Origin: San Francisco, CA, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Hammers Of Misfortune  


The Hammers Of Misfortune have been blazing their own trail for a few years now, clearly more interested in doing their own thing rather than trying to sound contemporary or modern, and yet they don't sound retro either. The style here is a sort of dark, medieval, epic power metal, similar to The Lord Weird Slough Feg (an easy pick, since two Feg guys are here) or maybe Manilla Road. Several members share lead vocal responsibilities, with Mike Scalzi's clear, unique style instantly familiar to any Slough Feg fan (though he has since left, to dedicate himself fully to Feg). This is a varied, mature, and original band, quite recommended to anyone seeking a unique spin on dark power metal.

Current Members

Joe Hutton

vocals

John Cobbett

guitars/vocals (The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Ludicra)

Leila Abdul-Rauf

guitars/vocals

Max Barnett

bass

Sigrid Sheie

keyboards/vocals

Chewy Marzolo

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jesse Quattro

vocals

Mike Scalzi

guitars/vocals (The Lord Weird Slough Feg)

Patrick Goodwin

guitars/vocals

Janis Tanaka

bass/vocals (Fireball Ministry, L7)

Jamie Myers

bass/vocals

Ron Nichols

bass


Discography



The Bastard 
2000 Tumult
  1. The Dragon Is Summoned
  2. The Bastard Sapling
  3. On Wings of Vengeance
  4. The Hunting Tyrant
  5. You Should Have Slain Me
  6. An Oath Sworn In Hell
  7. The Blood Ax Speaks
  8. Tyrant Dies
  9. The Witch's Dance
  10. The Prophecy Has Two Meanings
  11. New King's Lament
  12. For The Axe
  13. Troll's March
  14. Sacrifice / The End
  • John Cobbett
  • Mike Scalzi
  • Janis Tanaka
  • Chewy Marzolo

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



The August Engine 
2003 Cruz Del Sur
  1. The August Engine Part 1
  2. Rainfall
  3. A Room And A Riddle
  4. The August Engine Part 2
  5. Insect
  6. Doomed Parade
  7. The Trial And The Grave
  • John Cobbett
  • Mike Scalzi
  • Jamie Myers
  • Sigrid Sheie
  • Chewy Marzolo

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



The Locust Years 
2006 Cruz Del Sur
  1. The Locust Years
  2. We are the Widows
  3. Trot Out the Dead
  4. Famine's Lamp
  5. Chastity Rides
  6. War Anthem
  7. Election Day
  8. Widow's Wall
  • John Cobbett
  • Mike Scalzi
  • Jamie Myers
  • Sigrid Sheie
  • Chewy Marzolo
2006 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Fields / Church Of Broken Glass 
2008 Profound Lore
  1. The Fields Trilogy: (a) Agriculture
  2. The Fields Trilogy: (b) Fields
  3. The Fields Trilogy: (c) Motorcade
  4. Rats Assembly
  5. Always Looking Down
  6. Too Soon
  7. Almost (Left Without You)
  8. Butchertown
  9. The Gulls
  10. Church Of Broken Glass
  11. Train
  • Jesse Quattro
  • John Cobbett
  • Patrick Goodwin
  • Ron Nichols
  • Sigrid Sheie
  • Chewy Marzolo
2008 BNR Top Ten album




17th Street 
2011 Metal Blade
  1. 317
  2. 17th Street
  3. The Grain
  4. Staring (The 31st Floor)
  5. The Day the City Died
  6. Romance Valley
  7. Summer Tears
  8. Grey Wednesday
  9. Going Somewhere
  • Joe Hutton
  • John Cobbett
  • Leila Abdul-Rauf
  • Max Barnett
  • Sigrid Sheie
  • Chewy Marzolo

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Angry Metal Guy 

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