Minutes ago, guitarist Pontus Norgren and bassist Fredrik Larsson of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL finished hosting the second in a series of online chats with fans from the studio. They discussed their first-ever live performances, online gaming, UFC fighters using a HAMMERFALL tune as entrance music, and a host of other topics. Producer James Michael even made an appearance. View the recorded chat here.
HAMMERFALL members are now in Nashville, Tennessee recording the follow-up album to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf). The as-yet-untitled new release will be available in Europe on May 20th. A summer release date in North America is expected.
View Saturday’s recorded chat with guitarist Oscar Dronjak and vocalist Joacim Cans here.
The next HAMMERFALL in-studio chat will be announced soon.
No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.