Jul 042019
 

The band recently playing to huge crowds at Graspop and Hellfest, Gloryhammer, also recently released their third album Legends Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, which has already climbed charts in the EU as well as US and Canada as fans have been waiting for more of the epic power metal Gloryhammer is known for.

The Scottish band Gloryhammer started by Alestorm vocalist Chris Bowes (keyboards here) largely as a way to explore symphonic and epic metal and is seen as one of metal’s favorite sons as they manage to take as many metal clichés as possible and use them in song in such a way that everyone is in on the joke and yet somehow  it all embodies everything metalheads love. The band released Tales from the Kingdom of Fife in 2013, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards in 2015, and now the conclusion (?) to the trilogy, Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex in 2019.  Unfortunately, due to space constraints, I can’t go into the overall story except to say that it spans time and dimensions, but it’s worth the time to listen and hear the epic tales.

The track “Gloryhammer” might be the best introduction to the band and the album one could imagine as it captures everything that sets them apart and makes them so entertaining, especially in a live setting I would imagine.  Fortunately, the band made a video for the track which helps add to the image as well.  Following a gang yell of “Glory…hammer” an riff reminiscent of Rammstein’s Du Hast kicks in but is accented by some keyboards  that sound like something out of late 80’s Rainbow and that contradiction initially throws you off but works brilliantly.  Continue reading »

Jun 152019
 

Gloryhammer have released a lyric video for ‘Masters Of The Galaxy’, the third single from their new studio album, “Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex” which is released May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records. The video can be watched below.

The epic fight of crown prince Angus McFife against evil continues!

At the end of the second Gloryhammer album Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards, Planet Earth had been destroyed by the Hootsman, with an explosion so powerful it ripped a hole in the very fabric of spacetime. And yet, Zargothrax was still not defeated, for he managed to use his last shreds of power to escape through the dimensional rift. Vowing to defeat the evil sorcerer, Angus McFife XIII followed him into the portal, with no idea where it might lead… Continue reading »

May 112019
 

Symphonic power metal band Gloryhammer have released the second single and official lyric video, ‘The Siege Of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)’,  from their third studio album, “Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex.”

The epic fight of crown prince Angus McFife against evil continues!

At the end of the second Gloryhammer album Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards, Planet Earth had been destroyed by the Hootsman, with an explosion so powerful it ripped a hole in the very fabric of spacetime. And yet, Zargothrax was still not defeated, for he managed to use his last shreds of power to escape through the dimensional rift. Vowing to defeat the evil sorcerer, Angus McFife XIII followed him into the portal, with no idea where it might lead…

The Siege Of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust) is the first part of the third thrilling chapter of the Gloryhammer saga and tells what Angus McFife XIII comes upon when escaping the wormhole. Continue reading »

Apr 182019
 

The symphonic metal masters Gloryhammer are certainly keeping busy: They’ve already got tour dates and festival appearances lined up across Europe, the U.K., and the U.S. throughout this summer and fall… and now recently they’ve announced the European Galactic Terror Tour, which will kick off in January of 2020! Support will come from Nekrogoblikon and Wind Rose. These shows are guaranteed to be a ton of fun, so make sure you don’t miss ’em! Tickets are on sale now on Gloryhammer’s official website.

Get ALL of Gloryhammer’s upcoming tour dates below! Continue reading »

Apr 132019
 

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. Continue reading »