We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of Hammer King‘s new track “Aderlass; Blood Of Sacrifice.” The song is taken from the band’s new album Kingdom Of The Hammer King, out now in Europe, and May 5th in the US through Cruz Del Sur Music.
Vocalist/guitarist Titan comments on the track:
“Aderlass; The Blood Of Sacrifice” – how old-school can a riff be? When we first played the riff that the King gave us at Castle Rockfort we knew that this was a battle song. When you hear the huge chorus you stand on a battlefield.
We love the idea of calling a battle “blood letting”, but the German word “Aderlass” is so much more radical, like the Germans! This song was great before we went into the studio – and it got amazing when we recorded it.
Into the battle! into the fight!
Hammer King represent 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!
Kingdom Of The Hammer King was recorded and produced at the Greywolf Studios by Powerwolf’s own Charles Greywolf The cover artwork was created by German Artist Timo Würz who was able to capture with his art the essence and power of the band. The LP version will include a bonus track “Leather Indians (of Steel).”
Check out the music video for the title track from Kingdom Of The Hammer King below.