Hammerfall DVD Coming In November

Gates of Dalhalla

Swedish melodic metal act Hammerfall have announced they will release a concert DVD and two-CD set (and a Blu-ray set with a pair of CDs) called “Gates Of Dalhalla.”

The effort will be available starting on November 30, compliments of Nuclear Blast.

The set will feature the band’s extraordinary 135-minute 15th-anniversary show that took place on July 28 on the historic open-air stage Dalhalla, built in an old quarry near the small Swedish village Rättvik.

The footage was captured by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with bands like Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, and Lacuna Coil.

“The set contained 26 tracks and lasted two hours and 15 minutes, by far the longest and most comprehensive gig of our entire career,” says guitarist Oscar Dronjak.

“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!”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.