Hammerfall Announces New Album ‘Dominion’; Releases New Song “(We Make) Sweden Rock”

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.

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! “

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 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).

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*