Power metal warriors, Gloryhammer, have released the second single, ‘Holy Flaming Hammer Of Unholy Cosmic Frost’, from their upcoming fourth album, “Return To The Kingdom Of Fife,” out June 2 via Napalm Records.
Gloryhammer state: “Mighty warriors! His Imperial Dundaxian Highness King Angus McFife, the First of His Name, Lord of Dundee, Scion of Pitlochry and the Outer Reaches of Aviemore, Thane of Auchtermuchty, Celestial Regent of the East Neuk and All Other Locations Unknown to Mankind, hereby invites you to his mighty citadel of Dundee to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the defeat of Zargothrax and his imprisonment in the frozen pool of liquid ice! Behold the mighty city in all its splendors, defended by the invincible Knights of Crail, and join in the revels for a great feast in the Marketgait Courtyard!
Watch the music video for ‘Holy Flaming Hammer Of Unholy Cosmic Frost’ below.
In the not-so-distant Kingdom of Fife, there lies a band like no other. Gloryhammer embodies the very essence of power metal and epic fantasy, with a sound so majestic and grandiose that it could only be the work of the gods themselves. Led by the manifestation of extreme trumpet-chaos in battle-mode, Gloryhammer has been waging a never-ending fight against the forces of Zargothrax since their formation in 2010.
With their soaring hyper-melodies, multitudinous orchestra-explosions and thunderous nano-guitar riffs, they have become the undisputed champions of the power metal scene, drawing in legions of fans from across the galaxy with their epic tales of intergalactic warfare, cosmic sorcery, and heroic deeds. It has been four years since the band’s last release, but the wait is finally over for another massive onslaught of power metal greatness.
With the journey back to Fife, Return to the Kingdom of Fife starts with trumpeting horns to lead them into battle, before jumping straight into “Holy Flaming Hammer of the Unholy Cosmic Frost”, telling the tale of reclaiming the lost Kingdom with the use of the mighty and majestic Holy Flaming Hammer. But the evil wizard has laid waste all over the Kingdom after the devastating war of Dundee, forming the nuclear wasteland of “Imperium Dundaxia”. Crossing through the diseased Kingdom, the mighty Hootsman and his warriors ride on nuclear motorbikes as the “Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol” fights goblins and controls the law of the land. The Grandmaster Proletius leads his “Brothers of Crail” to fight together and defeat the evil wizard Zargothrax. Rising to the occasion, the brave prince Angus McFife brings together warriors from across the land to fight in the name of “Fife Eternal”! Onwards on their journey, the mighty heroes must cross through the Dwarven Caverns and defeat the “Sword Lord of the Goblin Horde” to ignite the path to retrieve the legendary weapon known as the “Vorpal Laserblaster of the Pittenweem”…but our heroes are too late, for the weapon has been stolen by a great force of evil! The great journey comes to its climax as the evil sorcerer and master of nightmares, Zargothrax, wields ungodly power as the “Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy”, and the group of mighty warriors come together in one final attempt vanquish the evil double wizards from the Kingdom of Fife in “Maleficus Geminus (Colossus Matrix 38B – Ultimate Invocation of the Binary Thaumaturge)”.
This is an album for the ages – power metal shines brighter than ever on the thrilling and action-packed Return to the Kingdom of Fife!”
Gloryhammer on the album:
“Hoots! We are proud to teleport you all to as-of-yet unknown mountaintops of extreme-trumpet-confoundry with this new opus! Several orchestras were maimed during the production process, which we think reflects adequately in the hyper-sonic nano-recordings we have inscribed on disc for you to peruse. Many battles await!”
“Return To The Kingdom Of Fife” Tracklist:
1. Incoming Transmission
2. Holy Flaming Hammer of Unholy Cosmic Frost
3. Imperium Dundaxia
4. Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol
5. Brothers of Crail
6. Fife Eternal
7. Sword Lord of the Goblin Horde
8. Vorpal Laserblaster of Pittenweem
9. Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy
10. Maleficus Geminus (Colossus Matrix 38B – Ultimate Invocation of the Binary Thaumaturge)
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CD 2 contains the orchestral version of Return To The Kingdom Of Fife.
“Return To The Kingdom Of Fife” is available in the following formats:
Wooden Deluxe Box (2-CD Digipak, 7” Single for “Fly Away”, Cards + Dice + Flag + Collector’s Card)
2-LP Gatefold Marbled
2-LP Gatefold Black
2-CD Digipak + Shirt
Make sure to catch Gloryhammer live in 2023:
Alestorm & Gloryhammer
05.05.23 US – Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore
06.05.23 US – North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
07.05.23 US – St. Petersburg, FL / Jannus Live
09.05.23 US – Dallas, TX / The Granada
10.05.23 US – San Antonio, TX / The Aztec Theatre
12.05.23 US – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
13.05.23 US – San Diego, CA / The Observatory North Park
14.05.23 US – Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
15.05.23 US – San Francisco, CA / The Regency Ballroom
17.05.23 US – Seattle, WA / Showbox Market
18.05.23 US – Portland, OR / Roseland Theater
20.05.23 US – Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot
21.05.23 US – Denver, CO / The Oriental Theater
23.05.23 US – Minneapolis, MN / The Lyric
24.05.23 US – Chicago, IL / The Vic
26.05.23 US – Worcester, MA / The Palladium
27.05.23 US – New York, NY / Irving Plaza
28.05.23 US – Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore
Summer & Festival Dates:
10.06.23 ES – Z! Live Rock Fest / Zamora
13.08.23 BE – Alcatraz / Kortrijk
17.08.23 CZ – Rock Castle / Moravsky Kumlov
18.08.23 DE – Koblenz / Festung Ehrenbreitstein
19.08.23 NL – Dynamo Metalfest / Eindhoven
20.08.23 CH – Rock The Lakes / Lake Morat
15.09.23 Baltic Sea – Full Metal Cruise / Kiel
Sozos Michael (Angus McFife) – Vocals
Paul Templing (Ser Proletius) – Guitars
James Cartwright (The Hootsman) – Bass
Michael Barber (Zargothrax) – Keyboards
Ben Turk (Ralathor) – Drums