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HammerFall’s Oscar Dronjak Weighs In on the MMA Scene
Noisecreep reported on HammerFall's Anders Johansson and Oscar Dronjak (seen in the above photo with MMA fighter Josh "The Pitbull" Souder) dropping in on MMA fighter Bas Rutten's gym while on tour last year. We recently caught up with Dronjak to see what he thought about…
Best Power Metal Album Covers
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Whether you're a seasoned listener or a heavy music neophyte, if you see some kind of mythological winged creature or a 'Masters of the Universe'-inspired landscape on an album cover, chances are it's from a power metal band...
Hammerfall Guitarist and Drummer Visit MMA Gym While on Tour

Many metal dudes – Atreyu's Alex Varkatzas, DevilDriver's Dez Fafara, Converge's Jake Bannon -- dig the world of MMA and particularly enjoy the intellect and singularity that goes along with engaging in hand-to-hand combat. Drummer Anders Johansson and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of the power metal warr…
Hammerfall Are Beefin’ With the Term ‘Power Metal’
Power metal is a polarizing genre. People love it or hate it, as it borders on self-parody, simply due to the style's bombast and large, sweeping, epic nature. Sweden's Hammerfall make music that can be categorized as power metal -- but they have serious beef with the phrase...
Hammerfall Guitarist Would Have Been a Zoologist
If Hammerfall guitarist Oscar Dronjak wasn't knuckling down on his axe, he'd be working with animals. "I like animals very much and if I chose my career 20 years ago, I would have chosen a zoologist -- to work with animals in the wild and the zoo...
Heavy Metal In Japan: Not as Different as You’d Think
Last weekend, this scribe jetted off to Japan to catch the final two dates on Dir En Grey's 'Uroboros' tour, which nearly razed Tokyo's infamous Budokan arena over two nights. But when the shows weren't going down, I had a nice opportunity to see the city...
Best Songs of the 2000s
This is the time of year where music magazines and websites go list crazy and Noisecreep is no different. If you're a regular reader here, you already know how much we love creating top 10 lists about the metal world. With the decade coming to a close, we decided to take a look back at all of t…

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