I started the band in 1993 with the intention of playing heavy metal and having fun. I had another band which was my main band. Only I asked some friends who played heavy metal and liked heavy metal also if they wanted to play this with me because we all had other bands that were the main priority. Hammerfall was just for fun. Getting together and playing something we love to do. As the years went on we got a new vocalist, Joacim, the one we have now. With the addition of him and the musical collaboration between him and me, we really felt that this was worth going for. To see what happens if we try to get an album deal and all that. So we got a deal with a small Dutch label called Vic Records. Nuclear Blast licensed the album. 'Glory to the Brave' was released, sold a lot of albums. 'Legacy of Kings' was recorded and released, sold a lot of albums. We did a world tour called the Templar World Crusade, came back off of that and started writing for the new album 'Renegade' which is why I am talking to you right now.
I write most of the music and some of the vocal melodies. Joacim writes most of the vocal melodies and most of the lyrics. But Joacim and me are the ones responsible for 90% of the songwriting. Stephan, the guitar player has done parts on one song on the new album.
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