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Saturday, March 19 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Wolvhammer

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Wolvhammer was formed in Minneapolis in 2008 by Heath Rave and Micah Leonetti. Spawned from an idea they had when recording with their doom band Vernal Pool, they wanted to create something fast, brutal and at the same time show their appreciation for black metal and sludge at it's core which is a true punk rock spirit. With the help of Ryan McKern of The Guilt Of... they churned out two demos of fast punk influenced blackened sludge within a few months and posted them on the internet for free. Within a short time the two short bursts of blackened filth made waves through the underground and caught the interest of indie label Init Records. In the winter of 2009, Andy Schoengrund was enlisted as 2nd guitar and inn April of 2010 they entered Semaphore Studios with the prolific Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, US Christmas, Dawnbringer) to record their debut full length "Black Marketeers of WWW III". "Black Marketeers..." is a textural, monolithic display of modern black metal with styles ranging from three-minute punk infused thrash jams, to eight-minute lush, blackened opuses. In their short existence, they have toured with KEN Mode, HØST and have had the honor to share stages with Dark Castle, Elitist, Inquisition, Swan King, Hunters, Black Breath and a host of others. As 2011 hits, Wolvhammer are currently writing their follow up to the critically acclaimed Black Marketeers and plan to enter the studio again in June, while still committing live acts across the US. Notable Wolvhammer Press Quotes: "Wolvhammer's vicious collusion of feral black metal and scowling power-crust seethes with the kind of raw punk menace and true grit that Darkthrone would aspire to if they listened to Eyehategod and had anything left to prove" - J. Bennet, Decibel Magazine Up Front Sep. 2010 "Minneapolis's Wolvhammer can't decide what they are, and that's the best part. Black Metal? Post-metal? Crust? Sludge-doom? Wolvhammer chooses it all. Its that kitchen sink mentality - nothing is off limits, that makes the band's debut album Blackmarketeers Of World War III such a compelling listen. The LP's lead track, "Suicide Brigade", is a perfect example; beginning with a blasting black metal intro, the song evolves into a half speed Hellhammer style punk groove before slowing entirely to a doom piece by the halfway point. It rips, and more importantly underlines a key point: with barely two years in existence, Wolvhammer has an identity and a sound all their own." - Brooklynvegan.com "In most songs, when the tempo is controlled the vocals are the most extreme aspect of Wolvhammer. Phantasmagorical screams dissipate all doubt of blackness. They could have worked just as well in a very intense industrial band. But Wolvhammer is the opposite. It is black metal played by their own rules, on their own turf, a reinterpretation of the genre, of sorts." - Deafsparrow.com
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Wolvhammer was formed in Minneapolis in 2008 by Heath Rave and Micah Leonetti. Spawned from an idea they had when recording with their doom band Vernal Pool, they wanted to create something fast, brutal and at the same time show their appreciation for black metal and sludge at it's... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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