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Battle Beast

Formed: 2008
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Battle Beast News

Below is our complete Battle Beast news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Battle Beast Parts With Guitarist

After a recent European tour and before upcoming shows in Finland this March, Battle Beast is about to undergo a crew change.

Due to insurmountable disagreements and on the initiative of other members, one the founding members, author of all the songs, and lead guitarist Anton Kabanen is forced to leave the band.

A substitute guitarist has been engaged for the upcoming shows. Anton Kabanen is going to continue making music and working on new projects. Battle Beast is already preparing new material for an upcoming fourth album.

On January 9th, Battle Beast released third full-length studio encounter "Unholy Savior" and entered the Finnish charts at number one. More...

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Battle Beast Posts Samples Of Entire New Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that appear on "Unholy Savior", the 3rd studio album from Finnish female-fronted power metallers Battle Beast can be streamed below.

"Unholy Savior" was released on January 9 in Europe and January 13 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.

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Battle Beast Posts Track-By-Track Video

Today the Finnish power metal institution Battle Beast reveals a first track-by-track video for new album "Unholy Savior," which will be released on January 9th (EU), January 12th (UK), and January 27th (US) 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The trailer includes the tracks "Lionheart," "Unholy saviour," "I want the world…and everything in it," "Madness," "Sea of Dreams," and "Speed and Danger." The full track listing is:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry More...

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Battle Beast Posts "Unholy Savior" Trailer

Battle Beast's "Unholy Savior" will drop January 27th through Nuclear Blast, and today the band releases a third trailer with additional details and developments on the coming release.

Check it out below, or you can also watch the previously released second teaser over here. The full album's track listing is:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry More...

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Battle Beast Posts New Album Trailer

Battle Beast is about to release an upcoming new record titled "Unholy Savior" on January 9th (Europe), January 12th (U.K.) and January 27th (U.S.) 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today Battle Beast reveals the second album trailer with some details about the new record and the band's love for the 80's. Check it out below. The full album's track listing is:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry More...

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Battle Beast Posts "Unholy Savior" Album Trailer 1

Finnish metal act Battle Beast released the first in a series of album preview trailers for the upcoming new album "Unholy Savior." The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on January 9th (EU), January 12th (UK, N, DK), January 14th (Spain), January 16th (FIN) and January 27th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness (see music video)
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night (see lyric video)
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry

Check out the first preview clip here: More...

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Battle Beast Releases "Madness" Music Video

Finnish metal act Battle Beast released a new music video for the track "Madness." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Unholy Savior," which is set for release on January 9th (EU), January 12th (UK, N, DK), January 14th (Spain), January 16th (FIN) and January 27th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night (see lyric video here)
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry

Check out "Madness" here: More...

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Battle Beast Posts New Song "Touch In The Night"

Finnish metal act Battle Beast unleashed a lyric video for the new track "Touch in the Night." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Unholy Savior," which is set for release on January 9th (EU), January 12th (UK/NED/DK), January 14th (S), January 16th (FIN) and January 27th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry

Check out "Touch in the Night" here: More...

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Battle Beast Unveils New Album

"Unholy Savior," the new album from Battle Beast, will launch via Nuclear Blast on January 9th in Europe and January 13th in North America. Guitarist / vocalist Anton Kabanen comments:

"I thirst to go further as a human being, and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey - that's what I tend to call it - which is my road onward. Music-wise the songs have been expanded to a wider area as an effort to call out emotions close to those I had myself during the times of birth of these songs.

"Like always, I wrote songs about a manga and anime series 'Berserk,' as well, and the reason behind writing songs about that particular series is that I can strongly relate to that, especially to certain characters and to their way of thinking and feeling."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part I

THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30

“Tuska?”

Unmistakable, husky German accent behind me. I glance over my shoulder, turn, step aside the river of disembarking passengers from the Lufthansa Airbus parked out in the drizzly gray. The veteran green-fatigue-jacketed metalhead, balding, sporting a life-without-parole graying goatee, sticks out his hand.

“Holger. Nuclear Blast.” We shake, he grins and nods at the Testament logo above my lapel, only partially obscured by my boarding pass. He slips me a company card - “Holger Tiefenbach, Distribution & Marketing” - and lifts a finger toward a sign down the corridor: “Matkatavarat.” Luggage.

As we stride through Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, locate the carousel for Flight 848 from Frankfurt, and wait for our suitcases to materialize - I was forced to check mine at the last minute and have since developed acute missing-luggage paranoia - Holger brings me up to speed on our shared reason for being here: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, sixteen years running, 2014 edition set to kick off tomorrow afternoon.

“It used to be held in Kaisaniemi Park, right in the middle of the city. It was the greatest. You’d show up, basically have an afternoon at the park, and then head straight to the bars nearby, when the sun was just barely set.” He seems to almost sigh while tossing off a plaintive, what-are-you-gonna-do shrug. “They moved the location three, four years ago.”

“So it’s not as much fun now?” I want to get my finger on the pulse of conventional wisdom.

He’s quick to clarify. “It’s still awesome. The new location just took some getting used to.” On our painless stroll through the open doorway that passes for an immigration barrier - the stamps and stern looks and “papers, please” stuff was handled back in Germany, natch - Holger gives an inside view of current happenings back at the Nuclear Blast bunker.

“We spent a lot of time promoting that Tuomas Holopainen solo album - the one about Scrooge McDuck,” he tells me. I haven’t heard it, and ask him how it is. “Not metal. That’s how it is,” he chuckles. “But cool if you’re into that wacky stuff, like the last Nightwish album.

“And we signed Slayer!” He clenches a victorious fist like a kid receiving his BB gun on Christmas. “Finally.”

We’ve reached the Arrivals lobby, and a leather-jacketed brunette gives a wave. Rachel Roth (WandererOfKalevala), Metalunderground.com photographer and correspondent, currently residing in Vantaa. We have a bus to catch, and before parting ways with Holger, I bum a cigarette, pocketing the e-cig I’ve been abusing for two months.

I make a half-hearted promise to myself not to do this too much during Tuska (and not to beat myself up for doing just that). Rationalization is still the great human sport. More...

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Sabaton To Tour With Delain

Napalm Records is happy to announce that Delain will join the Swedish metallers in Sabaton (with additional support from Battlebeast) for an extensive European tour in January/February 2015.

The latest Sabaton album "Heroes" was released on May 16th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and charted some of the highest entries in the band's history. The currently announced dates for the forthcoming trek are as follow:

09.01.2015 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
10.01.2015 DE - Geiselwind, Event Hall
11.01.2015 NL - Tilburg, O13
12.01.2015 UK - London, HMV Forum
14.01.2015 FR - Paris, Bataclan
15.01.2015 CH - Pratteln, Z7
16.01.2015 DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
17.01.2015 DE - Langen, Stadthalle
19.01.2015 DE - Berlin, Huxley's
25.01.2015 HU - Budapest, Petofi Hall
27.01.2015 RO - Bucharest, Turbohalle
28.01.2015 BG - Sofia, Hall Universiada
30.01.2015 GR - Athens, Fuzz Live Club
31.01.2015 GR - Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
03.02.2015 IT - Milano, Alcatraz
04.02.2015 DE - Munich, Tonhalle
06.02.2015 AT - Vienna, Gasometer
07.02.2015 CZ - Prague, Forum Karlin
08.02.2015 CZ - Zlin, Hala Euronics Novesta
09.02.2015 SK - Bratislava, Refinery Gallery
11.02.2015 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
13.02.2015 BE - Antwerpen, Lotto Arena
14.02.2015 DE - Hamburg, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
15.02.2015 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg More...

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Sabaton Comments On Bonus Cover Tracks

For the upcoming new record "Heroes," Swedish heavy metal institution Sabaton now reveals the different track listings, including all the bonus tracks that will be available.

Among them are three cover versions of Metallica, Battle Beast, and Raubtier.

"Heroes" will be released on May 16th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The band comments on the bonus tracks:

"METALLICA - ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls:' All of us are old fans of Metallica The choice of the song was difficult, but we all could agree on that one. As an addition, ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ was the first heavy metal song ever performed on a stage by Pär.

"BATTLE BEAST - ‘Out Of Control:' Battle Beast was our secret guest at our latest Sabatoncruise and we all enjoyed watching them perform their songs live. We thought we wanted to support young and upcoming bands and decided to do a cover of them.

"RAUBTIER - ‘En Hjältes Väg:' Raubtier are our brothers from the north of Sweden. We have played together countless times and in the past, and Thobbe used to be in this band. At a special concert in 2012 Joakim performed this song live together with Raubtier and it awoke the idea of doing a cover-version. Seeing to the song title it was also a natural choice for our latest album "Heroes.'"

The track listings will be as follows: More...

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Battle Beast Posts Lyric Video For "Over The Top"

Finnish act Battle Beast posted a new lyric video for the "Over the Top." The song appears on the band's new album entitled "Battle Beast," which is available via Nuclear Blast. Check it out here:

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Powerwolf Hitting The Road

After releasing new album "Preachers of the Night" (reviewed here), Powerwolf will hit the road again at the end of September with Majesty and Battle Beast. Dates are as follows:

w/Ashes of Ares*
w/Wisdom**

26.09.2013 FR – Paris, Divan Du Monde *
27.09.2013 UK – London, Underworld *
28.09.2013 DE – Osnabrück, Rosenhof *
29.09.2013 NL – Nijmegen, Doornrosje *
01.10.2013 DE – Langen, Neue Stadthalle *
02.10.2013 CH – Pratteln, Z7 *
03.10.2013 DE – Lindau, Vaudeville *
04.10.2013 DE – München, Backstage *
05.10.2013 DE – Stuttgart, LKA *
19.10.2013 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
24.10.2013 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik **
25.10.2013 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle **
26.10.2013 DE – Speyer, Halle 101 **
27.10.2013 DE – Hannover, Faust **
29.10.2013 CZ – Prag, Nova Chelmnice **
30.10.2013 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser **
31.10.2013 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall **
01.11.2013 BE – Vosselaar, Biebob **
02.11.2013 DE – Essen, Weststadthalle ** More...

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2013: Days 2 and 3

The weekend festivities of the second and third day of Tuska started a bit later for me, but still managed to start with a bang that resounded for the whole weekend! With a lineup a bit less intense then the first day, there was a lot of room to really observe performances and finally get that summer festival feeling. Both days featured very different genres, but as always with Tuska, there is truly something for everyone, even if that something is as simple as ice cold cider and a cool breeze on a hot day. More...

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Battle Beast Posts "Black Ninja" Music Video

Finnish act Battle Beast posted a new music video for the track "Black Ninja." The song appears on the band's sophomore LP entitled "Battle Beast," which was issued in Europe in the last couple of days via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is the first to feature new vocalist Noora Louhimo.

Check out "Black Ninja" here:

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Battle Beast Posts Track-By-Track, Pt. III

Finnish act Battle Beast posted the third and final track-by-track video in the series highlighting the band's upcoming sophomore LP entitled "Battle Beast." The album will drop on May 17, 2013 (May 20, 2013 in UK) via Nuclear Blast Records. The first part two parts of the series can be seen here and at this location.

In this part, the tracks 10-14 are discussed ("Over The Top," "Fight Kill Die," "Black Ninja,"
"Rain Man" and "Shutdown"). Check out the video here:

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Battle Beast Posts Track-By-Track, Pt. II

Battle Beast posted the second part of a track-by-track video series on the band's upcoming sophomore LP simply entitled "Battle Beast." The album is slated for release on May 17, 2013 (May 20, 2013 in UK) via Nuclear Blast Records. The first part of the series can be seen over at this location.

In this part, the tracks 5-9 are discussed ("Raven," "Into the Heart of Danger," "Machine Revolution," "Golden Age" and "Kingdom"). Check out the video here: More...

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Battle Beast Streams New Track

Finland's Battle Beast is streaming the radio edit version of the new track "Into the Heart of Danger." The song appears on the upcoming sophomore LP "Battle Beast," and features the band's new vocalist Noora Louhimo. The album scheduled for release on May 17, 2013 (May 20, 2013 in UK) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Battle Beast" is as follows:

1. Let It Roar
2. Out of Control
3. Out on the Streets
4. Neuromancer
5. Raven
6. Into the Heart of Danger
7. Machine Revolution
8. Golden Age
9. Kingdom
10. Over the Top
11. Fight, Kill, Die
12. Black Ninja
13. Rain Man
14. Shutdown (Bonus Track)

Check out "Into the Heart of Danger" here: More...

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Battle Beast Posts Track-By-Track, Pt. I

Finland's Battle Beast posted the first part in a track-by-track video series for the upcoming new LP "Battle Beast," the band's second LP and first with new vocalist Noora Louhimo. The album is set to drop on May 17, 2013 (May 20, 2013 in UK) via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

In this part, the first four tracks are discussed ("Let It Roar," "Out Of Control," "Out On The Streets" and "Neuromancer"):

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