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Battleroar

Battleroar is a traditional epic metal band formed in Athens in September 2000. The roots of the band's style sink deep into the sound oflegendary 80s American and European bands such as Manilla Road, Omen, Cirith Ungol, Brocas Helm, Jag Panzer and Heavy Load. Theband's name was in fact taken from the lyrics to Heavy Load's song "Singing Swords" ("I loved the battleroar").After a year of songwriting and live gigs in local clubs, by the time the band had the chance to play with BROCAS HELM in Athens, theyreleased a promo CD including the five songs "Swordbrothers", "Almuric", "Battleroar", "Mor ...read more

Battleroar is a traditional epic metal band formed in Athens in September 2000. The roots of the band's style sink deep into the sound oflegendary 80s American and European bands such as Manilla Road, Omen, Cirith Ungol, Brocas Helm, Jag Panzer and Heavy Load. Theband's name was in fact taken from the lyrics to Heavy Load's song "Singing Swords" ("I loved the battleroar").After a year of songwriting and live gigs in local clubs, by the time the band had the chance to play with BROCAS HELM in Athens, theyreleased a promo CD including the five songs "Swordbrothers", "Almuric", "Battleroar", "Morituri Te Salutant" and "Dragonship", recordedlive in studio. On the wings of the positive feedback received, the band entered again the studio to record a self financed 7" vinyl single inMarch 2002, containing the title track "Dragonship" and a new version of "Swordbrothers".After two highly successful shows in Athens with OMEN, the original bassplayer and vocalist left the band for personal reasons, replaced byGus Macricostas (ex-Spitfire / Casus Belli / Airged L'amh) on bass and the italian singer Marco Concoreggi. With this line up, in lateOctober 2002, Battleroar supported MANILLA ROAD during their first Greek shows in Thessaloniki and Athens.The following months were spent preparing the new material for the debut album, the same-titled BATTLEROAR, recorded in spring 2003and released at the end of August of the same year by the Greek label Omicron Music. OMEN's legendary U.S. Metal axeman Kenny Powellcontributed solo parts on the track "Megaloman". The album contained 9 tracks of heroic epic metal that helped the band get recognitionworldwide among the epic underground scene. After many release parties around Greece and many radio and TV interviews, the band relied mostly on live activity, playing in Italy andGermany with JAG PANZER. The band was voted by the Greek Metal Hammer readers as one of the top 5 Greek metal bands. A live showwith DOOMSWORD followed in early 2004, while also the band was invited to take part on two of the most important cult heavy metalfestivals in Germany, Keep it True and Headbangers Open Air.In September 2004 saw Battleroar joining forces with Black Lotus Records, October playing as a support band to EDGUY in Athens andfinally January 2005 performing their last gig along with Inner Wish before starting the preproduction of the forthcoming album titled "Age ofChaos".Battleroar is supported by an ever-growing Fan Club, "Swordbrothers", which at the moment counts around 250 members. It promotes manyactivities under the guide of Michael Nochos, such as parties around Europe and exclusive releases for the members, like CDs and T-Shirts.October 2006 and "age of chaos" is out with great response and reviews worldwide.After the release of the CD they supported it playing a small number of live gigs, the first at the end of 2005 in Athens with the Irish friendsOld Season, and greek heavy/epic metal band Wrathblade, and then a six shows european tour between january and february 2006 withAirged L'amh. Germany for two shows, then Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and finally Italy. The band was invited to support US metallegends Omen during their Greek mini tour in September 2006 and also played with Bonfire, Mystic Prophecy and Inner Wish later the sameyear.In 2007 the band started writing songs for their next album and also played some big festivals such as March Metal Day in Greece alongwith Manowar, Rhapsody Holyhell. Tiamat, Epica and Inner Wish, Play It Loud Festival in Italy and Up The Hammers Festival in Greece.A record deal with the Italian label Cruz Del Sur was signed and at the end of the year the band performed a last live show in Heraclion,Crete and then started recordings for the next album called " To Death And Beyond". In april 2008 the band was invited to play at thelegendary Keep It True Festival in Germany and also supported epic metal heroes Manilla Road in Switzerland, France and up the hammersfestival in greece.0n April the 24th 2008 the new album was released and it received excellent reviews everywhere! For the promotion of the new album theband performed live shows in Greece Trikala, Athens), Italy (Rome) and Spain (Barcelona).In 2009 the band changes line up after the departure of Manolis Karazeris (guitar) and Marco Concoreggi (vocals).They are temporarily replaced by Stelios Sovolos on the guitar and John Papanikolaou on the vocals.For now, the band is working on new material and auditioning for a new singer and guitarplayer, wanting to find the ones that are right for theband. « hide

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Blood of Legends
2014

3.4
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To Death and Beyond...
2008

3.5
3 Votes
Age of Chaos
2005

3.5
4 Votes
Battleroar
2003

4
1 Votes

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