Hammerfall New Album ‘Dominion’ Due Out August 16, 2019

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 great 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, May 3rd, 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.

DOMINION” cover art created by Samwise Didier. Download (here)

The following is the track listing for “DOMINION”:

  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 songwriting 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 tour 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 three launch party shows in the US, followed by being featured as special guests on Sabaton’s autumn US tour. The band is also delighted to announce a 2020 European run (all dates below).

HAMMERFALL US Headline Shows:

9/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky

9/8: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

9/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar

 

HAMMERFALL W/ Sabaton:

10/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

10/5: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing

10/6: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

10/7: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall*

10/8: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

10/9: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s*

10/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren

10/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

10/12: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

10/13: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street*

10/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

10/16: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater

10/18: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/19: Calgary, AB @ The Palace

10/21: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/23: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

10/24: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*

10/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

10/26: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

10/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

10/29: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall

10/30: Montreal, QC @ MTelus

10/31: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks*

11/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/2: New York, NY @ Playstation Theater

11/3: Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore

11/4: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground*

11/5: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm*

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