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Hammers Of Misfortune Completes New Album, "Fields/Church Of Broken Glass"

Heralded art metal contingent HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE has completed their new album, or more like two new albums that will be presented as one package. Almost like, as the band say, a split with themselves.

With one entitled “Fields” and the other album entitled “Church Of Broken Glass,” both albums, while joined at the spine, will be distinct from each other musically, conceptually, aesthetically, and even have different artwork and logos.

What will be Hammers’ most challenging offerings yet, “Fields” and “Church Of Broken Glass” are unlike anything Hammers mastermind John Cobbett has presented before with his brainchild. What will easily present itself as the most complex, different, and unique Hammers material yet, both albums present a much more vintage sound, with the ‘70s prog-rock influence making it’s presence felt like never before, all while manifesting influences from classic rock to classic metal to theater metal and through a wide spectrum of ultra-progressive musical fervor.

The different sound and approach Cobbett took on creating the new albums was also of course because of the new members within the Hammers fold; namely new (male) vocalist/guitarist Patrick Goodwin and new (female) vocalist Jesse Quattro who bring a new voice to the Hammers sound. While Goodwin brings a more classic rock-like approach to the band than his predecessor (namely Mike Scalzi of SLOUGH FEG fame), Quattro comes in as the most prominent female Hammers vocalist yet.

Here is the tracklisting for “Church Of Broken Glass”:

1. Almost (Left Without You)
2. Butchertown
3. The Gulls
4. Church Of Broken Glass
5. Train

And for “Fields”:

1. The Fields Trilogy: a) Agriculture, b) Fields, c) Motorcade
2. Rats Assembly
3. Always Looking Down
4. Too Soon

Look for "Church Of Broken Glass" and "Fields" to be released as a double CD via Profound Lore Records late October. The vinyl will be handled by 20 Buck Spin.

Artwork and MP3s to come in due time.

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1. zMETALlica writes:

great band!

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2. Cynic writes:

Just great?

Haha, Hammers are one of my new favs, "The August Engine" is a true "Master Of Puppets" for prog. As excited as I am for this though, I can't see losing Scalzi as a good thing, and rather Hammers stayed metal than went classic rock.

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