With songs that range from relentless mid-tempo churns to subterranean crawls, Batillus (buh-TILL-us) cohere the extremes of heavy music into a surge of massive riffing, rolling over and descending on the listener with the force and intensity of a sudden storm.
In 2013, the band's second LP, 'Concrete Sustain,' was honored as one of Decibel Magazine's Top 40 Albums of the Year. The followup to 2011's acclaimed 'Furnace' 'Concrete Sustain' was recorded and mixed by Sanford Parker and Batillus at Sound Generation in Manhattan and Hypercube in Chicago and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room.
Originally conceived in 2007 as an instrumental trio, the Batillus lineup expanded in 2009 to add vocals, synthesizer, and samples to the dynamic range of their music. The tight and focused songs on 'Concrete Sustain' reflect this expanded palette, which has had a profound effect on the band's writing process.
Batillus has toured with Indian, The Atlas Moth, Mutilation Rites, Kowloon Walled City, Whitehorse, Hull, Salome, Author and Punisher, and Theologian, among others.