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HammerFall is a heavy/power metal band from Sweden, formed in 1993 by Oscar Dronjak and Jesper Strömblad, then members of Ceremonial Oath.

Dronjak had already composed some of the new band's music, including the song "Steel Meets Steel". Several of the band's early lineups featured members of other influential Swedish heavy metal bands, such as In Flames and Dark Tranquillity. The members intended to take part in a competition known as "Rockslaget". Read more on

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 27th, 2011

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

Album: HammerFall – Infected

May 17th, 2011

Nuclear Blast
20 May 2011

by Tom Dare

In a dark time, the noblest order of heavy metal was laid low. And lo, from the darkness, in a land of the far North, didst a warrior emerge to do battle with the minions of the night and raise high the banner of hope and glory. And thus power metal kept alive by the broad back and lusty lungs of HammerFall. Yet that once-mighty hero of yore hath shown their skills to be dulled by Time’s inexorable passage.

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Photos: HammerFall & Dream Evil @ Sheffield Corporation – Monday, 03 May 2010

May 21st, 2010

Unless you’re properly thick or something, you can’t help but notice that we had some…”technical issues” earlier this month. Maybe if you’d signed up to our mailing list (that box in the top left of your screen? Yeah, that’s it) then you’d be in the loop with all the cool kids and would know what I’m on about. Anyway, that’s the reason why we’re obscenely late in publishing Gary Wolstenholme’s excellent photograph’s from HammerFall’s UK tour earlier this month.

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2008 into 2009: Hammerfall

December 18th, 2008

Gothenburg heavy metallers, Hammerfall may have started out as a side project, but it’s safe to say they’re quite important now. Drummer, Anders Johansson talks about playing with Indian idols and drinking Glögg!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing with India’s best kanjira player, Selvaganesh. He’s one in a billion.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Having to beat up a guy outside a bank. He was a Mr Know-it-all.

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