BATTLELORE: Five-Minute 'Doombound' Teaser Posted Online

A five-minute teaser for "Doombound", the sixth full-length album from Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE, can be viewed below. The CD will be released on the following dates:

Jan. 26 - Spain, Finland, Sweden
Jan. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy
Jan. 31 - rest of Europe
Feb. 08 - Canada, U.S.

"Doombound" features 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. As was the case with previous BATTLELORE albums, there will be a jewel-case edition of "Doombound" and a special limited-edition digipack including some rare material. This time around the extra material is more special than ever before — as a "thank you" to all BATTLELORE fans and followers for their enormous support over the past 10 years, the band has compiled a bonus DVD from their personal archives. "10 Years Of Battlelore" includes footage from two live shows, two tour videos, a huge photo gallery and all of BATTLELORE's music videos.

The band's first conceptual effort, "Doombound" features lyrics which "tell the story of J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic hero Túrin Turambar and his kin," according to a press release. "One of the songs is sung completely in Finnish in appreciation to BATTLELORE's beautiful home country Finland and Kalevala, the national Finnish epic. The songs themselves are more dynamic, atmospheric and epic than ever before — prepare for the ultimate music experience and a life-long journey through the eyes of a fallen hero!"

"Doombound" track listing:

01. Bloodstained
02. Iron of Death
03. Bow and Helm
04. Enchanted
05. Kärmessurma
06. Olden Gods
07. Fate of the Betrayed
08. Men as Wolves
09. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo (instrumental)

Audio samples of all the "Doombound" tracks are available at

The team behind the DVD and Club Nosturi shows: Toni Salminen (the artist behind, a friend of the band and a talented band photographer/video shooter and editor/tour driver is the compiler and editor of most of the material found on the DVD. He has also organized the video shootings of the two live shows in Club Nosturi and edited all the video materials. Tommi Vaittinen, a longtime friend and sound engineer of the band, has done the mixing for the two live shows. The crew behind the cameras is: Eetu Keränen, Petri Koivunen, Toni Salminen and Roni Ärling. Drums on the two live shows from Club Nosturi: Enkku, who filled in for BATTLELORE's drummer, Henri Vahvanen. Maria Honkanen (BATTLELORE keyboardist) has been helping out with the editing of the two tour videos. She also compiled the chosen photographs out of the thousands of personal photos and edited the song samples for the photo gallery.

The track listing for the "10 Years Of Battlelore" bonus DVD:

Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland - January 1, 2008:

* Storm Of The Blades
* Valier - Queens Of The Valar
* We Are The Legions
* Sons Of Riddermark
* Ghân Of The Woods
* Raging Goblin

Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland - January 1, 2009:

* Green Dragon
* Swordmaster
* House Of Heroes
* Moontower
* The Great Gathering

"Evernight over Europe" Tour 2007

* includes a few live songs filmed during the tour
* cameras: Eetu Keränen, Toni Salminen and BATTLELORE
* edited by Toni Salminen and Maria Honkanen

"The Last Alliance" Tour Of Finland 2008

* includes a few live clips filmed during the tour
* cameras: Eetu Keränen, Toni Salminen, Enkku and BATTLELORE
* edited by Toni Salminen and Maria Honkanen

Photo galleries:

* 2000-2004
* 2004-2006
* 2007-2008
* 2009-2010

Photos taken by: BATTLELORE, Toni Salminen, Tim Tronckoe, Eetu Keränen, Tommi Lintunen, Mikko Hannula (promotional photo shoot for "The Last Alliance"), Jarmo Katila (promotional photo shoots for "Evernight" and "Doombound"), Robert Bretschneider and friends and families of BATTLELORE. Photos compiled by Maria Honkanen. All songs by BATTLELORE, recorded between the years 2000-2010.

Music videos:

* Third Immortal
* House Of Heroes
* Storm Of The Blades


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