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Joacim Cans

Joacim Cans

Real/full name:
Anders Joacim Cans
53 (born Feb 19th, 1970)
Place of birth:
Sweden (Mora, Dalarna)


In 1996 Joacim Cans was invited to play with HammerFall for one show as replacement for the unavailable Mikael Stanne, and was almost immediately given the position on a full-time basis.

Since then he has gone on to become the only member aside from founder and guitarist Oscar Dronjak to appear on all of HammerFall's recordings.


His first name is pronounced "JOE-uh-KIM"

He has attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

Cans participated with a choir team in the Swedish television program Körslaget (the Swedish version of Clash of the Choirs) in 2008. On 10 May his team won the entire competition.

Solo albums:
2013 - Nu kan mörkret falla


Vocals (2003-?)

2004 Red Light (Single) Vocals
2004 Beyond the Gates Vocals


Vocals (1996-present)

1997 Glory to the Brave Vocals (lead, backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 7-9)
1997 Glory to the Brave (Single) Vocals
1998 Heeding the Call (Single) Vocals
1998 Legacy of Kings Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 9, 10), Vocals
1999 On Tour (Split) Vocals
1999 The First Crusade (Video) Vocals
1999 I Want Out (Single) Vocals
2000 I Want Out / Hunting High and Low (Split) Vocals
2000 Renegade (Single) Vocals
2000 Renegade Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 6-8, 10), Vocals (lead, backing), Chimes
2001 Always Will Be (Single) Vocals, Guitars (on "Breaking the Law")
2002 The Templar Renegade Crusades (Video) Vocals
2002 Hearts on Fire (Single) Vocals
2002 Crimson Thunder Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6, 9, 11)
2002 Hearts on Fire (Video) Vocals
2003 One Crimson Night (Live album) Vocals
2003 One Crimson Night (Video) Vocals
2005 Blood Bound (Single) Vocals
2005 Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 10), Vocals (lead, backing)
2006 Sampler (Split) Vocals
2006 The Fire Burns Forever (Single) Vocals
2006 Natural High (Single) Vocals
2006 Threshold Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8, 10, 11)
2007 Last Man Standing (Single) Vocals
2007 Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory (Compilation) Vocals
2008 Rebels with a Cause - Unruly, Unrestrained, Uninhibited (Video) Vocals
2008 Masterpieces (Compilation) Vocals
2009 Any Means Necessary (Single) Vocals
2009 Any Means Necessary (EP) Vocals
2009 No Sacrifice, No Victory Vocals (lead, backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6, 8-10)
2010 My Sharona (Single) Vocals
2011 One More Time (Single) Vocals
2011 Send Me a Sign (Single) Vocals
2011 Infected Songwriting (tracks 1-9, 11), Vocals
2011 B.Y.H. (Single) Vocals
2012 Gates of Dalhalla (Video) Vocals
2014 Bushido (Single) Vocals
2014 (r)Evolution Lyrics (tracks 1-6, 8-11), Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 8-11)
2016 Hammer High (Single) Vocals
2016 Built to Last Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6-10), Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1-4, 6-10)
2019 (We Make) Sweden Rock (Single) Vocals
2019 Dominion Vocals, Songwriting
2020 Second to One (Single) Vocals
2020 Live! Against the World (Live album) Vocals
2022 Hammer of Dawn Vocals
(show all)


Vocals (1990-?)

Mrs. Hippie


2000 Lotus Vocals (backing)


Vocals (2001-2002)

2002 Rising Out of the Ashes Vocals
2014 The Ten Commandments (Warlord Through the Years) (Compilation) Vocals (track 5-6)


2006 The Legend and the Truth Vocals (tracks 9, 14)


2005 Future's Calling Vocals (backing)


2000 Words of Nostradameus Vocals (additional) (Track 11)

Orden Ogan

2015 Ravenhead Vocals (track 9)

Primal Fear

2003 The History of Fear (Video) Vocals (track 31)

Shattered Destiny

2012 Fragments (EP) Vocals (backing)


2004 Beyond the Gates Producer


2005 Future's Calling Engineering, Producer
2007 Eye for an Eye Producer (vocals), Recording


1998 Legacy of Kings Co-producer
2000 Renegade Cover art concept
2002 The Templar Renegade Crusades (Video) Producer
2002 Hearts on Fire (Single) Mixing (track 3)
2002 Hearts on Fire (Video) Mixing (track 2)
2003 One Crimson Night (Live album) Photography
2003 One Crimson Night (Video) Photography
2007 Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory (Compilation) Co-producer (CD1 tracks 7-9), Engineering, Recording, Mixing (CD1 track 1)
2008 Masterpieces (Compilation) Co-producer (tracks 3, 4)

Mrs. Hippie

2000 Lotus Producer, Engineering

Place Vendome

2009 Streets of Fire Songwriting (track 10)

Shattered Destiny

2012 Fragments (EP) Producer (assistant)
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