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Hammers of Misfortune Streams New Album, ‘Dead Revolution’, via MetalSucks.net

Hammers of Misfortune

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE streams new album, ‘Dead Revolution’, via MetalSucks.net

West Coast progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune have released their sixth full-length, ‘Dead Revolution‘, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. To purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune. To hear ‘Dead Revolution‘ in its entirety, head over to MetalSucks.net for the exclusive album stream:metalsucks.net

Recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco, CA, ‘Dead Revolution‘ is more varied than its predecessor (2011’s acclaimed 17th Street), by using different tones, and delving into heavier, darker territory. With tracks like the stupendous ‘The Precipice’, the raging ‘Flying Alone’, and the riff-organ fest that is ‘Dead Revolution’, Hammers Of Misfortune have found a way to indulge their progressive and psychedelic tendencies while remaining decidedly metal. That’s not to say ‘Dead Revolution‘ is without its slow-burners: ‘Here Comes the Sky’ pivots off a Pink Floyd axis (think “A Pillow in the Wind”) – with its soft strums, careful vocal interplay, and delicate percussion – before diving into traditional heavy metal motifs. “Of course, every song stands out to me,” says principal songwriter and guitarist John Cobbett. “I’ve no idea how listeners will react to them. ‘The Velvet Inquisition’ is probably one of the most ambitious compositions we’ve ever recorded. I was trying some different writing methods and the results are…interesting. ‘Days of ’49’ is an attempt to repurpose an old traditional folk song, which is new for us.” Hammers of Misfortune also enlisted Nick Dumitriu (VholRitual Chamber) to produce this record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to productions like John Leckie’s treatment of Pink Floyd‘s Meddle or David Hitchcock’s master work in Camel‘s Mirage.

See below for the official track-listing, and stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Dead Revolution track-listing
1. The Velvet Inquisition
2. Dead Revolution
3. Sea of Heroes
4. The Precipice (Waiting for the Crash…)
5. Here Comes the Sky
6. Flying Alone
7. Days of ’49

Hammers of Misfortune line-up:
John Cobbett – guitar
Will Carroll – drums, percussion
Sigrid Sheie – organ, piano
Leila Abdul-Rauf – guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton – vocals
Paul Walker – bass

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!