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.”

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

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

Vocalist Joacim Cans commented:

“The lyrical content is direct referrals to songs and bands hailing from the north. In the lyric video we took everything a step further and included photos, not only from bands referred to in the lyrics, but from loads of other Swedish bands. It’s kind of a history lesson in Swedish Hard Rock & Metal.”

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak added:

“The song is a tribute to the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal wonders that have swept the world for the past five decades. Bands from Sweden are tremendously well respected everywhere and we want to shine a light on everyone who helped create this.”

Hammerfall Premiere New Song “(We Make) Sweden Rock”, Reveal Details For New Album “Dominion”

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

Vocalist Joacim Cans said the following about the song:

“This is a glorious tribute to the Swedish hard rock and metal movement with a lyrical theme using direct references to both other bands and songs. With catchy contagious riffs and enchanting (ear-worm) melodies, this song will be an instant classic at future Hammerfall shows. Without the Swedish rock and metal scene with bands like Heavy Load, At The Gates and Yngwie Malmsteen, the world would be a pretty boring and dull place! This is our noble tribute to all the bands that inspired not only us to play metal, form bands and eventually crusading around the world in the name of heavy metal. All hail the sons of the northern light!”

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak also added the following about the album:

“‘Good is not good enough; it has to be great.’ This is the mantra we have applied to every aspect of making this album, from the songwriting and rehearsals to the production and the performance of each member. The result is ‘Dominion’, a powerful force of nature that cannot be stopped. Once you hear it, you will understand.”

“Dominion” Track Listing:

01. “Never Forgive, Never Forget”
02. “Dominion”
03. “Testify”
04. “One Against The World”
05. “(We Make) Sweden Rock”
06. “Second To One”
07. “Scars Of A Generation”
08. “Dead By Dawn”
09. “Battleworn”
10. “Bloodline”
11. “Chain Of Command”
12. “And Yet I Smile”

Hammerfall To Release “Legacy Of Kings” 20th Anniversary Box Set

Hammerfall have announced that they will be releasing a 2-CD/DVD 20th anniversary box set edition of “Legacy Of Kings” on December 7. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak commented:

“The all-important second album. After the immediate success of ‘Glory To The Brave’, the pressure was on us to deliver. But we weren’t worried; we had a vision of the perfect heavy metal band and were intent on following through on it.”

“Legacy Of Kings – 20-Year Anniversary” Track Listing:

CD1 (album, remastered 2018)

01. Heeding The Call
02. Legacy Of Kings
03. Let The Hammer Fall
04. Dreamland
05. Remember Yesterday
06. At The End Of The Rainbow
07. Back To Back
08. Stronger Than All
09. Warriors Of Faith
10. The Fallen One

CD2

01. Eternal Dark (Picture cover)
02. I Want Out (Helloween cover)
03. Man On The Silver Mountain (Rainbow cover)
04. Legacy Of Kings (Medley 2018)
05. Heeding The Call (Live 2018)
06. Let The Hammer Fall (Live in Brazil 2017)
07. Legacy Of Kings (Live)
08. At The End Of The Rainbow (Live)
09. Stronger Than All (Live)
10. Heeding The Call (Rehearsal demo 1998)
11. Let The Hammer Fall (Rehearsal demo 1998)
12. Warriors Of Faith (Rehearsal demo 1998)
13. Back To Back (Rehearsal demo 1998)
14. At The End Of The Rainbow (Rehearsal demo 1998)
15. Dreamland (Rehearsal demo 1998)

DVD (Bonus)

01. Legacy Of Kings – Interview 2018
HammerFall – Live at Park Avenue, Jan. 19, 1999, Shure Endorsement Party
02. Heeding The Call
03. The Metal Age
04. Let The Hammer Fall
05. Steel Meets Steel
06. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest cover)
07. Shure Endorsement Ceremony From “The First Crusade”
08. Listening Session
09. German TV Advertisement
10. Release party for “Legacy Of Kings”
11. Head Over Heels (Accept cover)
12. Balls To The Wall (Accept cover)
13. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest cover)
14. Outtakes And Sign Off From “The Templar Renegade Crusades”
15. I Want Out (Video montage from Hansen Studios)
16. Unchained (Live in Switzerland)
17. Legacy Of Kings (Live in the U.S.A.)
18. Remember Yesterday (Live in Japan)
19. Warriors Of Faith (Live in Chile)
20. Let The Hammer Fall (Live in Sweden)
21. I Believe (Live in Sweden)
22. Breaking The Law (Video montage)

Hammerfall To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Glory To The Brave”

Hammerfall will be releasing a remastered 20th anniversary edition of their debut album “Glory To The Brave.” It will be available as a 2 CD set with a bonus DVD featuring parts of their “The First Crusade” documentary, historically edited interview chapters, and live footage from their 1998 Dynamo Open Air set at Eindhoven. A box set will also come with a booklet full of detailed liner notes, photos, magazine reports, flyers, posters and more. An audio only version will be available on vinyl as well.

Glory To The Brave – 20 Year Anniversary Edition” track listing:

Digi, Album Tracks Remastered

CD1

01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned
06. Steel Meets Steel
07. Stone Cold
08. Unchained
09. Glory To The Brave
Bonus:
10. Ravenlord
11. Glory To The Brave (radio edit)

CD2 (bonus) – Live

01. The Metal Age (1998)
02. Steel Meets Steel (1998)
03. Stone Cold (1998)
04. Glory To The Brave (2012)
05. Hammerfall (2012)
06. The Dragon Lies Bleeding (2012)
07. Glory To The Brave Medley (2017)

Bonus DVD

The First Crusade:
01. Introduction
02. Steel Meets Steel – First Live Show
03. Glory To The Brave – Clip 1
04. HammerFall
05. Steel Meets Steel – Live
06. Glory To The Brave – Clip 2
07. The Making Of “Glory To The Brave”
08. Ravenlord – Live (STORMWITCH cover)
09. The Metal Age – Live
10. Nominated For The Swedish Grammis Award
11. Stone Cold – Live
12. Interview

Interview 2017:

13. Chapter I: The Early Days
14. Chapter II: The Rockslaget Festival
15. Chapter III: The Album
16. Chapter IV: New Members, Wacken & Touring

Live: Dynamo Festival 1998

17. Child Of The Damned
18. The Metal Age
19. Steel Meets Steel
20. Eternal Dark
21. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
22. Stone Cold
23. HammerFall

2LP (140g, 33 RPM) Album Tracks Remastered

Side A

01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned

Side B

01. Steel Meets Steel
02. Stone Cold
03. Unchained
04. Glory To The Brave

Side C (Bonus)

01. Ravenlord
02. The Metal Age (live 1998)
03. Steel Meets Steel (live 1998)
04. Stone Cold (live 1998)

Side D (Bonus)

01. Glory To The Brave (live 2012)
02. Hammerfall (live 2012)
03. The Dragon Lies Bleeding (live 2012)
04. Glory To The Brave – Medley (live 2017)

[via Blabbermouth]

HammerFall Announce 2018 North American Tour With Flotsam And Jetsam

HammerFall have announced a 2018 North American tour with Flotsam And Jetsam. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

May 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kelsey Theater
May 18 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
May 19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Motorco
May 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
May 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
May 24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 25 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 26 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 27 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
May 28 – Montreal, QC @ Les FouFounes Electrique
May 29 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Jun. 01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Jun. 02 – Louisville, KY @ Diamonds
Jun. 03 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Jun. 04 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Jun. 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Jun. 07 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
Jun. 08 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Jun. 09 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Jun. 10 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Jun. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Jun. 14 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Jun. 15 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Jun. 16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Jun. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Jun. 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar