Origin: Helsinki, Finland  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: February 19, 2019
Last update/review: March 31, 2019

Battle Beast

This Finnish sextet have a feather in their cap, winning the prestigious Wacken Open Air Metal Battle Contest in 2010. They debuted a year later, and two years after that Nuclear Blast Records snapped them up, furthering their popularity. Their style mixes prime Euro power metal with a decided 80's pop influences, resulting in tunes with plenty of catchy hooks and flourishing keyboards alongside some decent metal riffing. The band is tight and energetic, but the overt pop sensibilities lend an antiseptic, manufactured feel to the proceedings, which might lead one to question just how metal this band really is. Battle Beast have made their mark in the rock world, and they should be commended for that, but those looking for real metal will probably find this a bit too mainstream.

Recent album: No More Hollywood Endings, released on March 22, 2019.

Current Members

Noora Louhimo

vocals

Juuso Soinio

guitars

Joona Björkroth

guitars

Eero Sipilä

bass/backing vocals

Janne Björkroth

keyboards/backing vocals

Viktor Gullichsen

keyboards

Pyry Vikki

drums

Former Members/Guests

Nitte Valo

vocals (Burning Point)

Anton Kabanen

guitars/vocals (Beast In Black)



Discography


Steel  
2011 Hype
  1. Enter the Metal World
  2. Armageddon Clan
  3. The Band of the Hawk
  4. Justice and Metal
  5. Steel
  6. Die-Hard Warrior
  7. Cyberspace
  8. Show Me How to Die
  9. Savage and Saint
  10. Iron Hand
  11. Victory
  • Nitte Valo
  • Juuso Soinio
  • Anton Kabanen
  • Eero Sipilä
  • Janne Björkroth
  • Pyry Vikki



Battle Beast  
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Let It Roar
  2. Out of Control
  3. Out on the Streets
  4. Neuromancer
  5. Raven
  6. Into the Heart of Danger
  7. Machine Revolution
  8. Golden Age
  9. Kingdom
  10. Over the Top
  11. Fight, Kill, Die
  12. Black Ninja
  13. Rain Man
  • Noora Louhimo
  • Juuso Soinio
  • Anton Kabanen
  • Eero Sipilä
  • Janne Björkroth
  • Pyry Vikki



Unholy Savior  
2015 Nuclear Blast
  1. Lionheart
  2. Unholy Savior
  3. I Want the World... and Everything in It
  4. Madness
  5. Sea of Dreams
  6. Speed and Danger
  7. Touch in the Night
  8. The Black Swordsman
  9. Hero's Quest
  10. Far Far Away
  11. Angel Cry
  • Noora Louhimo
  • Juuso Soinio
  • Anton Kabanen
  • Eero Sipilä
  • Janne Björkroth
  • Pyry Vikki



Bringer Of Pain  
2017 Nuclear Blast
  1. Straight to the Heart
  2. Bringer of Pain
  3. King for a Day
  4. Beyond the Burning Skies
  5. Familiar Hell
  6. Lost in Wars
  7. Bastard Son of Odin
  8. We Will Fight
  9. Dancing with the Beast
  10. Far from Heaven
  • Noora Louhimo
  • Juuso Soinio
  • Joona Björkroth
  • Eero Sipilä
  • Janne Björkroth
  • Pyry Vikki



No More Hollywood Endings  
2019 Nuclear Blast
  1. Unbroken
  2. No More Hollywood Endings
  3. Eden
  4. Unfairy Tales
  5. Endless Summer
  6. The Hero
  7. Piece of Me
  8. I Wish
  9. Raise Your Fists
  10. The Golden Horde
  11. World on Fire
  12. Bent And Broken
  13. My Last Dream
  • Noora Louhimo
  • Juuso Soinio
  • Joona Björkroth
  • Eero Sipilä
  • Janne Björkroth
  • Viktor Gullichsen
  • Pyry Vikki




Copyright © 1995-2019 BNR Productions