Hammerfall's evolution begins

Sweden’s Hammerfall have announced their return to the fold with the single Bushido and an album titled (r)Evolution.

Speaking about their latest material, guitarist Oscar Dronjak says: “This album has more single quality songs than any we’ve done before, as evidenced by the fact that pretty much the only single choice we could all agree on was Bushido.

“It captures the essence of Hammerfall as much as any other song we’ve written – it’s one of the strongest efforts from our camp ever. It’s filled with energy, hunger and pure adrenaline and if you don’t like this one, you have no love for Hammerfall heavy metal.”

Bushido is on sale from today, while ®Evolution will be released in Europe on August 29 and the US on September 2.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.