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Album Review: Hammerfall – (r)Evolution

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5:54 AM (PST)


Yes! This is the most Hammerfall have felt like Hammerfall in awhile. Every band has a right to experiment a bit, and maybe it is just having Hector back on the cover art, but (r)Evolution feels like a big winner. White hot solos, soaring near-Manowar lyrics, the occasional plodding riff with gang shouted battle vocals ala “Ex Inferis”…it’s all here. “Winter Is Coming” may be a phrase that is a bit overused these days, but I’m always down for a good Game of Thrones reference. While The Sword beat the trend on Gods of the Earth with “To Take The Black” a few years prior to the show, this Hammerfall song is one of the better sing-a-longs of the year (this side of Iced Earth’s “If I Could See You Now” from mighty Plagues of Babylon). “Origins” and the absolutely memorable, epic single “Bushido” are power flourishing classic heavy metal about following the truth in your heart and honor to victory.”Live Life Loud” is a command and challenge to do just that, an epic case for the health of heavy metal from Joacim and the boys. This record just hit #1 in Sweden. Can we just agree that is fucking awesome? These guitar parts mean business.

From Accept’s Blind Fury to this Hammerfall monster to the aforementioned Iced Earth, there is so much to be said for classic influenced metal in 2014. Everything sounds big, clear and yet not too polished. Album closer “Wildfire” is a total thrill of hyper darting licks and crazy key hits plus some of the most soaring vocals since recent Stratovarius. “Bushido” as a codde might seem a bit distant in origins from Gothenburg, but the sense of devotion and purpose will infect you. Never surrender. There might even be a hidden Stryper shout out, as at one point the lyrics say “I’m a soldier under command.” I’m cool with that.Hector can be proud to hold his hammer high knowing this release is indeed worthy.

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HammerFall announce “European Outbreak 2011” tour

Posted by katstat on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM (PST)

The Swedish heavy metal giants HammerFall announce their highly anticipated return to the roads of Europe entitled “European Outbreak 2011”. Click here for a full listing of dates.

HammerFall is touring in support of their latest album “Infected”, which was released on May 20th via Relapse Records followed by high entries around Europe including a #2 in Sweden and #9 in Germany.

It has been well over two years since 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 you see you all at the shows, it will be a blast! And that’s guaran-damned-teed!

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Swedish legends Hammerfall has posted behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the “One More Time” video. “One More Time” comes off their upcoming album “Infected” due out on June 7th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Swedish power metal heroes Hammerfall have unveiled their first ever iPhone/iTouch/iPad app. that will include exclusive songs, band news, blog postings, and additional band-related information. Click here to download yours (iTunes required.)

The band’s latest album “Infected” is set to be released on May 20, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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New Video: Hammerfall – “One More Time”

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM (PST)

Swedish legends Hammerfall are back with a zombie-inspired music video for the track “One More Time” off of their upcoming LP Infected. The album is due out on June 7th in North America from Nuclear Blast Records.

Be sure to watch the video in all of it’s 720p hi-def glory for some excellent slo-mo fireballs, zombie hordes, and epic drumstick twirling. No zombies were hurt in the making of this video.

Here is the track list for the highly anticipated eighth album by Hammerfall!

1. Patient Zero
2. Bang Your Head
3. One More Time
4. The Outlaw
5. Send Me A Sign
6. Dia De Los Muertos
7. I Refuse
8. 666 – The Enemy Within
9. Immortalized
10. Let’s Get It On
11. Redemption

Check out the video here!

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Nervecell confirmed for Summer Breeze Festival 2011

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:53 AM (PST)

Dubai death metal trio, Nervecell, has been confirmed for this year’s Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The three day festival kicks off on August 18 and other confirmed acts so far include; HammerFall, Bolt Thrower, Arch Enemy and As I Lay Dying.

Click here for more details on Summer Breeze Festival 2011.

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Hammerfall plan two exclusive album listening parties and live shows

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10:22 AM (PST)

Swedish power metal heroes Hammerfall have unveiled plans leading up to the release of their upcoming album “Infected.” On April 28th in Hamburg and April 29th in Osnabrück, the band plans on having a listening party to give fans a chance to listen to the entire album 3-weeks prior to the release date.

In addition to this listening party, the band will be playing a live show where they hope a small, intimate venue will all their fans access to the band that they normally wouldn’t have. The set list will include tracks from the new album, as well as others.

“Infected” is set to be released on May 20, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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On March 18, Swedish heavy metal institution, HammerFall, premiered the track “One More Time” from the upcoming album “Infected” on Swedish public radio. But if you weren’t fortunate enough to live in Sweden on the 18th or in possesion of an actual radio, you’ll be pleased to know that HammerFall has decided to join us in the 21st century and is now streaming the track on the band’s Facebook page (link here).

“Infected” is slated for release May 20 through Nuclear Blast. Check out the track list here.

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Hammerfall Reveal Details on New Album “Infected”

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:22 AM (PST)

On May 20th, Sweden’s epic power metal monster HammerFall is going to release their new album called “Infected” through Nuclear Blast. 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.

“You will experience us like you’ve never done before! We’ve got a lot of fresh influences shining through in the music, but everything you love about HammerFall will still be there“, says Oscar. “This is HammerFall in 2011, the legend has been reborn!”

Check out the cover art, tracklist, and further details here.

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Hammerfall’s Oscar Dronjak Talks UFC Fighting

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM (PST)

Oscar Dronjak, Hammerfall guitarist and mixed martial arts enthusiast weighs in on the upcoming UFC® 127 – Penn vs. Fitch match set to take place in Sydney, Australia this coming Saturday, February 26th.

“BJ Penn has had many ups and some downs over his long, illustrious career, which has seen him capture both the Lightweight and Welterweight Championships (the only man to ever to hold belts in different weight classes the UFC® alongside legend Randy Couture), but one thing that stands out when looking at his record is he always bounces back higher than he was before,” says Dronjak.

Clearly, Dronjak is stoked for the match, saying,”Are we on the verge of another dominating chapter in BJ Penn’s fantastic career? I can’t wait to find out Saturday!”

You can read Oscar’s latest “Hammer of Justice” blog entry in its entirety at DecibelMagazine, or ask him about it yourself this summer when you catch Hammerfall on tour in Europe.

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HammerFall is answering Your questions

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM (PST)

Head over to Nuclear Blasts streaming room right now, as HammerFall is answering your questions Live.

The Swedish power metallers, are currently working on a new album, due out sometime in 2011. Their last album “No Sacrifice, No Victory” was released in 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Hammerfall Live In-Studio Chat with Fans

Posted by Christine on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6:34 AM (PST)

Vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of the Swedish heavy metal band Hammerfall will conduct a live, in-studio chat with their fans on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 beginning at 9 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 noon EASTERN / 6 p.m. CET. The online event will take place at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room.

Having teamed up with producer James Michael, Hammerfall members are now in Nashville, Tennessee recording the follow-up album to 2009’s “No Sacrifice, No Victory,” which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The as-yet-untitled new release will be available in Europe on May 20th. A summer release date in North America is expected on Nuclear Blast.

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Hammerfall next headliner for Germany’s Summer Breeze 2011

Posted by Lucas Riot on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM (PST)

Hammerfall Band and LogoSwedish power metallers Hammerfall have been announced as the most recent headliners for Germany’s Summer Breeze Festival 2011.  The 14th Summer Breeze Festival will be held in Dinkelsbühl, Germany from August 18th to 20st, 2011.  The event will take place over three days on two open air stages with no simultaneous performances on those two stages as well as two smaller stages, the Party Stage and the Camel Stage.  Also confirmed for the festival are Arch Enemy, Caliban, The Haunted, Hail of Bullets, Witchery, Bolt Thrower, Farmer Boys, and others.

Hammerfall are preparing to release a new yet untitled album on May 20, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Hammerfall issue press release for new album

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 12:59 PM (PST)

Swedish power metal heroes Hammerfall have issued a press release announcing the recording of their new, yet untitled, album which will be released on may 20th in Europe on Nuclear Blast records. The video posted on the bands Myspace page, features producer James Michael (Motley Crue, SIXX:AM, Meatloaf) and vocalist Joacim Cans discussing their collaboration on the project.

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Hammerfall new album update

Posted by Lucas Riot on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM (PST)

HammerFallIn 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.

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