Vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Pontus Norgren of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL will be available for the next live, in-studio chat with their fans on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 beginning at 9 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 p.m. EASTERN / 6 p.m. CET. The online event will take place at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room at this location: www.nuclearblast.de/streamingroom
Guitarist Oscar Dronjak and vocalist Joacim Cans hosted the band’s first live chat from the studio. They discussed stage regalia, working song titles, the album title, and a host of other topics. View the recorded chat here.
Guitarist Pontus Norgren and bassist Fredrik Larsson hosted the second live chat. They discussed ACCEPT’s Restless And Wild album, Hungarian food, black metal, and favorite female vocalists. Producer James Michael even made an appearance. View the recorded chat here.
HAMMERFALL members are 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 the band’s latest video blog installment, “Zombified,” here.
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.