Battle Beast shares music video for new single “Master Of Illusion”
After signing with Nuclear explosion early 2021, Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST is once again preparing to unleash his strength upon the world in the form of his brand new masterpiece “The Circus of Death”. The album will be released on January 21, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records, and in real life BATTLE BEAST fashion, the 10 tracks mix real heavy metal with pop and rock vibes, associated with Noora Louhimothe unique voice of.
“Circus of misfortune” was registered at JKB Studios in Helsinki, Finland and produced and mixed by the keyboardist Janne Björkroth, while the stunning piece of art was created by Jan Yrlund.
“Our goal was to make an interesting and absorbing album, with both lighter party songs and heavier stuff,” explains Björkroth. “In a way, the whole album is like a happy day at the circus. Full of enchanting surprises and wild carnival vibe.”
Today the band shared the official music video for the first single. “Master of Illusion”, realized by Markus Nieminen. Find out below.
Jeanne comments on the single: “The first single from the next 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 can represent various things in the many arenas of power – for example example, those in personal relationships, as well as in politics, and everywhere in between. Despite these heavy themes, there is playfulness in the composition, the lyrics and the production, and the little sparkle around the corner. eye that characterizes BATTLE BEAST. “
List of tracks:
01. Cursed circus
02. Wings of light
03. Master of Illusion
04. Where the angels are afraid to fly
05. Eye of the storm
06. Russian roulette
08. Avalon Road
ten. Place we call home
BATTLE BEAST also announced the “Circus of misfortune” European tour following the album’s release in early 2022. Starting in Paris on February 15, the tour will hit 19 cities across Europe, including three concerts in the UK, before ending in Stockholm, Sweden on 12th of March.
The group comments: “The long nightmare is finally behind us and the future looks bright! We really put all our heart and soul into this album and can’t wait to bring it to you both on record and on stage. I missed the tours!
“You are all cordially invited to this feast of joy and horror – the Circus Of Doom.”
Louhimo released his first solo album, “Eternal wheel of time and space”, in March under the NOORA LOUHIMO EXPERIENCE banner.
Louhimo joined BATTLE BEAST in 2012, without any experience as a metal singer, but quickly acclimatized as a replacement for Nitte Valo.
BATTLE BEASTthe last album of, “No more Hollywood endings”, was released in March 2019. The album was recorded by Janne Björkroth, Viktor gullichsen and Joona björkroth To JKB Studio. Production and mixing tasks were carried out by Jeanne. The cover illustration was created by Jan Yrlund (KORPIKLAANI, MANOWAR), who has already worked with BATTLE BEAST on 2017 “Bearer of pain”.
Photo credit: Terhi ylimainen
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