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HAMMERFALL announce new album “Dominion” & reveal first single & video!

HAMMERFALL will release a new album titled DOMINION on 16th August 2019 via Napalm Records. The group unleashed “(We Make) Sweden Rock” – the first single off DOMINION today. Listen to “(We Make) Sweden Rock” HERE and purchase/stream the new song digitally HERE.

JOACIM CANS describes the creation of “(We Make) Sweden Rock,” 

“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  is HAMMERFALL’s eleventh studio album, and second with Napalm Records.  Today, Friday 3rd May, Napalm has launched a physical preorder for DOMINION 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. To view a variety of the DOMINION merchandise: http://www.hammerfall.net

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.

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).  

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
07.09.19 US – West Hollywood, CA / Whisky A Go Go
08.09.19 US – San Diego, CA / Brick By Brick
10.09.19 US – Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bazaar
04.10.19 US – Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Revolution*
05.10.19 US – Tampa, FL / Jannus Landing*
06.10.19 US – Atlanta, GA / Center Stage*
08.10.19 US – Dallas, TX / House of Blues*
10.10.19 US – Phoenix, AZ / Van Buren*
11.10.19 US – Los Angeles, CA / The WIltern*
12.10.19 US – San Francisco, CA / The Regency*
14.10.19 US – Portland, OR / Roseland Ballroom*
15.10.19 US – Seattle, WA / Showbox Sodo*
16.10.19 CA – Vancouver, BC / Vogue Theater*
18.10.19 CA – Edmonton, AB / Union Hall*
19.10.19 CA – Calgary, AB / The Palace Theater*
21.10.19 US – Salt Lake City, UT / The Complex Rockwell*
23.10.19 US – Denver, CO / Ogden Theater*
25.10.19 US – Minneapolis, MN / Skyway Theater*
26.10.19 US – Chicago, IL / The Vic Theater*
27.10.19 US – Cleveland, OH / The Agora Ballroom*
29.10.19 CA – Toronto, ON / The Danforth Music Hall*
30.10.19 CA – Montreal, QC / M Telus*
01.11.19 US – Worcester, MA / Palladium*
02.11.19 US – New York, NY / Playstation Theater*
03.11.19 US – Silver Spring MD / The Fillmore*
• denotes the dates with Sabaton
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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