Friday, March 19, 2010


Music Thursday is here & so is Hammerfall. Hammerfall is a Swedish Metal Band that has been around since 1993, right at the fall of metal from the mainstream in the USA. If you've never heard of them, you can thank all the jerks at MTV & your radio stations for blasting Nirvana & all that pathetic grunge crap instead. The founding member, Oscar Dronjak, was the guitarist for a band called "Ceremonial Oath". Two ex "In Flames" members also joined the band. Hammerfall's album "Glory to the Brave" reached number 38 on the German Music Chart the week of its release, something which had never before been achieved by a debut heavy metal music album. That's in Germany. Pretty impressive.

Hammerfall has played at the Wacken Open Air Festival & toured with Alice Cooper, Rammstein, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Twisted Sister, U.D.O. and Stratovarius.

Their 6th album, titled Threshold, was released on October 20, 2006 and it went directly to a number 1 position on the Swedish charts.

HammerFall's newest album is titled "No Sacrifice, No Victory" and was released in the UK on February 23, 2009. Songs on this album include "Any Means Necessary", "Life is Now", "Punish and Enslave", "Bring the Hammer Down", and a cover of "My Sharona". The Album peaked at #38 on the Billboard heatseakers charts. There is also a music video for the song "Any Means Necessary". To kick off their new album HammerFall is going to be touring all over North America with supporting acts, Powerglove and Echoes of Eternity.

They will be coming to Dallas, TX on April 6, 2010. Get all the tour info & tickets here: Hammerfall at The VAULT

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