Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE has entered Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "The Last Alliance".According to the group, "Within the next four weeks, BATTLELORE will record and choose up to 9-10 songs from their material to be on this fifth voyage through Middle Earth. The album will then be mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swan. "The new material is bigger, better and more epic with a few surprises such as the use of Tomi's [Mykkanen] clean vocals. The band itself describes the new songs as a beautiful combination of 'Sword's Song' and 'Evernight', where all the typical musical elements of BATTLELORE are combined in a new and also unexpected way. "Needless to say, the whole band is very enthusiastic and exited to be recording these songs. "Prepare for the album of a lifetime; this one will not disappoint you!" Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Last Alliance", "Exile The Daystar", "Daughter Of The Sun", "Third Immortal" and "Voice Of The Fallen". Quality footage of BATTLELORE's January 2008 concert in Finland can be viewed below (courtesy of Toni Salminen of www.metalscope.net). More footage is available at this location. BATTLELORE released its fourth album, "Evernight", in North America on March 13, 2007 via Napalm Records. The CD was issued in Europe in February. The follow-up to 2005's "Third Age of the Sun", "Evernight" was recorded at MusicBros Studio and was produced by Miitri Aaltonen, who previously worked with the Finnish "fantasy metal" band on their first two CDs, "...Where The Shadows Lie" (2002) and "Sword's Song" (2003). The mastering duties were handled at Finnvox Studios.
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