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Swedish saviours of heavy metal HAMMERFALL release new single / video ‘Brotherhood’
Hammer of Dawn album out 25th February via Napalm Records
‘Brotherhood’ video streaming now
Today, Swedish saviours of heavy metal HAMMERFALL have released their latest video, ‘Brotherhood’, the third single from their forthcoming, much-anticipated studio album, Hammer Of Dawn (out 25th February via Napalm Records).
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‘Brotherhood’ is a musical salute to their most loyal fans, The Templars Of Steel, who have stuck by the band through thick and thin. It’s also a heartfelt internal nod to each other, recognising the very close bond the band members have with each other, especially between guitarist Oscar Dronjak and singer Joacim Cans, whose brotherhood began way back in 1996.
Again, enlisting the help of seasoned video vanguard Patric Ullaeus to help them capture the essence of the song on film, together they have created a video that perfectly echoes the sentiment of the song itself and a video that will without a doubt thrill the very people that inspired the song itself, The Templars Of Steel. With the help of the band members’ children, who steal the spotlight with their cameos in the video, it’s obvious that that bond of brotherhood isn’t just with the band members themselves – it’s also with their kids and their fans.
Singer Joacim Cans commented on ‘Brotherhood’: “A fantastic musical piece and album opener in honor of the greatest fans in the whole world: The Templars of Steel! We wouldn’t be here without you! The video for the song includes both ”The Metal Dads” and the ”HF Teens” and really shows how much fun we are having together both on and off the stage.”
Guitarist Oscar Dronjak adds: “The singles released so far have been a good measuring stick but ‘Brotherhood’ encompasses everything that has made us into what we are today. Fast and furious, melodic and riveting, 100% classic HAMMERFALL Heavy Metal!”
‘Brotherhood’ follows singles ‘Hammer of Dawn’, and ‘Venerate Me‘.
As one of the main forces in heavy metal, HAMMERFALL have dominated not only the Swedish album charts, but album charts across Europe throughout their extensive career, while earning gold status thrice. Faced with the daunting task of following up the band’s last studio album, Dominion, a record that fans and critics hailed as one of the band’s strongest releases, HAMMERFALL collectively met the challenge head on and have delivered what many early listeners are predicting as the best metal album of 2022, and a high point of the band’s catalogue.
2. Hammer of Dawn
3. No Son of Odin
4. Venerate Me
6. Too Old to Die Young
7. Not Today
8. Live Free or Die
9. State of the W.I.L.D.
10. No Mercy
Due to still prevailing external conditions, HAMMERFALL have had to split their co-headlining tour with German heavy metal legends Helloween into several parts, but the UK dates remain the same.
The new dates are as follows:
UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022
04.05.22 UK – Manchester / Manchester Academy
05.05.22 UK – London / Brixton Academy
28.06.22 HU – Budapest / Papp Laszlo Sportarena
29.06.22 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
30.06.22 CZ – Prague / O2
02.07.22 SK – Zvolenska Slatina / OLYMPIC Fields
08.09.22 DE – Berlin / Verti Music Hall
09.09.22 DE – Regensburg / Donau Arena
10.09.22 DE – Bamberg / Brose Arena
13.09.22 NL – Tilburg / 013
14.09.22 LU – Luxemburg / Rockhal
16.09.22 DE – Stuttgart / Schleyerhalle
18.09.22 PL – Katowice / MCK
04.10.22 CL – Santiago / Movistar Arena
08.10.22 BR – Sao Paulo / Espaco das Amercias
09.10.22 BR – Sao Paulo / Espaco das Amercias
13.10.22 BG – Sofia / Arena Armeec
09.12.22 DE – Frankfurt / Jahrhunderthalle
11.12.22 DE – Kempten / Big Box
13.12.22 CH – Zurich / Samsung Hall
03.02.23 ES – Barcelona / St. Jordi Club
04.02.23 ES – Madrid / Wizink Center
28.04.23 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
29.04.23 SE – Gothenburg / Partille Arena
01.05.23 FI – Helsinki / Black Box
02.05.23 EE – Tallinn / Noblessneri Valukoda
05.05.23 DE – Bochum / Ruhrcongress
06.05.23 DE – Hamburg / Sporthalle
Joacim Cans – Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Guitar
Pontus Norgren – Guitar
Fredrik Larsson – Bass
David Wallin – Drums