Saturday, January 16, 2021

About our new album...

 






















A little back story…


Thanks everyone for the feedback on our new album that dropped yesterday, “Songs of Unspeakable Terror”. There have been a few people who maybe didn’t see the early information we put out about the record, and why it’s a little different from past records. 


In 2019 we released “The Summoning” and only 6 months after, the pandemic affected us all. Since we knew we’d be in the house for a while, I thought for my own metal health, I was going to need to do something to keep me busy. In late March when the virus was ripping through New York City, it was disturbing to say the least. However, it got me thinking about how much inspiration NYC has brought me over the years. I lived there sporadically in the early 00’s, not enough by far to call myself a New Yorker but long enough to feel the magic of the city’s rock history. I was thinking about my favorite bands from there… Ramones, Misfits (close enough), Dead Boys, Plasmatics… I could go on forever. So with this, I got the inspiration to do something sort of old New York… punk, horror punk or whatever you call it influenced. With all the real life doom & gloom 2020 brought us, music like that is what my soul needed. Fast and aggressive, but melodic fun rock ‘n fucking roll. 2020 Escapism.


When I was writing, I didn’t care what the project would be called, I was just having a good time writing… all these songs were coming to me pretty fast. I let Devallia hear some of the stuff I was working on and asked her to do some Bass guitar. We thought maybe this should be a new side project thing? Not only because it was a little different and more classic punk but because we’re under contract with Napalm Records for another record and didn’t think they’d want to release another Hammers record so soon. So, we got the record done in our basement studio. I sent the mixes over to Napalm records to get their approval (per contract) to release this side project. BUT… they loved it and really wanted to release it as a Hammers album. They convinced me that it really wasn’t THAT different.. Or TOO much of a curve. After all, we’ve never really stayed rigid in one genre in the past anyway. 


So… here it is. We really wanted this to come out Halloween 2020 but it takes so long to get records made and all that so… better late than never! - Big Love! - Anders (with Devallia)


https://bloodyhammers.bandcamp.com/


Photo by https://www.instagram.com/sgtbrex/ (Thanks, best shot of the vinyl we've seen)


Thursday, December 3, 2020

NEW TRACK: 'HANDS OF THE RIPPER'


💀 NEW VIDEO/SINGLE! Watch the video for 'Hands of the Ripper" here https://youtu.be/Xsi7l8BT3eY | Now On Spotify and All Streaming Sites!

☠️ Limited Edition Color Vinyl & CD Pre-Order info here https://smarturl.it/SOUT-NPR - Thank you all! 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

BLOODY HAMMERS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, "SONGS OF UNSPEAKABLE TERROR"

NEW SINGLE! A Little video nasty for ya'll this Halloween! Watch the video for 'A Night to Dismember" https://youtu.be/AS3SCRtvOJE



Pre-Order info info for Limited Edition Color Vinyl & CD here https://smarturl.it/SOUT-NPR

Just in time for Halloween, horror-occult-goth metal/rock fusers BLOODY HAMMERS have announced a new horror punk-inspired full-length album! The 11-track offering, entitled 'Songs Of Unspeakable Terror', will be unleashed on January 15, 2021 via Napalm Records and marks a new, eccentric chapter in the Transylvania County, North Carolina-based husband and wife duo’s musical story.





While it doesn’t stray too dangerously far from the sound listeners have grown to infectiously adore, the band’s latest full-length explores yet uncharted territory: retro-ized horror punk in all its gritty glory. This beastly record shouldn’t be confused as an all new direction for the band, though – these songs are a pandemic lockdown labor of love, a temporary foray into the unknown, while still remaining true to the BLOODY HAMMERS sonic trademark.

Get a first listen for yourself, but beware – you’ve never heard BLOODY HAMMERS like this! Today, the band has unveiled an inventive new music video for their first single, “A Night To Dismember” – a dark, swinging, hefty punk two-stepper with an earworm chorus that’ll have fans chanting along in no time.

Frontman/multi-instrumentalist Anders Manga says about the track: "I've had the title, ‘A Night to Dismember’ written down on my to-do list for a long time. The title is based on the 1980’s direct-to-VHS Horror effort by NYC Exploitation movie legend Doris Wishman. When I heard Samantha Fox, who starred in that same movie, had died in April (2020) from a COVID-19 related illness, I just started writing and it’s a bit of a blur from there. It came together quickly. Our take on the title is different but still stands as a tribute to those two legendary ladies of celluloid sleaze. We love this track!"

Bassist Devallia adds about video:

"Considering the title of the song, we thought of many different ways to go about making this video. In the end we decided to go more toward the absurd. As Spinal Tap said, there is a fine line between stupid and clever, and we are standing firmly on that line."



At the start of 2020, Anders Manga was about to head out on tour for his darkwave side-project when COVID-19 hit. Soon locked in their house under local stay-at-home orders, Manga and his bride and bandmate, Devallia, spent time jamming in their basement and revisiting some of their classic punk favorites. Holed up and barred from the uncertainty of the world, BLOODY HAMMERS conjured 11 new raw-power tracks inspired by that sound, and now they’re unearthed… from the grave!

Anders Manga says about the album:

“When the pandemic hit and I realized I’d be stuck at home for a while, I started thinking I needed to dig into a music project. I was oddly inspired by the unknown, and fear that this plague was gonna wipe us all out. I needed a creative escape. We’d just released the BLOODY HAMMERS album, ‘The Summoning’ a few months earlier, so I didn’t think about doing another Hammers album at all. When COVID was really hitting NYC hard, that got me thinking about my favorite bands from that whole NY/NJ area… Misfits, Ramones, Dead Boys, Wendy O. Williams/Plasmatics, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Twisted Sister and such. That’s where I found inspiration to do a horror punk-ish record.

I sent a few songs to my label, Napalm Records, mentioning that I’d done some horror punk-ish inspired stuff and wanted to release them digitally under some new band name I’d yet to think up. They loved the songs, felt they’d still fit under the BLOODY HAMMERS name, and I figured, ‘Well… cool, I guess our listeners are used to us being a bit genre-fluid by now, so yeah… let’s do it!’

For me, writing Songs of Unspeakable Terror was escapism from the real-life horrors of 2020. At no point did I get too serious in subject matter, my goal was to make a party record for the apocalypse and that’s what I think we got.”

Kicking off with first single and album opener “A Night To Dismember”, the album careens the listener down a dark, winding auditory road of melodic punk (in a jet-black classic car, of course). Trudging, metallic terrors like “Hands Of The Ripper” and “Witchfinder General” ensnare the listener, while seductive, unrelentingly heavy tracks such as “Not Of This Earth” will have them screaming for more, and head-bobbers like “The Ones Who Own The Dark” prove this offering isn’t short on melody. Laced with spine-tingling vocal lines, bathed in an occult cocktail of granular guitars and accented by a peppering of vintage Mellotron, each track on Songs Of Unspeakable Terror is a bonafide horror punk pillar.

Songs Of Unspeakable Terror tracklisting:

1) A Night To Dismember
2) Hands Of The Ripper
3) Witchfinder General
4) Not Of This Earth
5) The Ones Who Own The Dark
6) Waking The Dead
7) Night Of The Witch
8) We Are The Damned
9) The Brain That Wouldn't Die
10) Lucifer's Light
11) I Spit On Your Corpse

Fans of BLOODY HAMMERS and heavy music fans new to the band alike will enjoy this unique offering, available in digital, CD jewelcase and multiple vinyl variations!

Songs Of Unspeakable Terror will be available in the following formats:

- CD Jewelcase

- LP Gatefold Black

- LP Gatefold Red/Black Split-Splatter (limited to 100, European Napalm Mailorder Only)

- Deluxe Vinyl Edition: LP Gatefold Red + 2 Patches - (limited to 100, North American Napalm Mailorder Only)

- Digital Album

Friday, June 28, 2019

NEW ALBUM, 'THE SUMMONING' OUT NOW!



OUT NOW! "The Summoning", is now available in stores and all streaming sites! You can get the new album here >>>  https://smarturl.it/TheSummoning

"Bloody Hammers have gone above and beyond here and I can't help but love it." - Two Guys Metal Review

"Bloody Hammers bring not only style but a highly catchy emotional embrace that reaches well into the next world on this excellent release!" - Battlehelm

"Bloody Hammers revamp(ire) their sound with full tilt anthemic goth ‘n’ roll!" ~ Loudwire

"Bloody Hammers is back like an adrenalized “Stranger Things” laced with occultist tendencies and epic melancholy." ~ BLASKO (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie)

"Bloody Hammers recall gothic metal's morose beginnings and The Summoning is a true moment of reckoning for their tales of terror.” ~ The Obelisk

"Is this album the best selection for summer? Hm, it can definitely be..."
- Metal Kaoz


Saturday, June 15, 2019

BLOODY HAMMERS - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Official Video)



Two weeks before The Summoning will be unleashed, Bloody Hammers release the third single and video “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” from the new studio album.

Pre-order "The Summoning" on Vinyl/CD here: https://smarturl.it/TheSummoning

Anders Manga on the video and the song: “’Let Sleeping Corpses Lie’ was the first song I wrote for what has become The Summoning album. I really liked the song so it inspired all the rest of the material. We had fun with the video and clearly reflects our love of classic British horror.”

Friday, May 17, 2019

VIDEO PREMIERE! 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE'



VIDEO PREMIERE! The Transylvania County based duo Bloody Hammers release the second official video from their upcoming album "The Summoning". “From Beyond The Grave” transports the dark and sinister feeling that only BLOODY HAMMERS can summon in 2019. The wonderfully creepy horror mix of 80s hard rock, gothic, doom and epic metal riffs are wonderfully illustrated in the new video with a silent film era twist. The video was once more produced by the band itself in the BLOODY HAMMERS Film Studios.

Anders Manga on the video and the song:
“The video is obviously a homage to F.W. Murnau and his early horror work in the silent film era. We had a great time making the video. The song, in a horror rock way, is a narrative from the perspective of a ghost who wants to return to his love on earth. I have so many favorites from the new album, but this is one of those straight forward hard rock tracks that I hope to see people blasting by the pool this summer… while covered in goth strength sunblock of course.”

Pre-order the new album here: http://smarturl.it/TheSummoning