Swedish metal masters HAMMERFALL are currently traversing North America along with SABATON on their massive sold-out tour, touring in support of their globally dominating latest album, "Dominion".
Now, HAMMERFALL is pleased to announce a 2020 North American Headline tour, also in support of "Dominion". The tour starts September 14, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida and runs through October 19, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Support will come from BEAST IN BLACK and EDGE OF PARADISE. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 26. VIP tickets will be available at www.enterthevault.com.
"After the amazing times and reception we have gotten and are still experiencing on tour with SABATON, we can't wait to return to North America in 2020. For the past three years we have toured the continent frequently and every time, you showed us that heavy metal is still alive and kicking. So, polish your studs and get ready for the hammer to fall harder than it ever did before," says vocalist Joacim Cans.
Guitarist Oscar Dronjak adds: "The last three tours have proven to us that North America is ready and willing to once again wield the hammers of heavy metal, and it is with great pleasure we announce that we will return to the continent for the fourth time in as many years."
Sep. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL - Kelsey Theatre
Sep. 15 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
Sep. 16 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sep. 18 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Box
Sep. 19 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 20 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 22 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Sep. 23 - Anaheim, CA - Orange National Grove
Sep. 24 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
Sep. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Sep. 26 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sep. 27 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Sep. 29 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
Sep. 30 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Oct. 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid Joe’s
Oct. 03 - Denver, CO - Hermans Hideaway
Oct. 05 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
Oct. 06 - Racine, WI - Rt 20
Oct. 07 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
Oct. 08 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
Oct. 09 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Live
Oct. 10 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON - MOD Club
Oct. 12 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Oct. 13 - Quebec, QC - Le D’Auteuil
Oct. 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Oct. 16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Oct. 17 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Oct. 19 - Silver Spring, MD - The Filmore
"Dominion" was released in August via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed and edited by Oliver Route.
For "Dominion", HAMMERFALL re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three studios, and Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios for the instruments on the powerful 12-song collection.
Dronjak told Loud TV about "Dominion": "It's one of those things where you have time finally to perfect everything. We didn't really feel that for [2016's] 'Built To Last'. It was stressed, the songwriting part of it. This time, we really felt ready when we started recording, which I don't think has ever happened. All the songs were where they should be. We had time to go back and let them mature. That made it easier to record. We are in a place right now as a band where we feel it's fun. It's happy, fun, because everything sounds good when we play live."
He continued: "I don't think HAMMERFALL has ever sounded better live than we do right now. That feeling, that rush translated into the recording. I think that's what you can hear on it. The songs sound the way they do, they sound, I think they sound perfected, in a way that I don't think the other albums may have done. It's an energy that we didn't have before. We always try to recreate the energy, but it's difficult to actually do it."
He added: "One of the things that helped with that this time was the drumming of David [Wallin]. Because for 'Built To Last', he played more or less the demo drums that I laid out for him and didn't put his own stamp on it so much. But this time, his personality really shone through. I have to say for the first time I understood how great of a drummer he is. The drumming that makes David David is really good. It's a perfect fit for HAMMERFALL that way, too. He put a lot of his own personality into the fills and the songs this time as well, which is another benefit of being able to have the songs done already early and to be able to go and rehearse and record them as a rehearsal demo, basically, and to listen to them to see what we can do better and change to make the songs better."
The "Dominion" artwork was created by renowned visual artist Samwise Didier.