HAMMERFALL Singer Offers 'Masterpieces' Track-By-Track Breakdown

June 25, 2008

On June 27, two new HAMMERFALL releases will see the light of day: a covers CD a collection of all the covers recorded by HAMMERFALL to date plus three new, unreleased ones and a DVD continuing chronicling the band's career.

* "Masterpieces" covers CD:

01. Child of the Damned (WARLORD)
02. Ravenlord (STORMWITCH)
03. Eternal Dark (PICTURE)
04. Back to Back (PRETTY MAIDS)
05. I Want Out (HELLOWEEN)
06. Man on the Silver Mountain (RAINBOW)
07. Head Over Heels (ACCEPT)
08. Run With the Devil (HEAVY LOAD)
09. We're Gonna Make It (TWISTED SISTER)
10. Breaking the Law (JUDAS PRIEST)
11. Angel of Mercy (CHASTAIN)
12. Rising Force (YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE)
13. Detroit Rock City (KISS)
14. Crazy Nights (LOUDNESS)
15. Nr Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn (ROGER PONTARE)
16. Flight of the Warrior (RIOT) *
17. Youth Gone Wild (SKID ROW) *
18. Aphasia (EUROPE) *

* previously unreleased

An e-card for "Masterpieces" can be accessed at this location.

HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans' track-by-track breakdown of the 18 songs featured on "Masterpieces" and the significance of each track as it relates to HAMMERFALL has been posted on the web site of the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine. Check it out in English, German.

* "Rebels With A Cause - Unruly, Unrestrained, Uninhibited" DVD:

The DVD will be a continuation of the previous two ("The First Crusade" and "The Templar/Renegade Crusades") and will contain newly recorded interviews with the band interspersed with footage from their own cameras. The time span is six years, from the beginning of 2002 until the end of 2007, and it's edited together as a documentary of sorts, i.e. one continuous film, but of course with chapters. Also included will be all six promo videos made during the time in question plus some behind the scenes, four professionally filmed live songs from Filderstadt 2005, five TV clips they have purchased the rights to from SVT (the Swedish national television network) and some more homemade stuff as bonus. The complete running time is estimated to be almost three hours.

DVD track listing:

Main Feature:

* "Rebels With A Cause - Unruly, Unrestrained, Uninhibited" (Documentary - approximately 90 minutes running time)

Extras:

TV Clips:

* Blood Bound (Trackslistan)
* Blood Bound (Lanz i P3)
* Nr Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn (Alla Tiders Melodifestival)
* The Fire Burns Forever (European Athletics Championships 2006)
* Rundgng (SVT)

Live Clips:

* Templars Of Steel
* Unchained
* The Templar Flame
* Knights Of The 21st Century (Filharmonie, Filderstadt, Germany, April 22nd 2005)
* Secrets (collage Scandinavium, Gteborg, Sweden, April 30th 2005)

Promo Clips:

* Hearts On Fire
* Blood Bound
* Hearts On Fire (Olympic version)
* The Fire Burns Forever
* Natural High
* Last Man Standing

Behind The Scenes:

* Hearts On Fire
* Natural High

Short Movies:

* Proppsmllaren / Svullohomage 01 / Svullohomage 02
* Car Trouble / Macho Madness / Parking Trouble
* Pool The Plug / Somersault / Macho Madness
* Clumsies / Joacim Saves / Gooooooooooal
* Skorpionen / Drumsolo 1 & 2 / Santiago 2007

Check out the "Rebels With A Cause - Unruly, Unrestrained, Uninhibited" DVD trailer below.

HAMMERFALL recently recruited guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT) to replace Stefan Elmgren, who left the in early April to focus on his new career as a pilot.

HAMMERFALL will perform at the Heavy MTL festival in Montral, Quebec, Canada on June 21 before entering the studio in July to begin recording a new album.

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