HammerFall Premiere “Brotherhood” Music Video

HammerFall have premiered a new video for their new song “Brotherhood.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hammer Of Dawn,” which will be released on February 25.

Joacim Cans commented:

“A fantastic musical piece and album opener in honor of the greatest fans in the whole world: The Templars of Steel! We wouldn’t be here without you!

The video for the song includes both ‘The Metal Dads’ and the ‘HF Teens’ and really shows how much fun we are having together both on and off the stage.”

Oscar Dronjak added:

“The singles released so far have been a good measuring stick but ‘Brotherhood’ encompasses everything that has made us into what we are today. Fast and furious, melodic and riveting, 100% classic HammerFall heavy metal!”

HammerFall Premiere New Song “Venerate Me” Featuring King Diamond

HammerFall have premiered a new song titled “Venerate Me.” This track features King Diamond and it will appear on the band’s new album “Hammer Of Dawn,” which is set to be released on February 25.

Oscar Dronjak commented:

“The second single is here, and I’m very, very proud of it. The music was written during the darkest, most uninspiring days of the pandemic and still came out as one of the strongest on the whole album. Joacim’s [Cans] fantastic lyric idea makes this track really stand out, and the special guest appearance towards the end really pushes it over the edge.”

Joacim Cans added:

“The song is overloaded with enchanting melodies and a very catchy chorus. Lyrically one of my greatest efforts dealing with the fact that we die twice. First when we take our last breath and second when someone says your name for the last time. Say my name and I will never die.”

HammerFall Premiere “Hammer Of Dawn” Music Video

HammerFall have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Hammer Of Dawn.” That effort will be released on February 25.

Oscar Dronjak and Joacim Cans had the following to say about the new song:

Dronjak:

“The song itself was initially conceived in Germany during the ‘World Dominion’ tour, with the rest of the work being done at home. I immediately knew this had the potential to be something important, and when Joacim added his vocal melodies, we both felt it would be the perfect single. One with substance and power but also one you can’t stop singing when the music fades out.”

Cans:

“We already had the idea to shoot a video at legendary amusement park Liseberg 20 years ago. But like any good bottle of champagne, this idea needed to rest and mature before taken into action. And FUCK I am happy we waited! Together with director Patric Ullaeus we have created something unique and astonishing that totally blows me away every time I watch it. You can really tell that we haven’t played together for almost two long and never-ending years. We are as energetic as a pack of hungry wolves in the video ready to shred and deliver the heavy metal gospel!”

They also added the following about the new record:

Cans:

“It’s hard to describe in words how extremely happy and proud I am about the outcome of ‘Hammer Of Dawn’. It was a struggle, for sure, but in the end we pulled it off and delivered a solid, vital and positive new album. Everyone is on top of his game and together we have created yet another milestone in HAMMERFALL history. Can’t wait to sing these songs live together with my sisters and brothers, The Templars of Steel!”

Dronjak:

“We spent a long time creating the songs for this album, mainly due to the coronavirus but also because we began working on the material very early. That’s definitely evident in the result, the attention to detail is very big. Another thing that is quite palpable is the energy level, and that can be contributed to the extreme and forced downtime we all had to endure during the pandemic. The atmosphere in the studio was relaxed and laid back and the lack of stress created the perfect working environment for turning up the heat when the red light came on. It was easy to peak when you had to since there was no outside distractions or immediate deadlines. This album is a product of the pandemic in some ways, but more importantly it’s a strong statement that we are experiencing the high point in our creativity at the moment. I’ve said it before: HammerFall has never sounded better than we do right now.”

“Hammer Of Dawn” Track Listing:

01. “Brotherhood”
02. “Hammer Of Dawn”
03. “No Son Of Odin”
04. “Venerate Me”
05. “Reveries”
06. “Too Old To Die Young”
07. “Not Today”
08. “Live Free Or Die”
09. “State Of The W.I.L.D.”
10. “No Mercy”

HammerFall Finish New Album

HammerFall have officially finished their new album. A music video for the effort’s first single, “Hammer Of Dawn,” will be released on December 1.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak said the following about the new record during a recent episode of “HammerFall TV”:

“COVID obviously fucked up life for a lot of us. We have tried to stay as healthy and as happy as possible, and one thing that we could do that by was working on a new album, which is what we have done since March this year, I think. Obviously, we started writing songs a lot sooner than that. I actually started writing songs… Some parts of this album are older, but I started writing songs during the vocal recordings for ‘Dominion’; when Joacim [Cans] was recording his vocals for the previous album, ‘Dominion’, I set up my stuff and I just started… I caught the creativity bug when it happened, basically. A couple of songs were even older than that. Two songs were ready already for ‘Dominion’, for that session, but I decided to hold them back because we felt that they needed more spotlight than they would have gotten if they came at the tail end of the ‘Dominion’ recordings. So we pulled them back and we brought them out for this one. And I’m really glad we did. I can tell you guys that you will be really glad we did too, once you hear everything.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.”