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HAMMERFALL - Return to Nuclear Blast Records!

Nuclear Blast are proud to welcome back the Swedish powerhouse HammerFall who started their career in 1997 on the label with their debut album Glory to the Brave.

Their entire Nuclear Blast catalogue from Glory to the Brave to the 2014 album (r)Evolution was recently certified with a Diamond Award for over 1,5 million worldwide sales.

And there´s been even more to celebrate: following on from Renegade (2000), Crimson Thunder (2002) and No Sacrifice, No Victory (2009), their fifth studio album Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken from 2005 is now their fourth album that has gone Gold in Sweden, whilst Crimson Thunder even went Platinum, celebrating over 60,000 sales in their home country.

The band comments on the signing: ”We were part of building the label back in the day, starting with our first album. For a long time, we were along for the ride as Nuclear Blast evolved into the immense powerhouse it is today. Although we did leave for three studio albums, and we are pleased with those albums and thank everyone who worked with us on them, we are very excited to be back where we belong: with Nuclear Blast. It truly feels like we’ve come home.”

Marcus Hammer, Managing Director at Nuclear Blast comments: “In the darkest days of the 90s of death and black metal HammerFall spearheaded a glorious revival of classic melodic metal and they are now bigger than ever before. It’s an impressive career of creative power and we are more than happy to welcome them back at the label where they started. Over the past few years, we always stayed in good contact working on their massive back catalogue and it’s a pleasure to continue the relationship for new albums in the near future. Thanks to HammerFall, their management and amazing crew!”

In 2023 HammerFall will release a special Platinum Edition of Crimson Thunder with tons of bonus material and will continue their worldwide live crusade.

Check out the tour dates here! Europe: 31.01.23 FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie 01.02.23 FR Paris - Le Trabendo 02.02.23 FR Lyon - Ninkasi Kao 03.02.23 ES Barcelona - Palau Sant Jordi *with Helloween 04.02.23 ES Madrid - WiZink Center *with Helloween 24.03.23 SE Örebro - Frimis Salonger 25.03.23 SE Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken 31.03.23 SE Skövde - Skövde Kulturhus 01.04.23 SE Huskvarna - Folkets Park 14.04.23 SE Sundsvall - Club Deströyer 15.04.23 SE Umeå – Nolia 20.04.23 SE Malmö – Kulturbolaget 21.04.23 SE Kalmar - Kalmar Salen 22.04.23 SE Sälen – Högfjällshotellet 27.04.23 SE Stockholm – Cirkus 05.05.23 DE Bochum - RuhrCongress *with Helloween 06.05.23 DE Hamburg – Sporthalle *with Helloween

US Tour 12.05.23 US Houston, TX - Wharehouse Live 13.05.23 US Dallas, TX - The Factory 15.05.23 US Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade 16.05.23 US St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live 18.0523 US Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore 19.05.23 US Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts 20.05.23 US New York City, NY - Terminal 5 21.05.23 US Worcester, MA - Palladium 22.05.23 CAN Montreal, QC - Théâtre Fairmount 23.05.23 CAN Toronto, ON - History 24.05.23 US Royal Oak, MI - Music Theatre 25.05.23 US Columbus, OH - The King of Clubs 26.05.23 US Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre 27.05.23 US Minneapolis, MN - Fillmore 28.05.23 US Lawrence, KS - The Granada 30.05.23 US Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 31.05.23 US Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall 01.06.23 US Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl 02.06.23 US Inglewood, CA - YouTube Theater 03.06.23 US San Francisco, CA - The Warfield 04.06.23 US Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post

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