After the recent postponement of a bunch of their 2022 ‘United Forces’ tour dates with HAMMERFALL, pumpkin squad Helloween will finally kick off this highly-anticipated trek at Manchester Academy (UK) this Wednesday. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below. To mark the occasion, the group have also prepared a special release: a vinyl single titled ‘Best Time’ will see the light of day on May 20th, 2022 via Atomic Fire. It features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A, as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the […]

Legendary heavy metal stars Helloween return to the UK for two shows next month, on May 4th at Manchester Academy and on May 5th at Brixton Academy in London. The dates kick off the United Forces Tour along with Hammerfall, that will see both bands play in cities across Europe. Earlier this year, parts of the tour had to be postponed due to the pandemic, but the UK dates remained unchanged. 04.05.2022 UK Manchester – Manchester Academy 05.05.2022 UK London – Brixton Academy 23.05.2022 FR Lyon – Transbordeur * 25.05.2022 FR Paris – Olympia * New Dates: 28.06.2022 HU Budapest – Papp Laszlo Sportarena 29.06.2022 AT Vienna – Gasometer 30.06.2022 CZ Prague – O2 02.07.2022 SK Zvolenska Slatina OLYMPIC Fields – Open Air 27.08.2022 IT Milan – Ippodromo San Siro […]

Review: HammerFall – Hammer of Dawn Napalm Records (February 25th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Power metal titans HammerFall return with their 12th studio album ‘Hammer of Dawn‘. I first discovered the band with 1998’s ‘Legacy of Kings‘ and followed their career through to their best album, ‘Chapter V:  Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken‘. I was very disappointed by […]

Today, Swedish Heavy Metal frontrunners HammerFall have released their latest single, ‘Brotherhood‘ – the third single from their forthcoming, much anticipated studio album, ‘Hammer Of Dawn‘. ‘Brotherhood‘ is a musical salute to their most loyal fans, The Templars Of Steel, who have stuck by the band through thick and thin. It’s also a heartfelt internal nod to each other, recognizing […]

Swedish saviors of heavy metal HAMMERFALL let the hammer strike again with their twelfth studio album, ‘Hammer of Dawn‘, set to be released on February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records. The album’s release is preceded by the arrival of the first single and title track, ‘Hammer of Dawn‘, accompanied by a music video filmed at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, […]

Brazilian female-fronted metallers Shadowside have announced the addition of Swedish bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall) to the group’s ranks. Shadowside, was formed by singer Dani Nolden, Raphael Mattos on guitars and Fabio Buitvidas on drums and now with Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall) on bass. Magnus was part of Hammerfall from 1997 to 2007, did several world tours and recorded several albums, being awarded golden records and a Grammy nomination with Hammerfall. He […]