DOMINION comes out on August 16, and we will do three very special release parties in three very special US. cities in September. Join us in celebrating our 11th studio album, we’ll have a tremendous time together!
Oscar Dronjak – rhythm and lead guitars
Joacim Cans – vocals
Fredrik Larsson – bass
Pontus Norgren – lead and rhythm guitars
David Wallin – drums
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I can’t think of a better way to start off a brutally cold Saturday morning than with this news from the Swedish Power Metal artisans Hammerfall. I love these focused album release performances because they help generate interest in an expanded tour run. Having seen the band on numerous occasions I can safely say that if you are considering going to check them out that you will not be disappointed. Though its almost a year away still from happening, I am marking my calendar for the Brooklyn Bazaar show. What do you readers think about these “Three Nights Of Dominion”? Chime in down below and let us raise the hammer together for Metal in 2019!!!
There is nothing I like more than a great concert touring package and let’s face it, while there are a lot of awesome headlining runs happening, there aren’t always a lot of support bands that make sense at the end of the day. That’s not the case with this announcement from earlier today that presents us with the pairing of the mighty Hammerfall and Dutch sensations Delain. Check out the poster, press release and the dates and then I’ll return with some added thoughts.
The Press Release:
Two of Europe’s finest metal exports and Napalm Records recording artists the might HAMMERFALL and DELAIN have joined forces for a Co-Headline North American tour, set for spring of 2017. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets and VIP packages for all shows are available now at http://www.enterthevault.com.
HAMMERFALL will be on the road supporting their highly anticipated tenth studio album and Napalm Records debut Built to Last, which will be released November 4th via Napalm Records. The first single from Built To Last “The Sacred Vow” can be streamed HERE. The band’s first official video from the album for “Hammer High” can be watched HERE.
HAMMERFALL Guitarist Oscar Dronjak cannot wait to return to North America:
“We haven’t done a proper tour in North America since 2010, so I hope the fans realize how unique this is for both us and them. This is very exciting! Get ready for one hell of a heavy metal party each and every night!”
Artist: Hammerfall Title: “Hammer High” (Single) Label: Napalm Record Release Date: 9/23/2016 Genre: Power Metal Rating: 3.5/5
The second single from Hammerfall’s upcoming album “Built To Last” comes care of the song “Hammer High” which I can say is quite the sing-along anthem sort of number that fans have come to love from a band like this. I’ve been a fan of Hammerfall for over a decade now (not as long as some others of course but still) and my main issue is how the tune starts off exactly like Nightwish’s cover of the Gary Moore classic “Over The Hills and Far Away”. I mean its beat for beat on the drums and I had to wonder if their own drummer was thinking of the tune when he put his mind to the skins for this one. That critique out of the way the song is in its defense on the catchy side. Cans and company have made sure to offer up a song that should get all of the audience at the shows with fists raised into the air singing along with them. Continue reading “Hammer High” (Single) by Hammerfall→
Artist: Hammerfall Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY) Opener: Powerglove, Arctic Flame Date: 3/7/2010 Label: Nuclear Blast Records
The ringing in my skull from the righteous smiting that was delivered by Kreator last night had finally subsided and now it was off to do battle once again in the fields of Metal and face those Templar’s of the Metal way – Sweden’s Hammerfall. By my recollection it has been about five years since the band has been over to this side of the pond and that last show was with Germany’s own Metal harlequins EdGuy. That was an amazing event and one that found the Metal faithful hoping that it would not be too long before we saw Hammerfall return and sadly the span of time would be about five years give or take a month. Tonight the band would bring with them the local support of Arctic Flame who we have seen in action a number of times and Powerglove who would be an entirely new experience for me. March Metal Madness continues. Starting off the night would be Arctic Flame from Bayonne, NJ and we would run late to the show and end up missing their full set. We felt this was ok since we had seen them before and given them some solid attention and also because we were sure that they would be back around again. We did learn that there was a new singer in place and also a new guitar player. Good luck to you lads with your new members. Next up would be Powerglove. Continue reading Hammerfall @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (3/7/2010)→
Artist: Hammerfall Title: “Rebels With A Cause” Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 7/22/2008 Genre: Power Metal Rating: 3.5/5
Fans of Sweden’s Power Metal masters Hammerfall will love the DVD “Rebels With A Cause” because it takes us on a journey to a little bit of everywhere with the band and covers their misadventures from 2002 through 2007 as they present recording studio stories, live on tour insanity and tons of backstage antics that make them a special band to all of their fans. The release comes to us at the same time as the bands “Masterpieces” album, where they deliver the music of other bands as presented by Hammerfall. “Masterpieces” is the latest edition in a series of such releases and combined with this kind of film we Metal fans have a couple of nice distractions to enjoy while we wait with anticipation for the bands next studio album. Films of this kind are far different from your conventional live concert performance films that give you this kind of footage in limited quantity either inter spaced between songs or left as bonus features to be watched on their own and depending on the band I tend to prefer the way that Hammerfall did this. The footage is primarily delivered to the viewer by the band who gives you the full scoop from the beginning of 2002 as they recorded their album “Crimson Thunder” album and discuss the touring that ensued afterwards. The band all gets a chance to speak and as you watch you realize that they are not taking this film as a serious historical document but instead are choosing to have a lot of fun with it as they rib and abuse each other and all those involved as the recollection of the stories happens. The other albums that are discussed are “Chapter V” and “Threshold”. We also get some brief insight into the solo album that lead singer Joacim Cans released in between Hammerfall releases. Continue reading “Rebels With A Cause” by Hammerfall→