Flyer by Atsuhiro Saisho

Tonight Batillus begin an Eastern/Midwest US tour alongside Salome and Hull. (See dates below.) I first wrote about them here. Now they have a new track, “The Division,” that really excites me. It features the addition of vocalist/keyboardist Fade Kainer, with black metal influences coming to the fore. Distant caveman vocals! Crushing doom! Delicate blackened bits in between! Never too much of these good things! I love how at 3:10 the track seizes up before gearing down yet accelerating. It will be part of a limited edition CD-R EP sold on tour. Someone sign this band! And many someones should see these shows. They promise to be as heavy as you like it.

The Division

Beard Destroyer Tour, September 2009
(all dates with Hull and Salome except where noted)

10 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11 Talking Head Club – Baltimore, MD (w/Oak)
12 Marblehaus – College Park, MD
14 Bar None – Virginia Beach, VA
15 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
16 Live Wire Music Hall – Savannah, GA
17 529 – Atlanta, GA
18 Little Hamilton Collective – Nashville, TN
19 Planet Caravan Festival @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
20 Bunk Space – Cincinnati, OH
21 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
22 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/Auternus)
23 White Star Bar – Chicago, IL
24 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN (w/Apostle of Solitude)
25 Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH (w/Lo Pan)
26 Krugs Place – Frederick, MD (no Salome)
27 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY (no Salome)