Helloween And HammerFall Announce 2022 European/UK Tour

Helloween and HammerFall have announced a European/UK tour. The trek is scheduled to take place in spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

03/25 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
03/26 Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
03/28 Helsinki, Finland – Black Box
03/29 Talinn, Estonia – Noblessneri Valukoda
04/01 Bamberg, Germany – Brose Arena
04/02 Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
04/03 Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
04/04 Regensburg, Germany – Donau Arena
04/08 Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
04/09 Barcelona, Spain – St. Jordi Club
04/11 Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District
04/12 Kempten, Germany – Black Box
04/13 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
04/15 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
04/16 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
04/18 Katovice, Poland – MCK
04/20 Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec
04/22 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
04/23 Prague, Czech Republic – O2
04/24 Zvolen, Slovakia – Ice Stadium
04/26 Budapest, Hungary – Papp Laszlo Sportarena
04/29 Bochum, Germany – Ruhrcongress
04/30 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
05/01 Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
05/04 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
05/05 London, UK – Brixton Academy
05/19 St. Petersburg, Russia – A2 (no HammerFall)
05/21 Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline-Stadium (no HammerFall)
05/23 Lyon, France – Transbordeur (no HammerFall)
05/25 Paris France, – Olympia (no HammerFall)

HammerFall Share “Any Means Necessary” Live Video From “Live! Against The World”

HammerFall have shared a new live video for their song “Any Means Necessary.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “Live! Against The World,” which was released today (October 23). That effort was filmed on February 15 at the MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak commented:

“’Any Means Necessary’ has been a staple of our repertoire since it came out. This video shows really well why, it’s one of these songs that gets both audience and band going no matter what.”

HammerFall Share “Keep The Flame Burning” Live Video From “Live! Against The World”

HammerFall have shared a new live video for their song “Keep The Flame Burning.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “Live! Against The World,” which will be released on October 23. That effort was filmed on February 15 at the MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

HammerFall To Release “Live! Against The World” In October

HammerFall will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Live! Against The World” on October 23. The effort was filmed on February 15 at the MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany and a live video for “Never Forgive, Never Forget” from the set can be found below:

“Live! Against The World” Track Listing:

01. “Never Forgive, Never Forget”
02. “One Against The World”
03. “Heeding The Call”
04. “The Way Of The Warrior”
05. “Any Means Necessary”
06. “Hallowed Be My Name”
07. “Blood Bound”
08. “Redemption”
09. “Hector’s Hymn”
10. “Natural High”
11. “Second To One”
12. “Renegade Medley”
13. “Keep The Flame Burning”
14. “Dominion”
15. “The Dragon Lies Bleeding”
16. “Last Man Standing”
17. “Let The Hammer Fall”
18. “Hammer High”
19. “(We Make) Sweden Rock”
20. “Hearts On Fire”

Singer Joacim Cans commented:

“I am so damn proud that we are able to present a full blown, up-to-date, live show in these extremely difficult times. A time when real live shows in front of a ‘real’ live audience have ceased to exist.

The show at MHP Arena Ludwigsburg was nothing but epic and really captured the strength and power of the band as a live act and shows the joy we are experiencing together on stage every night, no matter where we play. This is the biggest stage production we ever had and now you can experience this at home anywhere, at any time.

HammerFall is and always will be a live band and together with the greatest fans in the world we are an unstoppable force!”

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak added:

“The live act that HammerFall is right now blows everything we have done previously out of the water, and I am super happy that we got to document it in this way on the biggest tour we have ever done.

The setlist speaks for itself — every album is represented with at least one song; there’s stuff we have never performed live before, songs we haven’t played in a long time and of course all the classics. It’s a great testament to where we stand today, and an added bonus is that we finally got to record something major in Germany, in front of the fans who have been with us literally since day one.”

HammerFall Cancel North American Tour With Beast In Black & Edge Of Paradise

HammerFall have cancelled their North American tour with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Some of you have already started to get your refunds, so now it’s official: the North American tour that was to take place in September/October is cancelled. That sucks, but with the current global pandemic wreaking havoc on the world we (meaning the local promoters, booking agent and the band) had no choice. We are hopeful to be able to rebook the tour for a future time, but since everything is so unstable at the moment the decision was made to scrap altogether it and return to it when things have calmed down. We are as sorry for this as you are, but hope you have understanding for our predicament brought on by the Corona virus. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay metal, and take care of each other! #HammerHigh”

HammerFall Premiere New Video For “Second To One” Featuring Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo

HammerFall have premiered a new video for their new version of “Second To One” featuring Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo. The original track is from the band’s latest album “Dominion.”

Oscar Dronjak said the following:

“It all started with Joacim [Cans] suggesting we should try to write a song together with our longtime producer James Michael. We went over to Los Angeles for a weekend, not knowing what to expect. Within the first 30 minutes, I played an idea I had for James. He immediately responded with some chords and melodies, and we took it from there. Together, we wrote the music in just a couple of hours and met the next day to just finalize all the details. That’s how fast it can go sometimes when you get a feeling for something and the snowball just starts rolling, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world. The ‘hit-or-miss’ weekend in this case definitely turned out as a hit.”

Cans added:

“Already during the writing process, I had the feeling this song would be perfect as a duet — a sort of modern ‘Ozzy and Lita Ford.’ I have had my eye on Battle Beast and Noora Louhimo for quite some time and was blown away by her vocal skills and stage presence. I had a feeling our voices would be a perfect match. When we decided to make the duet idea reality, I just picked up the phone and called Noora who instantly said, ‘Hell yeah!’ Working with Noora was nothing but awesome and we bonded the second we met. Not only is she an extremely talented vocalist, she is also a fantastic human being. The great connection between Noora and I really shows in the video clip for the song.”

Louhimo also commented:

“I was contacted by Joacim and asked if I wanted to do a duet with him on ‘Second To One’. My first thought was ‘what an honor’ and that I needed to listen to this song to make my final decision. Once I heard it, I knew it was going to be something special and agreed on the collaboration. I flew to Gothenburg for the sessions and even though I hadn’t met Joacim or the others from HammerFall before, it felt very natural and easy to work with them. I also agree with Joacim that we hit it off right away and you can see that in the music video how comfortable things were between us. I am so excited to be part of this and to go on tour with them with Battle Beast in the end of January.”

HammerFall Announce 2020 North American Tour With Beast In Black & Edge Of Paradise

HammerFall have announced a 2020 North American tour. Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise will open.

Tour Dates:

09/14 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theatre
09/15 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
09/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/18 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/19 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/22 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
09/23 Anaheim, CA – Orange National Grove
09/24 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
09/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/27 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/29 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/30 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
10/03 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
10/06 Racine, WI – Rt 20
10/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/08 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
10/09 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
10/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/11 Toronto, ON – MOD Club
10/12 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/13 Quebec, QC – Le D’Auteuil
10/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/17 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
10/18 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/19 Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore

Hammerfall Premiere “One Against The World” Video

Hammerfall have premiered a new video for their new song “One Against The World.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dominion,” which will be released on August 16.

In other news, the group have also confirmed that Battle Beast and Serious Black will be serving as the opening acts on their European tour:

01/30 – Bremen, Germany – Aladin (no Battle Beast)
01/31 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
02/01 – Osnabrück, Germany – Hydepark
02/02 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
02/03 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
02/05 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
02/06 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
02/07 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
02/08 – Kaufbeuren, Germany – All Kart Halle
02/09 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
02/11 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
02/12 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
02/13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
02/14 – Bamberg, Germany – Brose Arena
02/15 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena
02/16 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
02/18 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
02/19 – Krakow, Poland – Studio
02/20 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
02/21 – Graz, Austria – Orpheum
02/22 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
02/23 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley´s

Hammerfall Premiere “(We Make) Sweden Rock” Live Video

Hammerfall have premiered a new live video for “(We Make) Sweden Rock.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dominion,” which will be released on August 16.

The group commented:

“Sweden Rock Festival is like a second home to us, and we are stoked to present you the video for ‘(We Make) Sweden Rock’ filmed at the festival. It was nothing short of amazing to once again – for the seventh time! – perform on stage at Sweden’s biggest recurring festival period. We loved seeing the massive crowd and the fans’ engagement and involvement made this night into something truly, truly special. Together with everyone there, we made Sweden Rock rock.”