Circus of Doom Battle Beast

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Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Metal

Artist: Battle Beast

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  • 1Circus of Doom04:57
  • 2Wings of Light04:06
  • 3Master of Illusion04:08
  • 4Where Angels Fear to Fly03:56
  • 5Eye of the Storm04:26
  • 6Russian Roulette04:15
  • 7Freedom03:43
  • 8The Road to Avalon04:29
  • 9Armageddon03:42
  • 10Place That We Call Home03:46
  • Total Runtime41:28

Info for Circus of Doom

After re-signing to Nuclear Blast in early 2021, the Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST are once again getting ready to unleash their force upon the world in the shape of their brand new masterpiece »Circus of Doom«. The album is set to be released on January 21st 2022 via Nuclear Blast and in true BATTLE BEAST fashion, the 10 tracks blend true heavy metal with pop and rock-vibes, paired with Noora Louhimo‘s unique voice. “Our goal was to make an interesting and absorbing album, with both lighter party songs and heavier stuff as well. In a way the whole album is like a joyful day at the circus. Full of enchanting surprises and wild carnival atmosphere”, explains keyboardist Janne Björkroth.

"Battle Beast do their best balancing act on Circus Of Doom. As much as the album offers an escape from the circus of doom our day to day lives are consumed with currently, their tales of fantastical worlds and journeys hit closer to home than you might think. Master Of Illusion tells the tale of a self-centred, narrow-minded human being, whilst Where Angels Fear To Fly sings of those who’ve made the world a better place. In many ways, Circus Of Doom is a moral compass holding up a mirror to the choices we’re making as a global community, from bumbling politicians to forward-thinking activists. Considering the album begins with its darker tales, and ends on more positive notes, it’s no surprise its messaging feels like a Disney movie. Battle Beast have long gone under the radar against power metal’s masters. On Circus Of Doom, they step out of the shadows and announce their long-awaited arrival as heirs to the throne. Rating: 9/10 (

Noora Louhimo, vocals
Juuso Soinio, guitar
Joona Björkroth, guitar
Janne Björkroth, keyboards
Pyry Vikki, drums
Eero Sipilä, bass

Formed in 2008, BATTLE BEAST won the Wacken Metal Battle back in 2010. Followed by signing a record deal with German metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast and releasing their highly-acclaimed debut album »Steel« (2012), the band were seen touring successfully with their labelmates, symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH.

After the arrival of new frontwoman Noora Louhimo in 2012, the release of their self-titled sophomore record (2013) delivered them support slots for well-known bands such as SONATA ARCTICA and POWERWOLF among others. BATTLE BEAST’s unstoppable way to the top of the metal world went on.

With their third studio album entitled »Unholy Savior«, the band hit the charts in several European countries (#1 Finland, #23 UK Rock, #39 Germany,…). On the release day, the group embarked on a big European tour with Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON and DELAIN. In support of this record, BATTLE BEAST also toured European soil as a headlining band for the very first time.

But the band didn’t rest on their well-deserved laurels and instead made 2017 the most successful year in their still rather short history by forging their 4th powerful piece of heavy metal, »Bringer Of Pain«. The record also marked BATTLE BEAST’s first output without their original songwriter Anton Kabanen. The achievements of the previous album were topped: #1 in Finland, #14 in Germany plus several entries in countries where they had never hit the album charts before. The band’s 2nd European headlining trek, this time supported by MAJESTY and GYZE, was the cherry on the 2017 cake. Many shows were sold out and had to be moved to bigger venues! Appearances at festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air (UK), Summer Breeze (D), and Masters of Rock (CZ) and show debuts in various countries and continents faded out this year which went down in history.

Enough has been said, back to the present! In April 2018, BATTLE BEAST is going on another US tour with KAMELOT and DELAIN, before performing at selected summer festivals and playing a couple of club shows in between. But be aware: In the silent corners of the band’s tour bus, new hymns for their 5th opus - which will tentatively be released in early 2019 - are in the making. And its content should already be clear: “100% heavy metal - 0% bullshit.”

This album contains no booklet.

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