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Below is our complete Fisthammer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Old School death metal legends Master have announced a 32 date US trek with California death thrashers Sacrificial Slaughter. The 32 date journey will kick off in Los Angeles as part of the "Age ov the Gods" Metalfest on March 1st and end in Long Beach, CA on April 1st. Support will be provided by Philadelphia's up and coming death metal outfit Fisthammer.
Other notable appearances include Master's return to Chicago March 11th, the "Philthadelphia Infest" w/ Devourment on March 16th, "Masters of Death" festival w/ Incantation March 23rd and the tour's only stop south of the border at "Baja Deathfest VII" in Mexicali.
"NORTH AMERICAN DETONATION TOUR"
MASTER - SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER - FISTHAMMER More...
Philadelphia's Fisthammer has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:
"It's been awhile since we've made any announcements regarding new material, and I think today is as good as any! A little over a year ago, we released Devour All You See, and have been humbled by the enormous amount of positive feedback.
"As we prepare for a massive amount of touring this year, we are also excited to go back into the studio to record a 2nd album. To make this all possible, we are creating a kick-starter campaign to hopefully achieve all of our goals. The goal is not only to record an album, but to promote it well, and to tour our asses off.
"Along with the many incentives we will be offering. We are currently recording TWO songs that will appear on the next album, and will be available to you for a small donation. More details about this will be told soon. Until then, please check out all of our March tour dates with Sacrificial Slaughter and Master, as well our solo dates. Some still need booking! We look forward to partying with all of you on the road!"
Philly-based extremists Fisthammer are set to start their "Devour America" tour tonight in Harrisonburg, VA. The band is touring in support of its recent debut release "Devour All You See" on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. You can check out some of the selections the band has been streaming from the album over at Soundcloud. Head over to Fisthammer's Facebook page for venue information.
JUL 20TH - HARRISONBURG, VA
JUL 21ST - HICKORY, NC
JUL 22ND - KNOXVILLE, TN
JUL 23RD - COLUMBIA, SC
JUL 25TH - SAVANNAH, GA
JUL 26TH - JACKSONVILLE, FL
JUL 27TH - DOTHAN, AL
JUL 28TH - NEW ORLEANS, LA
JUL 30TH - HOUSTON, TX
JUL 31ST - AMARILLO, TX
AUG. 1ST - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
AUG. 2ND - SCOTTSDALE, AZ
AUG. 3RD - RIVERSIDE, CA
AUG. 4TH - SACRAMENTO, CA
AUG. 5TH - EUGENE, OR
AUG. 6TH - SEATTLE, WA
AUG. 7TH - YAKIMA, WA
AUG. 8TH - BOISE, ID
AUG. 9TH - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
AUG.10TH - CHEYENNE, WY
AUG.11TH - DENVER, CO
AUG 12TH - TOPEKA, KS
AUG 13TH - SPRINGFIELD, MO
AUG 15TH - LANSING, MI
AUG 16TH - COLUMBUS, OH More...
Vocalist Max Svalgard of Philadelphia's Fisthammer has teamed up with Metalholic to release a track-by-track breakdown of the band's "Devour All You See" album. An excerpt from the breakdown follows:
Razorwaves - ”Razorwaves” was written about “The Great Flood of 1889? in Johnstown PA. It was a dam failure which caused 20 million tons of water flood the town. In the beginning of the flood’s path it destroyed Cambria Iron Works in Woodvale, PA which unleashed waves filled with barbed wire on Johnstown.
Aten: Fear the Obliteration of Earth - ”Aten” is about the “ancient alien” concept of the Bhagavad Gita. If you read the Bhagavad Gita there are many instances where they are describing what sounds like a nuclear weapon attack, and so the theory is that the scripture is really a man writing his experience of aliens coming to earth and disintegrating a city. Although the song is mainly based off of the Bhagavad Gita there are almost identical stories all over the world, and the word Aten comes from Egyptian mythology which is the word for “The Sun Disk” god, Akhenaten when in rule made Aten the only god and if you look at the symbol for Aten it resembles a flying saucer.
Kull the Conqueror - This song is based on the movie Kull the Conqueror starring Kevin Sorbo. It is a movie about the battle between a man and his wife…..a demon queen. I was listening to a lot of black metal at the time and really wanted to write a fast melodic song and I was watching the movie with a guitar in my hands so I wrote the song while watching it.
Bullet Raped - ”Bullet Raped” was pitched to me by our former guitarist Eric, he told me the title and said GO! So “Bullet Raped” is about a man with a sniper rifle on top of a building patiently waiting for this woman he knows to walk home so that he can penetrate her orifices with bullets and then end her life.
Read the full article at Metalholic.
Philadelphia's Fisthammer has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"Due to differences in interest, Greg Hesselton has decided to leave Fisthammer and pursue other life choices.
"We are still a band, still writing new music, and still have extensive plans to tour and release new music. We are, however, currently searching for a new bass player and if you are interested and live near Philly you should message Fisthammer Deathmetal with a video or recording of you playing.
"We would like to thank Greg for all of his contributions over the years and wish him luck with whatever he does. That being said, stay tuned and see what our final lineup will be."
Further details on Fisthammer are available via the band's Facebook profile here.
Horror Pain Gore Death productions will be unleashing the debut album from Philadelphia metal band Fisthammer on January 24th. Titled "Devour All You See," the eleven tracks and cover artwork is revealed below. Check out a few of Fisthammer's songs on the band's MySpace page.
2. Razor Waves
3. Aten: Fear The Obliteration Of Earth
4. Kull The Conqueror
5. Bullet Rape
7. Doom Of The Gods
10. Cross The Lines In Blood
11. The Resurrection Of Bastet The Devourer More...