Photograph: Kristi O'Connell Photography
10:30pm - 11:00pm
A five piece band, heavily influenced by rock, metal and sludge from the 60's to now, Black Sabbath, Eyehategod, St Vitus, Status Quo, Clutch, Thin Lizzy are all influences. We'd call it sludge, but we prefer the older stuff.
Battalions are attacking the underground scene with a renewed vigour with their debut album 'Nothing to Lose.' Recorded at the renowned Skyhammer Studios with Chris Fielding of Conan, Battalions embody the mantra of 'Nothing to Lose', in every sense of the term. This saw them narrowly lose out on a coin toss in the final of the Metal 2 the Masses campaign for a slot at last years Bloodstock Festival.
Battalions are looking to build on their already fierce live show, with supports already notched up playing with the likes of Church of Misery (Japan), Conan, Samothrace (USA), The Bendal Interlude and Bury's very own PIST. With a 2nd album being recorded at Skyhammer Studios once again in February, Battalions are looking to take 2017 by storm, with 2 tours already in the works, along with numerous festival appearances.