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Band

HammerFall

CountrySweden
Formed1993, Gothenburg, Sweden
GenresHeavy Metal, Power Metal
LabelsNapalm Records

Line-up (members)

  • Oscar Dronjak : Guitars (1993-)
  • Fredrik Larsson : Bass (1994-1997, 2007-)
  • Joacim Cans : Vocals (1996-)
  • Pontus Norgren : Guitars (2008-)

Former members

  • Johan Larsson : Bass (1993-1994)
  • Jesper Strömblad : Drums (1993-1997)
  • Niklas Sundin : Guitars (1993-1995)
  • Mikael Stanne : Vocals (1993-1996)
  • Glenn Ljungström : Guitars (1995-1997)
  • Magnus Rosén : Bass (1997-2007)
  • Patrik Räfling : Drums (1997-1999)
  • Stefan Elmgren : Guitars (1997-2008)
  • Anders Johansson : Drums (1999-2014)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Glory to the Brave preview 3,000CollectionWish List Studio 76.8 163
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Legacy of Kings preview 1,925CollectionWish List Studio 82.7 192
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Renegade preview 2,809CollectionWish List Studio 80.4 101
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Crimson Thunder preview 1,215CollectionWish List Studio 88 121
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 85 10
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Chapter V : Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken preview 1,835CollectionWish List Studio 84.8 131
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Threshold preview 973CollectionWish List Studio 88.9 131
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 86 20
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 83 20
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
No Sacrifice, No Victory preview 1,431CollectionWish List Studio 86.7 132
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Infected preview 2,918CollectionWish List Studio 79.6 100
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
(r)Evolution preview CollectionWish List Studio 83.3 30
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Built to Last preview CollectionWish List Studio 70 10

Photos

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Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1 Hearts On Fire preview (2002) 1001
2 Any Means Necessary preview (2009) 951
3 Legion preview (2009) 901
4 Bring The Hammer Down preview (2009) 901
5 Something For The Ages preview (2009) 851
6 One Of A Kind preview (2009) 851
7 Renegade preview (2000) 851
8 Always Will Be preview (2000) 851
9 Glory To The Brave preview (1997) 851
10 Life Is Now preview (2009) 801
11 Punish And Enslave preview (2009) 801
12 No Sacrifice, No Victory preview (2009) 801
13 My Sharona (The Knack cover) preview (2009) 801
14 Templars Of Steel preview (2000) 801
15 A Legend Reborn preview (2000) 801
16 The Dragon Lies Bleeding preview (1997) 801
17 Hammerfall preview (1997) 801
18 Steel Meets Steel preview (1997) 801
19 Heeding the Call preview (1998) 801
20 Let the Hammer Fall preview (1998) 801
21 Keep The Flame Burning preview (2000) 751
22 The Way Of The Warrior preview (2000) 751
23 The Metal Age preview (1997) 751
24 Stone Cold preview (1997) 751
25 Between Two Worlds preview (2009) 701
26 Hallowed Be My Name preview (2009) 701
27 Living In Victory preview (2000) 701
28 The Champion preview (2000) 701
29 I Believe preview (1997) 701
30 Unchained preview (1997) 701
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Additional notes
After quitting Ceremonial Oath, Oscar Dronjak and Jesper Strömblad formed HammerFall with Niklas Sundin and Mikael Stanne, who are both members of Dark Tranquillity.

As they were all involved in other bands, HammerFall was relegated to be a side project for several years. Their concerts were limited mostly to a local music contest named Rockslaget.

In 1996, HammerFall reached the semi-finals of Rockslaget. Since vocalist Mikael Stanne was not going to be able to perform with the band on the semi-finals, through mutual friends, they got in contact with Joacim Cans, who agreed to play with them for the night. The concert was a success, despite the fact that the judges didn't qualify HammerFall for the finals. By the end of that day, Joacim had already been made an official member of the band.

In early 1997, German label Nuclear Blast Records approached HammerFall with a contract for a European release deal, which included four albums. Towards the end of 1997, "Glory to the Brave" was released in Japan and the United States. Sales of the album reached one hundred thousand copies. HammerFall were also nominated for the Swedish Grammy award in the Best Hard Rock act category.

Their first world tour took place in October 1998, after the release of "Legacy of Kings". During the shows in Sweden, Joacim Cans caught a serious throat infection which made it impossible for him to sing. Shortly afterwards, Magnus Rosén was afflicted with the same disease, and after him the whole of HammerFall's support crew became sick. The members of the band played for as long as possible and then were forced to postpone or cancel a few dates. By the end of that tour, drummer Patrik Räfling left the band, and Anders Johansson joined the band.

Following the release of "Renegade", the reviews were mostly positive, even though there was a consensus that the band's sound was remarkably different. A music video was made for the title track, and reached the top of the Swedish parade; the same soon happened with the album itself, which reached gold status with over forty thousand copies sold.

After releasing "Crimson Thunder", HammerFall's tour was brought to a sudden end when Oscar Dronjak suffered a motorcycle accident, breaking his left arm and sustaining several minor injuries. They were then left with no choice but to take a break.

Their 6th album, titled "Threshold", was released on October 20, 2006 and it went directly to a number 1 position on the Swedish charts.

On March 6, 2007, a statement was posted online at HammerFall's official website (and his own official website), that bassist Magnus Rosén would not be involved with the band anymore, stating that he was unhappy in the band and wanted to focus on other projects. He has since released a few solo albums that are comprised mostly of bass playing and also joined Tony Martin's band.
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