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HAMMERFALL – release new single Freedom

Photo Credit: Tallee Savage

HAMMERFALL will release their 13th studio album Avenge The Fallen on August 9th via Nuclaer Blast.

When it comes to the main focus of the album, frontman Joacim Cans mentions ‘freedom’ and the urge to let anyone be who they want to be. It’s represented in the albums cover, where the bands faithful warrior Hector choses to walk his own path, despite what others tell him to do. Much like HAMMERFALL have and always will do.

As the third single from their highly anticipated album Avenge The Fallen, ‘Freedom’ promises to deliver the high-octane energy and epic storytelling fans crave. 

This true HAMMERFALL anthem boasts dark, thunderous backing vocals and an epic guitar solo that will send shivers down your spine.

Listen to the song on all platforms:
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Catch HAMMERFALL on tour this summer and autumn:
04.07. 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
06.10. BE Antwerp – Lotto Arena
09.10. FR Nantes – Zenith
10.10. LUX Esch Sur Alzette – Rockhal
11.10. DE Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle
12.10. DE Frankfurt – Festhalle
14.10. IT Milan – Alcatraz
16.10. CH Zurich – The Hall
17.10. FR Paris – Zenith
18.10. DE Oberhausen – Rudolf Weber Arena
19.10. DE Berlin – UFO im Velodrom
21.10. PL Krakow – Tauron Arena
22.10. HU Budapest – MVM Dome
23.10. AU Vienna – Gasometer
25.10. DE Munich – Olympiahalle
26.10. CZ Prague – Sportovni Hala Fortuna

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



HAMMERFALL To join HELLOWEEN On Spring 2023 North American Tour

Power metallers HELLOWEEN are touring the “United Forces” tour of North America in May 2023 with Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. local time.

HELLOWEEN singer Andi Debris comments: “We can’t wait to be back and celebrate our new album with our fans in the U.S. and Canada!”

HELLOWEEN released their self-titled studio album in June 2021. Adored by fans and critics alike, the record catapulted straight to the charts, earning the No. 1 position in Germany and Spain, the Top 5 of seven countries, and the Top 15 multiple times worldwide.

The cover artwork for “Helloween” was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH and SODOM, among others.

HAMMERFALL‘s latest studio album, “Hammer Of Dawn”, was released in February via Napalm Records. The LP was produced by longtime collaborator Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, OPETH),who handled mixing, mastering, drum recording, and shared the duty of recording guitars and bass with guitarists Pontus Norgren and Oscar Dronjak. Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) produced the lead vocals.

Singer Joacim Cans spoke about the new album: “It’s hard to describe in words how extremely happy and proud I am about the outcome of ‘Hammer Of Dawn’. It was a struggle, for sure, but in the end we pulled it off and delivered a solid, vital and positive new album. Everyone is on top of his game and together we have created yet another milestone in HAMMERFALL history.”

Tour dates:

May 13 – Dallas, TX – The Factory
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 18 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 20 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 21 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 23 – Toronto, ON – History
May 24 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
May 26 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
May 27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
May 30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Jun. 01 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Jun. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
Jun. 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield