HAMMERFALL Releases Official Video for New Single “Second to One”, Featuring Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast
European Tour with HAMMERFALL and Special Guest BATTLE BEAST Kicks Off on January 30
Duet Available on Strictly Limited 7” Vinyl Exclusively on World Dominion Tour
[ Photo Credit: Patric Ullaeus ]
Never be somebody’s second But always be Second to One!
Today, HAMMERFALL has revealed a new version of their beautiful, energetic ballad, “Second to One”, featuring Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast. The original track was featured on HAMMERFALL’s chart-breaking 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 on “Second to One”: “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!”
Singer Joacim Cans on the duet: “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.”
Watch The Emotional Video For “Second to One” NOW!
The marvelous audiovisual was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked as a director for almost thirty years and has collaborated with numerous bands like In Flames, Europe and Within Temptation over the years.
Digitally Available On All Streaming Platforms TODAY!
Swedish heavy metal icons and special guest Battle Beast will meet again on the European run of HAMMERFALL’s monumental World Dominion Tour throughout Europe, starting on January 30. Get the 7” vinyl (strictly limited to 750) of “Second to One” including a karaoke version of the track exclusively on tour! Tickets are selling out fast – get yours now!
HAMMERFALL World Dominion Tour 2020
Europe w/ Battle Beast, Serious Black 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 26.02.20 RU - Moscow / Glavclub 28.02.20 BY - Minsk / RePublic Club 29.02.20 UA - Kiev / Atlas Club
w/ 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 / AnnexetNorth America w/ Beast In Black, Edge of Paradise 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.
Order Dominion HERE!
[ Cover art: Samwise Didier ]
Track listing for Dominion: 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 SmileHAMMERFALL are: Joacim Cans: Lead Vocals Oscar Dronjak: Lead & Rhythm Guitars Pontus Norgren: Lead & Rhythm Guitars Fredrik Larsson: Bass Guitar David Wallin: Drums & Percussion
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