HAMMERFALL - (R)EVOLUTION | LP
The career of Swedish heavy metal pioneers HAMMERFALL is one amazing march of triumph: After revolutionizing the genre by the end of the 90s, the Gothenburg based quintet released a total of eight studio albums, several compilations, live-releases and toured the globe relentlessly. Right after celebrating the 15th anniversary of their legendary debut »Glory To The Brave«, the band announced to be taking a creative break in 2013, only to treat the fans with the highly acclaimed live DVD »Gates Of Dalhalla« in late 2012. »(r)Evolution« not only has HAMMERFALL reclaiming their rightful place on top of the metal globe, but also taking things back to the roots in many ways. Once again the band has had production duties handled by none other than Fredrik Nordström, who helmed their two milestone releases »Glory To The Brave« and »Legacy Of Kings« in the early years of the band's history. The music recordings for »(r)Evolution« took place in March and April 2014 at guitarist Oscar Dronjak's Castle Black Studios. Yet another return has the band reunited with cover artist Andreas Marschall, the "father" of HAMMERFALL's mascot Hector, who first appeared on the band's debut record and is now back on the front cover of »(r)Evolution«.