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Today, HammerFall proudly announce their 13th studio album Avenge The Fallen, which will be released on August 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.

That’s right, less than a year after taking the final bow of the “United Forces” tour, the quintet of guitarist Oscar Dronjak, singer Joacim Cans, bass player Fredrik Larsson, guitarist Pontus Norgen, and drummer David Wallin are back with ten brand new solid pieces of classic heavy metal.

“This is our 13th album”, Joacim Cans says with pride. “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”.

He continues:

“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.”

To give a taste of what awaits the fans, the band unleashes the first single and video “Hail To The King”. A song that was born on the road….

“I began working on ´Hail To The King´ while on tour in the US with Helloween”, Oscar Dronjak recalls. “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!”

Catch HammerFall live in 2024:
19.04. MX Mexico City – Sala Urbana
20.04. CO Bogota – Auditorio Mayor Cun
23.04. CL Santiago – Teleton
25.04. BA Brasilia – Toinha
27.04. BA Sao Paulo – Summer Breeze
30.04. USA Harrisburg – Midtown Arts Center
01.05. USA Montclair – The Wellmont Theater
02.05. USA Albany – Empire Underground
03.05. USA Columbus – The Bluestone
04.05. USA St. Louis – Delmar Hall
06.05. USA Fort Worth – Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
07.05. USA San Antonio – Vibes Event Center
09.05. USA Albuquerque – El Rey Theater
10.05. USA Tuscon – Encore
11.05. USA Anaheim – City National Grove of Anaheim
12.05. USA Las Vegas – House of Blues
14.05. USA Denver – Summit
16.05. USA St. Paul – Myth Live
17.05. USA Milwaukee – Milwaukee Metal Fest
18.05. USA Cleveland – House of Blues
19.05. USA Flint – The Machine Shop
20.05. USA Mc Kees Rocks – Roxian Theatre
21.05. USA Richmond – The National
23.05. USA Cincinnati – Bogart´s
24.05. USA Atlanta – The Masquerade (Heaven)
25.05. USA St Peterburg – Jannus Live
05.-08.06. SE Norje – Sweden Rock Festival
06.06. NO Trondheim – Trondheim Rocks
14.06. ES Zamora – Z-fest
20.06. DK Copenhagen – Copenhell
27.06. SL Snina – Rock Pod Kamenon
03.-06.07. DE Ballenstedt – Rock Hartz
12.07. BG Midalidare Estate, Chirpan – Midalidare Rock
10.08. FI Helsinki – Hellsinki Metal Fest
04.10. DE Hamburg – Barclays Arena
05.10. NL Amsterdam – AFAS Live

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