Symphonic power metal band Gloryhammer have released the first single and official music video cut from their highly-anticipated third studio album “Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex” – out May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records.
On their 2013 debut album, “Tales from the Kingdom of Fife,” Gloryhammer ‘s story began with the tale of an alternate-history medieval Scotland – a realm of dragons, wizards, magic and dark sorcery. The story tells the legend of the glorious hero Angus McFife XIII, who wages a long war against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, in order to free the people of Dundee!
In this latest installment of the Gloryhammer story, the galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.
For “Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex,” the five heroes around Angus McFife XIII created the galactic hymn,“Gloryhammer”, which tells the story about their own journey through time and space, the greatest battles of all times and neverending glory.
Christopher Bowes says about the track ‘Gloryhammer’: “Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Are you ready to raise up your laser powered goblin smasher to defeat the forces of Zargothrax? Then it’s time to watch the video for our new single… simply called ‘Gloryhammer’! In this song, Angus McFife has arrived into a terrible alternate universe ruled by the evil wizard Zargothrax… and to make matters worse, his legendary Hammer of Glory is powerless! His only hope is to fly into space and recharge the hammer with the power of astral fire… if his quest fails, then the forces of evil led by the deathknight Ser Proletius will rain down nuclear fire upon the brave resistance fighters of the Kingdom of Fife. The tragic fate of the Kingdom of Fife hangs in the balance once more…”
Gloryhammer‘s new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex will tell us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time. Until then, we expect to receive more parts of what will end as the best power metal album the galaxy has ever seen. Keep your eyes and ears open!
Zargothrax on the new album: “Oh wow! I know a lot of people have been waiting on this album for what seems like centuries. For the last three years we’ve been working non-stop on it in absolute secrecy, and now it is finally complete! We can’t wait for y’all to hear it…this is the greatest power metal album of all time. HOOTS!”
In conjunction with the release of Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, 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 4, and will stop in several major cities, coming to an end on June 18 in Austin, TX at Come and Take it Live! See below for all confirmed tour dates.
01. “Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath”
02. “The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)”
03. “Masters of the Galaxy”
04. “The Land of Unicorns”
05. “Power of the Laser Dragon Fire”
06. “Legendary Enchanted Jetpack”
09. “Battle for Eternity”
10. “The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny”
Pre-orders for “Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex” are now available HERE.
Gloryhammer North American Tour Dates with Aether Realm
June 04 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Knitting Factory
June 05 – Montreal, Quebec @ L’Astral
June 06 – Toronto, Ontario @ Velvet Underground
June 07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Reggie’s
June 08 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Riot Room
June 09 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater
June 11 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
June 12 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 13 – Oakland, Calif. @ Metro Opera House
June 14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ 1720
June 15 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red
June 17 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 18 – Austin, Texas @ Come And Take It Live!
Oct. 18 – UK – London / Heaven
Oct 19 – UK – Manchester / Club Academy
Oct 20 – UK – Bristol / Swx
Oct 22 – UK – Birmingham / The Mill
Oct 23 – UK – Nottingham / Rescue Rooms
Oct 24 – IE – Dublin / Academy
Oct 25 – UK – Glasgow / Slay
Oct 26 – UK – The Mighty City Of Dundee / Church
Gloryhammer were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mould. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, “Tales from the Kingdom of Fife” released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. Gloryhammer were able to top this success with their second full-length “Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards” (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category “Up & Coming” at the Metal Hammer Awards.
Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife – Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail – Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst – Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee – Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath – Drums
Video for ‘Gloryhammer’