Gloryhammer Announces North American Tour Dates

Mighty warriors of the galaxy, Gloryhammer, are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, “Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex” due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records. The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

In conjunction with the release of the upcoming new album, Gloryhammer will head out on a North American headline tour in late spring, featuring support from Aether Realm! The tour will kick off in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory on June 4th, and will stop in several major cities, coming to an end on June 18th in Austin, TX at Come and Take it Live! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

In a band statement, Gloryhammer says, “Mighty Warriors of North America! We are proud to announce the beginning of the Intergalactic Terrortour! Beginning this June, we will spread the Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex across the USA and Canada, joined by North Carolinian heavyweights Aether Realm. Are you ready to taste the power of HOOTS?”

The tour dates are as follows:

June 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
June 5 – Montreal, QC – L’Astreal
June 6 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
June 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
June 8 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
June 9 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
June 11 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
June 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
June 13 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
June 14 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
June 15 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
June 17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 18 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

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Gloryhammer Announces Whisky A Go Go One-Off Performance

The unicorn invasion of Hollywood is coming as Gloryhammer comes to L.A. in support of the “Space 1992” album (reviewed here). The band comments:

“Mighty warriors of California! The time has come for the Hollywood Hootsman to claim his throne! On September 11th 2016, Gloryhammer will descend upon the world famous Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles California, to perform a one-off exclusive headlining show.

“THIS IS NOT A TOUR; there will be no other dates, this is your only chance to see Gloryhammer in the USA (apart from ProgPower USA, of course). We’ll be playing a full length set, with as many songs as is humanly possible from both of our albums, maybe even songs we’ve never played live before. So you don’t want to miss this! Tickets available soon…FOR THE ETERNAL GLORY OF DUNDEE!”

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Napalm Records Offering Free Digital Sampler

Napalm Records is offering fans a free digital Christmas sampler featuring 25 tracks. You can grab yours here (click the “download sampler” button at the Facebook page), and the label also comments:

“Christmas is coming earlier this year! As our gift to the fans we have something special for you:
Get the Napalm Records Download-Sampler for FREE – featuring bands like W.A.S.P., Powewolf, Gloryhammer, Monster Magnet, Coal Chamber, Kamelot, Phantasma and many, many, many, many more!

“Team Napalm Records wishes you a Heavy Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2016! Keep on rocking!”

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Gloryhammer Changes Name To Gloryhammer Of Steel

Due to copyright and trademark issues, the band formerly known as Gloryhammer has changed its name to Gloryhammer of Steel.

The band members consider this a great new start, reflecting the emboldened and increasingly grandiose direction that their music has taken. “The power of hoots will burn brighter than ever before,” says bassist/songwriter James Cartwright. Keyboardist/songwriter Christopher Bowes adds, “The name Gloryhammer of Steel better represents the energy that has always been present in this band and its music.”

With a new record company in Napalm Records, a new tour planned and a new album on the way, Gloryhammer of Steel will continue to explore musical fantasy worlds with the precision musicianship and unique symphonic concepts that their fans have come to expect and adore. Fresh on the heels of the band’s first live album release, “Live In Dundee 2013 – The Dark Prophecy,” a new name and renewed vigor ensure that Gloryhammer of Steel still holds the passion and power that have always been associated with the band’s music.

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Christopher Bowes Releases “Christmas At The Organ”

In celebration of the holidays and apparently because baby Jesus may have also been a pirate, Christopher Bowes of Alestorm and Gloryhammer has released his own Christmas album “Christmas at the Organ.”

Check out the ridiculous video for “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” below (how often does that hymn feature the word “fuck” in it?).

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Gloryhammer Reveals Alternate Artwork For "Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife"

Gloryhammer will be releasing new album “Tales from the Kingdom of Fife” this coming March, and now the band has revealed the alternate artwork for the album’s “Heroic Edition.” Check out the cover below, and the band comments:

“BEHOLD! The artwork for the ‘Limited First Pressing Heroic Edition’ of our debut album, due on March 29th! This version will only be available in limited quantities, in a luxurious digipak, featuring the bonus track ‘Wizards!’ (yes, the exclamation mark is part of the song title). For the true Gloryhammer fans!”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Anstruther’s Dark Prophecy
2. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
3. Angus McFife
4. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
5. Magic Dragon
6. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
7. Amulet of Justice
8. Hail to Crail
9. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder
11. Wizards! (Bonus Track – First Pressing Only)


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Alestorm’s Christopher Bowes Unleashes New Power Metal Band Gloryhammer

Alestorm vocalist/keyboardist Christopher Bowes has unleashed his new heroic fantasy power metal project Gloryhammer with fellow Alestorm guitarist Paul Templing and Emerald vocalist Thomas Winkler. The debut release “Tales From The Kingdom of Fife” is due out on Napalm Records this year.

The press release on the band’s official website reads as follows:

A highland realm of mystery, wonder, and epic battles from an ancient time, shrouded by magical mists. A time of dragons and wizards, and enchanted weapons. These are the legends of the Kingdom of Fife, when the great hero Angus McFife waged an epic war against the evil wizard Zargothrax, to free the people of Dundee in the name of glory and steel. These are the legends of GLORYHAMMER!

The ‘Heroic Fantasy Power Metal’ band GLORYHAMMER is the new project formed by Christopher Bowes, the mastermind behind pirate-metal sensation ALESTORM, with a desire to explore the more symphonic and epic side of metal. The band’s debut album ‘Tales from the Kingdom of Fife’, coming soon on Napalm Records, will tell an original story based in an alternate-history medieval Scotland, where magic and dark sorcery reigns supreme. A concept of such epic proportions requires a truly talented vocalist, and for this purpose Thomas Winkler from Swiss power metal band EMERALD was hired to provide majestic soaring vocals. The lineup is completed by Paul Templing, James Cartwright, and Ben Turk, who honed their battle skills in various underground UK metal bands. GLORYHAMMER shall be a band like no other… prepare for the epic battle of a lifetime!

The line up of Gloryhammer is:

Christopher Bowes (Alestorm) – Keyboards
Thomas Winkler (Emerald)- Vocals
Paul Templing (Alestorm) – Guitars
James Cartwright – Bass
Ben Turk – Drums

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