HAMMERFALL – remixed 20th anniversary break-through album “Renegade 2.0” out today!

Legendary Swedish heavy metal powerhouse HAMMERFALL release the remixed version of their globally acclaimed break-through album “Renegade” today via Nuclear Blast.

Back in year 2000, after the already euphoric reactions over their recent albums (Glory To The Brave, 1997 & Legacy Of Kings, 1998), the band travelled all the way to Nashville to work with iconic producer Michael Wagener (MÖTLEY CRÜE, METALLICA, MEGADETH, OZZY OSBOURNE), leaving the safe space that was Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden where the aforementioned landmark releases had been produced.

Renegade marked the international breakt-through for the up and coming band featuring true heavy metal anthems like “Templars Of Steel”, “A Legend Reborn”, “Keep The Flame Burning” or the incredibly successful title track.

For its 20th anniversary the band went full circle by having Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES) remix the album and besides that new touch also deliver a range of lavish physical formats with tons of bonus content and extended liner notes and interviews as well as brand new cover artwork, again created by the great Andreas Marshall who already painted the iconic original cover.

 listen to the album here:

Watch the original Wacken 2001 cut of “Renegade”  here:
Watch the legendary Wacken 2001 cut of “Templars Of Steel”

“Renegade 2.0” comes in following formats:

2 CD + DVD – box incl. 60-page booklet 

Vinyl 3 LP box , marbeled in grey, white and black incl. 24-page booklet

Vinyl 3 LP box in solid gold incl. 24-page booklet

Vinyl 1 LP gatefold in transparent yellow

Vinyl 1 LP gatefold in splatter red and yellow

Vinyl 1 LP gatefold solid blue

Vinyl 1 LP gatefold transparent clear

The tracklists are as follows:

Disc 1 (The 2020 Remix)


01. Templars Of Steel

02. Keep The Flame Burning

03. Renegade

04. Living In Victory

05. Always Will Be

06. The Way Of The Warrior

07. Destined For Glory

08. The Champion

09. Raise The Hammer

10. A Legend Reborn

Disc 2 (The Original Album & Bonus Tracks)


01. Templars Of Steel

02. Keep The Flame Burning

03. Renegade

04. Living In Victory

05. Always Will Be

06. The Way Of The Warrior

07. Destined For Glory

08. The Champion

09. Raise The Hammer

10. A Legend Reborn


11. Run With The Devil

from„Renegade“ Single

12. Head Over Heels

from „Renegade“ Single

13. Templars Of Steel

from „The Templar Renegade Crusades“ EP

14. Let The Hammer Fall

from „The Templar Renegade Crusades“ EP

15. Renegade

from „The Templar Renegade Crusades“ EP

16. Hammerfall

from „The Templar Renegade Crusades“ EP

Disc 3 (The Templar Renegade Crusades DVD)


01. I Want Out (Video Montage from Hansen Studios)

02. Unchained (Live in Switzerland)

03. Legacy of Kings (Live in U.S.A.)

04. Remember Yesterday (Live in Japan)

05. Warriors Of Faith (Live in Chile)

06. Let The Hammer Fall (Live in Sweden)

07. I Believe (Live in Sweden)

08. Breaking The Law (Video Montage)

09. WireWorld Studios (The Making of “Renegade”)

10. Renegade (Video Clip)

11. Always Will Be (Video Clip)

12. Raise The Hammer (Live in Switzerland)

13. Stronger Than All (Live in Chile)

14. Templars Of Steel (Live in Germany)

15. Let The Hammer Fall (Live in Germany)

16. Renegade (Live in Germany)

17. HammerFall (Live in Germany)

18. Heeding The Call (Live in Sweden, Acoustic Version)

19. Gold Album Party

20. A Legend Reborn (Video Montage)

21. Renegade (Live)

22. Slaktmora

23. Castle Garden

24. Bed-Lam

25. Making of “Renegade”

Ever since the release of their debut album, „Glory To The Brave“, in 1997, HAMMERFALL dropped jaws everywhere they went. 3 years and one album („Legacy Of Kings“, 1998) later, Swedish heavy metal saviors HAMMERFALL released what would be their international break-through and first number one record in their native: „Renegade“. Songs like the title track, the ballad „Always Will Be“, the ferocious opening track „Templars Of Steel“ or the pummeling „The Way Of The Warrior“ made the album the landmark release that it is today. From then on out HAMMERFALL kept rising through the ranks, becoming an institution in the metal world and are responsible for the revival of traditional heavy metal in the post-grunge music scene. Almost 30 years, countless tours around the globe and 11 albums in, HAMMERFALL are still going strong, being one of the most successful heavy bands to ever come out of Sweden.

Joacim Cans – vocals
Oscar Dronjak – guitar
Magnus Rosén – bass
Stefan Elmgren – guitar
Anders Johansson – drums


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