Артист: Battle Beast Название: Unholy Savior Жанр: Power Metal Год выхода: 2015 Label: Nuclear Blast Records О музыке:
Battle Beast is a Finnish heavy metal band established in Helsinki in 2008. The initial line-up consisted of guitarists
Anton Kabanen, Juuso Soino and drummer Pyry Vikki, who were high school friends. The rest of the original line-up, singer Nitte Valo, bassist Eero
Sipil and keyboardist Janne Bjrkroth, joined the band after auditions.
Before gaining a record contract, Battle Beast was best known for having won two major band competitions in year 2010: the international Wacken Metal
Battle 2010, participated by thousands of bands from all around the world, which final stage was held at the famed German metal festival Wacken Open
Air; soon after that, the band was announced the winner of Radio Rock Starba, a band competition held by the major Finnish radio station Radio Rock.
With their victory in the Finnish competition the band received intense media exposure, and before the end of 2010 they had signed a record deal with
the Finnish label Hype Records.
Battle Beast's first album, titled Steel, was released in Finland in Spring 2011. With the support of the two singles, "Show Me How to Die" and
"Enter the Metal World", and their heavy airplay on Radio Rock, the album peaked at No. 7 upon its release. Althugh released only in Finland, the
album soon caught the attention of the international metal label Nuclear Blast, with whom the band signed a licensing deal in late 2011. A reissue of
Steel, which included one bonus track, was released to the European market in January 2012. The band was voted at the third place in the list for
Newcomer Of The Year 2011 at the Finnish Metal Awards in February 2012. To support the European release of Steel, Battle Beast toured for the first
time as opening act for their countrymen Nightwish in many European dates of the Imaginaerum World Tour. The tour was reported a success by both
bands. On the final show of the tour Nightwish paid their respects to the support band by performing a cover of "Show Me How to Die" as a part of
their acoustic set.
In Autumn 2012, after touring the Finnish rock festivals for the summer, Nitte Valo was announced to be leaving the band because of family issues.
With the news of her departure, came the announcement of a new lead singer Noora Louhimo from Tampere, Finland. With Louhimo in the band, Battle Beast
started another European tour in November, this time supporting the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica.
After the tour, the band immediately went into studio to record their second album. The label Hype Productions had gone out of business and the band
moved on to Warner Music Finland, with Nuclear Blast still handling international releases. The first single with Noora Louhimo on vocals, "Into the
Heart of Danger" was released on 26 April 2013, followed by the album Battle Beast on 17 May 2013. Another single and a music video for the song
"Black Ninja" was released to coincide with the release of the album. The album topped the sales of its predecessor easily, peaking at No. 5 and
staying on the charts for 17 weeks. The album also charted on various European countries including Germany. The following autumn Battle Beast headed
on another European tour, this time supporting the German bands Powerwolf and U.D.O..
In January 2014, Battle Beast was announced one of the five nominees for the best Finnish metal album in the national Emma-gaala awards.
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02. Unholy Savior
03. I Want The World... And Everything In It
05. Sea Of Dreams
06. Speed And Danger
07. Touch In The Night
08. The Black Swordsman
09. Hero's Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry
12. Push It To The Limit (Bonus Track)