Sign With Napalm Records and Album Releasedate!
Big news coming from the HammerFall camp today. New label and a release date for the next studio album, here's the pressrelease from the record company.
"A new era in the history of Austrian based record label Napalm Records has begun, and this is it! The signing of the mighty HAMMERFALL is now official - signed, sealed and inked in blood! HAMMERFALL the saviours of Heavy Metal and one of the most influential and best Metal bands on the globe are now under the wings of the double-headed eagle! A band which is not only a house-hold name worldwide, guaranteed for delivering high-quality music and furious live shows for the past two decades, HAMMERFALL have been the undisputed masters of ground-breaking anthems since the start of their remarkable career in 1993! What is most exciting about HAMMERFALL is that the band is still on the rise and hungry for even more and now have a label partner by their side that is willing to go above and beyond to make this happen. This partnership is set to conquer the music world!
HAMMERFALL have proven to be much more throughout all these years aside from their obvious devotion and dedication, the guys have always shown themselves to be extremely hard-working, but above all, down to earth human beings who inspire fans with their music. It is rare to see an established band maintain and grow their status over such a long period of time. This is one of the many reasons Napalm Records is so proud, honored, and even humbled to announce the signing of mightyHAMMERFALL! This partnership is not just one of the most exciting and high class signings for Napalm Records in their history to date, but it is also an important step for the band, as it marks their monumental 10th studio album and beyond. Napalm Records is planning a massive world-wide campaign for this upcoming masterpiece to be released on November 4, 2016 that will leave mouths ajar in all corners of the globe! HAMMERFALL & NAPALM RECORDS will make history together in 2016 and beyond!
Joacim Cans, HammerFall singer:
"After two exciting decades in the line of metal duty I feel that signing with Napalm Records is the necessary step we need to take in order to grow as a band and reach the next level.
Even-though weve been around for such a long time we are still hungry and craving for more. There are still territories left to conquer and metal hymns left to write.
In the past Napalm has proven to be a very strong and reliable label with great success and chart entries with bands like W.A.S.P., Monster Magnet, Kamelot and Powerwolf."
Oscar Dronjak, HammerFall guitarist:
HammerFall has been very successful and happy with Nuclear Blast for almost 20 years, but in order for us to continue to grow as a band and reach new heights we needed a fresh challenge. This felt like a right and necessary step at this point in our careers, in order to keep moving forward and upward at a high speed. We view this label change as an opportunity to create something special, and firmly believe our best times are still ahead of us. Thats why were very, very excited to work with the people at Napalm Records for our upcoming, 10th studio album!
Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records, states:
"The signing of this extraordinary band is the major milestone for Napalm Records. HAMMERFALLs signing unlocks a lifetime achievement for all of us at Napalm Records, but also for me personally as well! We put all of our efforts into making this happen as a team, as we believe HAMMERFALL are one of the Greatest Heavy Metal Bands of All Time, and this is just the start of a huge world-wide campaign. Fans can feel rest assured that we will spare no efforts to make HAMMERFALL bigger than they have ever been!""
Monday 7th of March, 2016
Tävla och Vinn biljetter till Scandinavium och Stefan Elmgrens bas!
Lördagen den 28 november gör vi vårt sista gig i Sverige på hemmaplan i Scandinavium i Göteborg. För att fira en oerhört framgångsrik turné lottar vi ut den faktiska basen som Stefan använde under de månader han vikarierade för Fredrik. Självfallet får du 2 biljetter till konserten samt möjligheten att få basen signerad av bandet innan spelningen. Du har inget att förlora, så se till att anmäl dig med en gång!
Friday 6th of November, 2015
Here are some great, great memories from an absolutely fantastic summer!
Saturday 24th of October, 2015
Metal Hammer Awards 2015
We won the Massive Metal? award last night at the Metal Hammer Awards 2015?! Thank you so very much for the votes and the honor bestowed upon us! Hammer High!
Saturday 19th of September, 2015
The World Wide (r)Evolution comes to Australia!
Melbourne, the World Wide (r)Evolution is coming your way! We will make stops in Hong Kong and Taipei as well, check the Tour Section for more info!
We are super excited to go to Australia for the first time ever, and if this is a successful show more is definitely to come in the future! Hammer High!
Wednesday 1st of July, 2015
Behind the Scenes of the Pitstop
Exclusive behind the scenes video from the Vianor shoot.
Friday 22nd of May, 2015
We told you we wouldn't forget about you, Swedish Templars! On November 28, it's time for HammerFall to lay siege to Scandinavium in Göteborg once again. As a very special guest, we'll have our friends in Edguy, with Civil War as an opener. This will indeed be a ??November to Remember?!
Monday 30th of March, 2015
Pitstop at Vianor
Hello Templars! If we can give our faithful listeners something incredible, well do it. Together with Vianor, we offered a couple of our fans an unforgettable tire change. Check out what happened, and remember: you could be next!
Tuesday 24th of March, 2015
Winter festivals is coming!
Due to the incredible success of the World Wide (r)Evolution, we have confirmed not 1 but 2 winter festivals in Germany. Both gigs in these cities were sold out on the tour so if you missed it then you've got a new chance now. The festivals are taking place over the first weekend in December, and you'll find the ticket links below.
|Hamburg / Waterkant X-Mas Bash||Oberhausen / Ruhrpott Metal Meeting|
Wednesday 25th of February, 2015
Bring the (r)Evolution to your own home!
For those of you who have missed it we have a brand new section on the website. Check out the WWR Tour you'll find our blog where you can follow the whole tour from beginning to end, both on stage and behind the scenes. Don't forget to also follow our Instagram hammerfall_official for in-the-moment videos and photos.
Tuesday 20th of January, 2015
Yet another show sold out!
Here we go again: the Hamburg show on February 13 has also sold out in advance, but there are still a few tickets left to the premiere in Bremen this Friday. Get yours before it's too late!
Monday 12th of January, 2015
Another sold out show!
Are you going to any of the shows on the upcoming World Wide (r)Evolution in Europe but don't have a ticket yet? It's not too late, but it soon might be: yet another show has been sold out in advance. This time it's Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen on January 17. For complete touring schedule check out the tour section.
Monday 5th of January, 2015
Happy New Year!
Happy New year, folks! We celebrate it in the best way possible, by announcing another sold out show for the upcoming tour. This time, it's Stuttgart, so if you planned to go there, you will have to rethink. There are plenty of other shows with tickets still available, check out the tour section for complete listings. But don't wait too long, as tickets are going FAST for this one!
Friday 2nd of January, 2015
Two sold out shows!
It is with great pleasure that we can announce not one but two sold out shows on the upcoming European tour already. They are:
January 24th in Pratteln, Switzerland
February 6th in Prague, Czech Republic
There are still tickets left to the second Z7 show, held on January 25th. If you are planning to go to one of the shows, don't wait too long to get your ticket as more and more people are joining the World Wide (r)Evolution every day. Be a part of it.
Wednesday 10th of December, 2014
Commence the World Wide (r)Evolution
The touring is about to commence, and we are so very excited to bring the World Wide (r)Evolution to you! Everything begins this Saturday in Russia, and we will continue to Latin America right after that. Heres a little teaser from the rehearsals, see you on the road!
Saturday 27th of December, 2014
Venue change i Paraguay
There has been a venue change in Paraguay, the new venue is Ex Palacio de los Deportes. Everything remains the same, the (r)Evolution is coming!
Saturday 27th of December, 2014
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, and they will get a special heavy metal HammerFall welcome at all the home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"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 for us to use as part of the player intros, I cant tell you how appreciative members of the State of Hockey are towards HammerFall!
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 HammerFalls Fury Of The Wild blasting in the arena! It's gotta be experienced!
Visit the Minnesota Wild online at http://wild.nhl.com/.
Like - www.facebook.com/minnesotawild
Blog - http://wild.com/lighthouse
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!
Wednesday 8th 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.
Wednesday 8th of October, 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!
Friday 18th of July, 2014