Massive Update (full-length, split 12", fall tour with Kowloon Walled City, etc.)

Hello everyone, It's been a long time since our last real update. Much has happened, much is happening, and much will happen in the very near future... This is a long one, so bear with us.

First, we have a couple shows upcoming with our good friends Riff Cannon. Details are on our page. We're still looking for a show in Cleveland on Saturday, May 1st to round out that weekend as we make our way to Chicago. If you can help out please get in touch. Why are we going to Chicago, you ask? We're recording our debut full-length in May at Volume Studios with the much-lauded Sanford Parker (Yob, Rwake, Unearthly Trance, Nachtmystium, Pelican). We have seven songs written clocking in at nearly an hour, of which we expect probably five to make it to the final LP. After doing a pair of EPs on an extremely limited budget and a tight schedule, we're very much looking forward to taking our time this go-around and coming out of the studio with something that really represents us as a band; something that we can really be proud of. More details on the full-length will be announced in time.

Next, we are excited to announce that we have a split 12" coming out this summer via the Berlin-based Vendetta Records. The split is with Maine's Hallowed Butchery (aka Ryan Scott Fairfield) and our side will contain three tracks previously only available on the extremely-limited (as in 75) 'Beard Destroyer Tour EP,' which is now sold out. The cover image is by Scott Irvine and the rest of the artwork and layout will be done by Fairfield.

We're currently booking a tour at the end of September with our good friends Kowloon Walled City. The tentative routing is below; we just started working on this, so if you want to help out with any of these shows please get in touch. And if you don't know Kowloon Walled City, check them out because they will melt your face off.

Kowloon Walled City / Batillus - Fall Tour 2010:

Sat 9/18 New York
Sun 9/19 Boston
Mon 9/20 Providence
Tue 9/21 Baltimore
Wed 9/22 DC
Thu 9/23 Knoxville
Fri 9/24 Atlanta
Sat 9/25 New Orleans
Sun 9/26 Baton Rouge
Mon 9/27 Birmingham
Tue 9/28 Nashville
Wed 9/29 Asheville
Thu 9/30 Richmond
Fri 10/1 Philadelphia
Sat 10/2 Brooklyn

One of our good friends, Will Benoit of Constants and Radar Recordings, has an interesting project in the works. Will is planning to build a solar-powered, eco-friendly recording studio in a barn adjacent to his New England home. Please check out this page for a video and more information.

Lastly, in case you're wondering why things have been rather quiet on the Batillus front lately, it's for good reason... Fade has been touring quite a bit with the legendary Jarboe, alongside Erik Wunder of Cobalt, Nick Palmirotto of Hull, and Josh Lozano of Fade's other band, Inswarm. They'll be in Europe from March 31 to April 16th, so if you live across the pond from us check the dates on Jarboe's page.

Additionally, Geoff has been busy touring with A Storm of Light (Josh Graham of Neurosis and Blood and Time, and formerly of Red Sparowes and Battle of Mice; and Domenic Seita formerly of Tombs).

That's all for now, stay tuned for more.

-batillus (one T and two L's; pronounced 'buh-TILL-us')