The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that symphonic metallers BATTLELORE have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2009.
Battlelore were formed in Lappeenranta, Finland in 1999 by guitarist Jyri Vahvanen and bassist Miika Kokkola. The bandâ€™s style is an eclectic hybrid of death, power and folk metal influences, with lyrics and imagery inspired by Tolkienâ€™s Lord of the Rings.
After issuing several demos, the band signed with Napalm Records who issued their debut album â€¦Where the Shadows Lie in 2002 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The follow-up Swordâ€™s Song appeared in 2003 to further success and saw the band embark on their first European tour. Following the 2004 release of the in-concert DVD The Journey, Tomi MykkÃ¤nen replaced Patrik Mennander as lead vocalist and the band released their third album Third Age of the Sun in 2005. The album represented a great leap forward musically and breached the top 40 album chart in the bandâ€™s home country. 2007â€™s Evernight presented a darker, more epic approach which matured further on their most recent release, 2008â€™s The Last Alliance, the ultimate expression of the bombastic Battlelore trademark sound.
Click Here to view the BATTLELORE Bloodstock band profile page .
BATTLELORE â€“ The Great Gathering - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2009.