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Hammer King

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Hammer King Announces New Album

Cruz Del Sur Music is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the sophomore album "King is Rising" from Germany's Hammer King on November 11th.

Recorded at Powerwolf's Studio Greywolf, "King is Rising" is once again packed with the truest heavy metal in this and all possible other worlds. It is heavy metal in the tradition of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, crossed with the German Power Metal of Hammer King's peers.

"King is Rising" contains 12 metal anthems literally made for live performances with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to debut album "Kingdom Of The Hammer King." Thematically, the second chapter of Hammer King's saga pertains to war and revolt, while the King's battle stories drastically bespeak today's global crises. For the album's artwork the band decided to again partner with brilliant German artist Timo Würz, and the result speaks for itself. Timo is the kind of artist who guarantees quality in every aspect of his job!

"King Is Rising" will be available on CD (with one bonus track), vinyl and digital formats. The album's release party will be held on November 12 at Cruz Del Sur Music own's Burn This Town Festival in Rome. Also appearing will be Sacred Steel, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram and Graal. Hammer King consists of former Ross the Boss vocalist Titan Fox, former Saltatio Mortis drummer Dolph A. Macallan rounded out by K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitars.

The track list for "King Is Rising" is:

1. King Is Rising
2. Last Hellriders
3. For God And The King
4. Warrior's Reign
5. Reichshammer
6. Kingbrother
7. Battle Gorse
8. Kill The Messenger
9. The Hammer Is The King
10. Viva 'La King
11. Battalions Of War
12. Eternal Tower Of Woe
13. Our Fathers' Fathers (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Hammer King Establishing A New Kingdom Of Metal

Hammer King's "Kingdom of the Hammer King" will be out via Cruz Del Sur Music on May 5th, 2015. The label comments:

"Hammer King represents the perfect, balanced heavy sound of the German power metal tradition, highlighted by the right dose of epic tones.

"The music moves around the figure of singer/guitarist/composer Titan Fox (Ross The Boss’ singer). The line-up is completed by former Saltatio Mortis drummer Dolph A. Macallan, K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitar. All the musicians involved in this band have an aged and trained background in metal music, as demonstrated through the masterful Kingdom of the Hammer King!

"What surprises most on the album is the catchy immediacy of the compositions. Indeed, the melodies and glorious guitar solos embed and remain in the brain. 'Aderlass; Blood of Sacrifice,' 'Chancellor of Glory,' and the title track are a perfect examples of epic power metal anthems that’ll have you singing at the top of your lungs and fist-pumping for the duration. All killer, no filler; Kingdom of the Hammer King is the complete package!"

The album was recorded and produced at the Greywolf Studios by Powerwolf's own Charles Greywolf. The cover artwork was created by German Artist Timo Würz and the track listing is: More...

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