Built For Battle

Albany, New York



Band Members

Todd - Vocals
Joe - Guitar

Dan - Guitar
Mario - Bass
Frank - Drums


Built For Battle is a hardcore band hailing from the forever "prominent hardcore/metal scene" of upstate New York. Forming in late summer of 2011, Built For Battle's members have been a shining part of upstate New York's local music scene for well over a decade. Built For Battle was created by their drummer Frank Capone, formally of upstate titans, Dying Ta Live. Capone had contacted an old band mate from Dying Ta Live, rhythm guitar player, Fred Kelley in efforts to start a new project. The two then began their search of rounding out the line up. After a few try outs for guitar and bass players, Capone and Kelley stumbled across Dan Paradise and Tommy Bullis, formally from the local smash mouth hardcore group Put To Rest. Soon after the instrumental line up was in place, Capone called upon an old friend to front the new beast. A call was made to Todd Farrell, former front man of upstate New York, metal core juggernaut, .357 Justice. The band was complete and has remains intact. From a writing stand point, Built For Battle seems to come from a dark angry place." We write songs that we feel will demand uncontrollable movement on the floor in front of us" said Farrell in an interview. With influence ranging from hardcore monsters, such as Blood For Blood and MadBall to thrash and metal routes such as Nuclear Assault and Testament, Built For Battle has seemed to find a medium which collaborates all of its influences and certainly puts them to good use. All we wanna do is play live shows, I mean when we write songs, we always have that in mind states Capone. He's not kidding. Live sets by Built For Battle have seen some of the most interactive performances by fans and band alike. Built For Battle has recorded a three song demo and a split CD with troy core's own All For Revenge to date. The CD, ....and in this corner, is on sale at iTunes as well as Amazon. The band plans to hit the studio in the spring of 2014 to record their first full length album. Aside from its members' stellar history of sharing stages with legendary bands ,such as, Biohazard, Crowbar, Shadows Fall and EyeHateGod, this seems to have raised the bar on all prior achievements and is poised to continue that into the near and distant future.2017 marked a new beginning for Built for Battle by adding guitarist Joe Bockis (Cutthroat/Dead Effect) and bassist Mario Cangemi (FaceCast). Built for Battle is back and is geared up to release new material that will certainly leave a wake of bloodied broken faces.

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