Album info
ReleaseApril 16, 1990
RecordedJune – August 1989 at Heavenshore Studio in Stockholm, Sweden
GenreViking metal
ProducerQuorthon, Boss Forsberg

Hammerheart is the fifth studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It continued the previous album Blood Fire Deaths transition away from black metal to what became recognized as Viking metal, and is considered a cornerstone work of the genre.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Shores in Flames" - 11:07
  2. "Valhalla" - 9:33
  3. "Baptised in Fire and Ice" - 7:57
  4. "Father to Son" - 6:28
  5. "Song to Hall Up High" - 2:30
  6. "Home of Once Brave" - 6:43
  7. "One Rode to Asa Bay" - 10:23
  8. "Outro" - 0:52

Personnel Edit

  • Quorthon – guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums, percussion, synthesizer and production
  • Boss Forsberg – production
  • Julia Schechner – album design
  • Sir Frank Dicksee – cover artwork, The Funeral of a Viking (provided by Manchester City Art Gallery)

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