Sweden’s Hammerfall, veterans of Hammerfest 2017, have released the video for “(We Make) Sweden Rock” following the world premiere on the big screens at Sweden Rock Festival prior to the band’s performance over the weekend. The track is from their forthcoming album, “Dominion” set for release on August 16th on Napalm Records.
Hammerfall frontman Joacim Cans comments, “The lyrical content is direct referrals to songs and bands hailing from the north. In the lyric video we took everything a step further and included photos, not only from bands referred to in the lyrics, but from loads of other Swedish bands. It’s kind of a history lesson in Swedish Hard Rock & Metal.”
“The song is a tribute to the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal wonders that have swept the world for the past five decades. Bands from Sweden are tremendously well respected everywhere and we want to shine a light on everyone who helped create this.” adds guitarist Oscar Dronjak .
The video was shot in Belgrade, Serbia, by iCode in early April.
Dominion is Hammerfall’s eleventh studio album, and second with Napalm Records. The band re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three studios, and Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios for the instruments on the powerful 12 song collection.