HAMMERFALL: “(r)Evolution” Due In AugustTuesday, 27th May 2014
After taking a creative break last year, Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. The band’s new album, (r)Evolution, will be released on August 29 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Nuclear Blast.
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.
The first single from (r)Evolution, “Bushido”, will be released on July 18 digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, seeing as “bushido” means “the way of the warrior” in Japanese.
(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