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Hammerfall releases official music video for “Second to One” featuring Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast)!

 

Hammerfall  has revealed a new version of their beautiful, energetic ballad, “Second to One”, featuring Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast. The original song was featured on Hammerfall’s album”Dominion”, which was released in August 2019 via Napalm Records. Noora Louhimo’s bittersweet vocals compliment Joacim Cans’ equally multifaceted performance, making this duet a true musical highlight of the new year.

Beautiful harmonies, emotional storytelling and powerful vocal lines weave throughout the song and will light your way in dark times. The song preaches themes of trusting your instincts and following your own heart, as well as taking time for yourself.

 

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak states this about the new music video/song:

“It all started with Joacim suggesting we should try to write a song together with our long time producer James Michael. We went over to Los Angeles for a weekend, not knowing what to expect. Within the first 30 minutes, I played an idea I had for James. He immediately responded with some chords and melodies, and we took it from there. Together, we wrote the music in just a couple of hours and met the next day to just finalize all the details. That’s how fast it can go sometimes when you get a feeling for something and the snowball just starts rolling, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world! The ‘hit-or-miss’ weekend in this case definitely turned out as a hit!”

 

Vocalist Joacim Cans states this about the new music video/song:

“Already during the writing process I had the feeling this song would be perfect as a duet – a sort of modern ‘Ozzy & Lita Ford’. I have had my eye on Battle Beast and Noora Louhimo for quite some time and was blown away by her vocal skills and stage presence. I had a feeling our voices would be a perfect match. When we decided to make the duet idea reality, I just picked up the phone and called Noora who instantly said ‘Hell Yeah!’ Working with Noora was nothing but awesome and we bonded the second we met. Not only is she an extremely talented vocalist, she is also a fantastic human being. The great connection between Noora and I really shows in the video clip for the song.”

 

Noora Louhimo on the duet and the video shooting:

“I was contacted by Joacim and asked if I wanted to do a duet with him on “Second to One”. My first thought was ‘what an honor’ and that I needed to listen to this song to make my final decision. Once I heard it, I knew it was going to be something special and agreed on the collaboration. I flew to Gothenburg for the sessions and even though I hadn’t met Joacim or the others from Hammerfall before, it felt very natural and easy to work with them. I also agree with Joacim that we hit it off right away and you can see that in the music video how comfortable things were between us. I am so excited to be part of this and to go on tour with them with Battle Beast in the end of January.”

 

World Dominion Tour 2020 with Battle Beast, Serious Black tour dates:

30.01.20 DE – Bremen / Aladin
31.01.20 DE – Hamburg / Sporthalle
01.02.20 DE – Osnabrück / Hydepark
02.02.20 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
03.02.20 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
05.02.20 BE – Antwerp / TRIX
06.02.20 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
07.02.20 DE – Munich / Tonhalle
08.02.20 DE – Kaufbeuren / All Kart Halle
09.02.20 IT – Milan / Live Club
11.02.20 DE – Langen / Stadthalle
12.02.20 DE – Leipzig / Werk 2
13.02.20 CZ – Prague / Forum Karlin
14.02.20 DE – Bamberg / Brose Arena
15.02.20 DE – Ludwigsburg / MHP Arena
16.02.20 CH – Pratteln / Z7
18.02.20 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
19.02.20 PL – Krakow / Studio
20.02.20 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
21.02.20 AT – Graz / Orpheum
22.02.20 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
23.02.20 DE – Berlin / Huxley’s Neue Welt
25.02.20 RU – St Petersburg / Cosmonaut Club
26.02.20 RU – Moscow / Glavclub
28.02.20 BY – Minsk / RePublic Club
29.02.20 UA – Kiev / Atlas Club
with Dragonforce
24.03.20 DK – Odense / Posten
25.03.20 DK – Aarhus / Train
26.03.20 DK – Copenhagen / Amager Bio
27.03.20 SE – Gothenburg / Partille Arena
28.03.20 SE – Stockholm / Annexet

 

North America with Beast In Black, Edge of Paradise tour dates:

14.09.20 US – West Palm Beach, FL / Kelsey Theatre
15.09.20 US – Tampa, FL / Orpheum
26.09.20 US – Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
18.09.20 US – San Antonio, TX / Rock Box
19.09.20 US – Dallas, TX / Trees
20.09.20 US – Houston, TX / Scout Bar
22.09.20 US – Tempe, AZ / Club Red
23.09.20 US – Anaheim, CA / City National Grove
24.09.20 US – Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
25.09.20 US – Portland, OR / Hawthorne Theatre
26.09.20 US – Seattle, WA / El Corazon
27.09.20 CA – Vancouver, BC / Rickshaw Theatre
29.09.20 CA – Calgary, AB / Dickens
30.09.20 CA – Edmonton, AB / The Starlite Room
02.10.20 US – Salt Lake City, UT / Liquid Joe’s
03.10.20 US – Englewood, CO / Gothic Theater
05.10.20 US – Minneapolis, MN / The Cabooze
06.10.20 US – Racine, WI / Rt 20
07.10.20 US – Chicago, IL / Concord Music Hall
08.10.20 US – Westland, MI / Token Lounge
09.10.20 US – Cincinnati, OH / Riverfront Live
10.10.20 US – Cleveland, OH / Agora Ballroom
11.10.20 CA – Toronto, ON / MOD Club
12.10.20 CA – Montreal, QC / Corona Theatre
13.10.20 CA – Quebec, QC / Imperial
15.10.20 US – Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance
16.10.20 US – Worcester, MA / The Palladium
17.10.20 US – New York, NY / Gramercy Theatre
18.10.20 US – Philadelphia, PA / Theatre of Living Arts
19.10.20 US – Silver Spring, MD / The Filmore

Dominion is Hammerfall’s eleventh studio album and second with Napalm Records, and hit the charts worldwide. Dominion is available as CD, Vinyl, and a limited edition Deluxe Box Set consisting of a digipack, limited 7” light blue vinyl, limited cassette, cover art print, photo cards, patch and sticker.

 

Track-list:

1.   Never Forgive, Never Forget
2.   Dominion
3.   Testify
4.   One Against the World
5.   (We Make) Sweden Rock
6.   Second to One
7.   Scars of a Generation
8.   Dead by Dawn
9.   Battleworn
10. Bloodline
11. Chain of Command
12. And Yet I Smile

 

Line-up:

Joacim Cans: Lead Vocals
Oscar Dronjak: Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Pontus Norgren: Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Fredrik Larsson: Bass Guitar
David Wallin: Drums & Percussion

 

Check out the music video for theSecond to One” featuring Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), here: