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.
Hammerfall have announced they'll be doing a short UK Tour in May. Here's the epic word from the band:
"The wait is over: HammerFall will finally return in style to the United Kingdom! Kicking off spring and May with a week of Templar invasion on the British shores, it will be nothing short of... yes, a crusade. In the name of heavy metal, time to fly your rebel banners high, folks!"
01.05.2010 - Manchester - Academy
02.05.2010 - Glasgow - Cathouse
03.05.2010 - Sheffield - Corporation
04.05.2010 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
05.05.2010 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
06.05.2010 - London - Electric Ballroom
UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)
Dream Evil will be supporting Hammerfall on their UK tour in May.
Hammerfall are currently touring North America in support of their latest album No Sacrifice, No Victory. Support on the trek comes from Powerglove, Diamond Plate and Across The Sun. Tonight's entire concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI will be streamed for free LIVE on the web for fans worldwide.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 8pm CT (9pm ET, 7pm MT, 6pm PT, 1am GMT)
Swedish melodic metallers Hammerfall will return to North America for a full tour in March/April 2010. Support act will come from Powerglove (from March 5 to March 27) and Echoes Of Eternity (from March 27 to April 8).
Announced dates are as follows:
Mar. 05 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Mar. 06 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 07 - New York, NY @ Filmore at Irving Plaza
Mar. 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 10 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Mar. 11 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
Mar. 12 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Mar. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Mar. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Mar. 18 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar. 19 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center