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The Batallion released a new album


Monday 27th September sees the release on Dark Essence Records of "Head Up High” the new album from Norwegian Metallers THE BATALLION.  The eleven 11 track album is the follow up to the 2008 debut "Stronghold of Men” and was produced by Bart Schlagermeister (Bjørnar E. Nilsen) at Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studio, which Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), jointly owns with ENSLAVED’s Herbrand Larssen and Arve Isdal.  Three tracks from "Head Up High” can be heard on the THE BATALLION’s MySpace page at www.myspace.com/thebatallion666

Track listing for "Head Up High” as follows:

1. Mind My Step
2. Head Up High
3. When Death Becomes Dangerous
4. Within the Frame of the Graveyard
5. Thick Skinned and Weatherbitten
6. Each Man For Himself
7. Undertakers
8. Paces
9. Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire
10. The Roaring Grandfather, 
11. Bring Out Your Dead....

Bergen-based THE BATALLION, is a band that describes itself as playing "bad ass 80’s death thrash metal” and has line up that includes members from some of Norway’s legendary band such as like OLD FUNERAL, GRIMFIST, TAAKE, BORKNAGAR, ST. SATAN, DEATHCON and BOMBERS.  Sharing a love of traditional metal, THE BATALLION’s members got together to form a band that would epitomise the spirit and testosterone fuelled energy of the genre, going so far as to choose stage names that epitomise those glory days - Stud Bronson on Guitar and Vocals, Lust Kilman on Guitar, Colt Kane on Bass and Morden on Drums.

The launch party for "Head Up High” will be held at Hinsides (Inside Rock Cafe’) in Bergen on the 15th October.  More information about the BATALLION at www.myspace.com/thebatallion666

Below you can see fan-filmed video of THE BATALLION playing "Smoke ‘Em Out” live at Festung Open Air, Germany.



Additional Information:
Contact/Information/Promos: post@karismarecords.no 
The Batallion on MySpace:  www.myspace.com/thebatallion666
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no

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