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Interview with Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL

December 31st, 2011

Interview with Pontus Norgren of Hammerfall

Interview by Anthony May

Photography by Michelle Murphy

We managed to meet up with Pontus Norgren of Hammerfall, just before they go on stage at KoKo, Camden shortly…


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Fullforce singer Mike Andersson

December 15th, 2011

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Mike Andersson singer – Fullforce

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Olly Hahn at SPV/Steamhammer for the help

Thanks to SPV/Steamhammer for the promo pictures of the band

Additional photos of the band provided by Greger Lindblad and Rainer Kalwitz

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Mike Andersson is maybe most known for being the voice in Cloudscape. Now he has teamed up with Anders Johansson (Hammerfall) and Stefan Elmgren (ex-Hammerfall) and formed the all-star act Fullforce. The bands debut album was released at the beginning of summer 2011 and the guys have already began to work on the follow up. Here is what Andersson had to say about the new album and the birth of the band that recently opened shows for Edguy and Kottak in Sweden and Germany, enjoy….

 

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2011

November 5th, 2011

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2011

Catton Hall, Derbyshire

11th-14th August 2011


Review & Photos by Jo Blackened

Altercarnated Photography

 

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Getaway Rock Festival 2011 at Gasklockorna in Gavle, Sweden

November 2nd, 2011

Getaway Rock Festival 2011

Gasklockorna
Gavle
Sweden
7-8-9/7 2011

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Review & live pics by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

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HAMMERFALL confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL

July 6th, 2011

It’s Time To Let The HAMMERFALL!

70000 TONS OF METAL

70000 TONS OF METAL

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival has arrived at the biggest port in Scandinavia and Sweden’s gateway to the West: Göteborg. Time to let the HAMMERFALL! Will they stay in this city of long maritime tradition or will they sail onwards? You shall know soon!

 

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with regular cruise guests. This is an all Heavy Metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? You can enjoy tons of onboard live shows on several in and outdoor stages from early in the morning until late at night, open-mic nights, Heavy Metal karaoke with members of the bands, bars that never close, again: bars that never close…, a fun-and-sun-filled day on the beautiful island of Grand Cayman and since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

 

So far 15 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:

 

AMORPHIS

CORONER

DARK FUNERAL

ELUVEITIE

GRAVE DIGGER

HAMMERFALL

IN EXTREMO

MOONSORROW

MY DYING BRIDE

NIGHTWISH

PESTILENCE

SAMAEL

STRATOVARIUS

THERION

TRISTANIA

 

70000 TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival that will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.

 

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

 

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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HAMMERFALL: NEW ALBUM DEBUTS ON THREE BILLBOARD CHARTS

June 17th, 2011
HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

Swedish heavy metallers HAMMERFALL have reached another important milestone in their career!  Clinching the highest first-week sales of their career in excess of 1,700 units, their new album, Infected, has debuted on the following three American Billboard charts: #16 Heatseekers chart; #33 Current Hard Music albums; #51 Top Hard Music albums.

 

HAMMERFALL guitarist and founding member Oscar Dronjak checks in from Sweden about the news:

 

“Awesome news, and perhaps the sign of a new dawn for HAMMERFALL in North America?  Working with [producer] James Michael this time was a fantastic experience, and a huge reason the album did as well as it apparently has!  We are looking to tour extensively in the U.S. this time around, so keep an eye out for a HAMMERFALL show near you!”

 

Infected was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF) and debuted at #2 on the Swedish album chart in late May (second only to Lady Gaga).

View the video for the track “One More Time” on YouTube.  Watch the “making of” video here.

Download the HAMMERFALL app for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, now available here.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on Facebook, on MySpace, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

 

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LIVE CHAT WITH HAMMERFALL BASSIST ON MONDAY

June 3rd, 2011
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HammerFall

HAMMERFALL bassist Fredrik Larsson will participate in a live chat on Monday, June 6th at 10 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 noon CENTRAL / 1 p.m. EASTERN / 7 p.m. (19.00) CET at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room.  Fans are invited to tune in and participate.

Debuting at the #2 position on the Swedish album chart, the new HAMMERFALL album, Infected, is set for North American release on June 7th.  The album was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF).

View the video for the track “One More Time” on YouTube.  Watch the “making of” video here.

Infected is available for purchase as a pre-order bundle from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop, which includes a t-shirt with exclusive art.

The bonus version of Infected is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

The “One More Time” digital single is currently available for purchase on iTunes and includes an instrumental version of the song plus a live version of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”  recorded in Gothenburg in 2009.

Download the HAMMERFALL app for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, now available here.

Listen to the stretched, 25-minute version of “Hearts On Fire” here.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 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.

 

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

 

 

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HAMMERFALL: MAKING OF ‘ONE MORE TIME’ VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

May 27th, 2011
HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of HAMMERFALL’s “One More Time” video is now available for worldwide viewing on Nuclear Blast’s YouTube channel.  The video was shot by  Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film.

“One More Time” is a track off the new HAMMERFALL album, Infected, set for release in North America on June 7th.  The album was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF).

Watch the “One More Time” video (featuring bloodthirsty zombies) on YouTube.

Infected is available for purchase as a pre-order bundle from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop, which includes a t-shirt with exclusive art.

The track listing for Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

The bonus version of Infected is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  The track listing for this bonus version is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

BONUS MATERIAL:

12) B.Y.H. (Instrumental)
13) One More Time (Instrumental)
14) One More Time – Official Music Video
15) Infected Digital Booklet – Bonus Version

 

The “One More Time” digital single is currently available for purchase on iTunes and includes an instrumental version of the song plus a live version of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”  recorded in Gothenburg in 2009.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 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.

 

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

 

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HAMMERFALL: “ONE MORE TIME” VIDEO NOW UP ON YOUTUBE

May 11th, 2011

“One More Time,” the new video (which features legions of bloodthirsty zombies) for the track off the new HAMMERFALL album, Infected, is available for worldwide viewing on YouTube.  The video was shot by  Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film.

HAMMERFALL’s eighth studio album will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th.  The album was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF).

 

HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

The track listing for Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

The bonus version of Infected is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  The track listing for this bonus version is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

BONUS MATERIAL:

12) B.Y.H. (Instrumental)
13) One More Time (Instrumental)
14) One More Time – Official Music Video
15) Infected Digital Booklet – Bonus Version

 

The “One More Time” single is currently available for purchase on iTunes, which includes an instrumental version of the song and a live version of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”  recorded in Gothenburg in 2009.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 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.

 

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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HAMMERFALL: PRE-ORDER FOR BONUS VERSION OF INFECTED NOW AVAILABLE

May 10th, 2011
HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

The bonus version of Infected, HAMMERFALL’s eighth studio album, is now available for pre-order on iTunesInfected was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF) and will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th.
The track listing for the iTunes bonus version of Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

BONUS MATERIAL:

12) B.Y.H. (Instrumental)
13) One More Time (Instrumental)
14) One More Time – Official Music Video
15) Infected Digital Booklet – Bonus Version

 

Watch the official video for “One More Time” exclusively at this location.  The video was shot by  Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film.

HAMMERFALL’s “One More Time” digital single is also available for purchase now on iTunes, which includes an instrumental version of the song and a live version of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” recorded in Gothenburg in 2009.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 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.

 

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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HAMMERFALL: UNLOCK THE “ONE MORE TIME” VIDEO DEBUT + COUPON CODE!

April 29th, 2011
HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

“One More Time,” the new video for the track off the new HAMMERFALL album, Infected, is available for worldwide viewing exclusively at this location.  The video was shot by  Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film.

While you’re enjoying the video debut, spread the word about it to your friends (like an infection!) and earn a COUPON CODE to buy Infected for only $10 at Nuclear Blast USA’s online web shop.  Get your free HAMMERFALL sticker now (while supplies last) on Facebook.

The “One More Time” single is available for purchase now on iTunes, which includes an instrumental version of the song and a live version of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”  recorded in Gothenburg in 2009.

HAMMERFALL’s eighth studio album will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th.  The album was produced by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF), who also handled mixing duties.
The track listing for Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 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.

 

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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HAMMERFALL: NEW SONG AVAILABLE ONLINE

March 28th, 2011
HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

“One More Time,” a track off the new album by Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL, is now available online for streaming on the band’s Facebook page.

HAMMERFALL’s eighth studio album, Infected, will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th.  The album was produced by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF), who also handled mixing duties.

The track listing for Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

A video will be shot with Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film, who also created the album artwork for Infected.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 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.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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Prepare to be “Infected” by HAMMERFALL on May 20th

March 15th, 2011
HammerFall

HammerFall

In May, 20th, HAMMERFALL is going to release their new album called Infected.  Laying down the foundation themselves in their own studio in Sweden, the band then traveled to Nashville, TN, to finish it up with acclaimed producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF). He also mixed the album, giving it a decisive updated edge without losing anything of the essence of the band. “James helped us create something that was new and exciting while still in the line of our heritage”, Oscar Dronjak, guitar player and founder of the band, explains.

 

“Never before have we sounded this fresh and up to date without losing the essence of what HammerFall is all about: Pure “Infected” Heavy Metal!”, comments vocalist and frontman Joacim Cans.

 

You will experience us like you’ve never done before! We’ve got a lot of fresh influences shining through in the music, but everything you love about HammerFall will still be there“, says Oscar. “This is HammerFall in 2011, the legend has been reborn!”.

 

On March 12th, the album was introduced for the first time to an international group of press people in Göteborg, where the album received a great response. Metal Hammer Spain calls it “the HammerFall of the future“, while British Powerplay Magazine comments: “Infected will have the name HammerFall spreading like a virus. Prepare for an epidemic!”.

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The slipcase cover.

 

The album consists eleven songs, and the limited first edition will also include a bonus DVD with unreleased video material of five of the Infected tracks.

 

A compete track listing of the album reads as follows:

 

Patient Zero

B.Y.H.

One More Time

The Outlaw

Send Me A Sign

Dia De Los Muertos

I Refuse

666 – The Enemy Within

Immortalized

Let’s Get It On

Redemption

 

The first single will be One More Time, released on April 6th, digital only. A video will be shot by Patrick Ullaeus, who is also responsible for the cover artwork of Infected.

 

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HAMMERFALL: MORE ONLINE CHATS

February 2nd, 2011

HammerFall

HammerFall

HAMMERFALL: NEXT ONLINE CHAT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL will be hosting the band’s next online chat from the studio tomorrow, Thursday, February 3rd, at 9 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 p.m. EASTERN / 6 p.m. (18:00) CET.  The online event will take place at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room at this location: www.nuclearblast.de/streamingroom

The following previous chats are also available for viewing:

The next chat will be hosted by HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson this Saturday, February 5th at 8:30 a.m. PACIFIC / 11:30 a.m. EASTERN / 5:30 p.m. (17:30) CET.

Read BraveWords.com’s exclusive in-studio report – which includes songs titles scheduled to appear on the new album – here.

In related news, Oscar Dronjak recently launched his weekly blog on the Decibel Magazine website about mixed martial arts & the UFC.  In his first installment, he discusses his jump from being a pro-wresting fan to his introduction to the MMA world, censorship in Sweden, and how the metal underground wasn’t the only scene with a tape-trading community.  Read the full blog here.

HAMMERFALL have begun mixing their new album with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new release is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) and will be available in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release date in North America is expected.

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.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

THIRD IN-STUDIO HAMMERFALL FAN CHAT NOW ONLINE; TWO MORE CHATS SCHEDULED

Guitarist Pontus Norgren and vocalist Joacim Cans of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL just finished hosting the third in a series of live, online chats with fans from the studio.  They discussed their upcoming video, Spanish horror movies, Joacim’s vocal beginnings at age 21, and Belgian beer.  Pontus Norgren also played some impromptu acoustic songs for the audience to guess the titles of.  View the recorded chat here.

The fourth chat will be hosted by guitarist Oscar Dronjak this Thursday, February 3rd at 9 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 p.m. EASTERN / 6 p.m. CET.

The fifth chat will be hosted by drummer Anders Johansson this Saturday, February 5th at 8 a.m. PACIFIC / 11 a.m. EASTERN / 5 p.m. CET.

In related news, Oscar Dronjak recently launched his weekly blog on the Decibel Magazine website about mixed martial arts & the UFC.  In his first installment, he discusses his jump from being a pro-wresting fan to his introduction to the MMA world, censorship in Sweden, and how the metal underground wasn’t the only scene with a tape-trading community.  Read the full blog here.

HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the recording of their new album with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new release is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) and 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.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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HAMMERFALL: WORLD EXCLUSIVE IN-STUDIO REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

February 1st, 2011
HammerFall

HammerFall

“The first time HAMMERFALL was here [in Nashville],” writes BraveWords.com scribe Mark Groman, “eleven years ago, it was for the recording of [2000’s] Renegade at Michael Wagner’s studio, adjacent to ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann’s farm. Instead of a classic metal tunesmith, the Hammers have opted for a contemporary, some might say cutting edge, producer, in SIXX: A.M. singer James Michael (PAPA ROACH, TRAPT, SALIVA) . . . [T]he band recorded 11:30 am – 3 pm daily, allowing Michael to do his magic throughout the night. He was still tinkering, dialing in sounds during our playback. The producer felt many of the lyrics stand on their own, as poetry, and opted for a “guerilla attitude, a spontaneity to just go for it,” with the vocals. Cans, for one, was ecstatic with the results.”

In this world exclusive in-studio feature, vocalist Joacim Cans states: “I don’t know exactly where the idea to use James came from, but I’m so into Sixx: A.M.  Then I found out he’s not only the singer, but the songwriter and producer [of the band].  I envisioned this album in a certain way and wondered what a guy like James could do with HAMMERFALL. We have our sound, our songs… what could he do with a heavy metal album to make it modern, without losing the soul?  I wanted to open up HAMMERFALL, make it a bit more interesting. We’ve been working with (producer) Charlie Bauerfeind since 2002. I wanted to make a different record, one that sounds different to everything else (in our catalog).”

Groman gives a track-by-track breakdown of songs that will appear on the new album, with commentaries throughout by the band members.  Read the exclusive online report here.

The next two in-studio chats with HAMMERFALL members are as follows:

  • Guitarist Oscar Dronjak this Thursday, February 3rd at 9 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 p.m. EASTERN / 6 p.m. (18:00) CET.
  • Drummer Anders Johansson this Saturday, February 5th at 8:30 a.m. PACIFIC / 11:30 a.m. EASTERN / 5:30 p.m. (17:30) CET.

HAMMERFALL continue to work on the recording of their new album with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new release is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) and 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.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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