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Hammerfall Announces Release Date For ‘Crimson Thunder’ Re-Issue

Feb. 15 — Veteran power metal band Hammerfall is scheduled to re-issue its 2002 album, Crimson Thunder this spring.

The band announced this week, it is scheduled to re-issue the album April 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s fourth studio recording, it is expected to feature previously unreleased songs recorded during the album’s recording sessions, new live performances, and a new medley track.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjack said he believes audiences will appreciate all of the content in the forthcoming re-issue.

”There is a lot to look forward to with this release even if you’re a die hard Templar with everything already in your collection: brand new album remix by Fredrik Nordström, never-before heard preproduction bonus tracks, exclusive acoustic live versions, this anniversary edition is packed with unique stuff that sees the light of day for the first time,” Dronjack said. “This is our biggest anniversary edition yet!”

Crimson Thunder will be available on a 3 CD digipack set, as well as separate 2 LP trifold silver vinyl, 2 LP trifold marbled red/black vinyl and 2 LP trifold marbled blue/white/black vinyl pressings.

In other news, Hammerfall recently announced a new slate of live European and North American dates in support of its latest album, Hammer of Dawn, which was released in 2022 through Napalm Records. The European leg of the band’s upcoming tour is scheduled to launch March 24 in Orebro, Sweden and to run through May 6 in Hamburg, Germany. It also features performances scheduled in Kalmar, Sweden; Huskvarna, Sweden and Bochum, Germany.

The North American leg of the band’s upcoming tour is scheduled to launch May 12 in Houston, TX and to run through June 4 in Roseville, CA. The tour includes dates scheduled in Royal Oak, MI; Denver, CO and Columbus, OH.

A handful of festival shows are also on the band’s schedule in June, July and August. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Check out the tour dates here!

24.03.23 SE Örebro – Frimis Salonger
25.03.23 SE Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
31.03.23 SE Skövde – Skövde Kulturhus
01.04.23 SE Huskvarna – Folkets Park
14.04.23 SE Sundsvall – Club Deströyer
15.04.23 SE Umeå – Nolia
20.04.23 SE Malmö – Kulturbolaget
21.04.23 SE Kalmar – Kalmar Salen
22.04.23 SE Sälen – Högfjällshotellet
27.04.23 SE Stockholm – Cirkus
05.05.23 DE Bochum – RuhrCongress *with Helloween
06.05.23 DE Hamburg – Sporthalle *with Helloween

US Tour

12.05.23 US Houston, TX – Wharehouse Live
13.05.23 US Dallas, TX – The Factory
15.05.23 US Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
16.05.23 US St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
18.0523 US Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
19.05.23 US Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
20.05.23 US New York City, NY – Terminal 5
21.05.23 US Worcester, MA – Palladium
22.05.23 CAN Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount
23.05.23 CAN Toronto, ON – History
24.05.23 US Royal Oak, MI – Music Theatre
25.05.23 US Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
26.05.23 US Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
27.05.23 US Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
28.05.23 US Lawrence, KS – The Granada
30.05.23 US Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
31.05.23 US Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
01.06.23 US Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02.06.23 US Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
03.06.23 US San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
04.06.23 US Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post


24.06.23 NO Oslo – Tons Of Rock
15.07.23 AU Leoben – Area 53 Festival
12.08.23 ES Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
16.-19.08.23 DE Dinkelsbuehl – SummerBreeze
17.-19.08.23 CZ -Moravsky Krumlov-Castle Garden – Rock Castle

More information on Hammerfall’s forthcoming album re-issue and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: