The Battle are an alternative rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. Brothers and band founders Donne (drums) and Ron Copenhaver (guitar) started the band in 2016 with Chris Shaheen (guitar) and Tom Nemo (bass) to begin work on an instrumental project that would later become the band's first release. The Battle's take on post-rock in a meld of traditional post-rock with alternative rock and desert rock. This unique blend takes them where few post-rock outfits dare to go: heavy riffs and booming rhythm sections.
The band's captivating live shows carry audiences on a dynamic, emotional journey, with few words spoken by the band. Each song flows one to another for an orchestrated, unrelenting experience. Like the best of post-rock, the band can be as quiet and subtle as they are loud and forceful.
Their first release, Truth, Like Light, Blinds (2017), is an evocatively dark and hopeful album filled with inventive post-rock guitar and a looming desert rock rhythm section. The band's follow up effort, The Last Place On Earth (2019), recorded in Joshua Tree, pushes their style of rock further into uncharted blends of desert rock riffs and post-rock ambience. The band's forthcoming release, Degenerate Era, was released in July 2021 and showcases the band's most aurally rich and complex arrangements.
“Intimately hypnotic melodic structures...gritty, immersive, and strikingly beautiful.” - Jon Wright
“Their post-rock instrumental style is a breath of fresh air to the scene”
— Splice Media Group
“Heavily intense and captivating...a four-piece marvel.”
— The Rustbelt Chronicles
“An experience that is brand new, and possibly even life-changing” - Tracy Morrow