HammerFall announce a new album for August – check out the first single with official video

Author Benedetta Baldin - 25.4.2024

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!”

Check out the video here: 

Stream ´Hail To The King´: https://hammerfall.bfan.link/HTTK.ema

Pre-order / Pre-save the album: https://hammerfall.bfan.link/avenge-the-fallen.ema 

“Avenge The Fallen” comes in following formats:

– CD Jewel Case
– CD Digipack w/signed poster
– 1 LP Gatefold Gold Vinyl
– 1 LP Gatefold Purple Vinyl
– 1LP Gatefold, Splatter Vinyl (Sweden Rock Exclusive)

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 

Joacim Cans – vocals
Oscar Dronjak – guitar
Fredrik Larsson  – bass
Pontus Norgen – guitar
David Wallin – drums