Hammerfall

The many faces of Hammerfall: metal, My Sharona, and Taekwon-Do

Back towards the end of January I had the fortune to chat with Anders Johansson of Hammerfall about the band's upcoming release No Sacrifice, No Victory - coming out in March this year. The last time I talked to Anders was in May 2008, when they were just heading into the studio to record the album.

Listening to No Sacrifice, No Victory, and comparing it to earlier releases, such as 1998's Legacy of Kings, you can really see how Hammerfall have evolved; their releases are les

Saxon – O2 Academy (Oxford, UK) 13, Dec 2011

It has been 20 years since Saxon last rocked Oxford. Tonight was an electric return.

Two walls of black amplifiers branded with the famous Marshall name stand in formidable line at the back of the O2 Academy Oxford stage.

HammerFall - Infected (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Hector's gone, but the commitment to classy heavy metal remains on HammerFall's latest full-lengther
Release Date: 
19 May 2011 - 11:30pm

2011 Is set to be a year of change for Sweden’s leading exponents of the power metal movement.

Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers (SPV/Riot)

US power metal is alive and well thanks to Geoff Thorpe and company
Release Date: 
4 Apr 2011 - 11:30pm

For some reason, US metal bands like Vicious Rumors never seem to have gotten the credit they've deserved over the years.