Tag Archives: Hiran Deraniyagala

Interview: Battlecross discuss their Rise to Power

Posted by on August 31, 2015

While Battlecross have been a band for 12 years now, they’ve only been in the national spotlight since 2011, when Pursuit of Honor, a re-recorded version of their debut album Push Pull Destroy, was released on Metal Blade. With their third album, Rise to Power, out now, we caught up with guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala to talk about the new album, […]

Read more

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagal Discusses Battlecross’ Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, Taking Their Time To Find A New Drummer

Posted by on November 20, 2013

2013 has been one hell of a year for Battlecross. In support of their new album, War Of Will, the Detroit group embarked on endless touring that found them playing on numerous club tours, touring festivals, and even Metallica’s own music fest held in their home city. And along the way, they even helped prove […]

Read more

Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala’a Top 5: Bands from Detroit

Posted by on November 4, 2013

Detroit has given birth to a wealth of metal bands. One of our recent favorites to rise out of the Motor City is Battlecross. Having released their new album War Of Will this past summer, as well as play this year’s Mayhem Fest and Metallica’s Orion Music + More, the Blue Collar Thrashers have certainly […]

Read more

Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dropkick Murphys, All Shall Perish And More Talk Playing Orion

Posted by on June 7, 2013

This Saturday and Sunday, Detroit’s Bell Isle will be taken over by the 2nd Annual incarnation of the Orion Music + More Festival. Metal Insider will be there, giving you frequent updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundtracking, as well as on the site. To get in the mood for this weekend, we asked some of the bands […]

Read more

Video: Trespass America Festival Gets Weird

Posted by on July 27, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_PnxZqFLl4[/youtube] When is a tour update not a tour update? When it’s a public access-looking interview show with Trespass America bands hosted by “Salty Rizz.” Rizz, who seems to look an awful lot like Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, interviews the likes of  Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Battlecross’ Kyle Gunther and Hiran Deraniyagala and God Forbid’s […]

Read more