Swedish power-metal true believers HammerFall are prepping their 12th album, Hammer of Dawn, which packs a very special guest appearance by the one and only King Diamond. The Mercyful Fate icon and revered solo artist adds his signature wails to the LP's second single, "Venerate Me," which hit the internet today (January 20th). Blast it above via its visualizer video.
"The second single is here, and I'm very, very proud of it!' HammerFall guitarist and founding member Oscar Dronjak commented of "Venerate Me."" The music was written during the darkest, most uninspiring days of the pandemic and still came out as one of the strongest on the whole album. [HammerFall singer] Joacim Cans' fantastic lyric idea makes this track really stand out, and the special guest appearance towards the end really pushes it over the edge!"