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Formed: 2007
From: London, Ontario, Canada
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Latest Battlesoul News

Below is our complete Battlesoul 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.

Battlesoul Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Canadian metal outfit Battlesoul premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Sunward And Starward", which will be out in stores February 23rd via CDN Records.

Check out now "Sunward And Starward" in its entirety below.

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Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 Canceled

The Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 9th at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN has been canceled.

The following statement was issued by the organizers of the fest:

Do to unforeseen issues on both sides, the Heathen Crusade Metalfest is canceled. We are extremely sorry for any in convinces this may have caused. For those who have purchased tickets, please email info@vitaltickets.com or log into the vitaltickets.com website and cancel your order. We wish you all the best and all the bands that were supposed to be on the bill. For those who already bought tickets, I will be sending out CDs that we have received from labels and bands personally. Again if you have any questions for me personally you may email me at: contact@heathencrusadefest.com.

The 2013 edition fo the Viking/Folk/Pagan metal festival was announced almost a year ago to feature bands including EINHERJER (Norway), VANIR (Denmark), ASHAENA (Romania), TRELLEBORG (RUSSIA), VESPERIA (formerly BOLEROS) (Canada), MINOS (U.S.) among others, some of whom had canceled and been replaced in the months leading up to the festival date.

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Heathen Crusade Confirms Three More Bands

The organizers of Heathen Crusade have announced three more acts for the event, which will take place on March 9th, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN. Newly confirmed acts include Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers Battlesoul (Canada) and Winterhymn (U.S).

This newly announced trio of bands will join Norwegian Viking Gods Einherjer (making its first appearance since 2001), Vanir (Denmark), Ashaena (Romania), Trelleborg (Russia), Hammer Horde (U.S.), Vesperia (formerly Bolero, Canada), and Minos (U.S.) for the United States' premier viking/folk/pagan metal festival.

This is the fourth installment of the Heathen Crusade Festival. Past years events have seen the likes of Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations, which can be obtained by going to the Heathen Crusade website.


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Weekly Rock Band Network Metal Song Roundup

Blame it on the liquored egg nog or a simple exuberance to finally tear open those beautiful packages under the tree, but somehow we didn't get up the list of new Rock Band Network metal songs last Friday. Just because it isn't the weekend doesn't mean you can't pull down the plastic guitars and get a-rocking, though, as this week sees quite a few new metal entries to the game.

The Xbox 360 version has been taken over by the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Arkaea, Battlesoul, Heaven Shall Burn, and Deadlock. On December 28th the PS3 version of Rock Band gets more Suicide Silence, All That Remains, and Between the Buried and Me. Continuing to beef up its metal selection, the Wii edition gets IWrestledABearOnce, Demon Hunter, and Asking Alexandria on January 4th.

The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the non-metal songs, are as follows:

Arkaea - "Gone Tomorrow"
Battlesoul - "Battlesoul"
Big Engine - "Party Like a Rock Star"
Blanks. - "Lodger"
Blanks. - "Pouncer"
Blanks. - "(Lone Wolf) Soccer Mom"
Daas Bosh - "Eternal Divine Angel Death"
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause"
Dimmu Borgir - "The Serpentine Offering"
Dirty Filthy Mugs - "Another Round"
Faithful Darkness - "Stay Awake"
FeelAbouT - "Stop"
Freen In Green - "Iceblind"
Garage A Trois - "Power Patriot"
Graveyard BBQ - "The Clothes That Makes the Man"
Heaven Shall Burn - "The Omen"
Incordiales - "No Pertenezco"
John Garrison - "Lost"
Kirby Krackle - "Vault 101"
Lee DeWyze - "Princess (Reprise)"
Miss May I - "Relentless Chaos"
Octavio Sune - "Esto ya lo Toque Manana"
Raging Meats - "Splosion Man Theme Song"
She Bears - "What Morning Brings"
The Taj Motel Trio - "OaOaO"
Wretched - "Cimmerian Shamballa" More...

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Battlesoul Signs To CDN Records

Battlesoul has signed a record deal with CDN records for the release of the band's new album "Lay Down Thy Burdens." CDN records commented on the signing:

"Battlesoul blew us away with their brand of melodic death/thrash mixed with Celtic themes Battlesoul will be a priority over the next 8-12 months including our first downloadable CD on the CDN Records site. Pre orders will also be taken soon on the CDN records site and The End Records site CD and shirt bundles, stickers, buttons etc. Battlesoul joins an already impressive roster at CDN records, with new cd's scheduled from Shinje, Mortify, Wicked Angel in 2011"

The band also commented: "Battlesoul is proud to be part of the CDN roster. With this we hope to gain exposure with our debut release 'Lay Down thy Burdens' which will be released late fall 2010. For now enjoy the trailer from the album and the track 'Signal the Storm' at this location."

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Catharcyst Announces Halloween Show

Canada's Catharcyst has announced an upcoming Halloween show on October 30th, 2010 in Sudbury, Ontario. The lineup for the show also includes Will of the Ancients, Strings of Ares, Battlesoul, Bolero, and Before the Black Gates. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed at this location and the details are as follows:

10/30 2010 The Serbian Center Sudbury, ON, CANADA

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Battlesoul Posts New Song, "Wolf," Online

Canadian thrash metal band Battlesoul has posted a new song, "Wolf," on their MySpace page. The band has also announced the following shows:

Mar 26 - Moon Over Marin - London, Ontario
Apr 03 - The Coach & Horses - Windsor, Ontario
Apr 08 - Music Hall Lounge w/ Powerglove - London, Ontario
Aug 13 - Grind Your Mind Land - Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Consei, Quebec
Aug 14 - Grind Your Mind Land - Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Consei, Quebec

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Battlesoul Set To Record New Album

Celtic thrashers Battlesoul have issued the following update about preparing to hit the recording studio:


"We are proud to announce that we have finally completed the writing process for our new album, still yet without a title. It's going to be 11 tracks, approximately an hour. The material turned out to be much more melodic with more complex arrangements and longer structures, while still keeping the integrity of what we did on our EP. We begin tracking drums this week at the infamous Ice House Studios."

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Battlesoul Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canada's Battlesoul have announced the following upcoming live tour dates:

5/15 - Call The Office - London, Ontario

6/19 - Moon Over Marin - London, Ontario
6/20 - The Chubby Pickle - Windsor, Ontario

7/24 - The Brunswick Tavern - St. Thomas, Ontario (Chaos Music Fest -- Day 1)
7/25 - The Legion - Grand Bend, Ontario

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Elevator 22 Announces Series of Shows

Hamilton, Ontario based death metallers, Elevator 22, have announced the following local show dates:

01/24 - Siesta Noveaux - Sherbourne, ON - with BATTLESOUL, TERRORHORSE, Knee Dead In The Dead, Abyssal Throne
03/13 - The Absinthe - Hamilton, ON - with GEORGIAN SKULL, THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER
03/13 - St.thomas - venue - tba $5, all ages – with NOTHING LEFT FOR TOMORROW
04/10 - Absinthe – Hamilton, ON – with AQUILA and MISGUIDED AGRESSION

For more information about Elevator 22 and song samples check out their MySpace page.

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