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HammerFall - (r)Evolution.jpg
Studio album by HammerFall
Released August 27, 2014 (Sweden, Japan)
August 29 (Europe)
September 2 (United Kingdom, France)
September 2 (North America)
September 9 (Canada)
September 16 (Australia)
Recorded [1] Red Level 3 Studios Nashville
Studio Fredman, Göteborg, Sweden
Castle Black Studios, Harryda, Sweden
Genre Heavy metal, Power metal
Length 49:37
Label Nuclear Blast Records
Producer James Michael, Oscar Dronjak, Pontus Norgren, Fredrik Nordström
HammerFall chronology
Built to Last

(r)Evolution is the ninth studio album by the band HammerFall. It was released on August 27, 2014 in Sweden, August 29 in mainland Europe, September 1 in the UK and September 2 in North America. For the first time since 1998, HammerFall collaborated with Fredrik Nordström on a studio album, and Fredrik is sharing production credits with guitarists Oscar Dronjak and Pontus Norgren. It is also the band's final album to feature drummer Anders Johansson before his departure in September 2014. On 4 September 2014 (r)Evolution went all the way to No. 1 on Sverigetopplistan (Swedish Charts).[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Hector's Hymn"Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans5:54
2."(r)Evolution"Dronjak, Cans4:25
3."Bushido"Dronjak, Cans, Norgren4:39
4."Live Life Loud"Dronjak, Cans3:32
5."Ex Inferis"Dronjak, Cans4:40
6."We Won't Back Down"Dronjak, Cans4:19
7."Winter Is Coming"Dronjak3:49
8."Origins"Dronjak, Cans4:58
9."Tainted Metal"Cans, Norgren4:37
10."Evil Incarnate"Dronjak, Cans4:35
11."Wildfire"Dronjak, Cans, Norgren4:05
12."Demonized" (Limited Edition bonus track) 3:36
Total length:49:37


Production Personnel[edit]


Chart (2014) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 90
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 71
Czech Republic 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 10
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 85
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 4
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[9] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 5
UK 110
USA (Heatseekers) 1
USA (Hard Charts) 32


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  2. ^ Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista Archived 2013-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – HammerFall – (r)Evolution" (in German). Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – HammerFall – (r)Evolution" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – HammerFall – (r)Evolution" (in French). Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "HammerFall: (r)Evolution" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – HammerFall – (r)Evolution". Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2014. 37. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – HammerFall – (r)Evolution". Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – HammerFall – (r)Evolution". Hung Medien.

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