HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE BIOGRAPHY
The eclectic and versatile (Gwar, Ludicra, Slough Feg, Amber Asylum, Jarboe) guitarist John Cobbett from San Francisco gave birth in the late 90s to HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, previously known as UNHOLY CADAVER.HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE GENRES
Later in 2001 the band released their first full length album “The Bastard” (an epic tale told in three acts with three distinct characters/voices) on Tumult Records. Critically acclaimed, the album was voted among the top 40 releases of 2001 by the writers of Terrorizer magazine. Lamentations Of The Flame Princess magazine declared 2001 to be "the Year Of the Hammers" and named "The Bastard" Best Album, Best Concept Album and Best Overall Packaging.
In 2003 the band signed a deal with CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC, releasing their second opus “The August Engine” by the end of the same year.
The response was again awesome. “The August Engine” was voted by BW & BK writer Chris Bruni as the best album of 2003, and received a 10/10 rating on the same magazine (“Entirely something new, and entirely something creatively masterful. 10/10” Martin Popoff, BW&BK).
Many other medias praised the album:
* “Unmatched in 2003, The August Engine is easily one of the best records this year and one that has to be heard to truly believe just what talent they really do possess. 9/10” Adrian Bromley, Unrestrained Mag
* “If you don’t like Hammers of Misfortune, you just don’t like Metal.” John Gnesin, digitalmetal.com
* “I definitely recommend this album to anyone who enjoys metal, this is a must have”. Josh Wagers,1340mag.com
* “They are here to save the world from mediocrity. 10/10” JayKeeley, RoyalCarnage.com
In 2005 HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE began the recordings of their third album “The Locust Years”, under the supervision of Justin Weis at Trackworx Studios which is finally released, again via CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC, in June 2006 (US) and September 2006 (Europe). — Cruz Del Sur Music
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE LYRICAL THEMES
Conceptual Storyline , Fantasy, War.
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE ORIGIN
United States of America (San Francisco, California), formed in 2000
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Cruz Del Sur Music
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE STATUS
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE CURRENT LINE-UP
John Cobbett - Guitars, Vocals (ex-The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Ludicra, Amber Asylum, ex-Gwar, Jarboe)
Patrick Goodwin - Guitars, Vocals
Jesse Quattro - Vocals
Sigrid Sheie - Keyboards, Vocals
Ron Nichols - Bass
Chewy Marzolo - Drums
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Janis Tanaka - Bass, Vocals (ex-Fireball Ministry)
Mike Scalzi - Guitars, Vocals (The Lord Weird Slough Feg)
Jamie Myers - Bass, Vocals (Like Flies on Flesh)