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.”

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”