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Battlelore - Going On Indefinite Break

Posted by the band on Facebook

"Battlelore played their last foreign show for the time being in Belgium, at Metal Female Voices Festival IX, on Friday October 21st 2011. After that the band is going on an indefinite break from touring and making music.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 23.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (20)


Battlelore - Album Teasers Online

Finnish metallers Battlelore will be releasing their new album Doombound later this month. The band has now uploaded two teaser videos in anticipation of its release. The clips contain samples and footage from the recording studio.

All Doombound album info is available here.

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 03.01.2011 by Thryce | Comments (12)


Battlelore - New Song Sample Online

Finnish metallers Battlelore will release their forthcoming album, entitled Doombound, via Napalm Records on the following dates:

Jan. 26 - Spain, Finland, Sweden
Jan. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy
Jan. 31 - rest of Europe
Feb. 08 - Canada, US

You can pre-order the abum here. Also you can download a snippet from the song "Kärmessurma" at this location.

Doombound cover art] tracklist:

01. Bloodstained
02. Iron Of Death
03. Bow And Helm
04. Enchanted
05. Kärmessurma
06. Olden Gods
07. Fate Of The Betrayed
08. Men As Wolves
09. Last Of The Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 29.11.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)


Battlelore - Enter The Studio In June

Finnish Epic Metal masters Battlelore issued the first update on their upcoming album:

"We will begin the recordings of our next album in early June at Sound Supreme Studios (FIN) with Janne Saksa, who will engineer and produce the album. The legendary Dan Swanö will do the mixing and hopefully, we'll get the whole battle package out in early fall of 2010. Stylistically, we have turned back to the old school style of songs with grinding drums and fast guitars! This will also be our first concept album and the songs will relate the story of Tolkien's tragic hero Túrin Turambar."

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 31.05.2010 by BudDa | Comments (15)


Battlelore - New Video Online

Finnish metallers Battlelore have posted online their new video, for the song "Third Immortal", which can be viewed at this location.

"Third Immortal" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "The Last Alliance", which was released on September 24 via Napalm Records.

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 22.10.2008 by Dark_Blood | Comments (3)


Battlelore - Vocalist To Sit Out Tour

Battlelore's vocalist Tomi Mykkänen has posted the following statement:

"To my great regret I need to tell you that I am not able to be part of the Finnish Fire tour this autumn due to family reasons. I will take my personal leave from performing with BLore as of today so I will miss also the three Finnish gigs (Juva, Oulu and Kuopio). The reason why I'm missing the Finnish gigs as well is quite easy; we need to have the replacement vocalist trained for the tour and what is better place to train than gigs? Replacement vocalist? Yeah, there is one and he's Harri (Witch King) from Avathar. Who would be a better replacement than other fellow Tolkien freak?!

Harri is an excellent growler with a deep, strong voice, and a great attitude for live shows. He also sings clean vocals, so he is the perfect session front man! The band will sound just as great as always! Hopefully you'll all make him feel welcomed. Maybe buy him a beer or two…

I will be back in fold for the gig on January 1st 2009. More info on that later.

I feel very bummed for missing the gigs and new countries and lots of new (and old!) fans but sometimes in life happens things that are even more important than touring, drinking and rocking. The things like that are very rare though… Hahah!"

Source: battlelore.net
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 16.10.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (1)


Battlelore - Album Preview Online

Finnish metallers Battlelore are streaming on their MySpace a preview of their new album, entitled "The Last Alliance". Also you can download this album sampler at this location.

"The Last Alliance" was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, with the ingenious producer Janne Saksa, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, Sweden.

The release dates for the album are:

September 24th 2008 Finland.
September 26th 2008 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Benelux, Italy, France.
September 29th 2008 the rest of Europe.
October 7th 2008 USA/Canada.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 25.07.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Battlelore - New Album Details

Finnish metallers Battlelore have issued the following update:

"Battlelore's fifth full length album, titled "The Last Alliance" is finally finished and ready to be presented to the public! The album consists of big, epic and atmospheric songs full of feeling and raging battles, taking you to an unforgettable journey through Middle-earth! As before, there will be a jewel case CD and a digipack with something extra. This time the digipack will include a DVD featuring the energetic live show at Metal Female Voices Festival in Wieze, Belgium 2007."
"The Last Alliance" was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, with the ingenious producer Janne Saksa, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, Sweden.

"The Last Alliance" cover] tracklisting:

01. Third Immortal
02. Exile The Daystar
03. The Great Gathering
04. Guardians
05. Voice Of The Fallen
06. Daughter Of The Sun
07. Green Dragon
08. Awakening
09. Epic Dreams
10. Moontower
11. The Star Of High Hope

Bonus DVD tracklisting (Live at Metal Female Voices Festival 2007):

01. Ghân Of The Woods
02. Ocean's Elysium
03. Into The New World
04. Buccaneer's Inn
05. We Are The Legions
06. House Of Heroes
07. Beneath The Waves
08. Sons Of Riddermark

The release dates for the album are:
September 24th 2008: Finland.
September 26th 2008: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Benelux, Italy, France.
September 29th 2008: the rest of Europe.
October 7th 2008: USA/Canada.

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Source: battlelore.net
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 08.07.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


Battlelore - New Album Update

Folk Power metallers Battlelore have issued the following update on their website:

"Hellos all!
Battlelore started the recordings of their fifth album earlier today at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, with the producer Janne Saksa. The working title of the new album is "The Last Alliance". Within the next four weeks Battlelore will record and choose up to 9-10 songs from their material to be on this fifth voyage through Middle-earth. The album will then be mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö. Songtitles set to be on the album are e.g. 'The Last Alliance', 'Exile The Daystar', 'Daughter Of The Sun', 'Third Immortal' and 'Voice Of The Fallen'.

The new material is bigger, better and more epic with a few surprises such as the use of Tomi's clean vocals. The band itself describes the new songs as a beautiful combination of "Sword's Song" and "Evernight", where all the typical musical elements of Battlelore are combined in a new and also unexpected way. Needless to say, the whole band is very enthusiastic and exited to be recording these songs.

Prepare for the album of a lifetime, this one will not disappoint you!
There will be a studiobook running here Link] so keep on checking for photos, texts, videos…"

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Source: battlelore.net
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 02.04.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Battlelore - Band Explains Tour Cancellation

Tomi Mykkänen, Battlelore's male vocalist, issued the following explaining the reasons for canceling the December tour with Korpiklaani:

"As many of the venues already listed us as the support for the small upcoming tour with Korpiklaani, it's appropriate to tell you guys here that our part on that tour got canceled. We are VERY sorry about that. It would have been excellent and fucken brilliant to finally tour at least a bit in UK. Not to dismiss Germany or Netherlands in any way, it would have been great to meet all the old friends and possible new ones there too! Also having "a few" beers with KL-guys during the tour would probably have been very pleasant, though hurtful afterwards, experience. Well, what can you do? Maybe next time…
And to add, the band is not responsible for the cancellation."

Late in November Korpiklaani announced on their myspace page that Battlelore can not accompany them on their December tour.

Here are the dates for Korpiklaani's European tour during December as stated on their myspace page:

14.12.2007 Alte Brauerei, Annaberg Germany
15.12.2007 Illipse, Illingen Germany
16.12.2007 Matrix, Bochum Germany
17.12.2007 maybe in France or other cool country, venue TBA
18.12.2007 Rio's, Leeds United Kingdom '
19.12.2007 Thatched House, Manchester United Kingdom
20.12.2007 Cathouse, Glasgow Scotland
21.12.2007 Bierkeller, Bristol United Kingdom
22.12.2007 Baroeg, Rotterdam Netherlands

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Source: battlelore.net
Band profile: Battlelore
Event: Korpiklaani
Posted: 10.12.2007 by Bararey | Comments (4)


Battlelore - Working On New Album

The following update was posted on Battlelore's MySpace page:

"Hellos all! Thanks for reading my blurbs and keep those comments coming.

First of all, we have been working on the new songs lately and at the moment we actually have some 10 songs in very good "skeleton-phase". Looks extremely positive so far. The music is getting a few steps back in our history and a few steps forward to the future... At the moment it seems that there will be bigger, more epic parts in the vein of "Sword's Song" but also more harder, heavier parts in the vein of "Evernight". I'm quite sure that you fans won't be disappointed with this one. The album should be out sometime in June/July/August 2008.

We have some more gigs coming up. For all you cool North-Americans I must say that still no good news for you. We would love to come "over the deep waters" and play for all of you but it's really not up to us. You need to buy more albums and ask from the local organizers for us.... maybe someday then.

Finally we have a few more Finnish gigs coming up. Seems that our homeland is finally starting to get our idea... Our first UK gig in a long time is also confirmed to be in late February 2008 in Swansea, Wales. There is a big possibility for more UK gigs this coming December as we've been talking about a small tour around the middle December and that one should have some 5 or so UK dates. We'll keep you informed.

Ok, I think this is for the news for now. Have fun, have some beer, enjoy the life!"

Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 23.10.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


Battlelore - New Session Guitarist

The band has posted the following on their website:

I'm moving away from Finland for a six months and during that time Battlelore will use a session guitarist to cover me on the upcoming gigs.
The new guitarist is Mr.Tommi Lintunen who has played in various Finnish bands.
There is not going to be any kind of break in songwriting or cancellations with the gigs.
I'm coming back on line in June 2007.

All the best,
Jyri Vahvanen

Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 09.01.2007 by GT | Comments (1)


Battlelore - New Album Sample Online

An audio sample of the new Battlelore track 'House Of Heroes' has been posted online, click here. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Evernight", due in February 2007 via Napalm Records.

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Source: napalmrecords.com
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 08.12.2006 by Døc | Comments (3)


Battlelore - New Album Tracklisting

Battlelore have revealed the following tracklisting for their forthcoming album, "Evernight", due out February, 2007 via Napalm Records:
01. House Of Heroes
02. Ocean's Elysium
03. Summon The Wolves
04. We Are The Legions
05. Into The New World
06. Longing Horizon
07. Mask Of Flies
08. The Cloak And The Dagger
09. Beneath The Waves

Guitarist/founder Jyri Vahvanen recently commented about Evernight: "The new album includes ten tracks of pure Tolkien metal with more bombastic and epic songs than before. And, as usual, there's going to be limited edition digipack-CD with bonus material."

Source: battlelore.net
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 29.11.2006 by Thryce | Comments (2)


Battlelore - New Album On The Way

According to a short post on Battlelore's official website, the band is busy working on their fourth studio album.

"At the moment we are in Music Bros studio's recording the 4th Battlelore album. If everything goes fine the new album should be released in February 2007."

Source: battlelore.net
Band profile: Battlelore
Posted: 02.10.2006 by Mrs A W Riddle | Comments (0)