hammerfall in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

HAMMERFALL: Studio Diary, Photos Posted Online

Swedish power metallers HAMMERFALL have posted a number of pictures and studio diary entries from the recording sessions for their new album at their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL are recording their new album at Lundgaard Studios in Denmark for a tentative March 7, 2005 release through ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL Begin Recording New Album

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The first week of recording have gone extremely smoothly! [Drummer] Anders [Johansson] played very well — as usual — and [producer] Charlie [Bauernfeind] has managed to make the drum sound even better than on 'Crimson Thunder'! Magnus [Rosén] has recorded ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANCIENT: We Know How To Spell!

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT have issued the following statement regarding the song "Horroble" on their most recent CD, "Night Visit": "After numerous unintelligent comments, made on certain reviews written by evidently unintelligent people about the title of the song 'Horroble', off ANCIENT's new album 'Night Visit', the band would like to communicate officially that the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Seek Label Home, Begin Mixing New Album

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) has confirmed that the band are still searching for a label home after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest "independent" music group). Writing to the group's official web site, Amott said, "We still don't have a record ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL Bassist To Embark On South American Tour

HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén will be embarking on a solo tour of South America in October. Tentative dates are as follows: Oct. 11-13 - Lima, Peru Oct. 14-16 - Santiago, Chile Oct. 17-18 - Concepción, Chile Oct. 19-22 - São Paulo, Brazil Oct. 23-26 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rosén recently completed the recording process ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Swedish power metallers HAMMERFALL will enter Lundgaard Studios in Denmark with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) on Saturday (Sep. 4) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on March 7, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. A single will precede the album on January 31. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL Guitarist To Perform With Heavy Metal Tribute Band

METAL MONARCHS, the heavy metal tribute band based around HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak, will make a live appearance on Saturday (August 28) at the season-ending party at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. A number of local metal musicians will be DJing at this special event. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL will enter Lundgaard Studios in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL To Enter Studio In September

Swedish power metallers HAMMERFALL will enter a Danish studio with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in September to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on March 7, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. A single will precede the album release in January. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "Crimson ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIGHTRAGE Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have entered Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, THE HAUNTED) to begin recording ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CANS: New Touring Lineup Revealed

More details have been revealed about the touring lineup for CANS, the solo project of HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans. Joining Cans in the group's current incarnation are drummer Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD), guitarist Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), keyboardist Danielle Soravia, guitarist Danny Gill and bassist Fredrik Larsson. Upcoming CANS tour dates: Aug. 09 - Bananpiren ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SILENT FORCE: New Song Sample Posted Online

An MP3 sample of a brand-new SILENT FORCE track, entitled "Ride the Storm", has been posted online at this location. "Ride the Storm" comes off the group's third album, "Worlds Apart", due September 20 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator" was produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) at House ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CANS: European Tour Dates Announced

CANS, the new "solo" project of HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans, has lined up the following live appearances during August: Aug. 09 - Bananpiren - Göteborg, SWE Aug. 10 - Klubben - Stockholm, SWE* Aug. 11 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER* Aug. 12 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER* Aug. 13 - Zeche - Bochum, GER** * ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STORMWITCH Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Classic German power metallers STORMWITCH have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group, who count HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak as one of their biggest fans (HAMMERFALL used to play a cover version of the STORMWITCH track "Ravenlord"), will release their ninth album, "Witchcraft", on November 8. In addition to founding member and vocalist Andy Mück, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JAGGERNAUT: Live Video Posted Online

JAGGERNAUT, the new Swedish band featuring former HAMMERFALL drummer Patrik Rafling and FULL STRIKE frontman Niclas Jonsson, have posted a live video of the track "President" at this location (50 MB). The video was filmed during the group's appearance at the Axe Feast festival in late March in Gothenburg, Sweden. JAGGERNAUT were previously ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL Bassist Recording New Solo Album

HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén has commenced the recording process for his fourth solo album, "Arose", tentatively due later in the year. Described as "a little bit different from the previous CDs," the next album will feature bass, drums, guitar, vocals and sax. Magnus' last solo album, "Empty Room", was reportedly voted best CD of 2003 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KING'S X Music Featured In Upcoming Movie

The KING'S X track "Static", off their "Manic Moonlight" release (2001), appears on the trailer (and in the flick) for the movie "GhostWatcher" (web site). The movie is slated to be released by Artisan/Lion's Gate in October. The trailer should hit world theaters in August. In other news, KING'S X are planning on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

The Book Of Heavy Metal - DREAM EVIL

Judging by the vibe surrounding this third DREAM EVIL album, big things are expected. And from the fact that these Swedes scream "Metal!" at every given opportunity and willfully admit to rifling the riff chests of every heads-down-no-nonsense act known to man — JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT and DIO are apparently their three main victims — ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

CORNERSTONE Featured On 'Hearts Of Metal' Compilation

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are featured on the "Hearts of Metal Vol. 2" compilation (the best metal ballads) on SPV Records. The featured song is "Man Without Reason". The CD also has tracks from NIGHTWISH, DORO, MANOWAR, GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL and STRATOVARIOUS, among others. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM EVIL: 'Book Of Heavy Metal' Catches On

DREAM EVIL — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.), drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), and guitarist Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE) — have entered the Swedish and Japanese album charts at positions No. 45 and No. 47, respectively, with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KING'S X To Guest At Nashville's MOAW Recording Workshop

KING'S X will be special guests at MOAW (Mother Of All Workshops) between July 18 and July 21 in Nashville, Tennessee. The workshop, which is being hosted by veteran hard rock/metal producer Michael Wagener (WARRANT, SKID ROW, ACCEPT, HAMMERFALL), is a "four-day workshop-extreme with Fletcher from Mercenary Audio as a celebrity guest host and KING'S ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MASTERPLAN Singer JORN LANDE: Solo Album Charts In Norway, Sweden

MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) reached position No. 64 on the Norwegian charts with his third solo album, "Out to Every Nation" (AFM Records). The CD has also debuted on the Swedish charts at position No. 84. Joining Lande in the recording lineup for the new effort were bassist Magnus Rosèn (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Jørn ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

Read more

Posted in: News