Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE is the first confirmed artist for Raismes Fest, set to take place September 12-13, 2009 in Raismes, France.

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Angel Of Metal conducted an interview with BATTLELORE at the Hard Rock Hell II festival, which was held in early December 2008 in Prestatyn, Wales, U.K. Watch the eight-minute chat below.

BATTLELORE recently took part in the "Finnish Fire" European tour — featuring headliners KORPIKLAANI alongside KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI and FALCHIO.

BATTLELORE's fifth album, "The Last Alliance", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 26. The CD was released in North America on October 7 via Napalm Records. It was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa and was mixed and mastered by the Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH).


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