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Releases : 34     Total votes : 120     Reviews : 11
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Formed1993, Gothenburg
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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HammerFall Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Hammerfall - Glory to the Brave preview CollectionWish List Studio 76.8 163
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Hammerfall - Legacy of Kings preview CollectionWish List Studio 82.7 192
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview Single - 00
Hammerfall - Renegade preview CollectionWish List Studio 80.4 101
preview Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview Single - 00
Hammerfall - Crimson Thunder preview CollectionWish List Studio 88 121
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 85 10
preview Single - 00
Hammerfall - Chapter V : Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken preview CollectionWish List Studio 84.4 141
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview Single - 00
preview Single - 00
Hammerfall - Threshold preview CollectionWish List Studio 88.6 141
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85.7 30
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 82 30
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory preview CollectionWish List Studio 87.4 142
preview Single - 00
HammerFall - Infected preview CollectionWish List Studio 79.6 100
preview Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview Single - 00
HammerFall - (r)Evolution preview CollectionWish List Studio 83.3 30
preview Single - 00
HammerFall - Built to Last preview CollectionWish List Studio 70 10

HammerFall Photos

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HammerFall Threshold promo_photo
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HammerFall Chapter V promo_photo

HammerFall Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Hearts On Fire preview (2002) 97.52
2Any Means Necessary preview (2009) 1001
3On The Edge Of Honour preview (2002) 1001
4Steel Meets Steel preview (1997) 902
5The Dragon Lies Bleeding preview (1997) 86.73
6Always Will Be preview (2000) 87.52
7Hammerfall preview (1997) 87.52
8Legion preview (2009) 901
9Bring The Hammer Down preview (2009) 901
10Remember Yesterday preview (1998) 901
11Stone Cold preview (1997) 852
12Glory To The Brave preview (1997) 852
13The Metal Age preview (1997) 82.52
14Something For The Ages preview (2009) 851
15One Of A Kind preview (2009) 851
16Renegade preview (2000) 851
17Heeding the Call preview (1998) 851
18Life Is Now preview (2009) 801
19Punish And Enslave preview (2009) 801
20No Sacrifice, No Victory preview (2009) 801
21My Sharona (The Knack cover) preview (2009) 801
22Templars Of Steel preview (2000) 801
23A Legend Reborn preview (2000) 801
24I Believe preview (1997) 752
25Keep The Flame Burning preview (2000) 751
26The Way Of The Warrior preview (2000) 751
27Between Two Worlds preview (2009) 701
28Hallowed Be My Name preview (2009) 701
29Living In Victory preview (2000) 701
30The Champion preview (2000) 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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