Knife Hits Records will release Ten Ton Hammer’s New Failures EP digitally and on cassette on December 4, 2020. Pre-order it and stream “Burn My Body” here.
Ten Ton Hammer is a ferocious hardcore unit formed in 2014 in Philadelphia. The city operates as more than an origin; it’s an integral piece of the rhythmic and chaotic sound pioneered by area legends like Turmoil and Starkweather. Ten Ton Hammer combines this style with ’90s metal, a strong dose of New England hardcore, and a lyrical approach focusing on depression and self-analysis to form a unique voice. The band’s four releases drip with these influences, particularly their 2016 EP Always Empty from Harvcore Records.
After briefly disbanding, the wild events and haze of existential dread stemming from 2020 seem to demand a return from the group. Despite being spread across the U.S., Ten Ton Hammer was able to craft New Failures, a new EP from Knife Hits that shows the band more focused and aggressive than ever.
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Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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