Thorr's Hammer

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Thorr's Hammer
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Background information
Origin Ballard, Washington, U.S.
Genres Death-doom
Years active1994−1995, 2009, 2010
Labels Southern Lord
Associated acts Burning 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 album 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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  3. "Thorr's Hammer - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. "Khlyst site". Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  5. Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Issue 20, May/June 2009