Renegade (HammerFall album)

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Renegade
Studio album by HammerFall
Released October 9, 2000
Recorded WireWorld Studios, Nashville, October 1999-Early 2000
Genre Heavy metal, power metal, Speed metal
Length 46:46
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Michael Wagener
HammerFall chronology
Legacy of Kings
(1998)
Renegade
(2000)
Crimson Thunder
(2002)
Singles from Renegade
  1. "Renegade"
    Released: August 21, 2000
  2. "Always Will Be"
    Released: April 9, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Renegade is HammerFall's third album, the first with the drummer Anders Johansson. It was released on October 9, 2000, on the Nuclear Blast Records label. As shown in the tracklist, the founding guitarist of In Flames and founding member of HammerFall, Jesper Strömblad, was the co-writer of several of the songs in the album. The album entered the Swedish charts at number one and was eventually awarded a gold certification.

Track listing[edit]

Deluxe edition[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Templars of Steel"   Dronjak, Cans 5:26
2. "Keep the Flame Burning"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:41
3. "Renegade"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:23
4. "Living in Victory"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:44
5. "Always Will Be"   Dronjak 4:51
6. "The Way of the Warrior"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:08
7. "Destined for Glory"   Dronjak, Cans 5:11
8. "The Champion"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:58
9. "Raise the Hammer" (Instrumental) Dronjak, Elmgren 3:24
10. "A Legend Reborn"   Dronjak, Cans 5:10
11. "Head Over Heels" (Accept cover - Feat. Udo Dirkschneider) Accept, Deaffy 4:30
12. "Breaking the Law" (Judas Priest cover) Tipton, Downing, Halford 2:14
13. "I Want Out" (Helloween cover) Hansen 4:38
14. "Man on the Silver Mountain" (Rainbow cover) Blackmore, Dio 3:26
15. "Run With The Devil" (Heavy Load Cover) S. Wlashquist 3:35
16. "Always Will Be" (Acoustic Version) Dronjak 4:47

Track 11-16 were released as bonus tracks on digipack and the Brazilian versions of "Renegade".

Chart positions[2][edit]

Country Ranked
Switzerland 72
Germany 17
Austria 43
Finland 34
Sweden 1

Personnel[edit]

Recording information[edit]

  • Recorded at WireWorld Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, April- June 2000.
  • Produced, recorded, engineered and mixed by Michael Wagener.
  • Mastered by Eric Conn.
  • Harley-Davidson sound on "Renegade" provided by Promise Breakers Motorcycle Club Nashville

Music video[edit]

  • The band created a music video entitled "Always Will Be".[3]
  • The track "Renegade" was also made into a music video. [4]

Art information[edit]

Release information[edit]

  • Formats: CD, LP, shaped CD, picture LP.

Additional information[edit]

  • The Russian version has the following bonus tracks: "Run With The Devil" (Heavy Load cover) and "Head Over Heels" (Accept cover).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent Jeffries (2000-11-14). "Renegade - Hammerfall | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "HammerFall - Renegade". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Hammerfall - Always Will Be (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Hammerfall - Renegade (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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