North Hammer – ‘Stormcaller’!

The huge success of the ‘Thor:Ragnorok’ movie isn’t just down to dazzling effects and star-power. It is because it draws deeply from the primal wellspring of Norse mythology. In these parlous times, the tales of Thor, Odin, Loki, Freya, and Valhalla, all strike a deep chord within people’s souls.

And in the case of Andrew James (of Edmonton’s Eye of Horus’ and ‘Shotgunner’) and his new one man band North Hammer; that chord is a guitar chord!

Andrew draws inspiration from the mighty Quorthon; for Andrew is not so much a one-man band as a one-warrior metal machine. Andrew wrote and recorded the guitar, bass, vocals, and orchestration for North Hammer’s forthcoming ‘Stormcaller’ album.

Inspired by Wintersun, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Aether Realm, Blind Guardian, ‘Stormcaller’ is a 21st century continuation of the work of Norse bards who inspired the ancient poem above, Andrew describes North Hammer’s sound as “melodic death metal folk riffs!”

Andrew explains the significance of his band’s name,
“The ‘north’ part was a representation of the common theme winter that comes up in metal music, including folk metal. It is also a reference to my native Canada. ‘Hammer’ is a reference to Mjolnir, Thor’s Hammer!”

Andrew hopes it will be well-received by fans.

“The experience I’m trying to give the listeners is that of a fellow fan. I want people to be euphoric for other bands that mean something to them like Ensiferum, Wintersun and Amon Amarth. To connect personally with my music and realize that I love and worship these bands.”

Created by Andrew James of Edmonton, AB’s Eye of Horus and Shotgunner, his new project, one man folk / viking metal band NORTH HAMMER is drawing inspiration from the mighty Quorthon; for Andrew is not so much a one-man band as a one-warrior metal machine.

Andrew wrote and recorded the guitar, bass, vocals, and orchestration along with drums done by Doug Helcaraxë Nunez for NORTH HAMMER’s forthcoming debut album “Stormcaller”.

If you’re a fan of Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Wintersun you’ll want to check this one out.

While North Hammer is a studio project at the moment, Andrew plans to put together a band of top-notch like-minded musicians.

“Fans can expect a strong performance of kick ass musicians night-after-night!”

North Hammer’s “Stormcaller” is due out on March 16, 2018 and will be available on all major online retailers.

Track Listing of Album:
1. Avatar (4:46)
2. Wanderer (3:42)
3. Written In The Stars (3:27)
4. Magic Mead (4:11)
5. Tip of The Spear (3:49)
6. A Soldier’s Song (4:34)
7. Black Forest Rain (2:10)
8. Spellbinder (3:36)
9. North Hammer (3:26)
10. Lion’s Winter (3:34)
Album Length: 37:18

• All songs performed by: Andrew Sutherland, Doug Helcaraxë Nunez
• Produced by: Andrew Sutherland
• Mixed by: Diego Fernandez
• Mastered by: Lasse Lammert
• Album Artwork by: Grave Dealer Art, Logo by Wappenschmied, Layout by Eric Dieterich @ Solomon Media

Discography:
2018 – Stormcaller

More information at:
www.facebook.com/NorthHammerOfficial/