Finnish metal revelation, Battle Beast just wrapped up their first ever US tour. With a shiny new album under their belt and a party attitude that brings the crowd near to a frenzy everywhere they play, these five Finnish characters deliver an amazing show live that is powerful enough to at times eclipse the attention of the headliner.
Battle Beast has established almost 10 years ago in Helsinki, Finland back in 2008, what started as a battle of the bands winner rapidly becoming a European sensation that caught the attention of Nuclear Blast, who signed the band in 2011. They have released so far four studio albums, with their last one titled Bringer Of Pain released last February.
The style of Battle Beast is more like an 80’s pop and rock mixed with heavy metal which results in an interesting catchy combination that fits perfectly on a Sabaton tour. To say the least, I was very excited when they were announced as special guests on this tour along with Leaves Eyes, and indeed they didn’t disappoint. Battle Beast regardless of having a short set, put a really energetic and fun show that definitely warmed the crowd for the rest of the evening.
Because of the nature of their slot on this tour, it seems Battle Beast decided to focus on playing songs from their new album Bringer of Pain. as we had the chance to listen to songs like Straight to the Heart, Bringer of Pain, Familiar Hell, Lost in Wars, Bastard Son of Odin, King for a Day and Beyond the Burning Skies. The only oldish song that they played was Black Ninja, it is understandable as they want to promote their new album, but I would have preferred to hear more songs from the Battle Beast (2013) self-titled album and from Unholy Savior (2015).
Overall, their show was amazing and left the crowd waiting from more, For some of the reactions among fans, I see this band having the same future that Sabaton and Delain had created for them if they keep coming to the US on a regular basis. So I really hope to see them back to the US soon with another supporting tour before they can tour as a headlining band, which won’t be long until that happens.
After their set, we had the chance to have a quick chat with bass player Eero Sipilä of Battle Beast. We talked about their experience touring the US for the first time, the reaction of the crowd towards Battle Beast and the fan response towards Bringer Of Pain.