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Paintsville, Kentucky, United States | SELF

Paintsville, Kentucky, United States | SELF
Duo Christian Rock


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"Artist Spotlight: Battlelion"

Battlelion is a Christian rock band that hails from Paintsville. For those of you not familiar with the area it's about an hour outside of Pikeville in the hills of southeastern Kentucky. They are an atypical rock band combination of two guys and two girls. I think it works wonderfully though. Jonathon "Quaz" Ratliff keeps the beat on drums. Tiffany Ratliff holds down the low end on bass. Natasha Milner delivers the message through her soft vocal stylings. And what would the rock band be without the guitarist? Andy Milner keeps the keeps the guitar side of things alive with some driving rhythms and solid leads. My personal favorite is "Tempter". They did an excellent job of creating tension. At the onset of the track with a standard rhythm and a few strategically sustained notes. Once they come in it's also a song that puts a heavy hand on the drums. About two minutes into it the rhythm breiflytakes an agressive step forward and I wish for more of it. A sequel was even tossed in there for good measure. I've always been a sucker for he 90's style heavy -then light-then heavy again songwriting. And it was acheived pacefully here. "Restore My Soul" pulls back from Battlelion's overall agressive approach. The acoustic guitar and natasha's enchanting vocal leads the song off soon to be accompanied by a light dose of drums, a well placed acoustic solo also makes its way into the mix. This song firmly sets them into the genre of Christian rock. Battlelion is currently working on a "tour de studios" to complete there album. They have worked in a variety of places including Whispering Way, Fedora, and apparently a quite interested trip to Skies Fall Studios. In these studios they are very open in a sense that they want to include everyone in the creation of their album as a collaborative piece of art. Engineers and producers get to be a part of the creative process too. The album not yet titled will be out in late. Check them out at or If you like what you hear as I did vote for them to get a shot to play at Ichthus this year. There's a banner on their myspace for the link. As always support your local music scene and go see some shows. - ME Music Entertainment Magazine


NEW "Vengeance" EP COMING MAY 25th, 2012

2009 LP Available now on Itunes
"Angels Song Still Ringing"



Battlelion is a female fronted Christian rock band in the vein of Fireflight and Flyleaf. Since 2008 Andy and Natasha Milner, along with a supporting cast of other musicians, have made up the group Battlelion. After 1 album, 2 U.S. summer tours, hundreds of performances, and a successful radio release, the band is still going strong and is embarking on another U.S. tour in the summer of 2012.

They recently went on a national tour and gained radio airplay across the U.S. They are currently #45 on the Christian Rock charts reported by Christian Music Weekly. (1-3-11) The band has worked with engineers from the likes of Ben Kasica of Skillet (Atlantic/INO/Ardent Records), Josh Silverberg of Edison Glass (Credential Records), and Lu Rubino of Story Side B. Their self-released album "Angels Song Still Ringing" has received attention from listeners all over the world.

Upcoming Shows:

April 7, 2012 - Louisville, KY (US) @ Sanctuary Music Venue

April 14, 2012 - Cincinnati, OH (OH) @ The Underground

April 28, 2012 - Liberty, KY (US) @ AG Expo Center - Anvil Fest

May 18, 2012 - Paintsville, KY (US) @ Mountain Homeplace Amphitheatre - May Madness Music Festival

May 26, 2012 - Big Stone Gap, VA (US) @ The Edge Music Venue

June 9, 2012 - Huntington, WV (US) @ Pullman Square - Seven Cities Outreach

June 16, 2012 - Franklin, IN (US) @ The Gear

June 23, 2012 - Wilmore, KY (US) @ Ichthus Festival Edge Stage

Recent Shows:

Jan 15, 2011 - Louisa, KY (US) @ Lawrence County Community Center - Winter Celebration w/ Sons of Thunder & Kevin & Bek & 7:13
Feb 5, 2011 - Hamlin, WV (US) @ Lincoln County High School - Battle of the Bands 2011
Feb 6, 2011 - Huntington, WV (US) @ WEMM 107.9 - "The Turn"
Feb 12, 2011 - Somerset, KY (US) @ The Refuge - Spirit Crusade -All Acoustic Show- w/ Saint-Da-Fied
Feb 13, 2011 - Wallace, WV (US) @ Wallace United Methodist - Battlelion
Feb 26, 2011 - Louisville, KY (US) @ Christian Academy of Louisville
Mar 5, 2011 - Maysville, KY (US) @ Highland Christian Church - Turn It Up by Black & Blue Youth Ministries w/ The Savvy & My Heart Remains & A Story Book Rescue
Mar 12, 2011 - Mt. Hope, WV (US) @ Mount Hope High School
Mar 26, 2011 - Coeburn, VA (US) @ Cultural Arts Building-
Apr 2, 2011 - Liberty, KY (US) @ AG Expo center - Anvil Fest
Apr 9, 2011 - Louisville, KY (US) @ The Sanctuary
Apr 16, 2011 - Frankfort, KY (US) @ Frankfort United Methodist Church - Frankfort United Methodist Church
Apr 23, 2011 - Louisville, KY (US) @ The Santuary
Apr 30, 2011- Greenville, IL (US) @ Agape Fest
May 7, 2011 - Staffordsville, KY (US) @ Mountain Homeplace Amphitheatre - May Madness Music Festival
June 16, 2011 - Wilmore, KY (US) @ Ichthus Festival-Edge Stage-
June 20, 2011- Nashville, TN (US) @ BWAM
June 23-25, 2011 - Ionia, MI (US) @ Big Ticket Festival
June 30-July 3 - Bushnell, IL (US) @ Cornerstone Music Festival
July 6-9 - Oshkosh, WI (US) @ Lifest
Jul 29, 2011 - Barboursville, WV (US) @ Barboursville Park Amphitheatre - Amp'd for Christ Summer Festival 2011 w/ Icris & Bride Dressed in Black

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