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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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Sunday Spotify Slaylist: Power Metal

March 21st, 2010

Normally we leave it up to our Deputy Editor to cobble together our Slaylists when he’s one shade or another of hungover. Not so this week – step forward Tom Dare with his Slaylist of EPIC proportions…

In a world where metal rules (“and if you don’t like it die” Paul Baloff), one nation consistently ignored one of the finest styles of metal. That nation was the UK, and that style was power metal. One man began a quest to expose some of the ultimate greatness displayed by power metal bands.

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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!

hammerfall 2009 THRASH hits nuclear blast band promo photo

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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