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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.
One of the founding members of Battlelore, Miika Kokkola (bass), has decided to leave the band because of personal reasons. The rest of Battlelore is sad of his decision, but understands and supports him.
Battlelore has also decided on the new male singer and bassist. Male vocalist Tomi Mykkänen, who overwhelmed audiences all over Europe on the Atlantis Lovelorn tour, is now a full-time member of Battlelore and will sing on their third album. Timo Honkanen, who also won people's hearts during the Atlantis Lovelorn tour, is joining Battlelore as their new full-time bass player. Battlelore warmly welcomes the "old new-comers."
The recordings of the third album will start on March the 15th in SoundSuite Studio with producer Terje Refsnes.
Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes, fronted by the spouces Alex Krull and Liv Kristine, are currently in the middle of their European tour with Darkwell and Battlelore. They have issued the following update:
One week ago, Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes started up to continue with the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour and are overwhelmed by the great response of their fans. There is a very special tourreport with lots of exclusive photos from the first part of the tour updated here [ at the Gallery and Tourreprt sections of the band's site]. There are also new live pics from the concert in Bad Salzungen, 15.10.04 in the gallery.
During the last week Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes already played in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and they are now looking forward to meet their fans in Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, where they will tour in the next two weeks. Unfortunately, the gig of Atrocity and Leaves? Eyes in Moscow, 04.12., is postponed to an uncertain date. More news will follow.
ATROCITY are confirmed to play the Tattoo The Mind Festival, taking place on October 30th and 31st in Amneville/Frankreich, France. Atrocity will perform on the 31st. Also, Atrocity and LEAVES’ EYES have added a new date for their upcoming tour, at the Metal Power 2004 festival, taking place on November 6th at Halle 101 in Speyer, Germany.
Also, there are dates planned for next spring in Czech Republic, Hungary, South/Central America, Canada and the US.
Atlantis Lovelorn" Tour 2004( ATROCITY / LEAVES' EYES / BATTLELORE / DARKWELL) now includes the following dates: More...
Former Theatre Of Tragedy and current LEAVES' EYES singer Liv Kristine has just signed a worldwide record deal for her soloproject with Roadrunner Records.
In related news, drummer Martin Schmidt has announced that he will leave ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES by the end of the year. Both bands are currently looking for a new drummer. Applications can be send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The band has also added a few more dates from their upcoming tour with ATROCITY, BATTLELORE and ELIS. The updated itinerary looks like this: More...
Vocalist Patrik Mennander is not longer with the band because of time problems. Patrick will be play one last gig on October 29. The replacement will be Tomi Mykkänen of Evemaster, but as only as a session vocalist for the forthcoming tours.
Also the bassist Miika Kokkola will not join the tour because of "personal reasons." His replacement will be Timo Honkanen of Elderthrones (and Battlelore's webmaster) as session player for the tour.
Alex Krull and his wife, Liv Kristine Espenæs will be touring Europe with their closely cooperating bands- ATROCITY and LEAVES EYES'.
Confirmed dates include: More...