“ReBuilt To Tour” brings HammerFall, Swedish power metal legends, to Novi Sad.
Serbian fans have already seen HammerFall in Belgrade in the past in 2007 (At the Threshold to the Europe Tour), 2009 (No Sacrifice, No Victory Promo Tour) and 2011 (European Outbreak Tour).
Band was formed in 1993 by Oscar Dronjak, guitarist, who previously played in Ceremonial Oath, extreme metal band (melodic death metal). After quitting Ceremonial Oath, Oscar Dronjak and Jesper Strömblad formed HammerFall with Niklas Sundin and Mikael Stanne, who are both members of Dark Tranquillity.
Jesper Strömblad, In Flames drummer, along with Dronjak, was the core of the band. Soon Niklas Sundin (guitars), Johan Larsson (bass) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) joined the band. Of course, when you are young, you just formed the band, it is kind of rule to change few line-ups. Niklas Sundin and Johan Larsson left HF, another In Flames member was included, Glenn Ljungström (guitars). Fredrik Larsson took the bass player position. Since all the members had already been active in few other bands, HF supposed to be only a project. At the beginning they played few own songs and bunch of Pretty Maids, Alice Cooper and Judas Priest covers in small local clubs. Local music contest Rockslaget was the crucial moment for HF. Since Mikael Stanne could not perform at semi-finals, Joacaim Cans replaced him, but they agreed only for that night. HF was disqualified, but Cans remained HF vocalist for two decades.
Debut album “Glory to the Brave” was released in 1997 via Nuclear Blast. Line-up changed in the meantime, and over the years at least 15 musicians were involved in HF.
On December 15, 2017, Nuclear Blast reissued “Glory to the Brave” in order to celebrate twenty year anniversary.
In rich career that resulted with cooperation with metal legends such as Udo Dirkschneider or Rob Halford, HF released ten albums, the last one “Built to Last” in 2016.
As a support band, fans in Novi Sad can expect Armored Dawn, Brazilian power metal band that released latest album earlier this year.
LET THE HAMMER FALL!