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Saturday, May 21, 2022

HammerFall is back with “Hammer Of Dawn”

HammerFall is back! 

With high anticipation, the fans all over the world were waiting to hear what will be delivered from HammerFall headquarters. Since the band released their last album “Dominion” in 2019, it was about time to hear what was going on with the band in the past two years. 

“Hammer Of Dawn” breaks the silence and officially announces the new album which will be released in early 2022 via Napalm Records. Once again, the music was recorded with Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios, while the vocals were recorded with Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Denmark.

If you are following the band and their official YouTube Hammerfall TV, on November 28th, Oscar Dronjak revealed some album details.

“Covid obviously fucked up life for a lot of us. I hope you guys are happy and healthy. We have tried to stay as healthy and as happy as possible, and one thing that we could do that by was working on a new album, which is what we have done since March this year, I think. So, obviously, we started writing songs a lot sooner than that. I actually started writing songs… Some parts of this album is older, but I started writing songs during the vocal recordings for ‘Dominion’; when Joacim was recording his vocals for the previous album, ‘Dominion’, I set up my stuff and I just started… I caught the creativity bug when it happened, basically… A couple of songs were even older than that. Two songs were ready already for ‘Dominion’, for that session, but I decided to hold them back because we felt that they needed more spotlight than they would have gotten if they came at the tail end of the ‘Dominion’ recordings. So we pulled them back and we brought them out for this one. And I’m really glad we did. I can tell you guys that you will be really glad we did too, once you hear everything.”

About the video:

“We recorded it an amusement park here in Gohtenburg. They were fantastic, really nice to let us use their park. Unfortunately for us, it’s Halloween season, so that was great, but unfortunately that means it is opened every day, so we couldn’t record anything during the opening hours…”

The video was recorded by Patrick Ullaeus, who had been working with the band on “One More Time” and “Second To One”.