Thursday, February 24, 2011


HAMMERFALL guitarist & MMA enthusiast Oscar Dronjak weighs in on UFC® 127 - Penn vs. Fitch set to take place in Sydney, Australia this Saturday:

“BJ Penn has had many ups and some downs over his long, illustrious career, which has seen him capture both the Lightweight and Welterweight Championships (the only man to ever to hold belts in different weight classes the UFC® alongside legend Randy Couture), but one thing that stands out when looking at his record is he always bounces back higher than he was before. The two back-to-back welterweight losses against Matt Hughes and GSP [Georges St-Pierre] in 2006 led to Penn's complete domination of the lightweight division that lasted until he was dethroned by current champ Frankie Edgar last summer. Those two back-to-back losses resulted in another weight class change and a devastation of Matt Hughes. Are we on the verge of another dominating chapter in BJ Penn's fantastic career?  I can't wait to find out Saturday!”

Read Oscar’s latest “Hammer of Justice” blog entry in its entirety at

HAMMERFALL have completed work their new album with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  Read’s exclusive, in-studio report on the new album here.

The as-yet-untitled new release is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) and will be available in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release date in North America is expected.

No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

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