Hey! Listen to Hammers of Misfortune!

There are some bands out there for which cataloging is a futile effort. You think you have it down, that this riff or that or that vocal line or this drum fill places them squarely within a certain genre. But then the next track goes and does something completely different or, in the more devious case we have before us today, the entire thing is just slightly off from what you’d expect from the whatever genre you had decided upon. With Hammers of Misfortune, the knee-jerk reaction is to put them together with the rest of the traditional heavy metal revival and specifically within the slew of bands paying homage to New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

New Cormorant Album Dwellings Due Out This Fall!

Whether you call them prog, melodic death metal, or Tiberian ass-bastard folk (an inside-joke that they’ll probably never live down), Cormorant can be summed up as just amazing. Their 2009 album Metazoa made waves, breaking the California-based band through underground local band status and into the spotlight of the online…

John Cobbett Needs a High HP Potion

John Cobbett, the current guitarist for Hammers of Misfortune and Ludicra (as well as previously in The Lord Weird Slough Feg (the greatest USPM band of all time)) was on tour when his appendix burst. He is currently in medical care (obviously). But the problem is that he does not…