HAMMER KING Releases Energetic ‘Locust Plague’ Video

German traditional metal heroes HAMMER KING have issued the video for “Locust Plague”, which comes from their 2018 studio album, “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home”. The video — shot in the band’s natural live element in front of their loyal, headbanging fans — was edited by Christian Palm.

The decisioning behind the “Locust Plague” video was simple for HAMMER KING. In an album filled with triumphant, sterling anthems, “Locust Plague”, in its barn-burning glory, has become an instant live favourite.

“We just recently moved the song up to third in the setlist,” says guitarist/vocalist Titan Fox. “We also love the song because it captures the weekend we spent in Rome playing Cruz Del Sur Music’s ‘Burn This Town’ festival with ROSAE CRUCIS and SACRED STEEL — it’s all there in the lyrics. I’ve always liked songs that told a true story, sort of like SAXON’s ‘And The Bands Played On’. Gladly, the King gave us a song to remember the festival forever.”

“The Poseidon Will Carry Us Home” album cycle has surpassed expectations for HAMMER KING. In addition to critical and journalistic acclaim, the band has expanded its reach in the continental metal scene, something the King is very pleased about, according to Fox. The immediate future will find HAMMER KING playing a handful of important live dates, with other more “pleasurable” happenings taking place as well.

HAMMER KING will certainly spend some days refuelling at the nudist beach of Saint Tropez Kingdom,” says Fox. “You know, beautiful naked women to our left, beautiful naked women to our right. But we will keep playing shows as well. A benefit festival with TANKARD is next, we will play a very small metal cruise on a river in the French-German borderland, then there is a festival with GRAVE DIGGER and GIRLSCHOOL.

“At the same time, we are already working on songs for our fourth album. Around 20 ideas are floating, but not all will be on the album. We have started early this time, so there is plenty of time to pick only the best of the best of the King‘s songs for the next album.”


HAMMER KING to release KING IS RISING on Nov 11!


CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is pleased to announce the release of HAMMER KING’s second album “King Is Rising”!
Recorded at POWERWOLF’s “Studio Greywolf” , “King Is Rising” is once more packed with the truest Heavy Metal in this and all possible other worlds – Heavy Metal in the tradition of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest with more than a reference to German Power Metal.

The band consists of former ROSS THE BOSS‘ vocalist Titan Fox, former SALTATIO MORTIS‘ drummer Dolph A. Macallan rounded out by K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitars.
“King Is Rising” contains 12 Metal anthems literally made for live shows – with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to their debut “Kingdom Of The Hammer King”.
The second chapter of the Hammer King’s saga thematically centers about war and revolt, while the King’s battle stories drastically bespeak today’s global crises.
For the album’s artwork, the band decided to set up again a partnership with brilliant German artist Timo Würz and the result speaks for itself: Timo is the kind of artist who guarantees quality in every aspect of his job!

“King Is Rising” will be released on November 11, 2016 through Cruz Del Sur Music on Compact Disc (with 1 bonus track), Vinyl and Digital.

The album will have its release party on November 12, at Cruz Del Sur Music own’s “Burn This Town” Festival in Rome, also featuring Sacred Steel, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram and Graal.



CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC in collaborazione con METAL RESISTANCE ROMA è lieta di presentare il BURN THIS TOWN FESTIVAL, manifestazione che si terrà a ROMA, TRAFFIC CLUB , il 12 Novembre 2016.

Con questo festival vogliamo riportare a Roma un evento incentrato sul Metal Tradizionale ed offrirvi un prodotto professionale e di respiro europeo nell’organizzazione e nella sua line-up, con un’attenzione all’aspetto artistico di ogni sua componente, sia musicale che visuale.

Per questo motivo abbiamo scelto come headliners i tedeschi SACRED STEEL che si esibiranno per la prima volta a Roma in occasione del ventennale della loro carriera e dell’uscita del nuovo disco “HEAVY METAL SACRIFICE”.

Ad accompagnarli dalla Germania saranno i compagni di etichetta HAMMER KING anche loro in uscita con un secondo disco a Novembre, guidati dall’ex cantante di Ross The Boss, Patrick Fuchs.

Abbiamo voluto anche dare spazio all’eccellenza del Metal Romano e per questo si esibiranno al festival gli epici ed indomiti ROSAE CRUCIS e i sopraffini GRAAL.

E per chiudere non potevano mancare in questa manifestazione gli amici BATTLE RAM, incrollabili defenders da ormai da tre lustri del Metal più epico e tradizionale.

La veste grafica del festival è stata curata da KARMAZID, uno degli artisti più quotati a livello internazionale. Grazie a lui e al layout di VIEW FROM THE COFFIN possiamo presentarvi oggi questo splendido artwork che farà da poster all’evento.

Ingresso: porta 18€, prevendita: 15€.

La prevendita sarà disponibile a partire del 15 giugno presso PINK MOON RECORDS (Via Antonio Pacinotti, 5, Roma, pinkmoon@pinkmoonrecords.com), CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC e ROSAE CRUCIS.

Per concludere vogliamo ringraziare gli amici che con il loro supporto ci accompagnano in questa avventura. Oltre a METAL RESISTANCE, salutiamo calorosamente METAL.IT, LOUD AND PROUD, RADIO TRS e PINK MOON RECORDS! Vi aspettiamo il 12 novembre!


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