Origin: Lappeenranta, Finland  
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Page online: October 26, 2004
Last update/review: June 29, 2022

Battlelore

Battlelore, the self-proclaimed "Arctic Fantasy Metal" band, forned in 1999, with a demo recorded a year later winning the band a contract with Napalm Records. Visually and lyrically, the band is heavily influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien, while musically their style is a fairly original blend of gothic metal (particularly the well-balanced male growl vs. clean female vocals), traditional metal, and some keyboard flourishes that are catchy yet not overtly commercial-sounding. Though these styles may not sound that unique, Battlelore somehow manages to sound relatively different than most bands with similar styles, and for that alone they deserve recognition.

Recent album: The Return Of The Shadow, released on June 3, 2022.

Current Members

Kaisa Jouki

vocals

Tomi Mykkänen

vocals

Jussi Rautio

guitars

Jyri Vahvanen

guitars

Timo Honkanen

bass

Maria Honkanen

keyboards/flute

Henri Vahvanen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Patrick Mennander

vocals

Tommi Havo

vocals/guitars

Miika Kokkola

bass



Discography


... Where The Shadows Lie  
2002 Napalm
  1. Swordmaster
  2. The Grey Wizard
  3. Raging Goblin
  4. Journey To Undying Lands
  5. Shadowgate
  6. Fangorn
  7. The Green Maid
  8. Khazad-dum Pt I (Ages Of Mithril)
  9. Ride With The Dragons
  • Patrick Mennander
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Tommi Havo
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Miika Kokkola
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen



Sword's Song  
2003 Napalm
  1. Sons Of Riddermark
  2. Sword's Song
  3. The Mark Of The Bear
  4. Buccaneers Inn
  5. Attack Of The Orcs
  6. Dragonslayer
  7. Khazad-Dûm pt2
  8. Horns Of Gondor
  9. The War Of Wrath
  10. Forket Height
  11. Starlight Kingdom
  12. The Curse of The Kings (Bonus Track)
  • Patrick Mennander
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Jussi Rautio
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Miika Kokkola
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen



Third Age Of The Sun  
2005 Napalm
  1. Usvainen Rhûn
  2. Storm of the Blades
  3. Ghân of the Woods
  4. Gwaith-i-Mírdain
  5. Trollshaws
  6. Elves of Lúva
  7. Valier - Queens of the Valar
  8. Thousand Caves
  9. Cloaked In Her Unlight
  10. Of Orcs and Elves
  11. Touch of Green and Gold
  12. Pallando - Forgotten Wizards I
  13. Gollum's Cry
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Tomi Mykkänen
  • Jussi Rautio
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Timo Honkanen
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen



Evernight  
2007 Napalm
  1. House of Heroes
  2. Ocean’s Elysium
  3. Summon the Wolves
  4. We Are the Legions
  5. Into the New World
  6. Longing Horizon
  7. Mask of Flies
  8. The Cloak and the Dagger
  9. Beneath the Waves
  10. Doom and Oblivion
  11. The Tale of the Downfall
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Tomi Mykkänen
  • Jussi Rautio
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Timo Honkanen
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen



The Last Alliance  
2008 Napalm
  1. Third Immortal
  2. Exile the Daystar
  3. The Great Gathering
  4. Guardians
  5. The Voice of the Fallen
  6. Daughter of the Sun
  7. Green Dragon
  8. Awakening
  9. Epic Dreams
  10. Moontower
  11. The Star of High Hope
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Tomi Mykkänen
  • Jussi Rautio
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Timo Honkanen
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen



Doombound  
2011 Napalm
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Tomi Mykkänen
  • Jussi Rautio
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Timo Honkanen
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen



The Return Of The Shadow  
2022 Napalm
  1. Minas Morgul
  2. Chambers of Fire
  3. Orcrist
  4. Homecoming
  5. Elvenking
  6. Firekeeper
  7. Mirrormere
  8. Truedragons
  9. Shadows of the East
  • Kaisa Jouki
  • Tomi Mykkänen
  • Jussi Rautio
  • Jyri Vahvanen
  • Timo Honkanen
  • Maria Honkanen
  • Henri Vahvanen




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