In just two weeks, Swedish heavy metallers 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.”
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 Motley Crue, Scorpions, Meat Loaf, and others. James Michael comments: “We are about to make a fantastic album. The band is firing on all cylinders and I am excited to be part of this project.”
Vocalist Joacim Cans adds another important aspect: “I see James Michael as one of my favorite singers of today and his work with Sixx:AM is simply fantastic. Not only is the album one of the best ever made production-wise, but James also delivers a vocal performance that most singers today are not capable of. James will be the perfect co-producer for us and I really think he will be able to get me up a notch in the vocal department”
The yet untitled record will be released in Europe on May 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.