HAMMERCULT - New Album Delayed To Early 2014

October 2, 2013, 6 years ago

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Tel-Aviv, Israel-based thrash metallers HAMMERCULT, winners of the 2011 Wacken Metal Battle, are set to release their second studio album Steelcrusher on January 24th in Germany, January 27th in Europe and February 4th in North America via SPV/Sonic Attack.

“We definitely have European influences and have grown up with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and SODOM,” says frontman Yakir Shochat. “Lots of important groups signed with Noise Records in their early days. That’s why we’re particularly happy that Steelcrusher will be out on Sonic Attack, Noise founder Karl Walterbach’s current label. So as fans of that great Noise era, we’ve come full circle in that respect.”

Yakir Shochat and his four band colleagues are especially proud of the fact that they have succeeded in enlisting the legendary cover artist Andreas Marshall (the Berlin-based artist has worked for BLIND GUARDIAN, IN FLAMES, RUNNING WILD and HAMMERFALL, among others) for the Steelcrusher artwork. Andreas Marshall professes to be highly impressed by the Israeli band: “I really like Hammercult’s amazingly dynamic music,” he explains. “In addition, I really enjoyed working with Karl Walterbach again, for whom I designed my first metal covers many years ago. Hammercult are a cool band, very fresh and with a fantastic image.”



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