Says the band: "Come and enjoy some food and drink, and celebrate 15 years with us Christmas style!"
HammerFall Crimson XII is a Barbera d’Asti D.O.C.G. from Cantina Sant’Evasio, Piemonte in Italy. Wine is made by 100% Barbera.
On the occasion of their well-deserved time-out in 2012/13, a testimonial of HammerFall's on-stage power in a DVD+2CD format was released on November 30th. For this, the extraordinary 135 minutes long 15-year anniversary show that took place on July 28th on the historic open-air stage Dalhalla, built in an old quarry near the small Swedish village Rättvik, was captured on camera.
Watch Hamerfall's live performance of their classic 'Hammerfall' to get an impression of the visually stunning show that Gates Of Dalhalla holds in store for you:
Moreover, you can now download the song’s audio live version for free at this location.
Video footage for the track 'Threshold', featured on the upcoming release, can be seen below:
Two trailers for Gates Of Dalhalla follow:
Oscar Dronjak comments: "The set contained 26 tracks and lasted two hours and 15 minutes, by far the longest and most comprehensive gig of our entire career! We played songs from every album and then some, there were lots of guests and pyros, and we had 80 Marshall cabinets and the big shield with the HF logo carved out in the middle hanging brought out of storage, all set in an extremely unique venue. You really have to see it to understand, this concert really captured the essence of HammerFall live in 2012 very well!"
Prominent guests included original Hammerfall lineup members Jesper Strömblad and Mikael Stanne, as well as ex-guitarist Stefan Elmgren, among others, which made the show unforgettable - also for the musicians themselves.
"Everything concerning this release is special: the venue, the occasion, the setlist, the guests. If you are going to celebrate something, do it properly, and this is exactly what we have done. Hammerfall with extra everything, 100% live, 0% bullshit,“ says Oscar.
Gates Of Dalhalla is far more than just a live DVD/Blu-Ray: It’s the ultimate proof that the Swedes, after 15 years of bringing heavy metal to the people, still are the undisputed kings of their genre.
The setlist of this very special show:
'Heeding The Call'
'Any Means Necessary'
'Riders Of The Storm'
'Let's Get It On'
'Blood Bound' (Special Guest: Stefan Elmgren)
'Last Man Standing' (Special Guest: Stefan Elmgren)
'Fury Of The Wild' (Special Guest: Stefan Elmgren)
Drum solo: Anders Johansson
'Always Will Be'
'Dia De Los Muertos'
'Steel Meets Steel' (Special Guest: Mikael Stanne)
'The Dragon Lies Bleeding' (Special Guest: Jesper Strömblad)
'Let The Hammer Fall'
'När Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn' (Special Guest: Roger Pontare)
'Something For The Ages'
'The Templar Flame'
'Oh Fortuna' (Special Guest: Team Cans)
'Glory To The Brave' (Special Guest: Team Cans)
'One More Time' (Special Guest: Team Cans)
'Hearts On Fire' (featuring all Special Guests)
The DVD was recorded and directed by Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, IN FLAMES). It will be released as a DVD/2-CD and Blu-Ray/2-CD.
More on Hammerfall at this location.