Swedish power metal templars HammerFall have announced a full-on return from their two-year hiatus, confirming a new album and tour on the way. As Nuclear Blast press release reads, the new record should see the light of day in August 2014 and will be announced with a lead single in June. The effort will also mark the return of Fredrik Nordstrom, known as one of the founders of the Gothenburg sound and the producer of HammerFall's "Glory to the Brave" and "Legacy of Kings" efforts. Described as "a mix of the very best" HammerFall elements, the album sees the band revitalized and ready to go. "The time off has given us perspective on a lot of things, and the new material seems to reflect this," says guitarist Oscar Dronjak. "We're all super excited to get this going again and bring you a revitalized and reenergized HammerFall!" The band announced hiatus following the 15th anniversary celebration of their debut effort "Glory to the Brave." As the latest HF record, "Infected" saw its release in May 2011 via Nuclear Blast.
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