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When HAMMERFALL released their debut album Glory To The Brave in 1997, the five Swedes had no idea they would be launching a true heavy metal revival overnight.

While the mainstream was saturated with grunge bands and the metal scene was dominated by black and gothic acts, this traditional metal record heralded a new era. Now, 20 years later, Nuclear Blast is set to release a fan must have: a 20 Year Anniversary Edition of the cult album – just in time for Christmas!

Watch the official trailer for the upcoming release:

Pre-order Glory To The Brave – 20 Year Anniversary Edition:
Gold Vinyl:  http://bit.ly/HammerfallShop
CD/DVD Box Set:  http://bit.ly/HammGTTBCD
Black Vinyl:  http://bit.ly/HammGTTBvin
Or get the digital version:  http://nblast.de/HammerfallDigital

“For us, the immense success was a real shock in the beginning,” singer Joacim Cans recalls. Suddenly after the release of their debut album, HAMMERFALL were considered to be the saviours of true metal. They received countless rave reviews from magazines, Wacken Open Air booked the band at prime time on the main stage, Kai Hansen invited the band personally to join as support on the GAMMA RAY tour and the CD entered the German album charts at #38 – an incredible achievement during this time. “Our advantage was that no one has expected us and our album. We only did what we wanted and felt compelled to do”, continues Cans. The band’s passion was influenced by their heavy metal peers: German metal acts like ACCEPT, HELLOWEEN andSTORMWITCH – but also by the underdogs, including WARLORD and PICTURE“I’m still very proud of this album, it has turned our lives upside down”, the vocalist concludes.

The re-release includes the completely remastered version of Glory To The Brave, a radio edit of the legendary title track as well as a stonking cover version of the STORMWITCH classic, ‘Ravenlord’. The bonus CD will include live versions of ‘The Metal Age’, ‘Steel Meets Steel’, ‘Stone Cold’,’Glory To The Brave’, ‘Hammerfall’ and ‘The Dragon Lies Bleeding’, as well as a medley of numerous tracks off their debut album, which was recorded live at a show in Berlin this year.

In addition to this, the double CD will also include a bonus DVD containing the first chapters of their The First Crusade documentary, which was originally released on VHS. As well as four new historically edited interview chapters, the DVD also includes a live recording of the band’s Dynamo Open Air show at Eindhoven in 1998. The album will be available as a digipack box set, including a booklet containing detailed liner notes, photos from the private archives of the band as well as magazine articles, flyers, posters and much more. Fans can also purchase the audio part separately, which includes bonus tracks as a double vinyl in black and gold. There has been no other album that was quite as important for the development of heavy metal in the nineties and now, the milestone will be released in a comprehensive deluxe edition that leaves no fan’s wishes unfulfilled!


01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned
06. Steel Meets Steel
07. Stone Cold
08. Unchained
09. Glory To The Brave
10. Ravenlord
11. Glory To The Brave (radio edit)

CD2 (bonus) – Live
01. The Metal Age (1998)
02. Steel Meets Steel (1998)
03. Stone Cold (1998)
04. Glory To The Brave (2012)
05. Hammerfall (2012)
06. The Dragon Lies Bleeding (2012)
07. Glory To The Brave Medley (2017)

The First Crusade:

01. Introduction
02. Steel Meets Steel – First Live Show
03. Glory To The Brave – Clip 1
04. HammerFall
05. Steel Meets Steel – Live
06. Glory to the Brave – Clip 2
07. The Making of „Glory To The Brave”
08. Ravenlord – Live (Stormwitch cover)
09. The Metal Age – Live
10. Nominated for the Swedish Grammy Award
11. Stone Cold -Live
12. Interview

Interview 2017:
13. Chapter I: The Early Days
14. Chapter II: The Rockslaget Festival
15. Chapter III: The Album
16. Chapter IV: New Members, Wacken & Touring

Live: Dynamo Festival 1998 
17. Child Of The Damned
18. The Metal Age
19. Steel Meets Steel
20. Eternal Dark
21. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
22. Stone Cold
23. HammerFall

Side A

01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned
Side B
01. Steel Meets Steel
02. Stone Cold
03. Unchained
04. Glory To The Brave
Side C (Bonus)
01. Ravenlord
02. The Metal Age (live 1998)
03. Steel Meets Steel (live 1998)
04. Stone Cold (live 1998)
Side D (Bonus)
01. Glory To The Brave (live 2012)
02. Hammerfall  (live 2012)
03. The Dragon Lies Bleeding  (live 2012)
04. Glory To The Brave – Medley (live 2017)

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