Thorr's Hammer

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Thorr's Hammer
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Background information
Origin Ballard, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Death-doom
Years active1994−1995, 2009, 2010
Labels Southern Lord
Associated acts Burning Witch, Goatsnake, Khanate, Khlyst, Sunn O)))

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



Thorr's Hammer was formed in Ballard, Seattle, 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 titled 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, and Gammelsæter collaborated with James Plotkin (Khanate) to form Khlyst. Khlyst released a full-length album Chaos Is My Name in 2006, and a live album Chaos Live in 2008. [3]

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, Netherlands. In an interview with Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Runhild Gammelsæter said the band "might make some new music" in the future. [4]



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  1. 1 2 3 "blood sisters: women in heavy music: thorr's hammer". Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  2. "Various - Awakening - Females In Extreme Music". Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  3. "Khlyst site". Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  4. Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Issue 20, May/June 2009