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Battlelore

Formed: 1999
From: Lappeenranta, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Battlelore News

Below is our complete Battlelore 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Battlelore Going On Indefinite Break

Finland's Battlelore has issued the following announcement about going on an indefinite break:

"Battlelore played its 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.

"This is not the end, however, just a time-out to focus on other aspects of life and build up more creative energy for the future. The plan is to play one more show in Finland before the break to thank the Finnish fans for their support over the years. The details of the last show are not confirmed yet but will be announced as soon as the information comes.

"There's no drama behind the decision to go on break, just a need to take a step back and have a breather. We want to thank all of our associates and supporters for the help and work over the past nearly 12 years, we've been lucky to have met and worked with such wonderful people! The biggest thanks definitely go to our amazing fans, without whom none of this would've been possible. We are honoured to have met you all and are humbled by your generosity and support! You all have a place in our hearts and we will always cherish the amazing moments we've shared with you on and off stage. THANK YOU!

"'Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo.' (A star shines on the hour of our meeting.)"

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Battlelore Cancels Chinese Shows

Vocalist Tomi Mykkänen of Finland's Battlelore has checked in with the following brief announcement about canceling the band's previously announced Chinese tour dates:

"The Chinese tour was cancelled. Sorry about that. It wasn't up to the band to cancel and we were ready and eager to go to the eastern lands to play. Maybe next time."

No information has been provided yet as to whether any of the dates will be rescheduled. To check out Battlelore's music and find more information on the band, head over to the group's MySpace music profile. Battlelore also released the "Doombound" album earlier this year. The track listing is as follows:

The "Doombound" track listing is as follows:

1. Bloodstained
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
4. Enchanted
5. Kärmessurma
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo

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Xandria To Play Metal Female Voices Festival

Xandria is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Metal Female Voices festival, which is set to take place in Belgium from October 21st - 23rd.

Other confirmed bands for the festival include Therion, Doro, Battlelore, Stream of Passion, Deadlock, Amaranthe, Draconian, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found by heading over to this location.

Footage is also available of Xandria performing live with the band's new vocalist Manuela Kraller here.

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Battlelore Posts Song From New Album

Finland's Battlelore has posted a song online from the band's latest album "Doombound." You can check out the track "Last of the Lords" by heading over to the Battlelore MySpace profile. A teaser trailer for the album is also available here.

The "Doombound" track listing is as follows:

1. Bloodstained
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
4. Enchanted
5. Kärmessurma
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo

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More Bands Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Agrypnie
Alcest
Battlelore
Bifröst
BlackShore
Bran Barr
Catamenia
Dalriada
Eis
Graveworm
Enslaved
Ignis Fatuu
Hammer Horde
Månegarm
Kampfar
Odroerir
Negura Bunget
Path Of Golconda
Orphaned Land
Shining
Sahg
Todtgelichter
Thyrfing
Valkyrja
Twilight Of The Gods
Wolfchant
Vrankenvorde

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Battlelore Posts Second "Doombound" Teaser

Finland's Battlelore has posted its second teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Doombound," which can be viewed below.

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Battlelore Posts "Doombound" Teaser

Finland's Battlelore has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Doombound," which can be viewed below.

The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows:

1. Bloodstained
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
4. Enchanted
5. Kärmessurma
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo (Instrumental) More...

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Battlelore Posts Studio Footage

Battlelore has posted a new video blog online from the band's time in the studio recording the new album "Doombound." The clip, which can be viewed below, contains footage from the fourth and fifth weeks in the studio when the band was working on vocals, cello, and flute.

The "Doombound" release dates are as follows:

January 26th 2011 -- ESP/FIN/SWE
January 28th 2011 -- GAS/BENELUX/ITA
January 31st 2011 -- Rest of Europe
February 8th 2011 -- USA/CAN?

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Battlelore Streaming More Samples From New Album

Finland's Battlelore has issued the following brief update about streaming more samples online from the band's upcoming album: "Hellos! Amazon.de have released samples for all of the songs from Doombound. Check them at this location." The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows:

1. Bloodstained
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
4. Enchanted
5. Kärmessurma
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo (Instrumental)

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Battlelore Posts Snippet From New Album

Battlelore has issued the following announcement about offering a song snippet from the band's upcoming album "Doombound:"

"Hello you all! Check this location - you can now preorder 'Doombound' directly from Napalm Records! And this special package includes a poster as well!

"Check a snippet from song Kärmessurma from the upcoming album here. Hope you enjoy! More samples and news to come!"

The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows: More...

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Battlelore Reveals New DVD Tracklisting

Finnish metal act Battelore has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming DVD, titled "10 Years of Battlelore." The DVD will be included with the band's forthcoming studio album "Doombound."

The track listing for the "10 Years Of Battlelore" bonus DVD:
Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland - January 1, 2008:
Storm Of The Blades
Valier - Queens Of The Valar
We Are The Legions
Sons Of Riddermark
Ghân Of The Woods
Raging Goblin

Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland - January 1, 2009:
Green Dragon
Swordmaster
House Of Heroes
Moontower
The Great Gathering

"Evernight over Europe" Tour 2007
includes a few live songs filmed during the tour
cameras: Eetu Keränen, Toni Salminen and BATTLELORE
edited by Toni Salminen and Maria Honkanen

"The Last Alliance" Tour Of Finland 2008
includes a few live clips filmed during the tour
cameras: Eetu Keränen, Toni Salminen, Enkku and BATTLELORE
edited by Toni Salminen and Maria Honkanen

Photo galleries:
2000-2004
2004-2006
2007-2008
2009-2010

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Battlelore Reveals New Album Details

Battlelore has issued the following announcement about finishing the new "Doombound" album:

"Battlelore has finished working on their sixth full length album named 'Doombound.' The album consists of 11 songs, one of which is instrumental. This is Battlelore’s first concept album – all the lyrics together tell the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tragic hero Túrin Turambar and his kin. One of the songs is sung completely in Finnish in appreciation to Battlelore’s beautiful home country Finland and Kalevala, the national Finnish epic. The songs themselves are more dynamic, atmospheric and epic than ever before – prepare for the ultimate music experience and a life-long journey through the eyes of a fallen hero!

"As before on Battlelore albums, there will be a jewel case edition of the album and a special limited edition digipack including some rare material. This time around the extra material is more special than ever before – as a thank you to all Battlelore fans and followers for their enormous support over the past 10 years, the band has compiled a bonus DVD from their personal materials. '10 years of Battlelore' bonus DVD includes material from two live shows, two tour videos, a huge photo gallery and all of Battlelore’s music videos. This is the kind of material of us that has never been seen before. We wanted our fans to see, how much their support means to us and what being a part of the ‘Battlelore family’ is really like. Enjoy, we sure have!"

The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows:

1. Bloodstained
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
4. Enchanted
5. Kärmessurma
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo (Instrumental) More...

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Battlelore Finishes New Album

Vocalist Tomi Mykkänen of Finland's Battlelore has issued the following update about the band finishing the new album "Doombound:"

"Some good new for you American fans! And album news. No, we are not coming on tour there. :( BUT Hot Topic is selling our merchandise on all their retail outlets. On other news the album 'Doombound' is now ready. The music is mastered, artwork provided, bonus stuff almost ready. Sounds great!"

You can also check out the band's music via the Battlelore MySpace profile.

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Battlelore's New Album Being Mixed By Dan Swano

Vocalist Tomi Mykkänen of Finland's Battlelore has issued the following update about the band's new album being mixed by Dan Swano:

"Another news. The album is being mixed by Dan Swanö currently. We've heard one song mixed and I have to say that it is piece of excellent stuff! Can't wait to hear the whole album and the unleash it to all you to be enjoyed. Excellent stuff!"

You can also check out Battlelore's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Battlelore Issues Recording Update

Finland's Battlelore has checked in with the following update about recording a new album:

"On last Monday it started - the recording of the new album that is. Drum recording was finished on Thursday and the guitars/bass started earlier today. We will be recording 12 or so songs. The working title of the album is currently 'Doombound.'

"Here's what Jyri had to say about the album: 'We will begin the recordings of our next album in early June at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, Finland) with Janne Saksa, who will engineer and produce the album. The legendary Dan Swanö will do the mixing and mastering 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.'

"We will update you about the proceedings. There will be cooperation with Sounds2move.de with the studio diary as well as some youtube video clips, stay tuned for updates!! Cheers!"

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Battlelore Issues New Album Update

Vocalist Tomi Mykkänen of Finnish act Battllelore has checked in with the following update about the band working on new music:

"Battlelore-related news... we've been working on the new demos and the stuff is starting to sound like it's supposed to. We are currently working on 12 new skeletons and I know that there are few more to come. So we will have lots of stuff to work on before playing the gig in Ibiza on 3rd June and then entering the studio on 6th. We also played a gig in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday and it was a good success. We played over an hour and half. Whoa! Cool set of 17 songs. Hah! I'll keep you updated!"

You can also hear several sample Battlelore tracks at this location.

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Battlelore To Record New Album

Battlelore has issued the following announcement about working on a new album to record in 2010:

"Hellos! Some news from Battlelore. We are currently on a gig break preparing for the new album. The studio is booked for June/July 2010. So new album should be out around October 2010.

"On the other news Tomi's other band Evemaster have just completed the audio-side of the new upcoming album called "III". So the album is recorded, mixed and mastered. Currently Timo (bass player of BLore) is working on the artwork for the album. Yesterday when the blizzard hit southern Finland we went out and took some cool photos for the cover artwork and promotional stuff. CHEERS!"

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Atargatis Cancels Show With Battlelore

German metallers Atargatis have announced they are canceling their previously confirmed performance alongside Battlelore on November 14th in Langquaid. Atargatis have announced they will spend the remainder of the year writing new material for an upcoming album.

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Atargatis Announces Show With Battlelore

German metallers Atargatis have announced they will be joining Battlelore for one date of their upcoming European tour. The details are as follows:

14/11/2009 Langquaid (near Regensburg) Gates Music Hall

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Battlelore Updates European Tour Schedule

Battlelore has updated their European "Northern Crown" tour with the following string of dates:

30.10.2009 NETHERLANDS, Kerkrade, The Rock Temple
31.10.2009 NETHERLANDS, Harderwijk, Aaltjesrock
01.11.2009 GERMANY, Wendlingen, Live Club
02.11.2009 GERMANY, Bielefeld, Movie
03.11.2009 GERMANY, Hamburg, Headbangers Ballroom
04.11.2009 GERMANY, Rostock, Mau Club
05.11.2009 GERMANY, Marburg, KFZ
06.11.2009 GERMANY, Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle/Kraftwerk
07.11.2009 SWITZERLAND, Erstfeld, Transilvania
08.11.2009 GERMANY, Siegen, Vortex Club
09.11.2009 GERMANY, Obermarchtal, Kreuz
10.11.2009 GERMANY, Ingolstadt, Paradox
11.11.2009 GERMANY, Passau, ProLi
12.11.2009 GERMANY, Memmingen, Kaminwerk
13.11.2009 GERMANY, Ottweiler, Club Schulz
14.11.2009 GERMANY, Regensburg, Gate Music Hall

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