Is it Halloween yet? Silly question, it’s Halloween all year round for Bloody Hammers!
As special gift and horrific surprise they deliver their fifth studio album entitled The Summoning on June 26th 2019 via Napalm Records! Halloween comes earlier this year!
The U.S. duo has prepared a wonderfully creepy horror musical experience that pays homage to classic flicks such as “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” (1974) and “Now The Screaming Starts” (1973). Bloody Hammers’ idea of a soundtrack for your favorite video nasties holds some surprises on their upcoming record.
Anders Manga on the new album: “When I think about my earliest influences, the horror film genre is just as important as musical influences and they’re all fuzed together in my brain from childhood. When I was a kid, there was a show called ‘Shock Theatre’ that aired late at night on our local WGHP network in the early 80s. They played ‘Dr. Phibes Rises Again’, ‘Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things’ and weirdness like that. Around the same time slot, over on channel 61, there was a music video show that played Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper and all those artists our satanic panicked local churches and teachers were freaking out about… and forbidding. I tried to put myself back in that time when I wrote The Summoning. In my mind, it’s a tribute musically and lyrically to those magical macabre memories. Back when paranoid adults thought kids were brainwashed and likely worshiping Satan in the woods… good times!”
The Summoning track listing: 1. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie 2. Now the Screaming Starts 3. The Summoning 4. Fire In The Dark 5. The Beast Is Coming Out 6. Welcome to Darkness 7. Tales That Witness Madness 8. Condemned, The Prisoner 9. From Beyond The Grave 10. Unbreakable
The Summoning will be available in the following formats: 4 page Digipack / 1 LP Gatefold / Digital album / 2LP Gatefold (purple) – Napalm Records mailorder exclusive, strictly limited to 200 units
Frontman Anders Manga infused the new album tracks with epic metal and hard rock nuances. But don’t fret, the lumbering doom riffs deliver massive doses of goth rock, and Devallia’s psychedelic keyboards are present ever-still, and turn their latest effort The Summoning into a well-balanced, lush and highly infectious affair.
Bloody Hammers are: Anders Manga: Vocals, Guitar, Bass / Devallia: Keyboards, Organ