07:20 - Apothecary In other news, this album is so addictive it should be a Schedule I drug [link]
07:12 - theFIST wormed are at willowtip, they toured with those 2
06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
Swedish power metal force HammerFall have announced a partnership with NHL hockey team Minnesota Wild. The players of the NHL team began the 2014-15 season extremely well with two shut-outs against the Colorado Avalanche, and they will get a special heavy metal HammerFall welcome at all the home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The team is using an instrumental version of the song "Fury Of The Wild" from the band as an intro.
Swedish power metallers HammerFall, who released the new album (r)Evolution this year, are facing line-up changes. The band made a major announcement today. Drummer Anders Johansson is leaving the band after 15 years. The band cites musical differences. David Wallin of Pain fame will replace him. Stefan Elmgren is also returning to the band temporarily to replace bassist Fredrik Larsson while he is away on parental leave.
You are probably aware that HammerFall's new album (r)Evolution is right around the corner. It will be released on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the US via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band is premiering the first video in support of the record and it is for the single "Hector's Hymn". Satisfy your curiosity and watch it right now! Did you enjoy that?
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.