I’d buy this album just for the cover art. From the typography to the combined art and photography, this just sceams perfect mid-’70s occultism. However, I’d be getting much more than a wicked album cover; after listening to Under Satan’s Sun‘s preview (above), it’s clear that there is an incredibly awesome and addictive album to be heard as well.
But, this preview video is just the latest push for the upcoming Bloody Hammers album, Under Satan’s Sun, which is scheduled for a June 10th release. Last month, the band and Napalm Records dropped the video for “Welcome to the Horror Show”:
And just a few days ago “Death Does Us Part”:
Also, check out the lyric video for “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
If you want more than just a standard CD or digital download, Under Satan’s Sun will be available as a limited-edition vinyl gatefold as well. Pre-order the CD via Amazon for $20.05.
About Bloody Hammers:
Bloody Hammers are a heavy band from Transylvania County, NC. Although commonly viewed as a gothic rock, Bloody Hammers have equally incorporated elements of doom metal, stoner metal, and psychedelic rock.
“Too much of the genre today is cookie-cutter junk – vacuous because it follows whatever the latest semi-trend might be. Or, worst of all, there’s some amazing riffage but complete shit for vocals; like, hasn’t anyone learned a thing from Megadeth about this misstep?
That’s precisely why it’s so arresting when something like Bloody Hammers comes along. With a moniker taken from a song by psych-rock legend Roky Erickson, the music is doom without being dumb and retro without being repetitive. The Charlotte-based outfit come out swinging like Oh Dae-su in the original Oldboy, with longtime Goth staple Anders Manga leading Sabbath-esque overtones that too many try but few are able to actually pull off – especially with this sort of aplomb.”
– Michael Christopher/Vanyaland.com
Bloody Hammers Under Satan’s Sun Track Listing:
1. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
3. Death Does Us Part
4. The Moon Eyed People
5. Second Coming***
6. Welcome To The Horror Show
7. Under Satan´s Sun
8. Dead Man´s Shadow On The Wall
9. The Last Alarm
10. The Necromancer
Rock Hard \m/