, out now via Metal Blade Records. Ahead of the metallic mayhem, however, we were able to get some time with guitarist and co-founder, Hiran Deraniyagala.

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Cryptic Rock – Hiran Deraniyagala Of Battlecross

Mark Zapata of Cryptic Rock has interviewed Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala. Here is an excerpt: Battlecross is a Thrash Metal band for the people. The band found its origin in Canton, Michigan and has quickly built a reputation as hardworking, road dogs. In 2010, Battlecross demanded the attention of Metal Blade records with the release of their debut record Push, Pull, Destroy. At the same time, personnel changes brought Vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther into the band, triggering the re-recording of the album. The new incarnation would be released by Metal…

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BraveWords – Chuck Billy Of Testament

BraveWords caught up legendary Testament singer Chuck Billy at this year’s Heavy Montréal, which was held from August 7th through 9th at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Fans of the Bay Area thrash titans witnessed a very unique set from the band as their lineup featured Tilen Hudrap from Vicious Rumors on bass and Alex Bent from Battlecross on drums!

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Metal Insider – Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross

Bram Teitelman of Metal Insider has interviewed Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala. Here is an excerpt: While Battlecross have been a band for 12 years now, they’ve only been in the national spotlight since 2011, when Pursuit of Honor, a re-recorded version of their debut album Push Pull Destroy, was released on Metal Blade. With their third album, Rise to Power, out now, we caught up with guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala to talk about the new album, their rotating cast of drummers, and playing new material before it’s out on album. To…

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The Sideshow Podcast – Episode 205 – Battlecross, Rivers of Nihil, Hate Eternal, Wolfheart, The Nietzsche 2015 Album Reviews

Brick By Boring Brick – Part 2 It is brought to my (Brian, that is…in case you forgot I am the one that writes these things) attention in the beginning of this episode that my description of last week’s show may have been a bit harsh. Well, since we both agree that this week is more fitting to Episode 204’s title, I cheated on the name, while simultaneously starting a little episode sub-series. Like last week, though, – or any week for that matter – you might think we are…

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Loudwire – Tony Asta Of Battlecross

Liz Ramanand of Loudwire has interviewed Battlecross guitarist Tony Asta. Here is an excerpt: Battlecross have a busy year ahead of them, as they have a new hard-hitting album out titled Rise to Power, along with a lengthy tour scheduled with GWAR and Butcher Babies. We chatted with guitarist Tony Asta about the band’s new release and writing the new riffs. He also talked about how technology has helped and hindered him as a musician. You can read the full interview here.

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