Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drummer Shannon Lucas Is The Session Drummer On The New BATTLECROSS Album
I just got way more excited for the new album from Battlecross, the band have announced they have recruited former the Black Dahlia Murder drummer Shannon Lucas to be the session drummer on the record.
Lucas left Black Dahlia a few months ago on amicable terms after being burnt out from touring. But Lucas has been keeping busy, working on his own music, as well as a side project with Corpsegrinder of Cannibal Corpse and Adam D. of Killswitch Engage. Now he's added another project to his plate, session drumming on the new Battlecross record, which was being tracked at Audiohammer Studios with metal mega-producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi.
"Being a fan of Battlecross, it is an honor to be a part of their new record. I can't wait for the world to hear this album."
Producer Eyal Levi also chimed in:
"I am so beyond excited for the chance to produce Shannon Lucas on the new Battlecross record. He's one of the true BEASTS of metal drumming. The man's skills are literally untouchable. Combine that with a badass rising star of a band and I think we've got the makings of a crushing record!"
This will be a one-shot as the band will be recruiting Kevin Talley for their two current scheduled live performances, at the New England Metalfest this weekend and at Orion in June. The band is hoping to have a new permanant drummer in time for their stint on this summer's Mayhem Fest.
The album has been fully recorded and also features a guest solo from Audiohammer's Jason Suecof. Armored Saint's Joey Vera will be mastering the record, with an early-summer release planned.