Released: 2006
Sweden: October 18th
Europe: October 20th
France & UK: October 23th
USA: October 31st
Charts positions:#1 Sweden
#15 Germany
#27 UK Indie Charts
#30 Austria

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Formats: CD, digipack CD, picture LP, 10inch cardboard w/DVD

Album Lineup

Joacim Cans: Lead & Backing Vocals
Oscar Dronjak: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Stefan Elmgren: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Magnus RosÈn: Bass Guitar
Anders Johansson: Drums

Guest performers

Additional backing vocals by Oliver Hartmann, Rolf Köhler, Olaf Zenkbiel, Mats Rendlert, Joacim Lundberg, Markus Sköld & Johan Aremyr Keyboard programming by Stefan Elmgren and Oscar Dronjak

Album Details

Produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind Recorded at LundgÂrd Studios, Denmark, May-July 2006 Mixed and mastered at G-Tracks Studios, Germany Photos by Peter Nilsson Additional band photo by van Colic Artwork by Samwise Didier Layout by Thomas Everhardt All songs published by Warner Chappell except Reign of the Hammer (Manus), Genocide (Warner Chappell/Manus) and Shadow Empire (Warner Chappell/Manus)

Track listing

01 – Threshold
02 – The Fire Burns Forever
03 – Rebel Inside
04 – Natural High
05 – Dark Wings, Dark Words
06 – Howlin’ With The ’Pac
07 – Shadow Empire
08 – Carved In Stone
09 – Reign Of The Hammer
10 – Genocide
11 – Titan



  1. Hello i want to help me.

    In the song Carved in Stone which off two refrens is the right

    This will be our one last wish, one last dream.
    When you follow the masses, or follow your own.
    One last chance, one last dream.
    Before your future will be, Carved In Stone.


    This will be our one last wish, one last dream.
    Will you follow the masses or follow your own?
    One last chance, one last scream.
    Before your future will be carved in stone.

    is right the first or the second

  2. This was my first Hammerfall cd and I loved it so much I’m in the process of collecting them all. The song Titan just blows me away.

Leave a comment