NewsApril 25, 2024 4:14 PM ET1,207 views

Hammerfall to release 13th album in August, debut lead single "Hail To The King"

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Hammerfall announces their 13th studio album, Avenge The Fallen, set to be released on August 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. Less than a year after concluding their "United Forces" tour, the band returns with ten new tracks of classic heavy metal.

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Vocalist Joacim Cans shared the following:

This is our 13th album. How do you still stay relevant after 13 albums? It's very much like the opening line to the song ´Avenge The Fallen´: "What is the worst, be the one who died, or be the one who survived.

Think about it, because it is a tough question.

Do we want to be a band who releases new music just for the sole reason of getting out on the road again or do we want to keep pushing and challenging ourselves? In times where people have less and less attention span, we still think in the form of full length albums. A few good songs don't make a strong album. A strong album comes from an album full a great songs and that's what we're delivering with Avenge The Fallen.

The band has also shared a music video for "Hail To The King", the lead single from the forthcoming album.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak added:

I began working on ´Hail To The King´ while on tour in the US with Helloween. By the end of the tour, I was getting close to wrapping the song up, so straight after the Los Angeles gig I headed to the bus where I worked like a mad man to get the last pieces together. That turned out to be the show where one of my favourite wrestlers, Chris Jericho, came to visit. It was also the show where Fredrik met his idol Frank Bello from Anthrax and Joacim met Jay Ruston, producer for Armored Saints, Avatar, Anthrax, Corey Taylor and more and whom after this meeting agreed to produce the vocals for ´Avenge The Fallen´! I missed all that, but I at least got a great song out of it, haha!




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Avenge The Fallen
Burn It Down
Capture The Dream
Hail To The King
Hero To All
Hope Springs Eternal
Rise Of Evil
The End Justifies
Time Immemoria


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04/26 Huntington, NY @ Paramount **
04/27 Boston, MA @ Big Night Live **
04/28 Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole **
04/30 Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC 
05/01 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre 
05/03 Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone
05/04 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/06 Fort Worth, TX @ Tannahill's
05/07 San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
05/09 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
05/10 Tucson, AZ @ Encore
05/11 Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove 
05/12 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
05/14 Denver, CO @ The Summit 
05/16 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
05/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom/Milwaukee Metal Fest (no AD INFINITUM)
05/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
05/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian 
05/21 Richmond, VA @ The National
05/23 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
05/24 Atlanta, GA @ Heaven – Masquerade 
05/25 Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing

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