Cruz Del Sur Music is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the sophomore album “King is Rising” from Germany’s Hammer King on November 11th.
Recorded at Powerwolf’s Studio Greywolf, “King is Rising” is once again packed with the truest heavy metal in this and all possible other worlds. It is heavy metal in the tradition of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, crossed with the German Power Metal of Hammer King’s peers.
“King is Rising” contains 12 metal anthems literally made for live performances with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to debut album “Kingdom Of The Hammer King.” Thematically, the second chapter of Hammer King’s saga pertains to war and revolt, while the King’s battle stories drastically bespeak today’s global crises. For the album’s artwork the band decided to again partner with brilliant German artist Timo Würz, and the result speaks for itself. Timo is the kind of artist who guarantees quality in every aspect of his job!
“King Is Rising” will be available on CD (with one bonus track), vinyl and digital formats. The album’s release party will be held on November 12 at Cruz Del Sur Music own’s Burn This Town Festival in Rome. Also appearing will be Sacred Steel, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram and Graal. Hammer King consists of former Ross the Boss vocalist Titan Fox, former Saltatio Mortis drummer Dolph A. Macallan rounded out by K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitars.
The track list for “King Is Rising” is:
1. King Is Rising
2. Last Hellriders
3. For God And The King
4. Warrior’s Reign
7. Battle Gorse
8. Kill The Messenger
9. The Hammer Is The King
10. Viva ‘La King
11. Battalions Of War
12. Eternal Tower Of Woe
13. Our Fathers’ Fathers (CD Bonus Track)