Colorado Springs, CO
The seeds for Battle Cry were sown when Trevor Lane (guitar, formerly of Priapus, Time, and Donny Vox), Hans Masanetz (guitar/keys, formerly of Metal Knights and Zahgurim), Greg Witwer (guitars, first 3 months), and Ryan Willis (drums, formerly of Metal Knights and Zahgurim) formed the Power Metal band Sacred Legacy in Colorado Springs during July 2003. Later, Randy Kurtz (formerly and currently of Near Death Experience) would join on bass and they would have a stream of vocal auditions with none fitting the bill. The last deadly blows to Sacred Legacy would be when Randy departed in February 2004, quickly followed by Ryan in June 2004, leaving only the two guitarists. Hans and Trevor had a brief stint in the Industrial Metal band Power Tribe and then re-grouped to try to resurrect their ideal band in August 2004. They found an eager Thrash Metal vocalist in Paul Wilson in September 2004. The new and still incomplete band concentrated on writing songs. Then in March 2005, Kurt Wheeler joined the band on drums and Bob Székely joined in May on bass. Finally a heartbeat was back with the band, along with the new and permanent name "Battle Cry". Unfortunately, due to musical differences Kurt departed in June 2005, followed by Bob due to personal differences, and Paul due to a commitment to the U.S. Army in July 2005. Hans and Trevor are currently recording the debut Battle Cry EP at Enharmonic Studios with the following guests: Harry The Tyrant Conklin - Vocals, Matt Aub - Vocals, Triston Madrid - Drums, and Randy Kurtz - Bass; while continuing the search for a solid permanent line-up.