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Battlelore

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Lappeenranta, Finland

1999-2011 (On indefinite hiatus.)

Battlelore is a band from Lappeenranta, Finland. Their style takes elements from many different heavy metal subgenres, including melodic death metal, folk, power, gothic metal and even some industrial in the mix. All of Battlelore’s lyrics specifically revolve around people and events in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Their albums also revolve around the series of books. From their first album to the last actually speaks of events and chapters in the books in a chronological order.

Battlelore was formed in 1999 and recorded its first demo in 2000, which got them a contract with Napalm Records.

They have made 6 albums since then and a continuing a strong fan base behind them. Their newest album, Doombound, was released on January 26th, 2011.

At 23th of October 2011 Battlelore decided to go 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.

Official Site: www.battlelore.net

Current Line-up:
Tomi Mykkänen - Vocals
Kaisa Jouhki - Vocals
Jussi Rautio - Lead Guitar
Jyri Vahvanen - Guitar
Timo Honkanen - Bass
Henri Vahvanen - Drums
Maria - Keyboard, Flute

Past members:
Gorthaur - Drums
Tommi Havo - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Patrik Mennander - Vocals

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