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S-Tool and Battle Beast live in Tampere

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , on 9th October 2017 by izaforestspirit

Profane Omen, S-Tool, Battle Beast

Olympia, Tampere, Finland

7th October 2017

At last a metal gig… It’s been a while. I haven’t seen any metal bands live since Destruction at the beginning of the year.

The show was part of Lost in Music Tampere, a city festival with a series of music events happening in several venues across the city centre. It was also organized by Nummirock Festival. This time the venue was a place called Olympia. It was my first time at this particular venue.

We missed the first band, Ikinä but we managed to catch most of Profane Omen. I’ve heard of them before but I’m not too familiar with their music. They were entertaining to watch at times but it wasn’t really my style. I’ve never been a massive fan of groove metal. 3/5

I’m a fan of Sentenced and Poisonblack, so needless to say that I was keen to check out Ville Laihiala’s new band S-Tool. Sadly their performance didn’t really live up to my expectations. They had a slow start and it took them a while to get going properly. Things improved a bit later on, and I enjoyed one of their songs – ‘Back to Zero’. They were also playing a few cover songs towards the end of the set including Metallica’s ‘Hit The Lights’. 2.5/5


The venue was packed by the time the night’s headliners took to the stage. It was already well past midnight by then, but luckily Battle Beast were worth the wait. Great show! The singer reminded me of Doro. Their lyrics are cheesy, almost Manowar-esque but the performance was very energetic and entertaining. Best tracks were ‘Black Ninja’ and ‘Touch in The Night’. 5/5

Overall it was a good night out even if it did finish rather late. S-Tool turned out to be a disappointment but Battle Beast were great live. I’m not too familiar with their music but after that performance I’m definitely going to check it out.

Iza Raittila



Battle Beast have a message for their UK fans and also a new lyrics video

Posted in News with tags , , , on 17th September 2013 by Pieni

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As we told you before (read here), Battle Beast will be joining their label mates Ashes Of Ares in support of the upcoming European tour of Powerwolf. This tour includes a show in London (27th September, The Underworld Camden) and so the Finns filmed a short message to their UK fans about this gig:

Promoting their self-titled second album, released last May via Nuclear Blast, a lyrics video for the track “Over The Top” has been posted online a few days ago:

You can order the CD here:
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iTunes –

Battle Beast online:

Nuclear Blast Records online:

Ashes Of Ares-Matt Barlow talks cops, band on tour with Powerwolf

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 4th September 2013 by Pieni

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After departing Iced Earth and Nevermore, Matt Barlow, Van Williams and Freddie Vidales joined forces – meaning experiences, personal influences, ideas and visions – and founded Ashes Of Ares. Through Nuclear Blast, they’ll release their debut self-titled album on September 9th and it will be available as a limited CD in digipak (with a bonus track) as well as in two different 2 LP versions. You can get the physical editions here and/or the digital one (booklet included) here.

The tracklist is as follows:
01. The Messenger
02. Move the Chains
03. On Warrior’s Wings
04. Punishment
05. This is my Hell
06. Dead Man’s Plight
07. Chalice of Man
08. The Answer
09. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
Bonus track on Ltd Ed version:
11. The Answer (acoustic version)

As the release date comes near, the label talked with frontman Barlow about his day job as a cop and his top-3 cop movies. Such talk can be viewed on Nuclear Blast‘s official YouTube channel:

Other videos of Ashes Of Ares:
Trailer part 1:
Trailer part 2:
Trailer part 3:
Trailer part 4:
Track-By-Track, Pt. 1:

Lyric video for ‘Dead Man’s Plight’

The band will be promoting their album in Europe while touring with Powerwolf, Majesty and Battle Beast on the following dates/locations:

26.09.2013 FR Paris Divan Du Monde
27.09.2013 UK London Underworld
28.09.2013 DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
29.09.2013 NL Nijmegen Doornrosje
01.10.2013 DE Langen NeueStadthalle
02.10.2013 CH Pratteln Z7
03.10.2013 DE Lindau Vaudeville
04.10.2013 DE München Backstage
05.10.2013 DE Stuttgart LKA

Battle Beast announce new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 8th March 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

After last year’s brilliant debut album Steel and celebrated European tours with Nightwish and Sonata Arctica, Battle Beast – one of Finland’s best heavy metal acts – return with new lead vocalist Noora Louhimo and their second full-length album. Produced, mixed and mastered by the band in JKB Studios, Helsinki, the new self-titled record is set for release via Nuclear Blast on 20th May 2013.

Watch the album teaser below featuring bassist Eero Sipilä, keyboardist Janne Björkroth and drummer Pyry Vikki reporting from the studio:

Battle Beast are now on Twitter: