Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE will team up with DRACONIAN for a European tour beginning late November. The updated itinerary, according to a posting on DRACONIAN's web site, is as follows:
Nov. 22 - Vienna, AUT @ Escape
Nov. 23 - Munich, GER @ Backstage
Nov. 24 - Bischofswerda, GER @ East Club
Nov. 25 - Engelsdorf, GER @ Hellraiser
Nov. 26 - Berlin, GER @ Knaack
Nov. 27 - Prague, CZR @ Hells Bells
Nov. 29 - Saarbrücken, GER @ TBA
Nov. 30 - London, UK @ Underground
Dec. 01 - Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal
Dec. 02 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
BATTLELORE is scheduled to enter MusicBros Studio this month to begin recording its fourth album, tentatively due in early 2007. The follow-up to 2005's "Third Age of the Sun" will be produced by Miitri Aaltonen, who has previously worked with the group on their first two CDs, "...Where The Shadows Lie" (2002) and "Sword's Song" (2003).
"Third Age of the Sun" entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 38 back in August 2005. The CD was recorded at SoundSuite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL, TURISAS). Mastering duties were handled at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.