HAMMERFALL Drop Remixed Version Of Title Track “Renegade”

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Swedish metallers Hammerfall with reissue their landmark album “Renegade” with a brand new remix from legendary producer Fredrik Nordström, and today they have shared the newly remixed version of the band’s legendary break-through album title track, played live at the legendary Wacken Open Air 2001. Fast-paced and in your face, yet epic and melodic “Renegade” meant the beginning of a new era for HAMMERFALL,  as well as for the metal world as a whole, and is to this day a true classic of the genre.

Today it’s time to unleash the remixed version of this undeniable heavy metal anthem, which brings back wistful memories! Listen to the newly remixed version below.

Ever since the release of their debut album, “Glory To The Brave” in 1997, HAMMERFALL dropped jaws everywhere they went. 3 years and one album (“Legacy Of Kings,” 1998) later, Swedish heavy metal saviors HAMMERFALL released what would be their international breakthrough and first number one record in their native: “Renegade.” Songs like the title track, the ballad “Always Will Be”, the ferocious opening track “Templars Of Steel” or the pummeling “The Way Of The Warrior” made the album the landmark release that it is today. From then on out HAMMERFALL kept rising through the ranks, becoming an institution in the metal world, and are responsible for the revival of traditional heavy metal in the post-grunge music scene. Almost 30 years, countless tours around the globe, and 11 albums in, HAMMERFALL are still going strong, being one of the most successful heavy bands to ever come out of Sweden.

Remember Wacken Open Air 2001 when ten thousand metal-heads were roaring along with the chorus for “Templars Of Steel”? No? Well, let us refresh your memory with this legendary live footage from just that show. A song like a cry for a heavy metal revolution that really caught on to the scene. To this day, “Templars Of Steel“ is a true highlight of every live HAMMERFALL show and is a track that captures the true essence of the band.

Front-man Joacim Cans remembers: “Oscar and I went down to Gran Canaria to write and finalize some songs for the ‘Renegade’ album. Somewhere in the constant ‘haze’ I still remember that Oscar played the riff to the song and it totally blew me away. Couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into the hymn-like masterpiece and try some vocal ideas in my temporary studio built in the bathroom. This song became the opening track on the upcoming tour and created one of the coolest show openings ever when the draw bridge slowly started to come down during the pulsating intro to the song.”

Watch the legendary live video from Wacken 2001 below.

Pre-order “Renegade 2.0″ here.

“Renegade 2.0″ comes in the following formats:

  • 2 CD + DVD
    • Box includes a 60-page booklet  
  • Vinyl
    • 3 LP box, marbled in grey, white and black
      • includes 24-page booklet
    • 3 LP box in solid gold
      • Includes 24-page booklet
    • 1 LP gatefold in transparent yellow
    • 1 LP gatefold in splatter red and yellow
    • 1 LP gatefold solid blue
    • 1 LP gatefold transparent clear


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