Cruz Del Sur Music will release HAMMER KING's sophomore album King is Rising on November 18. CD pre-orders are available here and vinyl LP pre-orders here.
HAMMER KING recently released an official video for the title track from King is Rising. The video was shot at the PFAFF-Areal-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Kaiserslautern by JWKM (Jürgen Walzer Kreative Medien). Go forth and get your Heavy Metal groove on at the link below.
Recorded at Powerwolf's Studio Greywolf, King is Rising is once again packed with the truest Heavy Metal in this and all possible other worlds. It is Heavy Metal in the tradition of IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST, crossed with the German Power Metal of HAMMER KING's peers.
King is Rising contains 12 Metal anthems literally made for live performances with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to debut album Kingdom Of The Hammer King.
Thematically, the second chapter of HAMMER KING's saga pertains to war and revolt, while the King's battle stories drastically bespeak today's global crises. For the album's artwork the band decided to again partner 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 available on Compact Disc (with one bonus track), Vinyl and Digital formats. The album's release party will be held on November 12 at Cruz Del Sur Music own's Burn This Town Festival in Rome. Also appearing will be Sacred Steel, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram andGraal.
HAMMER KING 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.
"The king is swinging his hammer again with might! Absolutely great true metal material!"
- Metal Only (GER), 10/10
"A respectable album in its kind and fans of the genre should definitely give it a try!" - Lords Of Metal (NL)
"Addictive and powerful! Hammer King take a step forward with this album!" - Metalbrothers (E), 8/10
"If you like your Heavy Metal epic and entertaining, don't hesitate to check this out!"
- Dioses Del Metal (E)
"A fine successor to the debut!"
- White Room Reviews (NL)
"Hammer King follows the guidelines of current Epic Metal, but with influences from legendary 80s formations!"
- Queens of Steel