Hammerfall - Announce New Guitarist


Pontus Norgren from The Poodles will be replacing Stefan Elmgren, who left Hammerfall in early April to focus on his new career as a pilot. "Pontus is a fantastic guitar player with musical roots in Accept and neo-classical metal," commented Hammerfall drummer Anders Johansson. "I have known him for many years. I know how he works as a musician and as a person."

"I like Hammerfall. I think they have amazing stage shows and I like their songs, so when I heard they were looking for a guitar player I thought I'd give it a try." says Pontus. "Playing in The Poodles has been a wonderful experience in many ways, but I have always liked a little heavier music and have felt at times that this wasn't the right kind of forum for the music I'd most like to play. It's simply time to move on."

"Replacing Stefan is not easy; he has a very characteristic way of playing and is a great guitarist." Explains singer Joacim Cans, "But Pontus will add a different style than Stefan since they are two quite different persons. I'm looking forward to see how we will mesh as a band during the coming months!"

Source: myspace.com
Band profile: HammerFall
 
Posted: 21.04.2008 by Bararey


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21.04.2008 - 07:11
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
THE POODLES IST KRIEG
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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21.04.2008 - 12:18
DrunkenFuck
Thrasher!
Written by LeChron James on 21.04.2008 at 07:11

THE POODLES IST KRIEG


Haha xD
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THRASH!!!
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21.04.2008 - 17:47
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Masterchief
Hope tahy will kick ass like thay do
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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21.04.2008 - 19:14
Stratowarrior
he looks like joacim
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power metal 'til death!!!!!!!!!
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21.04.2008 - 19:36
Stalker
Lone wanderer
Hope he will bring something fresh into HammerFall's music, although, I doubt...
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21.04.2008 - 21:12
Stigma
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Pontus from The Poodles huh? Brutal.
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22.04.2008 - 04:39
juanopereira
Maybe with this huge change in the band, is the opportunity to renew the music of hammerfall.
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18.10.2008 - 21:40
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
Oh yeah, I saw during a group interview in their most recent DVD.

I hope he's good playing though.
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