HAMMERFALL – Online Chat with Drummer Anders Johansson

Drummer Anders Johansson of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL will be hosting the band’s next online chat from Sweden tomorrow, Saturday, February 5th, at 8:30 a.m. PACIFIC / 11:30 a.m. EASTERN / 5:30 p.m. (17:30) CET. The online event will take place at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room at THIS location. Fans are invited to join Anders online to ask about the new album, his love of ice hockey, karate, tae kwon-do, powerlifting, aquariums, astronomy, plus jazz and fusion music. The following previous chats are also available for viewing: · Guitarist / founding member Oscar Dronjak · Guitarist Pontus Norgren and vocalist Joacim Cans · Guitarist Pontus Norgren and bassist Fredrik Larsson · Guitarist Oscar Dronjak and vocalist Joacim Cans Read BraveWords.com’s exclusive in-studio report – which includes songs titles scheduled to appear on the new album – HERE! HAMMERFALL have begun mixing their new album with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf). The as-yet-untitled new release is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) and will be available in Europe on May 20th. A summer release date in North America is expected. No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France. In related news, Oscar Dronjak recently launched his weekly blog on the Decibel Magazine website about mixed martial arts & the UFC. In his first installment, he discusses his jump from being a pro-wresting fan to his introduction to the MMA world, censorship in Sweden, and how the metal underground wasn’t the only scene with a tape-trading community. Read the full blog HERE.

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