By Eddie Jorgensen
Never a band to sit idle, the Hammerfall quintet is finishing up its latest U.S. run. For fans who feel like the group’s opening set wasn’t enough, a handful of surprises could be in store for its upcoming Roseville show, including new material from the stellar 2022 release on Nuclear Blast records, ‘Hammer of Dawn.’
Besides celebrating a newer album, Nuclear Blast is also revisiting Hammerfall’s “Crimson Thunder” record from 2002. This 20th anniversary retrospective comes either as a glorious 3-CD box set, or as a 2 LP set in Platinum. It’s a “Crimson Thunder” edition replete with bonus tracks.
Anchored by vocalist Joacim Sans, Hammerfall is rounded-out by bassist Fredrik Larsson and guitarist Oscar Dronjak. Fans agree the trio hasn’t skipped a beat in its multi-decade existence. They currently have a new lyric video for the classic “Riders on the Storm.” Tuning in is a good idea for anyone on the fence about venturing out to the Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville on a lazy Sunday night.
Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and the action kicks off with local openers, Niviane, at 7:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.goldfieldtradingpost.com for $25. Goldfield Trading Post is located at 238 Vernon Street in Roseville.