Swedish metal band trashes Vienna hotel room

Peter Vinthagen Simpson
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Swedish metal band trashes Vienna hotel room

Swedish rock band Hammerfall have admitted to smashing up a Vienna hotel room on their European tour.


"We are ashamed," confirmed the Gothenburg band's drummer Anders Johansson according to a report in the newspaper Expressen.

The band were partying at the Hotel Fürstenhof in the Austrian capital Vienna when things got a little out of hand.

Johansson admitted that a large quantity of beer had been drunk when he and guitarist Oscar Dronjak decided to show off some of their taekwondo moves on the hotel's furniture.

Dronjak reportedly injured himself when he tried to headbutt an offending inanimate object in the hotel room.

"His head now looks awful. We are hoping he will be able to cover it up. In Prague (this evening) the show is going to be recorded. He is very ashamed at the moment," Anders Johansson said.

Not satisfied with having destroyed all the contents of the hotel room, the pair also located the hotel's fuse-box and caused an extended power cut, which caused panic in the hotel.

The Hotel Fürstenhof is reported to be unwilling to comment on the incident. The band have confirmed that they have been served with a €1,300 ($1,720) bill for their evening of destruction.

Hammerfall is a heavy metal/power metal band with members originating from Gothenburg, Mora and Mölndal. They were formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak.

They have released seven studio albums with the latest offering entitled "No Sacrifice, No Victory" in February 2009.


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