Today esteemed sound portal Pitchfork offers up an exclusive premiere of “Concrete,” from exploratory industrial doomsmiths Batillus. “Concrete” is the opening track to the band’s forthcoming new full-length entitled ‘Concrete Sustain’. Co-produced by sound wizard Sanford Parker at Sound Generation in Manhattan and Hypercube in Chicago and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room, ‘Concrete Sustain’ coheres 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.

Comments the band of the tune in a collective statement: “The song, and the record as a whole, represent the ubiquity of concrete and structure in our modern lives and how they weigh down on our souls.” Concrete Sustain will be released via Seventh Rule Recordings on March 19, 2013.

In related news, Batillus will bring their sonic severity to the stage with a month-long run of live rituals set to commence February 28th at Ultra Lounge in Chicago. Confirmed dates thus far are listed below with additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Concrete Sustain Tour” Dates:

02/28 – Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Himalayan, Dead Level
03/01 – WISCO – Madison, WI w/ Lungs, Mercian, Subjugation
03/02 – Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ Lungs, Bellow
03/03 – The Railyard – Billings, MT
03/05 – The Know – Portland, OR w/ Megaton Leviathan
03/06 – Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Atriarch, Addaura
03/08 – The Swamp – Oakland, CA w/ Kowloon Walled City, Monuments Collapse, Amarok
03/09 – 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ Kowloon Walled City, Suffering Luna, Destroy Judas
03/10 – Trunkspace – Phoenix, AZ
03/12-16 – SXSW TBA
03/17 – Mud & Water – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Grave Robbers
03/18 – The Feed & Seed – Lafayette, LA w/ Before the Eyewall, Guiltless
03/20 – Hidden Hand – Tallahassee, FL w/ Attack Culture, Praying, Rovagug
03/22 – Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Backwoods Payback, Bitter Resolve
03/23 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

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