Swedish Power Metal legends HAMMERFALL recently announced their return to Nuclear Blast and celebrated a career milestone when it was announced that their albums “Renegade”, “Crimson Thunder”, “No Sacrifice”, “No Victory” and “Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken” had all achieved gold status in Sweden. And stoking the flames even higher – it was revealed that Crimson Thunderhad surpassed 60,000 sales and hit platinum status.
A special 20-year anniversary edition of “Crimson Thunder,” will be released on April 28th via Nuclear Blast Records, continuing their retrospective series. Their fourth studio album has been remixed and remastered by Fredrik Nordström and this definitive version will include previously unreleased pre-production tracks, a brand-new medley and live acoustic songs.
Today, the band presents a brand new lyric video for their old classic “Riders Of The Storm”, in remixed and remastered version. Front-man Joacim Cans comments on the song: “This mid tempo, riff based song instantly became a live hit for both the band and the fans. I just love it when the crowd starts to jump in the beginning when the beat kicks in! Even though the lyrical theme is a bit on the dystopian side there is a positive vibe and energy, with a feeling of hope, within the music. A feeling of hope that eventually also can be found in the lyrics.”
Guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: ”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. This is our biggest anniversary edition yet!”
“Crimson Thunder 20-Year-Anniversary Edition” comes in following formats:
- Digital Album
- 3CD Digi Box
- Platinum Edition – 2LP Trifold Silver Vinyl
- Crimson Edition – 2LP Trifold Marbled Red /Black Vinyl
- Thunder Edition – 2LP Trifold Marbled Blue/White/Black