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Gloryhammer

Formed: 2012
From: Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Gloryhammer News

Below is our complete Gloryhammer 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.

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Gloryhammer Announces Whisky A Go Go Show

The unicorn invasion of Hollywood is coming as Gloryhammer comes to L.A. in support of the "Space 1992" album (reviewed here). The band comments:

"Mighty warriors of California! The time has come for the Hollywood Hootsman to claim his throne! On September 11th 2016, Gloryhammer will descend upon the world famous Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles California, to perform a one-off exclusive headlining show.

"THIS IS NOT A TOUR; there will be no other dates, this is your only chance to see Gloryhammer in the USA (apart from ProgPower USA, of course). We'll be playing a full length set, with as many songs as is humanly possible from both of our albums, maybe even songs we've never played live before. So you don't want to miss this! Tickets available soon...FOR THE ETERNAL GLORY OF DUNDEE!" More...

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Napalm Records Offering Digital Sampler

Napalm Records is offering fans a free digital Christmas sampler featuring 25 tracks. You can grab yours here (click the "download sampler" button at the Facebook page), and the label also comments:

"Christmas is coming earlier this year! As our gift to the fans we have something special for you:
Get the Napalm Records Download-Sampler for FREE - featuring bands like W.A.S.P., Powewolf, Gloryhammer, Monster Magnet, Coal Chamber, Kamelot, Phantasma and many, many, many, many more!

"Team Napalm Records wishes you a Heavy Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2016! Keep on rocking!" More...

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ProgPower USA Completes Day 1/2 Lineup

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Germany's Blind Guardian has been named the headline act for Day 2 of ProgPower USA XVII on Thursday, September 8, 2015, joining the previously confirmed Day 2 acts: Pyramaze, Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus.

As for Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2015), the lineup is anchored by DragonForce along with Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard.

Tickets for Days 1/2 go on sale on Saturday, December 5, 2015 via Ticketmaster.

The final lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
DragonForce (UK) (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Blind Guardian (Germany) (headliner) More...

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DragonForce Named ProgPower USA Day 1 Headliner

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that U.K. power metal act DragonForce has been named the headline act for Day 1 of ProgPower USA XVII on Wednesday, September 7, 2015. The band joins previously announced Day 1 acts: Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard

As for Day 2 (Thursday, September 8, 2016), Pyramaze, Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus were previously announced.

The final headline slot - Glenn Harveston's pick for Day 2 (Thursday, September 7, 2015) - will be revealed on November 30th. Tickets for Days 1/2 will be available on December 4, 2015.

The latest lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
DragonForce (UK)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA November 30, 2015 (headliner) More...

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Pyramaze Added To ProgPower USA XVII

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Denmark based progressive metal act Pyramaze will take the newly expanded fourth slot for Thursday, September 8, 2016, as the new opening band dubbed as "The People's Choice." The band joins previously announced Day 2 acts Gloryhammer (now in the second slot) and Circus Maximus.

As for Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016), Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard were previously announced.

The two headline slots will be revealed soon. The latest lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Spock's Beard Named For ProgPower USA, Day 1

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Los Angeles progressive rock act act Spock's Beard will take the third slot for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 1, joining opener Lord and Stream of Passion. Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus were previously announced as acts one and two for Thursday, Day 2 (September 8, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Circus Maximus Returns To ProgPower USA In 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Norweigian progressive metal act act Circus Maximus will take the second slot in for Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 2, joining opener Gloryhammer. Lord and Stream of Passion and were previously announced as acts one and two for Wednesday, Day 1 (September 7, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Slot #3 - TBA
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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ProgPower USA Announces Opener For Day 1, 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Australian power metal act Lord is the opening act for the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016), joining Stream of Passion and Thursday, Day 2's Gloryhammer announced over the last two weeks.

The festival will move from "Midweek Mayhem" (Wed) and "Kick Off Show" (Thursday) to a ProgPower Days 1-4 format with Wednesday (Day 1) showcasing one band picked by each of the promoters and Thursday (Day 2), a joint promotion of Mendonca/Block.

The lineup for Days 3-4 (September 9-10, 2016) was announced last Friday after Anathema's performance at the recently completed 2015 installment (see information at this location).

Tickets for Days 3-4 are available via Ticketmaster this Saturday (October 3, 2015). Days 1-2 will be in sale November 7th. More information is expected soon.

Stay tuned for the announcement for Day 2. More...

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ProgPower USA Announces First Act For 2016, Day 2

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Scotland based fantasy power metal act Gloryhammer is the first band announced for the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA Day 2 (Thursday, September 8, 2016).

The festival will move from "Midweek Mayhem" (Wed) and "Kick Off Show" (Thursday) to a ProgPower Days 1-4 format with Wednesday (Day 1) showcasing one band picked by each of the promoters and Thursday (Day 2), a joint promotion of Mendonca/Block.

The lineup for Days 3-4 (September 9-10, 2016) was announced last Friday after Anathema's performance at the recently completed 2015 installment (see information at this location).

Tickets for Days 3-4 are available via Ticketmaster on October 3, 2015. Days 1-2 will be in sale November 7th. More information is expected soon.

Stay tuned for the next band announcement. More...

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Gloryhammer Posts New Music Video

Gloryhammer's upcoming album "Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards" is the next chapter of the epic band's saga and will be released on September 25, 2015 via Napalm Records.

"Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards" rewrites history and future alike and raises the Astral Hammer to smash the evil Chaos Wizards: this extravagant background is perfect material for galloping, highly melodic power metal that merges galactic fire with unforgettable metal anthems.

Check out a music video for the title track below. The track listing for the album is:

1. Infernus Ad Astra
2. Rise of the Chaos Wizards
3. Legend of the Astral Hammer
4. Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy
5. The Hollywood Hootsman
6. Victorious Eagle Warfare
7. Questlords of Inverness, Ride to the Galactic Fortress!
8. Universe on Fire
9. Heroes (of Dundee)
10. Apocalypse 1992 More...

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Gloryhammer Sets The "Universe On Fire"

U.K. dragon infested, undead unicorn conjuring power metal act Gloryhammer - featuring Alestorm's Christopher Bowes and ex-Emerald vocalist Thomas Winkler - released a lyric video for the new track "Universe on Fire" and premiered it at Revolver at this location (also in the player below). The song is the first taste from the upcoming sophomore release "Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards," which drops via Napalm Records on September 25th.

The track list for the album is:

1. Infernus Ad Astra
2. Rise of the Chaos Wizards
3. Legend of the Astral Hammer
4. Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy
5. The Hollywood Hootsman
6. Victorious Eagle Warfare
7. Questlords of Inverness, Ride to the Galactic Fortress!
8. Universe on Fire
9. Heroes (of Dundee)
10. Apocalypse 1992

Check out the track here: More...

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Gloryhammer Details New Album

In the world where undead unicorns once ruled the earth and a hero called Angus McFife fought bravely to conquer the evil of the Dark Sorcerer of Auchtermuchty - Zargothrax ("Tales From the Kingdom of Fife" see review here), Gloryhammer has come forth with a new tale of battle with the sophomore release "Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards." The album is expected to drop on September 25th.

The band reports: "In the distant future of the year 1992...war has returned to the galaxy. One thousand years have passed since the brave hero Angus McFife defeated the evil sorcerer Zargothrax in the battle of Dunfermline, trapping the wizard in a frozen prison of liquid ice. But now, a cult of unholy chaos wizards are plotting to release their dark master from his ice-bound tomb and once again unleash the sorcerer Zargothrax upon the universe. The tragic destiny of the Galactic Empire of Fife now hangs in the balance once more...

"Mighty warriors of the Galaxy! Today we can announce that our 2nd album "Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards" will be unleashed upon the universe on September 25th 2015AD (After Dundee)!" The album will feature 10 glorious battle anthems which chronicle the legends of the Galactic Empire of Fife, the titles of which are as follows:

1. Infernus Ad Astra
2. Rise of the Chaos Wizards
3. Legend of the Astral Hammer
4. Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy
5. The Hollywood Hootsman
6. Victorious Eagle Warfare
7. Questlords of Inverness, Ride to the Galactic Fortress!
8. Universe on Fire
9. Heroes (of Dundee)
10. Apocalypse 1992 More...

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Gloryhammer Headed To Space

Apparently moving from tongue-in-cheek fantasy to over-the-top science fiction in the vein of Warhammer 40K, the ever amazing Gloryhammer has checked in with the following update about releasing a new album:

"Today is a momentous occasion in the annals of Dundee...the new Gloryhammer masterpiece 'Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards' has officially been completed, and the master disc of the album is currently winging it's way to Napalm Records HQ in Austria, atop the back of a mighty galactic eagle.

"Soon we will be revealing more details, including full artwork, tracklist, and release date! Stay tuned...the countdown to universal annihilation has begun!"

"Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards" will follow 2013's invasion of unicorns and dragons that was "Tales From The Kingdom of Fife" (reviewed here). More...

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Gloryhammer Announces New Shows

Gloryhammer, the ridiculously over-the-top power metal band from Chris Bowes (or, as Alestorm calls it, "Christopher's stupid side project"), is gearing up for a European tour in December with support from Shear and Twilight Force.

If you like power metal about dragons and unicorns, or if you want to just point and laugh at Chris dressed up in a ridiculous costume, get your ass to one of these shows:

5.12 - Paris, FR - Boule Noire
6.12 - Pratteln, CH - Z7
7.12 - Brescia, IT - Colony Club
8.12 - Munich, DE - Backstage
9.12 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
10.12 - Hamburg, DE - Marx
11.12 - Berlin, DE - Maschinenhaus
12.12 - Cologne, DE - Underground
13.12 - Bochum, DE - Matrix
14.12 - Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
20.12 - London, UK - Boston Music Room More...

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Gloryhammer Releases New Music Video

U.K. fantasy power metal act Gloryhammer, featuring Alestorm's Christopher Bowes, released a new music video for the track "The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee." The song appears on the band's debut album "Tales from the Kingdom of Fife" (see review here). The footage was captured from the band's recent live performances in Europe. It was shot and Edited by Adrian Pagano of Infected Monkey Film and Media Production.

The band will perform at the following festivals this summer:

28.06.14 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
11.07.14 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
12.07.14 DE - Ballenstedt / Rock Harz
13.07.14 FR - Muret / Full Metal Fest
01.08.14 CH - Brienz / Rock am Brienzersee

Check out the video here:

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Footage Of 70,000 Tons Of Metal Available

With the 2014 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal in the books, footage of various bands filmed by Metal Underground.com is available for viewing below. Road Reports for the first three of four days of the event can be seen here:

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day One

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Two

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Three

Check out various footage here: More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day One

It seemed like one year had passed in a blink of an eye. No sooner had I experienced my first 70,000 Tons of Metal, which included a birthday that saw Helloween, Rage (w/Lingua Mortis Orchestra) and Metal Church play, than I was plotting my next adventure on the high seas. The floating festival is not only the most unique and phenomenal metal sojourns in the world, its boasts a diverse genre spanning 40+ bands. Though the 2013 installment represented an array of bands more geared towards my personal favorite tastes, a “Barge to Hell” like fog is built up around this year with Carcass, Obituary, Massacre, Death: DTA Tours, Satyricon, Terrorizer among a few which has swung the pendulum towards a harsher environment. For the traditional and power styles there is return act and “athletic rock” legends Raven, German euro power and proclaimed “happy metal” act Freedom Call, German symphonic metallers Xandria, Israeli symphonic ambassadors of peace Orphaned Land and the 700 piece traveling city Haggard, which single handedly make this 71,000 Tons of Metal. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Finalizes Lineup

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the final band just as the floating festival sets sail today. It was no surprise as Germany's Atrocity was named. The band makes up the majority of Leaves' Eyes, who are also on the cruise, and both acts will set out on a North American Tour with Moonspell this weekend right after the cruise returns to Miami on Friday morning (see tour dates here).

The sold out event will set sail at 4:00pm today from Miami with a stop at Costa Maya, Mexico on Wednesday before heading back to Miami on Friday morning. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide daily reports on all of the festival activities.

The final lineup is as follows:

Atrocity
Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Announces 2 More Acts; Reports Sellout

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced two of the final three acts as the final weekend before the floating festival sets sail in three days (Monday, January 27th) has arrived. California's Nekrogoblikon and Tampa death metal act Massacre were welcomed onboard in the last 24 hours.

Massacre will be performing some songs from their forthcoming album "Back From Beyond" during the band's two sets.

In addition, UMC reported that the event has sold out, however there are still single tickets in shared cabins still available. For more information, head on over to www.70000tons.com. The cruise dates are from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide reports on all of the activities.

There is at least 1 more band to be announced (it is unknown whether any add on acts will be announced as have been in past years) and the current lineup including the latest is as follows:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Three New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Norway's Keep Of Kalessin and International act Twilight Of The Gods.

For Swashbuckle, it will be the band's second appearance on the cruise and Twilight of the Gods appeared on the first cruise as a Bathory tribute band and will pay homage to Quorthon in one of the band's two sets this year.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Swashbuckle, Keep Of Kalessin and Twilight Of The Gods join the previously announced acts, with 3 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes More...

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