HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site:"There has been a venue change on the upcoming U.S. tour [with EDGUY]: the gig on August 20th in Covington, KY, has been moved to Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. Same date and time applies, but the city and venue has been changed. Hope this doesn’t affect your concert going in a negative way! If you live in the U.S. and like melodic heavy metal, be sure to not miss this tour. You are in for a night you’ll never forget, I guaran-damn-tee you that! "The STRATOVARIUS [European] tour in the fall may or may not be with a support act. We will have a meeting in Wacken the coming weekend to see what the people in the bands want to do. Hopefully, we’ll have more info on this next week. I know many bands are interested in the slot, but for us — and definitely for the crew — things would be much easier without another band. Also, this way, both HF and STRATO can play a little longer each night, which should be better for the fans. Or am I wrong? "The curse of the MetalTown festival continues; it was, with a word, wet. Last year, it was without a doubt the worst day of the entire summer, with around 7°C and constant raining. Last Saturday, the weather gods decided to have another go at ruining the festival by opening up the heavens once again. With the exception of an hour in the middle of the day, it was absolutely pouring down the entire festival. But did that stop the heavy metal movement? Certainly not! I would estimate between 7000 and 10000 people made the trip to Frihamnen in Göteborg, to witness RAMMSTEIN, HAMMERFALL, DARK TRANQUILLITY and others, and to defy the meteorological deities and prove that, in the words of Mikael Stanne (DT): 'There is no such thing as bad weather, only slow, fucking music!'" HAMMERFALL's latest album, "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken", was released in March via Nuclear Blast Records The follow-up to 2002's "Crimson Thunder" was produced and mixed by Charlie Bauernfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN).