Hammers of Misfortune streams new album, ‘Dead Revolution’, via MetalSucks.net

– July 22nd, 2016 –

Releases ‘Dead Revolution’ today worldwide via Metal Blade Records

Today (July 22nd), West Coast progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune have released their sixth full-length, Dead Revolution, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. To purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune. To hear Dead Revolution in its entirety, head over to MetalSucks.net for the exclusive album stream: metalsucks.net

Recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco, CA, Dead Revolution is more varied than its predecessor (2011′s acclaimed 17th Street), by using different tones, and delving into heavier, darker territory. With tracks like the stupendous “The Precipice”, the raging “Flying Alone”, and the riff-organ fest that is “Dead Revolution”, Hammers Of Misfortune have found a way to indulge their progressive and psychedelic tendencies while remaining decidedly metal. That’s not to say Dead Revolution is without its slow-burners: “Here Comes the Sky” pivots off a Pink Floyd axis (think “A Pillow in the Wind”) – with its soft strums, careful vocal interplay, and delicate percussion – before diving into traditional heavy metal motifs. “Of course, every song stands out to me,” says principal songwriter and guitarist John Cobbett. “I’ve no idea how listeners will react to them. ‘The Velvet Inquisition’ is probably one of the most ambitious compositions we’ve ever recorded. I was trying some different writing methods and the results are…interesting. ‘Days of ’49′ is an attempt to repurpose an old traditional folk song, which is new for us.Hammers of Misfortune also enlisted Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber) to produce this record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to productions like John Leckie’s treatment of Pink Floyd‘s Meddle or David Hitchcock’s master work in Camel‘s Mirage.

Dead Revolution track-listing
1. The Velvet Inquisition
2. Dead Revolution
3. Sea of Heroes
4. The Precipice (Waiting for the Crash…)
5. Here Comes the Sky
6. Flying Alone
7. Days of ’49

Hammers of Misfortune line-up:
John Cobbett – guitar
Will Carroll – drums, percussion
Sigrid Sheie – organ, piano
Leila Abdul-Rauf – guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton – vocals
Paul Walker – bass

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Hammers of Misfortune premieres new track, “Flying Alone”, via InvisibleOranges.com

– July 6th, 2016 –

On July 22nd, West Coast progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune will release their sixth full-length, Dead Revolution, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a new track, “Flying Alone”, today via invisibleoranges.com.

For another preview of Dead Revolution – and to pre-order the record in various formats! – please visit: metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune, where the title track is streaming. The previous single, “Sea Of Heroes”, can be heard at: stereogum.com

Recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco, CA, Dead Revolution is more varied than its predecessor (2011′s acclaimed 17th Street), by using different tones, and delving into heavier, darker territory. With tracks like the stupendous “The Precipice”, the raging “Flying Alone”, and the riff-organ fest that is “Dead Revolution”, Hammers Of Misfortune have found a way to indulge their progressive and psychedelic tendencies while remaining decidedly metal. That’s not to say Dead Revolution is without its slow-burners: “Here Comes the Sky” pivots off a Pink Floyd axis (think “A Pillow in the Wind”) – with its soft strums, careful vocal interplay, and delicate percussion – before diving into traditional heavy metal motifs. “Of course, every song stands out to me,” says principal songwriter and guitarist John Cobbett. “I’ve no idea how listeners will react to them. ‘The Velvet Inquisition’ is probably one of the most ambitious compositions we’ve ever recorded. I was trying some different writing methods and the results are…interesting. ‘Days of ’49′ is an attempt to repurpose an old traditional folk song, which is new for us.” Hammers of Misfortune also enlisted Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber) to produce this record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to productions like John Leckie’s treatment of Pink Floyd‘s Meddle or David Hitchcock’s master work in Camel‘s Mirage.

See below for the official track-listing, and stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Dead Revolution track-listing
1. The Velvet Inquisition
2. Dead Revolution
3. Sea of Heroes
4. The Precipice (Waiting for the Crash…)
5. Here Comes the Sky
6. Flying Alone
7. Days of ’49

Hammers of Misfortune line-up:
John Cobbett – guitar
Will Carroll – drums, percussion
Sigrid Sheie – organ, piano
Leila Abdul-Rauf – guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton – vocals
Paul Walker – bass

Hammers of Misfortune online:
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Hammers of Misfortune premieres new track, “Sea of Heroes”, via Stereogum.com

– June 23rd, 2016 –

On July 22nd, West Coast progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune will release their sixth full-length, Dead Revolution, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a new track, “Sea of Heroes”, today via stereogum.com.

For another preview of Dead Revolution – and to pre-order the record in various formats! – please visit: metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune, where the title track is streaming.

Recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco, CA, Dead Revolution is more varied than its predecessor (2011′s acclaimed 17th Street), by using different tones, and delving into heavier, darker territory. With tracks like the stupendous “The Precipice”, the raging “Flying Alone”, and the riff-organ fest that is “Dead Revolution”, Hammers Of Misfortune have found a way to indulge their progressive and psychedelic tendencies while remaining decidedly metal. That’s not to say Dead Revolution is without its slow-burners: “Here Comes the Sky” pivots off a Pink Floyd axis (think “A Pillow in the Wind”) – with its soft strums, careful vocal interplay, and delicate percussion – before diving into traditional heavy metal motifs. “Of course, every song stands out to me,” says principal songwriter and guitarist John Cobbett. “I’ve no idea how listeners will react to them. ‘The Velvet Inquisition’ is probably one of the most ambitious compositions we’ve ever recorded. I was trying some different writing methods and the results are…interesting. ‘Days of ’49′ is an attempt to repurpose an old traditional folk song, which is new for us.” Hammers of Misfortune also enlisted Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber) to produce this record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to productions like John Leckie’s treatment of Pink Floyd‘s Meddle or David Hitchcock’s master work in Camel‘s Mirage.

See below for the official track-listing, and stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Dead Revolution track-listing
1. The Velvet Inquisition
2. Dead Revolution
3. Sea of Heroes
4. The Precipice (Waiting for the Crash…)
5. Here Comes the Sky
6. Flying Alone
7. Days of ’49

Hammers of Misfortune line-up:
John Cobbett – guitar
Will Carroll – drums, percussion
Sigrid Sheie – organ, piano
Leila Abdul-Rauf – guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton – vocals
Paul Walker – bass

Hammers of Misfortune online:
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Vhol Releasing New Album “Deeper Than Sky”

West Coast psychedelic thrash collective Vhol – which features vocalist Mike Scheidt (YOB), guitarist John Cobbett (Hammers Of Misfortune, ex-Ludicra), bassist Sigrid Sheie (Hammers Of Misfortune, ex-Amber Asylum) and drummer Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros, ex-Ludicra) – will unleash a sophomore full-length this fall via Profound Lore.

Titled “Deeper Than Sky,” the follow up to 2013’s self-titled debut was recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco and mastered at Trakworx Studio (also in San Francisco).

Issues the band of the forthcoming release: “VHÖL continues to explore unbridled, high energy metal with very little digital processing, and lots of sounds, riffs and ideas flying around. This music is all about the ascending side of the manic curve.”

New album “Deeper Than Sky” will be released via Profound Lore on October 23rd, 2015 with artwork, track listing and teasers to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Vhol Streaming New Song “Insane With Faith”

Vhol, the new group comprised of vocalist Mike Scheidt, guitarist John Cobbett, drummer Aesop Dekker, and bassist Sigrid Sheie, has completed work on a self-titled debut album due for release April 16th, 2013

The band has now teamed up with NPR to stream a track off the release. Check out “Insane With Faith” at NPR.org here.

1. The Wall
2. Insane With Faith
3. Plastic Shaman
4. Grace (available for streaming right here)
5. Illuminate
6. Arising
7. Set To Await Forever

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