"No Sacrifice, No Victory", the new album from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 7 — the band's highest German chart entry ever! In Sweden, the CD opened at No. 2 and in Austria, it landed at No. 25 in its first week of release.
In other news, HAMMERFALL has scheduled the following signing sessions:
March 6 - Madrid @ Tipo Shop (Calla Montera) - 17.00 to 18.00 CET
March 10 - Milano @ Mariposa Duomo (Galleria S. Radegonda Duomo) - 17.00 to 18.00 CET
March 16 - Stuttgart @ Saturn (Königsbau Passagen) - 17.00 to 18.00 CET
March 17 - Cologne @ Saturn (Kaisserstrasse/Kaufhof) - 17.00 to 18.00 CET
March 23 - Hamburg @ Saturn (Mönckebergstrasse) - 17.30 to 18.30 CET
March 24 - Berlin @ Saturn (Tauentzienstrasse) - 17.00 to 18.00 CET
On Wednesday, February 18, HAMMERFALL played at the Debaser Medis in Stockholm as part of a live broadcast of the SVT production "Popcirkus". Watch two songs from the performance below.
"No Sacrifice, No Victory" was recorded in part at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden and includes an instrumental written by the group's latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT), as well as a song entitled "One of a Kind", which was composed as a collaboration between HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak and IN FLAMES axeman Jesper Strömblad (who was a member of HAMMERFALL in the band's earliest incarnation). The cover artwork was created by Sam Didier, while Thomas Ewerhard was responsible for the CD layout.
"Any Means Necessary":
"Hearts On Fire":