HAMMERFALL Releases “Hector’s Hymn” Music VideoThursday, 21st August 2014
Long-running Swedish power metal vanguards HAMMERFALL have released the video for “Hector’s Hymn,” which is taken from their new (r)Evolution album. The album is due for release August 27th in Sweden, the 29th throughout Europe, September 1st in the UK and the 2nd in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Comments HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak: “This album has more single quality songs than anyone we’ve ever done before, as evidenced by the fact that pretty much the only single choice we all could agree on was Bushido. It captures the essence HAMMERFALL as much as any other song we have ever written, and it is one of the absolute strongest efforts from our camp, ever. It’s filled with energy, hunger and pure adrenaline, and if you don’t like this one, you have no love for HAMMERFALL heavy metal!”
With (r)Evolution, HAMMERFALL takes things back to the roots in many ways, as the band once again worked with producer Fredrik Nordström, who helmed HAMMERFALL’s two milestone releases “Glory To The Brave” and “Legacy Of Kings” during the group’s early years and thus played a major part in the development of HAMMERFALL.
The music for (r)Evolution was recorded in March and April at guitarist Oscar Dronjak’s Castle Black Studios. Singer Joacim Cans then went to the United States for vocal recordings, once again working with James Michael (SCORPIONS, MÖTLEY CRÜE), who previously collaborated with HAMMERFALL on “Infected”. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman.
(r)Evolution represents yet another reunion of sorts for HAMMERFALL, who hired cover artist Andreas Marschall, the “father” of HAMMERFALL’s mascot Hector, to design the artwork for the new CD.
(r)Evolution track listing:
1. Hector’s Hymn
4. Live Life Loud
5. Ex Inferis
6. We Won’t Back Down
7. Winter Is Coming
9. Tainted Metal
10. Evil Incarnate