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.

"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!".

The first single will be One More Time, to be released on April 6th, digital only. A video will be shot by Patrick Ullaeus, who is also responsible for the cover artwork of Infected.




Infected tracklist:

01. Patient Zero
02. Bang Your Head
03. One More Time
04. The Outlaw
05. Send Me A Sign
06. Dia De Los Muertos
07. I Refuse
08. 666 - The Enemy Within
09. Immortalized
10. Let's Get It On
11. Redemption


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: HammerFall
 
Posted: 15.03.2011 by Thryce



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BrokenKnuckles - 15.03.2011 at 15:10  
Cant wait to hear this shit! Joacim comments got me amped for this album
The Shape 1973 - 15.03.2011 at 15:21  
Is this going to be Hammerfall's version of The Dark Ride?
Danyael - 15.03.2011 at 15:24  
Yeah yeah... just for sake of imagination, what if this "legend has been reborn" and "hammerfall in 2011" actually means adding some "modern" nu metal to the mix hahaha that would be too funny.
corrupt - 15.03.2011 at 15:29  
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James helped us create something that was new and exciting while still in the line of our heritage

Boy have I never heard that one before. Completely new yet everything's the same. Seems to be musician code for "we're turning everything into crap".
FeskarN - 15.03.2011 at 15:36  
Such a bad cover art. All the previous album covers had this "cool" character on it, I really like them. Seems like they are changing style don't they?
Angelic Storm - 15.03.2011 at 16:18  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 15.03.2011 at 15:21

Is this going to be Hammerfall's version of The Dark Ride?


That would be awesome, I have a feeling this may just be their "Dark Ride".

As for the cover art, I like it. All their previous covers have featured the same mascot, and art style. It does seem like the band may be bringing in some changes sound wise, lets just hope they are good ones! I find it funny that some are moaning that they may be changing their style. When many people have criticised them for never really changing their style over the years. Some bands just cant win no matter what they do. lol Morale of the story, write music for yourself, and yourself only, because its impossible to please everyone else.
Holy Man - 15.03.2011 at 17:03  
This kinda scares me... where is Hector???? He's ALWAYS on the cover... and the word reborn scares me a little too... I'll get it, just to hear it, cuz I like Hammerfall, and it's an equally good chance it's gonna kick ass...
WorpeX - 15.03.2011 at 17:16  
So the guy that made the cover art found the Biohazard symbol on google images, slapped the hammerfall and album name on it and called it done. I'd be shocked if it took more than an hour to make that crap. lol

I'm excited for the new album though. Hope it lives up to their hype!
Angelic Storm - 15.03.2011 at 17:24  
Written by WorpeX on 15.03.2011 at 17:16

So the guy that made the cover art found the Biohazard symbol on google images, slapped the hammerfall and album name on it and called it done. I'd be shocked if it took more than an hour to make that crap. lol

I'm excited for the new album though. Hope it lives up to their hype!


Hehe, it wouldnt surprise me if that's what actually happened! I do agree the cover could have been done better. I like the concept, but at least some detail or painting the biohazard symbol would have made it look a lot better. But the minimalism is good, and I like the way the Hammerfall logo has been redone. Makes it look a bit darker and menacing. Maybe the album will be darker sounding, which will make it an interesting listen. xD
Vombatus - 15.03.2011 at 17:46  
I'm pleasantly to see no Hector on the artwork and that the song titles have other words than steel/might/honor/knights/dragons.

Really hope this is the so much waited "brand new sound", agree that a Dark Ride Hammerfall version would be awesome !
JÄY - 15.03.2011 at 17:53  
Well you can omit hector without putting out a shitty cover, like this.....but hey lets see what the music sounds like
Vitriolic Hate - 15.03.2011 at 18:55  
Weird artwork for a band like this.
The Shape 1973 - 15.03.2011 at 20:09  
Why do bands keep using Patrick Ullaeus for videos? They are normally really bad.
Kingface - 15.03.2011 at 20:19  
LOL at Hammerfall.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 00:44  
What a crappy cover. And it seems to hint at some kind of 'modern metal'.
The comments seem to hint at some kind of modern metal too.
Anyway, I will be extremely surprised if the album doesn't suck big time.
Mechanixxxx - 16.03.2011 at 01:49  
This is different...
vinajadul - 16.03.2011 at 03:05  
Mantab gan go ogo go hammerfall
mikeprado30 - 16.03.2011 at 06:49  
Written by RavenKing on 16.03.2011 at 00:44

What a crappy cover. And it seems to hint at some kind of 'modern metal'.
The comments seem to hint at some kind of modern metal too.
Anyway, I will be extremely surprised if the album doesn't suck big time.

That's my fear also, just give time to hear what's bringing these dudes...
ockletters - 16.03.2011 at 10:08  
Yeah looks like a cover of a pissed off nu-metal band, but let's not judge a book by a cover hehe
atkmetal123 - 16.03.2011 at 14:17  
Dude! Hammerfall the Zombie versioN!
Metal Invader - 16.03.2011 at 15:11  
Written by RavenKing on 16.03.2011 at 00:44

What a crappy cover. And it seems to hint at some kind of 'modern metal'.
The comments seem to hint at some kind of modern metal too.
Anyway, I will be extremely surprised if the album doesn't suck big time.

well for the firts time im agreeing with you..lol last album whas boring i just hope this one will be better!
dragonfire1603 - 16.03.2011 at 18:45  
Is it just me or...?

Troy Killjoy - 16.03.2011 at 18:49  
Written by dragonfire1603 on 16.03.2011 at 18:45

Is it just me or...?

They're actually quite similar. Hopefully not in sound (for the fans' sake).
Angelic Storm - 16.03.2011 at 18:50  
I can think of a few album covers that have a biohazard symbol or variations of it on the cover.
Troy Killjoy - 16.03.2011 at 18:59  
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.03.2011 at 18:50

I can think of a few album covers that have a biohazard symbol or variations of it on the cover.

With variations of the word "infected" as well?
Angelic Storm - 16.03.2011 at 19:05  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.03.2011 at 18:59
With variations of the word "infected" as well?


Not that I know of, though I'd be amazed if they are the only albums in existence with that word, or variations of it as a title. In any case, it's not like bands using radiation type symbols in artwork is anything new. I'd be amazed if Hammerfall started sounding like Chimaira though. lol A darker version of their own sound, (ala Helloween's "The Dark Ride") is what I'm hoping for anyways.
Elodie Artour - 16.03.2011 at 20:53  
Dunno about the sound itself, but what's with that awful look-a-like-cover?
Endogenisis_ - 16.03.2011 at 21:34  
Agreed, weird cover for what we know of the band.. Let's hope the sound will be good enough to make us "forget" that cover.
Thryce - 16.03.2011 at 22:54  
Major props to Patrick Ullaeus for this phenomenal piece of art! I can only imagine the amount of labor and effort it would take to google image that biohazard sign.

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