Nuclear Blast is happy to have Swedish powerhouse HAMMERFALL return after signing with the label in 1997 when they released their debut album Glory To The Brave.
HAMMERFALL was recently awarded a diamond award for having sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, from their very first album, Glory To The Brave, released in 1996, to their 2014 album (r)Evolution.
And there’s even more to celebrate: following on from Renegade (2000), Crimson Thunder (2002) and No Sacrifice, No Victory (2009),HAMMERFALL‘s fifth studio album, Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken from 2005, is now the band’s fourth album that has gone gold in Sweden, while Crimson Thunder even went platinum, surpassing 60,000 sales in the group’s home country.
HAMMERFALL comments on its return to Nuclear Blast: “We were part of building the label back in the day, starting with our first album. For a long time, we were along for the ride as Nuclear Blast evolved into the immense powerhouse it is today. Although we did leave for three studio albums, and we are pleased with those albums and thank everyone who worked with us on them, we are very excited to be back where we belong: with Nuclear Blast. It truly feels like we’ve come home.”
Marcus Hammer, managing director at Nuclear Blast, comments: “In the darkest days of the ’90s of death and black metal HAMMERFALL spearheaded a glorious revival of classic melodic metal and they are now bigger than ever before. It’s an impressive career of creative power and we are more than happy to welcome them back at the label where they started. Over the past few years, we always stayed in good contact working on their massive back catalog and it’s a pleasure to continue the relationship for new albums in the near future. Thanks to HAMMERFALL, their management and amazing crew!”