“No Sacrifice, No Victory” from Swedish HAMMERFALL, has been certified gold in the band’s home country for sales in excess of 30,000 copies (in 2002, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden lowered the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country from 40,000 to 30,000).
HAMMERFALL’s March 23, 2009 concert at Docks in Hamburg, Germany will be broadcast live on NuclearBlast.de and Hammerfall.net.
Video footage of HAMMERFALL’s March 11, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of “eblinternational”).
“No Sacrifice, No Victory” has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe:
#2 – Sweden
#7 – Germany
#20 – Switzerland
#21 – UK (Indie Albums chart)
#25 – Austria
#46 – Norway
#95 – France
“No Sacrifice, No Victory” was recorded in part at Andy La Rocque’s (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden and includes an instrumental written by the group’s latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT), as well as a song entitled “One of a Kind”, which was composed as a collaboration between HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak and IN FLAMES axeman Jesper Strömblad (who was a member of HAMMERFALL in the band’s earliest incarnation). The cover artwork was created by Sam Didier, while Thomas Ewerhard was responsible for the CD layout.