Like countless kids across the world, Oscar Dronjak’s first musical experience was learning to play the recorder but it wasn’t long before he progressed onto the trombone and then the guitar. Formed in 1993, Swedish band Hammerfall was initially a side project, however, the band quickly rose to prominence in 2000 with their third album ‘Renegade’. The album debuted on the Swedish charts at No. 1 and was eventually awarded a gold certification. Several albums later and the band still brings in crowds at Sonisphere, High Voltage and many other festivals.