HAMMERFALL: More European Festival Appearances Announced

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have lined up the following festival appearances:

May 25 - Rock Hard Festival - Gelsenkirchen, Germany
May 26 - Springbreak Festival - Kalmar, Sweden
May 27 - Rock Sound Festival - Huttwil, Swizerland
May 30 - Liseberg - Göteborg, Sweden
June 23 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany
June 24 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
June 25 - Peace & Love Festival - Borlängen, Sweden
July 15 - Masters of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 28 - Sjuhäradsrocken - Ulricehamn, Sweden

HAMMERFALL earlier this month parted ways with bassist Magnus Rosén. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced.

HAMMERFALL recently extended its contract with Nuclear Blast Records for another six albums. The signing took place on January 31 before the band's concert at the Filharmonie in Filderstadt, Germany.

The Donzdorf, Germany-based Nuclear Blast originally signed HAMMERFALL ten years ago and released the group's debut album, "Glory to the Brave", in 1997.

HAMMERFALL's vampire-themed video for "Natural High", a track off their latest album, "Threshold", debuted in January on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Watch the clip online at YouTube.com.

Known for dedicating themselves to preserving the genre of traditional heavy metal as inspired by metal's "golden era," HAMMERFALL was founded in 1993 by guitarist Oscar Dronjak and drummer Jesper Strömblad (now IN FLAMES' guitarist) in Gothenberg, Sweden. Drinking heavily from the well of high-octane twin-guitar work, clean vocal stylings, and classic-styled on-stage wardrobe, HAMMERFALL use the storytelling tradition to tell tales of honor and victory and to that end, band members have collaborated with the likes of Swedish Olympic athletes to the Swedish National Symphony Orchestra.

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