Hammers of Misfortune
Label: tUMULt
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


San Francisco's masters of crushing and epic power/black metal finally unleash their self recorded debut, The Bastard. Hammers Of Misfortune are the latest band to emerge from San Francisco's burgeoning metal scene (Slough Feg, The Fucking Champs, Impaled, Noothgrush, Exhumed, Dekapitator, Ludicra, The Gault, fellow tUMULt recording artists,Weakling, and others).

Hammers Of Misfortune have created an epic and complex story (told in three acts with three distinct characters/voices, with an equally epic and complex soundtrack that combines melodic power metal, buzzing black metal, and haunting folk, as well as elements of prog and classical. Majestic and overwhelming, melodic and completely relentless.

Originally known as Unholy Cadaver, The Hammers Of Misfortune spent a over a year crafting this totally crushing metallic masterpiece of intense metallic riffs, unforgettable vocal melodies and masterful songwriting. They combine the best elements of both power metal and black metal: totally unique and majestic male vocals, soaring siren's song female vocals, dark and eerie, acoustic folk-influenced guitar breaks, furious Maiden-esque dual guitar harmonies, growling and shrieking black metal vocal rasps, dizzyingly complex song structures, relentless double bass drumming, fierce, blazing speedgrind, ultra heavy, headbanging riffs and elegant classical motifs.