Phase 2 of the Swedish (r)Evolution is unveiled: we will return to Getaway Rock Festival in 2015! The event is held on August 6th-8th, and will be the second of 3 Swedish festivals next year featuring HammerFall. Stay tuned for phase 3 of the plan.
Friday 24th of October, 2014
Fury of the Minnesota Wild!
The players of the NHL team Minnesota Wild began the 2014-15 season extremely well with two shut-outs against the Colorado Avalanche. Additionally, the team is pleased to announce that for all their upcoming home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, they'll be receiving a special welcome from Swedish heavy metallers HammerFall.
"When we first discovered the song 'Fury Of The Wild' by HammerFall, it was like a gift because everything about it fits so well to what we try to do for Game Presentation," states Minnesota Wild team representative Paul Loomis. "The energy, the drive, and of course just having 'Wild' in the title makes it a perfect fit. And for the band to go out of their way to make an instrumental version rocks the State of Hockey!
HammerFall lead singer Joacim Cans comments on the alliance with Minnesota Wild: It's a tremendous honor to have a team in the NHL use one of our songs as their intro, and Minnesota is a great fit due to the Scandinavian heritage of many of the state's inhabitants. We always felt heavy metal and hockey was a great mix, and this is the ultimate proof. The State of Hockey has got new fans in the Templars of Steel!
The next Minnesota Wild home game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, is against the Arizona Coyotes on October 23rd. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.
Watch Swedish defensemen Jonas Brodin & Christian Folin, forward Mikael Granlund of Finland,
Minneapolis' own Zach Parise, and other stars of the Minnesota Wild as they take to the ice with
HammerFall's Fury Of The Wild blasting in the arena! It's gotta be experienced!
Visit the Minnesota Wild online at http://wild.nhl.com/
Tuesday 21st of October, 2014
SRF, here we come!
If you looked at the upcoming tour dates and thought we would completely abandon Sweden, you were dead wrong. We have some very interesting plans for Scandinavia, and now the time has come to unveil the first one: HammerFall will be playing at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2015! The event traditionally takes place on the first weekend of June, and the first batch of bands were announced today. After having played at SRF the first time already back when it was called Karlshamns Rock Festival, this marks the 6th time HammerFall will perform at the classic summer festival in Sölvesborg.
Saturday 11th of October, 2014
Life in a heavy metal band is indeed filled with twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs. On Monday, we rolled out our own whiskey, Legacy Of Kings. Today is a shocking and monumental day for all, HammerFall members and fans alike: Anders Johansson has decided to leave the band, after 15 years as the drummer. Brought on by increasing musical differences, as well as a career in the music industry that spans almost four decades, he has come to the conclusion that enough is enough. But fear not, we have already formulated a plan to get us through this even stronger. As a replacement we have found a most excellent drummer in David Wallin, who most notably has been beating the skins in the Swedish industrial force Pain. David will fill the void left by "The Swedish Tank" with his youthful intensity and fantastic musicianship during the upcoming tour. We wish Anders all the best in his future endeavours and hope that 15 years can't be erased that easily.
Also, basist Fredrik Larsson will have his second child in December, and is therefore on parental leave through March. But we think you will like the choice to fill his shoes. For anyone who is the least bit familiar with HF, this one needs no introduction: handling the 4-string duty in Fredrik's absence, none other than former guitar player Stefan Elmgren has agreed to make a triumphant return to the band! Yet another reason not to miss catching us live on the upcoming tours, this will be a very unique constellation. So it is with mixed emotions we say goodbye to an old friend and welcome an even older one back into the fold. The Swedish Templars of Steel cannot and will not be subdued, we will carry on heeding the call as long as the crimson thunder still is flowing in our veins. It is not the end of anything, it's the dawn of a new era. And we welcome it with our hammers high!
Thursday 9th of October, 2014
Whiskey available in Sweden
Our limited edition whisky "Legacy of Kings" is available in Sweden. Order your bottle today. Tomorrow it might be too late. Cheers, and let the Hammer Fall!
Tuesday 7th of October, 2014
Making of Hector's Hymn
Have you ever wondered what went into creating the video for "Hector's Hymn"? Well, wonder no more! Here is the official Making of video for the latest HammerFall single.
Tuesday 23rd of September, 2014
HammerFall returns to South America and Mexico!
After 8 long years, HammerFall will finally be back in South America and Mexico! The package that will annihilate the territory in December is hard to top: all shows will feature Edguy and Gotthard as well.
Says Oscar: "We couldn't be more excited about this, this is a return that is way overdue! Latin America has proven to us time and time again that metal is stronger than all, and our sixth tour over there will confirm it once again!" So if you have even the slightest interest in European metal music, this is one event that you will kick yourself for missing!
The revamped tour section has all the details.
Monday 15th of September, 2014
(r)Evolution has taken over the international charts!
Hitting the Top 10 in no less than 5 countries! Totally amazing!
With the new record, we reached the highest entries to date of our career in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Austria and also cracking the official UK album charts for the first time ever. And to top it off, the album entered the charts of our native Sweden once again at NUMBER ONE!
Words cannot describe how amazing it feels to have such legions of great fans! Thank you so much for the support, the Templars of Steel have spoken and the world will have no choice but to listen!
# 1 Sweden
# 4 Germany
# 4 Czech Rep.
# 5 Switzerland
# 10 Finland
# 13 Austria
# 67 France
# 84 Belgium
# 105 Netherlands
# 110 UK
USA: #1 Heatseekers & #32 Hard Charts
If you haven't already, you can order your copy of our new album right here!
Watch us live on the World Wide (r)Evolution Tour! Begins in early 2015 with guest: Orden Ogan + Serious Black
Click here for details about the tour!
Thursday 11th of September, 2014
(r)Evolution in the charts
Following on the heels of the #1 in Sweden, (r)Evolution is laying siege to charts in Europe! #4 in Germany and #13 in Austria are the highest there ever! And for the first time, a HammerFall album found its way to the UK charts as well, #110 in the regular chart and #10 in the Rock Album chart. Thank you so much for the support, the Templars of Steel have spoken and the world will have no choice but to listen!
Tuesday 9th of September, 2014
HammerFall is #1 once again!
It's official, HammerFall is once again #1 in Sweden! And that's thanks to all of you who bought the album and streamed it on Spotify, we are forever grateful! Templars of steel united, and together we are stronger than all!
Thursday 4th of September, 2014
Release party for (r)Evolution
Our release party for (r)Evolution last Friday was a huge success! We would like to thank each and every one of you who came out to Liseberg to celebrate with us. You are true Templars of Steel!
Tuesday 2nd of September, 2014
The Release of Hector's Hymn
Friday 22nd of August, 2014
Exclusive sneak premiere!
With only a week to go until the release of (r)Evolution, we have a very special treat for you: an exclusive sneak premiere of the video for the second single, "Hector's Hymn", which gets an official release tomorrow. But why wait, when you can click on the link below and experience it for yourself RIGHT NOW!
Tuesday 2nd of September, 2014
A glimpse of our upcoming music video!
Curious of what the upcoming music video and the upcoming album will bring you? We bring you a glimpse of what to come! Check out the trailers for (r)Evolution in the video section.
It will also be aired on German TV on these dates!
Monday, 11th of August at 02.00 CET on 3sat.
Saturday, 16th of August at 20:15 CET on ZDF Kultur.
All info about this is available here.
Thursday 7th of August, 2014
Watch our exclusive Glory To The Brave show!
Did you know? You can watch HammerFall live at Wacken Open Air tonight, from the comfort of your own home. The exclusive Glory To The Brave show commemorating the 25th WoA anniversary starts at 18:00 CET.
Thursday 31st of July, 2014
A (r)Evolution is coming!
Hail, Templars of HammerFall, and welcome to our brand new online world! Bushido, the first single from the upcoming album (r)Evolution, is out now, and the rest will follow in a matter of weeks. Here are the release dates:
Sweden and Japan:
In the coming weeks, more and more features will be added to the site. We have some very exciting things planned for your online experience! So sit back, enjoy the first new song from HammerFall in 3 years, and let the way of the warrior guide your being!
Tuesday 7th of October, 2014