HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE NEWS


Hammers of Misfortune premieres "17th Street" video exclusively on VEVO; North American tour begins July 18th
San Francisco, CA's Hammers of Misfortune have unveiled their new video, which is the title track from their latest album, 17th Street. The video was directed by Aaron Cobbett and filmed on location in San Francisco on the very street for which the song was named. Fans can watch the video exclusively on Vevo.com now HERE.

With a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune have returned with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, thrash, doom metal, and American folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band's inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band's formidable songwriting chops. "I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record at first glance" says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band. "If you listen carefully, you'll find that each song has its own point of view. You might find hope, or something very different, very dark."

"incredibly fresh, masterful tunes…Both epic and catchy" Decibel Magazine, #37 on Decibel's Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011

"an epic prog-rock exercise that recalls the most ambitious works of royalty like King Crimson and Queen" Revolver Magazine

"song after song of some of the best, most original, most memorable metal you've heard in ages." About.com (Top Metal Albums of 2011)

"For the past decade and change, San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune have done progressive metal right: Their ambitious, impeccably rendered compositions make room for honest emotion alongside the larger concepts." #12 on Pitchfork.com's best metal albums of 2011

"Cobbett loves the hard rock gods of old — Thin Lizzy, Queen, Iron Maiden — and what he takes away is an understanding that solid songwriting can run through his rigorous twists and turns. Just listen to "The Grain" and try not to get the chorus stuck in your head for days." NPR.org

Visit metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune to listen to "The Grain".

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE
Tour w/ The Gates of Slumber
07/18 Chicago, IL Reggies
07/19 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
07/20 Columbus, OH Ruby Tuesday
07/21 Baltimore, MD Golden West
07/22 Philadelphia, PA North Star
07/23 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
07/25 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears
07/26 Montreal, QC Il Motore
07/27 Toronto, ON Courthouse
07/29 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

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BrooklynVegan.com presents: Hammers of Misfortune and The Gates of Slumber on tour!
Tour to commence July 18th in Chicago, IL

San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune will be touring throughout the Midwest and east coast this July with doom purveyors The Gates of Slumber! The tour, which is being presented by the popular NYC-centric music blog, BrooklynVegan.com, will begin on July 18th in Chicago, IL and finish in Toronto, ON on July 27th. For Hammers of Misfortune, this tour follows up an extremely successful appearance at Holland's Roadburn Festival 2012 in April. Fans in the band's hometown of San Francisco can catch Hammers of Misfortune with Grayceon and Wild Hunt on June 23rd at the Elbo Room. The Gates of Slumber are on tour now supporting Rise Above/Metal Blade label mates, Church of Misery, with headlining dates to run from June 11th-June 16th.

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE
Tour w/ The Gates of Slumber
07/18 Chicago, IL Reggies
07/19 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
07/20 Columbus, OH Ruby Tuesday
07/21 Baltimore, MD Golden West
07/22 Philadelphia, PA North Star
07/23 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
07/25 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears
07/26 Montreal, QC Il Motore
07/27 Toronto, ON Courthouse

Hammers of Misfortune's 17th Street, released on October 25th of last year, stands as one of the most critically-acclaimed releases of 2011. The album reached #37 on Decibel Magazine's top 40 extreme albums of 2011 and NPR.org challenges fans to "listen to "The Grain" and try not to get the chorus stuck in your head for days." With a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune have returned with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, thrash, doom metal, and American folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band's inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band's formidable songwriting chops. "I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record at first glance" says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band, also of underground metal legends Ludicra and Slough Feg. "If you listen carefully, you'll find that each song has its own point of view. You might find hope, or something very different, very dark."

The Gates of Slumber's The Wretch, released on May 10th, 2011, was praised by The Onion as "a hangover-haunted scorcher" and about.com raves that it's "the most captivating and accomplished album yet from a band that grows exponentially on each recording". Featuring eight slabs of punishing doom metal, The Wretch is the Indianapolis trio’s finest work to date. Recorded during the cold British winter of 2010 at Orgone Studios, London and produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano, the album sees the band taking their trademark blend of skull-crushing riffs and pounding rhythms to new heights and marks a return to the slower all-out doom tempos of their early albums.

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HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: first single, artwork, and track listing now available

The new full-length album 17th Street out October 25

With a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco's HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have returned with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, Thrash, Doom, and American Folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band's inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band's formidable songwriting chops. "I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record," says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band, also of underground metal legends Ludicra and Slough Feg. "There are glimmers of hope there. But if you listen carefully to each song, you'll find that each one has its own point of view; you might find hope, or something very different, very dark."

You can now hear the first single, The Grain, which has been made into a lyric video, HERE. Fans can now preorder a copy of the album, which is available on both CD and 180 gram double LP gatefold vinyl.

17th Street track listing:
1. 317
2. 17th Street
3. The Grain
4. Staring (The 31st Floor)
5. The Day the City Died
6. Romance Valley
7. Summer Tears
8. Grey Wednesday
9. Going Somewhere

Stay tuned for more information on HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE and their upcoming release, 17th Street, available in North America on October 25.

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE is:
John Cobbett: guitar
Chewy Marzolo: drums
Sigrid Sheie: organ, piano, vocals, flute
Leila Abdul-Rauf: guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton: vocals
Max Barnett: bass

Fans can keep up with HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE at the following links:
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http://www.myspace.com/hammersofmisfortune
http://www.metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune