After re-signing with Nuclear Blast in early 2021, Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST is once again getting ready to unleash its force upon the world in the shape of its brand new masterpiece “Circus Of Doom”. The album is set to be released on January 21, 2022 and today they have unveiled the first album single, a stunning music video for the first single, “Master of Illusion,” directed by Markus Nieminen, that you can watch below.
Keyboardist Janne Björkroth comments on the single: “The first single from the upcoming BATTLE BEAST album, ‘Master of Illusion’, is a groovy and catchy song that makes dance floors roar and disco balls explode. The story of the song is about a self-centered, greedy, narrow-minded, and thoughtless character, who sows destruction all around without listening to or respecting others. The character may represent various things in the many arenas of power – for example, those of personal relationships, as well as in politics, and everywhere in between.Despite these heavy themes, there is playfulness in the composition, lyrics, and production, and the small twinkle in the corner of the eye that characterizes BATTLE BEAST.”
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The new album “Circus Of Doom” was recorded at JKB Studios in Helsinki, Finland and produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, while the stunning artwork was created by Jan Yrlund. “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 Janne.
“Circus Of Doom” Track listing:
- Circus Of Doom
- Wings Of Light
- Master Of Illusion
- Where Angels Fear To Fly
- Eye Of The Storm
- Russian Roulette
- The Road To Avalon
- Place That We Call Home
BATTLE BEAST has also announced the “Circus Of Doom” European tour that will follow the album release in early 2022. Starting in Paris on February 15, the tour will hit 19 cities all over Europe, including three shows in the U.K., before concluding in Stockholm, Sweden on March 12. The band comments: “The long nightmare is finally behind us and the future’s looking bright! We really poured our heart and soul in this album and can’t wait to present it to you both on record and live on stage. Damn, how we’ve missed touring! “You are all heartily welcome to this feast of joy and horrors — the Circus Of Doom.”
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, October 7th at this location.
“Circus Of Doom” European tour 2022:
Feb. 15 – Paris, France – Alhambra
Feb. 16 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
Feb. 18 – Manchester, England – Club Academy
Feb. 19 – London, England – O2 Academy Islington
Feb. 20 – Wolverhampton, England – KK’s Steel Mill
Feb. 22 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Feb. 23 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
Feb. 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Akropolis
Feb. 26 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City
Feb. 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
Mar. 01 – Milano, Italy – Legend Club
Mar. 03 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp halfhouse
Mar. 04 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
Mar. 05 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
Mar. 07 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiatheater
Mar. 09 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Mar. 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Mar. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn
Mar. 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fallan
Since their 2011’s debut album “Steel,” BATTLE BEAST have achieved over 200 million digital streams. Alongside the huge #1 success of their last three albums in the album charts of their home country, Finland, their last album “No More Hollywood Endings” (2019) reached a remarkable #11 in German album charts.