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Battlelore was founded in 1999 in Lappeenranta, Finland by Jyri Vahvanen and Miika Kokkola. Their first promo CD Warrior's Tale was released the same year. Though the release was taken pretty well, it is their second demo Dark Fantasy that caught the attention of Napalm Records's executives, thereby providing them with the future studio records and live gigs. Battlelore released six albums and went on an indefinite hiatus in 2011.

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  • Don't agree, they are good, but they can't beat Summoning on that matter...
  • Best Tolkien band ever. [2]
  • Not bad! Interesting heavy metal/folk metal.
  • Best Tolkien band ever.
  • Battlelore's second demo, it's even better than Warrior's Tale (imo) and also contains some songs which aren't featured on future releases. Also I'm surprised how different the demo versions of released tracks are.
  • Kaisa Jouhki rulez. [3]
  • Kaisa Jouhki rulez. [2]
  • Nice
  • Battlelore's first epic demo from 1999. You can listen it there for free but also able to support the band by buying the album in your file format of choice!

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