“This album is certainly the darkest album I’ve ever recorded,” states Bloody Hammers‘ mastermind, Anders Manga, who stays on the dark path to the nether world and opens the seven gates with Lovely Sort of Death. Last week, Bloody Hammers unveiled the album artwork (above), track listing, and release date (below).
Lovely Sort of Deathtrack listing:
1 Bloodletting On The Kiss
2 Lights Come Alive
3 The Reaper Comes
5 Infinite Gaze To The Sun
6 Stoke The Fire
8 Shadow Out Of Time
9 Astral Traveler
Deluxe Edition Bonus CD
1 Altar Of Fear
2 The Shrine
4 At Dawn They Sleep
LTD 4 Panel Digipack CD
1LP Gatefold edition
Strictly LTD 4 Page Digipack & Bonus CD – 300 worldwide
Strictly LTD 1LP Gatefold & Bonus CD – 200 worldwide
Lovely Sort of Death will be released on August 5th, via Napalm Records.
Anders Manga on Lovely Sort of Death:
We live high on a mountain with a steep treacherous driveway so when any snowfall happens, we’re stuck for days. Luckily, as a result of all the isolation, my songwriting mood ended up much more on the darker side than previous records. The songs are heavy, but not always heavy. I wanted to create more atmosphere than before. It’s a stylistically varied record, which I’m very proud of. I used the Moog more on this album, which blends well with the heavy guitar fuzz tones. It’s definitely my favorite album so far in every way.
About Bloody Hammers:
Bloody Hammers are a duo who hail from the mountains of Transylvania County, NC. The project and first self-titled release was originally formed as a studio only project with vocalist/songwriter, Anders Manga producing and recording all instruments. Soon Anders decided to take the project from the studio to a real band by recruiting his wife Devallia to play keyboards and other local musicians for live shows. In late 2013, Anders was approached by one of Europe’s largestand metal labels, Napalm Records. In 2014, Napalm released Bloody Hammers’ third official album titled Under Satan’s Sun.
Through the snowy winter of 2015, Anders began writing again, but this time took a much darker and atmospheric direction. For the first time he added thick Moog sounds along with his normal fuzzed-out guitar, with more atmospheric keys provided by Devallia. They emerged from the winter with Lovely Sort of Death, their darkest album yet.
Rock Hard \m/