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Guitarist Stefan Elmgren Quits Hammerfall

HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren has issued the following statement:

"I have decided to leave HAMMERFALL. The reason is that I have been offered a job as a pilot within an airline."

"My interest in aviation has been growing very strong, and now I feel its time for me to take a step and be a pilot on a professional level."

"We have been discussing the possibility of combining the work with HAMMERFALL and both me and the rest of the band realized that it would be very hard indeed."

"It has been a great journey with lots of great memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

"I would like to give a big thanks to all the wonderful fans; it's has truly been a pleasure to meet and perform for you all during these 11 years."

"I still love to play the guitar so you might hear from me again someday somehow."

"I would like to wish who ever is taking my place and the rest of the band good luck in the future."

HAMMERFALL has yet to announce a replacement guitarist.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Slaytanic123 writes:

this is insane and I hope this is a joke...... I hope that whatever replacement Hammerfall gets can mount up to Stefan....

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2. Txmetalhead writes:

Yeah Hammerfall has some pretty sic guitar riffs..plus it is epic in that power metal, sort of a way. I like this band - and go into them from the beginning. They continue to put very good albums.

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3. EpicNeckbeard writes:

For some reason i can totally see pilot being one of the only logical jobs for a dude who used to play in a power metal band. I mean every power metal band has at least one song about flying.

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