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BATTLE BORN Unveil New Album, Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Sunday, February 19, 2023 @ 9:30 AM


Out May 12th; Video For "Blood and Fire" Shared

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Southampton UK power metal band BATTLE BORN have today announced their debut album, Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel, due to be released via Los Angeles heavy metal label Prosthetic on May 12. Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel's lead single, "Blood And Fire", and the high concept accompanying music video are premiering now. WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "BLOOD AND FIRE" ON KNAC.COM HERE.

Blood And Fire" is available on all streaming platforms now.

Speaking on the album announcement and track premiere, Tom O'Dell (guitar and vocals) comments: "We're stoked to finally unveil our debut album - Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel - and to share the music video for lead single "Blood And Fire"! The single showcases everything we love about heavy metal, with blistering speed and a massive chorus, and it's the perfect taste of what we've got in store with the album. We had a blast shooting the video with director David Gregory, the crew, and gratuitous amounts of blood and fire."

Since their 2019 inception and 2020 self-titled debut EP, BATTLE BORN has garnered a dedicated following in the burgeoning UK power metal scene and beyond for their approach to both storytelling and songcraft, as well as their undying reverence for traditional heavy metal. Previously released singles in the form of "Bring The Metal Back" and album track "Fire Storm" showcased BATTLE BORN as a step ahead of genre traditionalists, with wide eyed theatricality and grandiose flair being put at the forefront of their sound.

The group efforts of Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel’s meticulous creative process was vital to bringing their world of swords and sorcery to life, with production and engineering credits including Kurt Fagan at The Ranch Production House and mixing and mastering by ORDEN OGAN’s Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann at Greenman Studios.

BATTLE BORN’s affinity for European power metal is evident across the 11 tracks on offer, just take one listen to their foray into balladry on "The Endless Grey" or late album mini-epic "Ride North For Winterhold"’s majesty, with an emphasis on lavish orchestration throughout. Where others might slip into imitation or retro nostalgia, BATTLE BORN deftly pay their respects to a long running genre whilst injecting a youthful verve in the process.

Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel is visually captured in eye watering fashion by graphic designer Stan-W Decker (Blue Öyster Cult, Powerwolf, Dragonforce), perfectly echoing the wars waged in the band’s bold and daring world. BATTLE BORN’s Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel is not only an invitation to join forces with the quartet on their perilous mission, it also finally answers the question, “What would Skyrim’s greatest band sound like?”

Blood, Fire, Magic And Steel tracklist:

  • "Wind Caller"
  • "Dragon Heart"
  • "Blood and Fire"
  • "Power Force"
  • "When Empires Die"
  • "The Endless Grey"
  • "Fire Storm"
  • "Down Your Drinks and Raise Your Swords"
  • "Meridia"
  • "Ride North for Winterhold"
  • "Sky Guard You"


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