L-R: Teran Wyer (Bass) | Rick Cardellini (Lead Guitar) | Curtis Beardy (Rhythm Guitar) | Graham Harris (Vocals) | Vinnie Cardellini (Drums)
Photo Credit – Suzie Cardellini
Calgary, Canada’s death metal juggernaut, Hammerdrone , returns with their most ambitious recording yet: “A Trinity of Rage”. Deliberately written as a concept release and painstakingly crafted over the course of four years, the EP is accompanied by an original short story, "Eversor" (available as a bonus download via Bandcamp ). The story revolves around the fictional second book of Revelation, in which is foretold the threat of Heaven’s destruction at the hands of Eversor, The Destroyer. As the written story of "Eversor" ends, the EP begins, with both the music and lyrics of the three songs completing the narrative arc that the story introduces.
Flowing through three parts, “Part I – Rage, Corporeal”, “Part II – Rage, Besieged” and “Part III – Rage, Consummated” it is aggressively heavy and hauntingly melodic; the band incorporates a variety of black and progressive metal influences to present an EP that both pushes the boundaries and embraces the roots of their old-school, melodic death metal origins. Vocalist Graham states:
“This EP is our finest work to date. We worked longer and harder on every single aspect of it; from the song-writing to the recording, to the artwork, lyrics and the story. It took us a full 4 years to pull together and when we finally started recording, enter the COVID dragon to screw up our timing some more! We recorded and mixed most of the EP ourselves, as we did with our last album, but this time we tracked the drums in an outside studio (the Sound Priory in Calgary, AB) and got richer, deeper and more natural drum sounds than we’ve ever captured before. To cap it all off, we engaged the infamous Jens Bogren to master the final mixes – we are big fans of his work with Amon Amarth! It’s the first time we’ve had a real professional involved in the mastering and the experience was awesome – the final master is clean and loud, but keeps the raw nature of the mix.”
Mixed by the band and then burnished to shine by the professional mastering skills of the legendary Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Be'lakor, Rotting Christ, etc) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, the result is an epic and forceful musical expression of betrayal, broken faith and vengeance.
Melodic, intense, and emotive, Hammerdrone is recommended for fans of Amon Amarth, Rotting Christ and Kataklysm.
“A Trinity of Rage” is streaming in full now via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE .
“A Trinity Of Rage” will be released on December 10, 2021 and will be available officially along with the short story "Eversor" with download at Hammerdrone.bandcamp.com
1. Part I - Rage, Corporeal (03:28)
2. Part II - Rage, Besieged (10:54)
3. Part III - Rage, Consummated (06:00)
EP Length: 20:23
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Hammerdrone hail from Calgary, Canada. For 9 years they have been honing their trademark sound that mixes intense aggression, dark atmosphere, and elegant melodies to deliver a style of death metal that is both epic and catchy. No clean singing, no symphonics. Their style has drawn comparisons to Amon Amarth, early Soilwork, Behemoth, and Bolt Thrower, among others.
2021 - A Trinity Of Rage (EP)
2019 - An Ever Increasing Wave (Single)
2018 - Rituals Of Battle (Live) (EP)
2017 - Dark Harvest (Album)
2017 - Dark Harvest (Single)
2014 - Clone of Europa (Album)
2013 - Wraiths On The Horizon (Single)
2012 - A Demon Rising (EP)