BATTLELORE's video for the track "Storm of the Blades" has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).
"Storm of the Blades" comes off the Finnish "fantasy metal" band's new album, "Third Age of the Sun", due in Europe on July 25 via Napalm Records (late August in North America). Audio samples of four tracks from "Third Age of the Sun" have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check out the songs "Storm of the Blades", "Ghân of the Woods", "Trollshaws", and "Elessar's Call" at Battlelore.net.
The follow-up to 2003's "Sword's Song", "Third Age of the Sun" was recorded at SoundSuite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL, TURISAS). Mastering duties were handled at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.
BATTLELORE recently announced the departure of bassist/founding member Miika Kokkola due to "personal reasons." Replacing him in the group's lineup is Timo Honkanen, who has already toured with the group as Kokkola's temporary replacement on their "Atlantis Lovelorn" tour with ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES late last year. In addition, the band have announced that vocalist Tomi Mykkänen, who also performed with the group on the aforementioned tour, has been named a full-time member of BATTLELORE and has contributed vocals to their third album.