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22 August 2014

The fourth trailer for (r)Evolution, the ninth studio album by Swedish Heavy Metallers Hammerfall, where the guys discuss being back after their two year break, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel and here:

'(r)Evolution' - called "the essence of Hammerfall at its very purest" by guitarist, songwriter and founding member Oscar Dronjak - is due out in the UK on the 1st of September.

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Watch the guys describe how they achieved the "old Hammerfall sound to make this album smell a little bit like the old days" in the first trailer:

Watch the second trailer here:

And the third for a sneak preview of the band's upcoming video for the track 'Hector's Hymn':

The album was produced by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, Opeth), who also helped produce the first two Hammerfall albums, 1997's Glory To The Brave and 1998's Legacy Of Kings.

According to Dronjak, the new album title "comes from the second remake of the Planet Of The Apes movie, 'Rise of...' In Swedish, it was called 'Apornas Planet: (r)Evolution,' and the name stuck with me ever since I saw (and loved!) the movie. It seems like a fitting title for this album: We've taken everything that makes Hammerfall Hammerfall and evolved it."

(r)Evolution CD track list:

1. Hector's Hymn
2. (r)Evolution
3. Bushido
4. Live Life Loud
5. Ex Inferis
6. We Won't Back Down
7. Winter Is Coming
8. Origins
9. Tainted Metal
10. Evil Incarnate
11. Wildfire
12. Demonizer

The album is also available as a limited edition CD + signed print and on blue double vinyl.


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