Hammerfall reveal lyric video for “(We Make) Sweden Rock”

Hammerfall (We Make) Sweden Rock single cover
Hammerfall has shared today the lyric video for “(We Make) Sweden Rock” following the world premiere on the big screens at Sweden Rock Festival prior to the band’s performance over the weekend. The track is from their forthcoming album, “Dominion” set for release on August 16th, 2019.

Hammerfall frontman Joacim Cans comments: “The lyrical content is direct referrals to songs and bands hailing from the north. In the lyric video we took everything a step further and included photos, not only from bands referred to in the lyrics, but from loads of other Swedish bands. It’s kind of a history lesson in Swedish Hard Rock & Metal”.

“The song is a tribute to the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal wonders that have swept the world for the past five decades. Bands from Sweden are tremendously well respected everywhere and we want to shine a light on everyone who helped create this”, adds guitarist Oscar Dronjak.

The video was shot in Belgrade, Serbia, by iCode in early April.

Watch the lyric video for “(We Make) Sweden Rock” below. Stream and download the track here.

“Dominion” is Hammerfall’s eleventh studio album, and second with Napalm Records. Pre-order “Dominion” here. The cover artwork was created by renowned visual artist Samwise Didier.

Tracklist:
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 has already started in Europe throughout summer 2019, including stops at 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).

Live Shows 2019:
13.06.19 SE - Västervik / Hojrock
22.06.19 BE - Dessel / Festivalpark Stenehei
07.07.19 ES - Barcelona / Rock Fest
20.07.19 SE - Rättvik / Dalhalla
27.07.19 RU - Kemerovo / Heroes of World Rock Festival
01.08. - 03.08.19 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
07.08. - 10.08.19 ES - Valencia / Leyendas Del Rock
14.08. - 17.08.19 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Open Air
16.08. - 17.08.19 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill
29.08.19 CO - Bogota / Royal Center
30.08.19 CO - Medellin / Teatro Universidad de Medellin
31.08.19 CO - Pereira / Perla del Otún
01.09.19 CO - Cali / Teatro Jorge Isaacs
03.09.19 CO - Pasto / TBA
05.09.19 CO - Bucaramanga / Auditorio Luis A Calvo

North American Tour Dates 2019:
07.09.19 US - West Hollywood, CA / Whisky A Go Go
08.09.19 US - San Diego, CA / Brick By Brick
10.09.19 US - Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bazaar
04.10.19 US - Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Revolution*
05.10.19 US - Tampa, FL / Jannus Landing*
06.10.19 US - Atlanta, GA / Center Stage*
08.10.19 US - Dallas, TX / House of Blues*
10.10.19 US - Phoenix, AZ / Van Buren*
11.10.19 US - Los Angeles, CA / The WIltern*
12.10.19 US - San Francisco, CA / The Regency*
14.10.19 US - Portland, OR / Roseland Ballroom*
15.10.19 US - Seattle, WA / Showbox Sodo*
16.10.19 CA - Vancouver, BC / Vogue Theater*
18.10.19 CA - Edmonton, AB / Union Hall*
19.10.19 CA - Calgary, AB / The Palace Theater*
21.10.19 US - Salt Lake City, UT / The Complex Rockwell*
23.10.19 US - Denver, CO / Ogden Theater*
25.10.19 US - Minneapolis, MN / Skyway Theater*
26.10.19 US - Chicago, IL / The Vic Theater*
27.10.19 US - Cleveland, OH / The Agora Ballroom*
29.10.19 CA - Toronto, ON / The Danforth Music Hall*
30.10.19 CA - Montreal, QC / M Telus*
01.11.19 US - Worcester, MA / Palladium*
02.11.19 US - New York, NY / Playstation Theater*
03.11.19 US - Silver Spring MD / The Fillmore*
* (w/ Sabaton)

European Tour Dates 2020:
30.01.20 DE - Bremen
31.01.20 DE - Hamburg
01.02.20 DE - Oberhausen
07.02.20 DE - Munich
08.02.20 DE - Kaufbeuren
09.02.20 IT - Milan
11.02.20 DE - Langen
12.02.20 DE - Saarbrücken
13.02.20 CZ - Prague
14.02.20 DE - Bamberg
15.02.20 DE - Ludwigsburg
16.02.20 CH - Pratteln
18.02.20 PL - Warsaw
19.02.20 PL - Krakow
20.02.20 HU - Budapest
21.02.20 AT - Graz
22.02.20 AT - Vienna
23.02.20 DE - Berlin
 
With more to be announced!

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