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Hammerfalls Album ‘Dominion’ Due Out August 16th

Hammerfall will be releasing a new album titled “Dominion on August 16, 2019 via Napalm Records. the group has also revealed the first single off the album, “(We Make) Sweden Rock.” Frontman Joacim Cans describes the making of the track as:

This is a glorious tribute to the Swedish hard rock and metal movement with a lyrical theme using direct references to both other bands and songs. With catchy contagious riffs and enchanting (ear-worm) melodies this song will be an instant classic at future HammerFall shows. Without the Swedish rock and metal scene with bands like Heavy Load, At the Gates and Yngwie Malmsteen the world would be a pretty boring and dull place! This is our noble tribute to all the bands that inspired not only us to play metal, form bands and eventually crusading around the world in the name of Heavy Metal. All hail the sons of the northern light!

Dominion will be Hammerfalls 11 studio album, and their second release with Naplam Records. Today, Napalm has launched physical preorders for the album including, CD, vinyl, and a limited edition deluxe box set consisting of a digipack, limited 7” light blue vinyl, limited cassette, cover art print, photo cards, patch and sticker.

The band has also unveiled the album cover art and tracklisting for “DOMINION.” The artwork was created by renowned visual artist Samwise Didier. View the cover art and track listing below.

Tracklisting

  1. Never Forgive, Never Forget
  2. Dominion
  3. Testify
  4. One Against the World
  5. (We Make) Sweden Rock
  6. Second to One
  7. Scars of a Generation
  8. Dead by Dawn
  9. Battleworn
  10. Bloodline
  11. Chain of Command
  12. And Yet I Smile

For “DOMINION,” HAMMERFALL re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three studios, and Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios for the instruments on the powerful 12 song collection. OSCAR DRONJAK states:

” ‘Good is not good enough; it has to be great.’ This is the mantra we have applied to every aspect of making this album, from the song writing and rehearsals to the production and the performance of each member. The result is “DOMINION,” a powerful force of nature that cannot be stopped. Once you hear it, you will understand.”

The band’s summer touring starts with Domination Festival in Mexico City and crosses Europe throughout summer 2019, including stops at the legendary Sweden Rock Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Wacken Open Air. There will be 3 launch party shows in the US, followed by being featured as special guests on Sabaton’s autumn US tour. The band are also delighted to announce a 2020 European run (all dates below).

HAMMERFALL live:
03.05.19 MX – Mexico City / Domination Festival

31.05.19 CZ – Pilsen / MetalFest

02.06.19 NL – Nijmegen / Fortarock 2019

08.06.19 SE – Sölvesborg / Sweden Rock Festival
13.06.19 SE – Västervik / Hojrock
22.06.19 BE – Dessel / Festivalpark Stenehei

07.07.19 ES – Barcelona / Rock Fest
20.07.19 SE – Rättvik / Dalhalla

27.07.19 RU – Kemerovo / Heroes of World Rock Festival

01.08. – 03.08.19 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air

07.08. – 10.08.19 ES – Valencia / Leyendas Del Rock

14.08. – 17.08.19 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Open Air

16.08. –17.08.19 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill

29.08.19 CO – Bogota / Royal Center

30.08.19 CO – Medellin / Teatro Universidad de Medellin

31.08.19 CO – Pereira / Perla del Otún

01.09.19 CO – Cali / Teatro Jorge Isaacs

03.09.19 CO – Pasto / TBA

05.09.19 CO – Bucaramanga / Auditorio Luis A Calvo

HAMMERFALL US Headline Shows:
9/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/8: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar

HAMMERFALL W/ Sabaton:
10/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/5: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
10/6: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/7: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall*
10/8: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/9: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s*
10/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
10/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/12: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/13: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street*
10/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/16: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10/18: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/19: Calgary, AB @ The Palace
10/21: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/23: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/24: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
10/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/26: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/29: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
10/30: Montreal, QC @ MTelus
10/31: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks*
11/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/2: New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
11/3: Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore
11/4: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground*
11/5: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm*

*Hammerfall Headline Show
30.01.20 DE – Bremen

31.01.20 DE – Hamburg

01.02.20 DE – Oberhausen

07.02.20 DE – Munich

08.02.20 DE – Kaufbeuren

09.02.20 IT – Milan

11.02.20 DE – Langen

12.02.20 DE – Saarbrücken

13.02.20 CZ – Prague

14.02.20 DE – Bamberg

15.02.20 DE – Ludwigsburg

16.02.20 CH – Pratteln

18.02.20 PL – Warsaw

19.02.20 PL – Krakow

20.02.20 HU – Budapest

21.02.20 AT – Graz

22.02.20 AT – Wien

23.02.20 DE – Berlin

With more to be announced!

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