Power metal veterans HammerFall took a break in 2013 to come back stronger than ever in 2014. They have just announced that their yet untitled next studio album will be released in 2014.
This new album will mark a return to Fredrik NordstrÃ¶m, who worked with the band in their early days. Andreas Marschall, responsible for the first three HammerFall album covers, will create the new one as well.
Oscar Dronjak reveals: “We’ve all kept ourselves busy with various projects of a musical nature, but, man, it feels good to finally announce that we’re going to release a new HammerFall album next year! The album is set for an August release, and we have already begun writing songs for it. It’s always difficult to tell which direction we will end up going in when you’re in the middle of it, but it feels like this will be a mix of the very best of what we have done over the years. The time off has given us perspective on a lot of things, and the new material seems to reflect this. We’re all super excited to get this going again and bring you a revitalized and reenergized HammerFall! It’s very fitting that, when Wacken celebrates its 25th anniversary, they will get a proper Glory To The Brave anniversary show. This will be a throwback show to the European gig that launched it all for us: Wacken Open Air 1997. The set list will consist of all the songs from the first album and we’ll of course add some newer songs at the end. We will do this very unique show at Wacken and nowhere else, so if you miss it, you missed it.”
The band will also play at the 25th anniversary of the 2014 Wacken Open Air.