Renegade (HammerFall album)

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Studio album by
Released9 October 2000
RecordedWireWorld Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999–2000
GenreHeavy metal, power metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerMichael Wagener
HammerFall chronology
Legacy of Kings
Crimson Thunder
Singles from Renegade
  1. "Renegade"
    Released: 21 August 2000
  2. "Always Will Be"
    Released: 9 April 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores

Renegade is the third studio album by Swedish heavy metal band HammerFall. It was released on 9 October 2000 on the Nuclear Blast label and is the first album to feature drummer Anders Johansson. Former drummer of HammerFall and founder of heavy metal band In Flames Jesper Strömblad still wrote some of the album's songs, even after parting ways with the band in 1997. The album debuted on the Swedish charts at number one and was eventually awarded a gold certification.

Track listing[edit]

1."Templars of Steel"Dronjak, Cans5:26
2."Keep the Flame Burning"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:41
3."Renegade"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:23
4."Living in Victory"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:44
5."Always Will Be"Dronjak4:51
6."The Way of the Warrior"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:08
7."Destined for Glory"Dronjak, Cans5:11
8."The Champion"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:58
9."Raise the Hammer" (Instrumental)Dronjak, Elmgren3:24
10."A Legend Reborn"Dronjak, Cans5:10
Total length:46:46

Digipak and Brazilian edition bonus tracks

11."Head Over Heels" (Accept cover - feat. Udo Dirkschneider)Accept, Deaffy4:30
12."Breaking the Law" (Judas Priest cover)Tipton, Downing, Halford2:14
13."I Want Out" (Helloween cover)Hansen4:38
14."Man on the Silver Mountain" (Rainbow cover)Blackmore, Dio3:26
15."Run with the Devil" (Heavy Load cover)S. Wlashquist3:35
16."Always Will Be" (Acoustic Version)Dronjak4:47
Total length:69:56
  • The Russian version has the following bonus tracks: "Run with the Devil" (Heavy Load cover) and "Head Over Heels" (Accept cover).

Music videos[edit]

  • The band created a music video for "Always Will Be".[2]
  • The track "Renegade" was also made into a music video.[3]

Chart positions[edit]


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


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.

Art information[edit]


  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent (14 November 2000). "Renegade - Hammerfall | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Hammerfall - Always Will Be (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Hammerfall - Renegade (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "HammerFall - Renegade". Retrieved 19 May 2014.

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