HAMMERFALL Debuts New Song At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

HAMMERFALL debuted its new single "The Fire Burns Forever" — the track the band recorded with some of the Swedish participants in the European Athletics Championships — on Saturday (August 5) at their exclusive headlining show at the Gates Of Metal festival in Hultsfred, Sweden. They will perform the song at the official opening of the 19th European Athlethics Championship in Gothenburg tonight. Swedish viewers can watch the performance live on Eurosport at 9:07 p.m. CET.

At the Gates Of Metal show — one of only two concerts this year — the audience was treated to a special set list which included the rarely performed song "The Dragon Lies Bleeding" off the band's debut album, "Glory to the Brave". The band also poked fun at this year's trend of hard rock bands like LORDI and THE POODLES appearing at the Eurovision Song Contest by playing a metal version of the Swedish artist ROGER PONTARE's "När Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn" in Swedish. HAMMERFALL closed their set with "Hearts on Fire" at which point they were joined on stage by the Swedish women's curling team who won the Olympics in February.

As previously reported, HAMMERFALL has set "Threshold" as the title of its new album, due in the U.S. on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records (October 23 in Europe, except in Germany, where it will arrive on October 20). The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

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

A single, "Natural High", is scheduled for release on September 22. Check out the single artwork at HeavyLaw.com.

HAMMERFALL's video for "The Fire Burns Forever" has been posted online at YouTube.com.

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