HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"I know we have said to everyone that we wouldn’t do any more shows until the release of the next album, because that is how we normally do it. But due to the tremendous success of our last tour, we have decided to break from that form not once but twice: On July 21st, HAMMERFALL will headline the Earthshaker Festival in Kreuth, Germany! More details will follow in the coming months, but I can tell you right away that it will be something very, very special. Just you wait and see. The other one remains a secret still, but will be announced eventually. They will both be exclusive in the respect that they aren’t in the same territory and there will absolutely, positively not be any more. And they share something else in common as well. We feel that our fans deserve something extraordinary, and that’s exactly what these shows will be. They will both be unlike anything else from us. Just you wait and see. So, if you want to see HAMMERFALL live this summer, you now have two choices."
HAMMERFALL's latest album, "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken", was released in March 2005 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Crimson Thunder" was produced and mixed by Charlie Bauernfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN).