Thorr's Hammer

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Thorr's Hammer
Thorrs Hammer at Supersonic.jpg
Background information
OriginBallard, Washington
Years active1994−1995
LabelsSouthern Lord
Associated actsBurning Witch
Sunn O)))

Thorr's Hammer was an American-Norwegian death-doom band.

Thorr's Hammer was formed in Ballard, Washington by Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley during winter 1994-1995. Soon after, Runhild Gammelsæter, then a 17-year-old[1] Norwegian exchange student, joined the band as vocalist/lyricist; the band reached its final form when Jamie Sykes and James Hale joined. The band was active only for six weeks[1] during which it played two gigs and recorded a demo and an EP entitled Dommedagsnatt. In 1997 the song Troll, from their EP Dommedagsnatt, was released on The Awakening - Females in Extreme Music,[2] a compilation from Dwell records; the band disbanded after Gammelsæter's return to Oslo, Norway.[1] Burning Witch was formed from the ashes of Thorr's Hammer[3] and Gammelsæter has currently teamed up with James Plotkin (Khanate) to form Khlyst.[4]

Thorr's Hammer reunited in 2009 to play at the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, England and again in 2010 for The Roadburn Festival in Tilburg. In an interview with Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Runhild Gammelsæter said the band "might make some new music" in the future.[5]




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