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Music Review: GloryHammer CD: Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards


BY: TJ Fowler

Available: September 25, 2015

Label: Napalm Records

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I had no idea that in 1992 there was some serious shit going down in the universe.  I was only sixteen at the time and thought the Iraqi War was a ‘thing’.  Little did I know that Chaos Wizards were threatening the galaxy, the 13th decedent of Undead Unicorn Slayer Angus McFife would rise up to once again battle the evil wizard Zargo…something-or-another and there is a Goblin Lord riding wings of doom. Continue reading Music Review: GloryHammer CD: Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards

Interview with Christopher Bowes of GLORYHAMMER/ALESTORM

Unfortunately, my My Windows firewall decide to block my Skype recorder(despite it allowing to work previously on a test run) and I got to record zero of my conversation with Chris…may to his relief with some of the Questions I asked.  Chris was a good sport though and answered the questions like a champ and I transcribed what I remembered as best as I could.  So read below about Gloryhammers new album ‘Tales From the Kingdom of Fife!’ and a whole lot of Dungeons and Dragons and other insanity: Thanks again Chris for the answers!: Continue reading Interview with Christopher Bowes of GLORYHAMMER/ALESTORM

Music Review: Gloryhammer CD: Tales from the Kingdom of Fife

Music Review: Gloryhammer

CD: Tales from the Kingdom of Fife

by TJ Fowler

Label: Napalm Records

Available: Release Dates:
29.03.2013 G/A/S & Benelux
27.03.2013 ESP/FIN/SWE/NOR
01.04.2013 Rest of Europe
09.04.2013 USA/CAN

Official Websites:




Do you like fantasy?  Do you like over the top fantasy?  Do you like REALLY over the top fantsy?  Do you also have a sense of humor?  If so then look no further than Gloryhammer’s debut album ‘Tales From the Kingdom of Fife’. Continue reading Music Review: Gloryhammer CD: Tales from the Kingdom of Fife

GLORYHAMMER: ‘Angus McFife’ Video Released

“Angus McFife”, the new video from GLORYHAMMER, the “heroic fantasy power metal” project led by Christopher Bowes, the mastermind behind pirate metal sensation ALESTORM, with a desire to explore the more symphonic and epic side of metal, can be seen below. The song comes off GLORYHAMMER‘s debut album, “Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife”, which will be released on March 29 via Napalm Records. The CD, which will tell an original story based in an alternate-history medieval Scotland, where magic and dark sorcery reigns supreme, was recorded at LSD Studios in Germany. A concept of such epic proportions requires a truly talented vocalist, and for this purpose Thomas L. Winkler from Swiss power metal band EMERALD was hired to provide majestic soaring vocals. The lineup is completed by Paul Templing, James Cartwright, and Ben Turk, who honed their battle skills in various underground U.K. metal bands.GLORYHAMMER is:

Christopher Bowes – Keyboards
Thomas Winkler – Vocals
Paul Templing – Guitars
James Cartwright – Bass
Ben Turk – Drums

The cover artwork for “Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife” was “painstakingly handcrafted” by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL, SYLOSIS). The art depicts the great hero Angus McFife, questing valiantly through the frozen highlands, wielding the Hammer of Glory.

“Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife” track listing:

01. Anstruther’s Dark Prophecy
02. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
03. Angus McFife
04. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
05. Magic Dragon
06. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
07. Amulet of Justice
08. Hail to Crail
09. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder

There will also be a limited first-pressing “Heroic Edition” of the album, presented in a luxurious digipak format with alternate artwork, featuring the bonus track “Wizards!”.

“Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife” “Heroic Edition” artwork: