Swedes HammerFall are pleased to announce a string of European tour dates in early 2015 in support of the band's upcoming new album (r)Evolution, to be out on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the US. Supporting them on the road will be German power metal act Orden Ogan (currently working on a new release) and new super group Serious Black (feat. Roland Grapow, Thomen Stauch, Urban Breed and more). You can find all confirmed tour dates down under.
The new HammerFall album, (r)Evolution, will be released on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the US while its first single "Bushido" will be released on July 18th on a limited vinyl edition, as well as digitally. Today, the band is unveiling the single cover artwork. The cover was created by Samwise Didier, and represents Hector as a Samurai. Do you prefer this one or the album cover?
The new HammerFall album has finally been announced. The follow-up to Infected will be named (r)Evolution, and will be released on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the USA. The first single, "Bushido", will be released on July 18th. Take a look at the album cover and tracklist here. Seems like the band took a step back returning to its origins. What do you think?
At the request of many fans, the Swedes HammerFall replied with a statement, regarding the progress of their new upcoming release. The band will enter the studio next week on Monday, where they will begin with the new album recordings once again with producer Fredrik Nordström. As already stated in previous news, the album cover art will be done by Andreas Marschall. The yet-untitled album will see the light on August 29th, 2014.
In 2012, the mighty HammerFall announced they would be taking a break in 2013 to come back in full force in 2014. After releasing the live DVD Gates Of Dalhalla and being quiet for most of this year, there is a new sign of life. It has just been announced that the new and yet untitled studio album of HammerFall will be released in August 2014. There will also be a single, released on vinyl and digitally, upfront in June. They really plan ahead.
The first trailer for HammerFall's upcoming live DVD/2CD, Blu-Ray/2CD Gates Of Dalhalla has been released today and can now be watched here. The new release will hit stores on November 30th via Nuclear Blast. More details about this release were previously reported here.
The Swedes HammerFall might be taking a break in 2012/13, but the band has announced the release of a live DVD+2CD entitled Gates Of Dalhalla on November 30th, including prominent guests such as original line-up members Jesper Strömblad and Mikael Stanne, as well as ex-guitarist Stefan Elmgren, among others.
Swedish power metallers Hammerfall have recently announced that they will be taking an extensive break in 2013. The band issued the following statement on their official website: "In the midst of celebrating their 15th anniversary of the album Glory To The Brave and the subsequent taking of the metal world by storm, the band has announced that they will take an extended break immediately following the festivals this summer."
After the cancellations of Opeth and Katatonia less than a month ago Turkey's Unirock Open Air Festival, set to take place on the coming weekend from 9th to 11th of September 2011 in Istanbul, has to suffer from two further high-profile cancellations. Sweden's power metal band Hammerfall and Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie both report communication and logistic problems with the festival organizer which force both bands to pull out of the billing.
Swedish heavy metal giants Hammerfall have announced their highly anticipated return to the roads of Europe in the form of European Outbreak 2011. Get the dates below.
Hammerfall is touring in support of Infected, which was released on May 20th through Nuclear Blast Records.
It was well over two years Hammerfall did a full leg European tour and Oscar Dronjak, guitarist comments: "Beginning on October 25th and ending on December 10th, we will embark on the real tour for Infected. Dubbed European Outbreak, this will show the very best side of Hammerfall, we've got some very cool things in the pipeline for this tour! So hope to see you all at the shows, it will be a blast! And that's guaran-damned-teed!"
"One More Time", the new video from Swedish power metallers Hammerfall, can now be seen here. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus who has worked with bands like Kamelot, In Flames and Dimmu Borgir.
"One More Time" comes off of the band's upcoming album Infected, which will be released on May 20th through Nuclear Blast.
Hammerfall will release their new upcoming album, Infected, on May 20th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Laying down the foundation themselves in their own studio in Sweden, the band then traveled to Nashville, TN, to finish it up with acclaimed producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, Meat Loaf). He also mixed the album, giving it a decisive updated edge without losing anything of the essence of the band.
"James helped us create something that was new and exciting while still in the line of our heritage", Oscar Dronjak, guitar player and founder of the band, explains.
"Never before have we sounded this fresh and up to date without losing the essence of what HammerFall is all about: Pure "Infected" Heavy Metal!", comments vocalist and frontman Joacim Cans.
After several months of recordings in Göteborg, Sweden and Nashville, TN, Sweden's most successful heavy metal band Hammerfall has finished recording the new album.
Guitarist Oscar Dronjak had the following to say: "That's it, the album recording is finally finished, over, done with! We had an absolute blast throughout this whole experience, and working with James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Sixx: A.M., Scorpions, Meat Loaf, Hillary Duff) was an incredible experience!
The goal was to have a lot of laughs while creating the strongest Hammerfall record to date, and I'd say we succeeded beyond even our own high expectations! It feels great to know that being in this band for fifteen years can feel this invigorating! We're super, super happy with the outcome, and I am sure our fans will be as well. It's going to be Hammerfall like you've never heard before, yet you will recognize the distinct qualities that makes us what and who we are. If Reinventing The Steel hadn't already been used, it would be the perfect title for this album!"
In just two weeks, Sweden's most successful Heavy Metal band Hammerfall will enter the studio to record the follow up to their gold album No Sacrifice, No Victory.
The songwriting is almost finished, and guitarist Oscar Dronjak reveals: "The new material contains a lot of fresh ways to look at the musical ideas, we're trying to preserve the essence of what HammerFall is while at the same time updating the execution and approach. Definitely heavier and less straight forward than the previous albums, yet remaining true to what we believe heavy metal is all about."
Expect the unexpected! The quintet also decided to work with a new producer, which is significant since the last four albums have been produced by Charlie Bauerfeind. The choice fell on James Michael, who recently worked with Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, Meat Loaf and others.