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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LeChron James - 21.04.2008 at 07:11  
DrunkenFuck - 21.04.2008 at 12:18  
Written by LeChron James on 21.04.2008 at 07:11


Haha xD
Bad English - 21.04.2008 at 17:47  
Hope tahy will kick ass like thay do
Stratowarrior - 21.04.2008 at 19:14  
he looks like joacim
Stalker - 21.04.2008 at 19:36  
Hope he will bring something fresh into HammerFall's music, although, I doubt...
Stigma - 21.04.2008 at 21:12  
Pontus from The Poodles huh? Brutal.
juanopereira - 22.04.2008 at 04:39  
Maybe with this huge change in the band, is the opportunity to renew the music of hammerfall.
ThunderAxe1989 - 18.10.2008 at 21:40  
Oh yeah, I saw during a group interview in their most recent DVD.

I hope he's good playing though.

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