Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
The ultra-gothic North Carolina band Bloody Hammers has announced plans to release an extremely limited count EP on July 14th. Available only through the band itself and the Napalm Records webstore, ‘The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers‘ EP is a 12″ six-track slipcase vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies.
Bloody Hammers is currently the multi-instrumentalist master of horror, vocalist Anders Manga and his synthesizer-playing wife Devallia. As if there was not already enough horrific news, the band has premiered a music video for the track “Blood” as well.
Anders commented on these current events, saying:
“Ultimately, the song is about the quest for freedom from oppression in any form. Many people blindly accept oppression simply because they were told to, or out of fear of retaliation from family or eternal damnation. Some never question it, because they don’t even realize they are being oppressed. If constant fear and threats prevent one from simply enjoying their life, then something needs to change.
The budget was a little tight on this EP so we turned to Häxan, one of our favorite movies of all time, for additional footage. I remember ages ago, renting a documentary on satanism and the occult (on VHS by the way) from a local mom & pop video store.
It was just a dumb typical satanic panic 80’s style documentary, but they had footage from Häxan in it, which fascinated me. It wasn’t credited on the video so it took me a long time time to find out what it was from. When I learned it was made in 1922, I was shocked. The visuals were better than some of the effects I was seeing in modern movies.“
Pre-order/purchase the EP at this location.
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