Formed sometime in the early days of last decade, Thronehammer tower as a mighty German doom band with one Kat Shevil Gillham, an English woman, on vocals. Since their demo came out in 2012, on through their debut full-length, 2019’s Usurper of the Oaken Throne, Thronehammer have carved epic and crushing doom slabs from the metaphysical mountains of time’s cruel passing and all the jagged pain and low, rolling misery that abounds within this godforsaken bourn.
Now, “just under two years after” Thronehammer’s debut album, the German-English doom cabal release their follow-up full-length, Incantation Rites. According to Kat Gillham, Thronehammer “finished the writing for [Incantation Rites] during the first lockdowns in Germany and England” while she “worked on [and] refined the vocals throughout the summer of 2020 in Durham City, England.” She goes on to explain how Incantation Rites was “recorded at a few different locations in Nuremberg/Würzburg/Bamberg, Germany, where most of the band live” and she “tracked the vocals for the at a local studio […] called Rocking Horse.” The same studio where she recorded vocals for Thronehammer’s debut album, as well, she says.
Kat says, “Feels quite surreal that we managed to record a new album between two countries during a global pandemic but well we did it and the album is released just under two years after the debut.” - DECIBEL
The UK/German based doomed crossover outfit Thronehammer set out on a warpath to create the heaviest and most eclectic work they have produced yet on their sophomore full-length "Incantation Rites". The seven bludgeoning, epic tracks on "Incantation Rites" unmercifully cleave and crush the cranium of the unsuspecting listener asunder brought down by Thronehammer's ground shaking heavy doom. "Incantation Rites" takes you on a journey into mystery through vast sonic soundscapes which takes many twists and turns tempo wise, from the slowest moving doom metal to uptempo epic extremity.
Released March 9, 2021