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Guitar player Oscar Dronjak just gave us some news about the forthcoming Hammerfall album:
This time, the Swedish crusaders have chosen a quiet place in the middle of Denmark for the recordings. Together with star producer Charlie Bauerfeind, they will settle down there in whole September and October. The release of their follow-up work to their successful and in Sweden gilded “Crimson Thunder“ album is planned for the 7th of March 2005.
All in all, the CD will contain ten songs, the titles are as follows (in no particular order):
01. Born to Rule
02. Hammer of Justice
03. The Templar Flame
04. Take the Black
05. Fury of the Wild
07. Never, Ever
08. Blood Bound
10. Knights of the 21st Century
At first, in January there will be a single.
For more information please visit www.hammerfall.net.
On October 10, Hammerfall bassist Magnus Rosèn will begin a solo bass tour that will include dates in Sweden, Germany, England and South America. Only one twist — the South American dates are not for personal profit; all money will be donated to homeless children. "I had this idea and worked [on] it for a year now," Magnus said in a press release. "I tried to get a company to support the tour but I couldn't find a company interested in helping so I paid for everything myself. All of the money I make will go to homeless children in the streets, not one dollar will go to me."
Magnus went on to explain, "I tour with Hammerfall every two years for 10 months so I have time for this kind of project." As a matter a fact, the last time Magnus toured South America with Hammerfall, he used all of his earnings to put one woman through school for a year. "I don't think all people needs to do this, but if you have extra time or money and like to help take the chance. It's nice to care. Try!" With the future in mind, Rosèn says he will continue to give up to three weeks every year to help the needy.
The upcoming touring starts October 10 in Lima, Peru and will be a one-man show with no background music — only Magnus on bass performing songs from his three solo CDs: "Imagine a Place", "Reminiscence" and "Empty Room". "I have toured in Japan, the U.S., Europe and South America with my bass show before so it's not something new, but it is something many people don't know this about me."
For more information, visit www.magnusrosen.cjb.net.
Hammerfall guitarist Oscar has posted the following message on the official Hammerfall website:
The first week of recording have gone extremely smoothly! Anders played very well - as usual - and Charlie has managed to make the drum sound even better than on "Crimson Thunder"! Magnus has recorded all the bass guitar now, as well, so things are progressing really nicely; the ground work is laid, and in a most promosing way, indeed. We still have a long way to go - more than two months remain until the mixing and mastering is all done - but I have a great feeling about this!
I have started writing a diary of all the important and unimportant stuff that I deem appropriate for web publishing is included, and it will come with fresh pictures, like you are used to.Hopefully, Fredrik can put it up over the weekend, so you can read all about the happenings during these first two weeks. Stay tuned!
Hammerfall guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted this message on the band's official website:
Here is, as promised, a report on the next HammerFall studio album. First off, the release is scheduled to March 7th, 2005. There will be a single and video out about a month earlier, as usual. For studio facilities this time, we have chosen the wonderful Lundgaard Studios in Denmark. We will do the entire production here, probably including mix. The date is soon upon us, as we will begin laying the drum tracks on September 4th. The album will contain nine or ten songs, with titles like: "The Templar Flame," "Hammer Of Justice" and "Fury Of The Wild." A complete listing of the titles will come in the future, as well as some thoughts on the musical direction. It is way, WAY too early to talk about that yet, I never know until the songs have had a while to grow on me and I get a feel for the overall material.
All right, have fun with the new site, I will return next week with another update. Until then, friends, hail!
Check out the new official Hammerfall website here.
More details have been revealed about the touring lineup for Cans, the solo project of Hammerfall singer Joacim Cans. Joining Cans in the group's current incarnation are drummer Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), guitarist Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall), keyboardist Danielle Soravia, guitarist Danny Gill and bassist Fredrik Larsson.
Upcoming Cans tour dates:
Aug. 09 - Bananpiren - Göteborg, SWE
Aug. 10 - Klubben - Stockholm, SWE*
Aug. 11 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER*
Aug. 12 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER*
Aug. 13 - Zeche - Bochum, GER**
* Support: DIONYSOS
** Support: SILENT FORCE, DIONYSUS
Cans' debut album, "Beyond The Gates," was released in April through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded between November 2003 and February 2004 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Frankie's Hideaway in the U.S. and House of Music Studios in Germany, and was mixed and mastered at Twilight Studios in Germany. The recording lineup on the CD was as follows: Cans (vocals), Mat Sinner (bass, Primal Fear, Sinner), "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitars, ex-Halford, Painmuseum), Stefan Elmgren (guitars, Hammerfall) and Mark Zonder (drums, Fates Warning). An MP3 of the song "Fields of Yesterday" can be downloaded at this location.
Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist Mat Sinner will soon start recording their parts for Renato Tribuzy's new album, "Execution."
The musicians met up in Rio de Janeiro, during Primal Fear’s recent Brazilian date in support of their "Devil’s Ground" album, where they talked about the final recording details.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson recorded his parts for the album in April in Los Angeles with producer/guitarist Roy Z, who is also performing on the record.
Execution also features the following list of performers: Michael Kiske (Supared, ex-Helloween), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall), Kiko Loureiro (Angra) and Marco Barzo (Thoten).
"Beyond The Gates" is the name of the forthcoming solo album by Hammerfall's singer Joacim Cans. It is scheduled for release on April 19 through Sanctuary Records.
The album was recorded between November 2003 and February 2004 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Frankie's Hideaway in the U.S. and House of Music Studios in Germany, and was mixed and mastered at Twilight Studios in Germany. The recording lineup on the CD was as follows: Cans (vocals), Mat Sinner (bass, SINNER), "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitars, ex-HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM), Stefan Elmgren (guitars, HAMMERFALL) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING). The album track "Fields of Yesterday" can be downloaded in MP3 format here
Hammerfall frontman Joacim Cans new solo release titled " Beyond The Gate" will release a video late February, the video clip will be for the track "Red Light". Director for the clip will be Joacim's longtime friend Roger Johansson, who is known for his outstanding work with Hammerfall, In Flames, and Soilwork, among others. The theme for the video will be revealed soon.
Hammerfall's vocalist Joacim Cans signed with Sanctuary Records. His first album called 'Beyond The Gates' was recorded with a very strong line-up including Matt Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear), Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford), Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall), and Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) and is due to be released on Noise Records on April 26, 2004.