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Formed: 2000
From: Athens, Greece
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Battleroar News

Below is our complete Battleroar 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.

Omen Releasing Split With Battleroar

Omen And Battleroar are releasing a 7" split single via Cruz Del Sur Music, with pre-orders online at this location. The label also comments:

"When it comes to epic metal, Omen and Battleroar are two names that do not need introduction. Omen (USA) was formed by guitarist Kenny Powell in 1983, and since the release of the debut album entitled 'Battle Cry' (on Metal Blade Records) have set the standards for the genre, while Greek Battleroar, founded in 2000, are one of the most-valued and long-lasting active bands, and released 4 albums in 17 years of activity.

"Omen's 'Up From The Deep' sounds as if it was taken directly from 'Battle Cry' - war cries introduce the legendary OMEN sound, with Kenny Powell painting a majestic tapestry of guitar notes above which Kevin Goocher delivers a brazen complimentary vocal performance.

"Battleroar's 'Stronghold' is in the same style as the fastest and heaviest songs on their last album 'Blood Of Legends' (released on Cruz Del Sur in 2014). It shows a massive rhythmic session, great leads, and Gerrit’s classic, epic and melodic vocals. More...

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Battleroar Reveals Artwork And Album Tracklisting

Cruz del Sur Music has set a May 6th as the North American release date for "Blood of Legends," the fourth studio album from Greek Heavy Metal force Battleroar. The album artwork and tracklisting of the ten-song release is posted below.

"Blood of Legends" breaks six years of silence for the band since releasing "To Battle and Beyond." During that period Battleroar had experienced the departure of three key members, all of whom have been replaced with three equally accomplished musicians that have brought new blood, creative ideas, and renewed inspiration for the group.

Recorded at Devasoundz studio in Athens, "Blood of Legends" is an album of pure epic metal, full of compelling atmosphere with lyrics deeply absorbed in Greek mythology, and supported by violins and soprano vocals.

The Swords are Drawn
Poisoned Well
Blood of Legends
Immortal Chariot
The Curse of Medea
Valkyries Above
Chivalry (Noble Armor)
Exile Eternal
Relentless Waves

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Battleroar Posts In Studio Video

While Greek Epic Metal veterans Battleroar are in the studio working on the final touches to the comeback release "Blood of Legends," the band posted up a studio report video featuring clips of the studio and a short interview of the band's newest members Gerrit Mutz (vocalist) (Sacred Steel) and Stavros Aivaliotis (bass) (ex-Bloodstained) conducted by The Nightwatchers. The clip also contains a little teaser of the album.

"Blood of the Legends" is set to be released May 2nd in Europe and May 11th in the US via Cruz del Sur Records and will be available in CD, digital and gatefold edition LP formats. Check out the video here:

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Battleroar Recording New Album

Greek epic metal heroes Battleroar have entered Devasoundz Studio in Athens, Greece to start the recording process for "Blood of Legends," the band's first studio album since 2008's "To Death and Beyond..." The album will be produced by Thymios Krikos (Innerwish) together with the band and is expected to be launched in April of next year on Cruz del Sur Music.

"Blood of Legends" is the first Battleroar album to feature Sacred Steel vocalist Gerrit Mutz, who joined the band last year. It also marks the recording debuts of bassist Stavros Aivaliotis and guitarist Antreas Sotiropoulos, both of whom joined Battleroar's ranks after the release of "To Death and Beyond..."

The song "Poisoned Well," taken from "Blood of Legends", appears in the Greek fantasy feature film, "The Dragonphoenix Chronicles : Indomitable." The instrumental track has been posted for streaming at this location. For more on the film, visit this site. "Blood of Legends" will be released on digipack, limited-edition vinyl and digital formats.

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Battleroar Announces New Vocalist

Greek metal band Battleroar has announced the addition of a new singer Gabriele "Nightcomer" Grilli. The band comments, "BattleroaR proudly presents it's new singer: Gabriele 'Nightcomer' Grilli. You may already know him from the first album of Doomsword... and now he is back!"

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Battleroar Announces New Guitarist

Greek metal band Battleroar has issued the following update:

"Battleroar proudly announces that guitar player Antreas Sotiropoulos (Everdome, Wolfcry) has joined forces! The new line-up is already working out really well and everybody is pleased and excited."

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Battleroar Hit The Studio

Greek epic metallers BATTLEROAR are in the recording studio with producer John Boulamakis, completing the recordings of their third album To Death And Beyond. Greek comic artist (Conan Greek edition) John Rubulias has been hired for the artwork. The album will see the light on April 24th. A limited digipak edition will be released including a bonus track and an exclusive embroidered patch. For more info visit www.battleroar.com.

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Omen Guitarist To Perform with BattleRoar

OMEN guitarist, Kenny Powell, is scheduled to appear at the "Up The Hammers" warm up show/party on Friday, April 20th, at the Underworld in Athens, Greece.

Powell will be appearing with the Epic Greek Metal Masters, BattleRoar, where he is scheduled to perform with them on at least one classic Omen song, as well as the BattleRoar tune, "Megaloman", for which Powell provided the guitar solos.

Work continues on the Omen live CD. Tentatively titled, "Into The Arena", the cd will feature live versions of classic Omen tunes, all of which have never been released. The recordings span over twenty years of live performances including the JD Kimball era through the current Omen line-up. The release will also feature several bonus tracks including instrumental versions of classic songs and unreleased studio cuts. The CD is scheduled to be released in early summer and will be the first on Powell's newly formed label.

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Athens Open Air Festival A Disaster?

According to unconfirmed reports, yesterday's (July 5) first day of Athens Open Air festival in Athens, Greece was a near-disaster, as only four out of the six scheduled bands performed (there was no official word on what happened to DIMMU BORGIR, one of the two acts that failed to play at the event). In addition, there was a three-hour delay and tons of sand and remarkably "poor" stage lights and sound at the festival site (Aloimos beach). The second day of the festival, which was supposed to take place today (with scheduled performers including IN FLAMES, ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, PAIN OF SALVATION, KATATONIA and BATTLEROAR), is unofficially said to have been cancelled. No further information is currently available.

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